For all the influence the New York punk explosion of the mid-’70s has had on indie rock to this day, the most celebrated bands that made their names at C.B.G.B. almost all issued their debut albums on major labels. The truly great D.I.Y.
Of all the bands in the fertile and wildly creative early ’70s German scene that the English music press dubbed “Krautrock,” Kraftwerk had the most commercial success and influence, Can the most innovative approach, and Neu! the most distinctive sound.
In 1967 two extraordinary guitarists- one from Scotland, the other from Britain- decided to form a band. Pentangle was the brain child of Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, a Brit whose musical tastes ran from classical music and jazz to blues and 'world' music.
** UPDATED WITH THE PRESS RELEASE AT BOTTOM ISSUED THURSDAY MORNING BY STAGEHANDS LOCAL 2.Local concert promoters Jam Productions, one of the few remaining major independent music bookers in the U.S., are in the midst of what’s shaping up to be a nasty fight with stagehands wh