Locals 40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend. Plus, MC Till and friends plot out a new Hip Hop-centric album and book for kids and submissions are now open for showcase consideration at the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival.
Although hints of growled dirty vocals
sometimes form an undercurrent to the proceedings and even push to the
forefront, The Contortionist seems detached from the Deathcore/Death
Metal proponents with which it is often grouped.
Oodles of local (and national/regional) acts perform this weekend to benefit Northern Kentucky radio station WNKU, local Jazz drummers unite for the BHM Drum Summit, the Tie Dye Ball, featuring Spookfloaters and Jerry’s Little Band,returns to benefit Play It Forward org and rockers Glassworld release debut EP.
If any old fogey tries to tell you there is no soul
left in modern music, sit him (or her) down in his favorite reclining
chair and tell him to shut up and listen while you give him a juicy
taste of The Main Squeeze.
Despite overall decline, stats show that World music album sales grew more than any other genre in 2014, Slint guitarist David Pajo gets a life-saving assist from fans on the Internet and a new study suggests older people are overly distracted when listening to music while working on other tasks.
Robyn Hitchcock, the British
singer/songwriter whose intimately resonant, raspy voice and
mysteriously peculiar worldview were shaped by such skewed troubadours
of his youth as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett and the Incredible String Band,
has long been said to make “autumnal” records. As in, “songs or singing
that reflect on life with a bittersweet, melancholy wisdom coming from
age and experience.”