Not necessarily new music but bands you yourselves have recently learned about and think we might like - or like to avoid.
Just back from Asagiri Jam, a camp-out rock fest in the foothills of Mt. Fuji. I saw a number of bands, among which those most of you are familiar were Garland Jeffries, Wilco Johnson (and his amazing bass player, maybe the best in rock, Norman Watt-Roy) and Belle and Sebastian. Then there was one new band to me, Chon. A mostly instrumental band with two guitars, bass and drums, my first comparison was to instrumental Jeff Beck or Steve Kimmock. Intricate and proggy but with short songs, the two guitarists have worked out these soaring compositions that amazed me. I don't have their album yet but I will go seek it out. Chon.
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