Preview of Upcoming Posts
There’s quite a lot in the hopper right now; here’s a brief summary of items I’m working on. This is NOT a complete list…
Interviews and Features:
- Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Done, and hopefully to be published this week. But I always say that.
- Day 3 of the Charlotte Pop Fest
- Alice Cooper‘s concert in Durham NC
- Dennis Diken, drummer for the Smithereens. Buy his new album! WAY cool.
- Barry Tashian of the Remains
- Faking Dreams from Icelandic foursome Blindfold
- Reissues of three Julian Lennon albums
- The debut album from Sweden’s A Camp, finally released in the USA
- The Blackfield CD+DVD set Live in NYC
- Creedence Clearwater Revival – The Singles Collection 3CD set
- The Mary Onettes‘ second album Islands
- the best-of set from The Pineapple Thief, 3000 Days
- Isaac Hayes‘ classic Shaft soundtrack, resissued
Plus, some upcoming concerts I may write about in one form or another:
- James McMurtry – The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC 10/18
- Pete Yorn – Fillmore, Charlotte NC 11/08
- thenewno2 – Fillmore, Charlotte NC 11/03
- Wolfmother – Fillmore, Charlotte NC 11/03
..and I just discovered that Jill Sobule is playing in town 10/23.
About the Author
With a background in marketing and advertising, Bill Kopp got his professional start writing for Trouser Press. After a stint as Editor-in-chief for a national music magazine, Bill launched Musoscribe in 2009, and has published new content every business day since then (and every single day since 2018). The 4000-plus interviews, essays, and reviews on Musoscribe reflect Bill's keen interest in American musical forms, most notably rock, jazz, and soul. His work features a special emphasis on reissues and vinyl. Bill's work also appears in many other outlets both online and in print. He regularly hosts lecture/discussions on artists and albums of historical importance (including monthly events Music to Your Ears and Music Movie Mondays), and is a frequent guest on music-focused radio programs and podcasts. In Spring 2023 he is co-teaching a history of Rock 'n' Roll at UNC Asheville's College for Seniors. He also researches and authors liner notes for album reissues -- more than 30 to date -- and co-produced a reissue of jazz legend Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's final album. His first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018, and in paperback in 2019. His second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, was published in 2021 by HoZac Books. His third book, What's the Big Idea: 40 Great Concept Albums will be published in 2024. Read even more about him here.