Country crew Pure Grain, which hails from nearby Bright, Ind., will be celebrating the release of its brand new album, Indiana Sun,
when it performs as part of the free, weekly “American Roots” concert
series this coming Tuesday on Fountain Square.
The members of Martin Luther and the
Kings are recovering from a long night of partying, performing and
drinking. Guitarist and vocalist “Hellcat” Matt Smith, bassist Aaron
“Bogie” Bogren and drummer Jimmy “Jims” Snowden are sitting at a table
with pints of Guinness, hot wings and sunglasses, all within reach.
If fame and fortune were merely
by-products of well-placed connections, Blues guitarist Patrick Sweany
would have a kidney-shaped pool filled with Dom Pérignon and he’d be
ducking the paparazzi every time he walked out the front door.
Joe Casey is agitated. The frontman and
chief word slinger for Detroit’s Protomartyr opens the quartet’s second
full-length record, the stellar Under Color of Official Right,
with this recurring statement: “There’s just a clack in the brain now.”
Ashley Jones first came to the attention of the Dance music universe
under the stage name The Enemy, part of the innovative Drum ’n Bass trio
Evol Intent, which released club and critical favorites on its own Evol
Intent Records, as well as Dieselboy’s Human Imprint label.
Sitting down with Northern Kentucky-based
Punk rockers The Nothing on May the 4th (Star Wars Day for the
non-geeks in the audience) felt like fate. The members of the band
(vocalist Jimi Caudill, guitarist Paulie Burgio, drummer Eric Robinson
and bassist Dan Snow) have all had a Jedi-esque journey of redemption
littered with band transitions, relationship implosions, addiction and
Aloe Blacc is a great believer in keeping
things smooth. When the Laguna Beach, Calif.-bred, Los Angeles-based
singer, born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, was choosing the first name
of his alias, he went with a plant associated with a famous kind of