word that Built to Spill is working on what will be its eighth
full-length studio effort, which we’re told will probably drop in late
2014. Until then, the band has embarked on an extensive tour, which is
good news for those of us who like to get lost in sound — Built to
Spill’s epic guitar reveries are even more immersive in a live setting.
The successful Music for the Mountains project, which spreads information about the practice of "mountaintop removal" coal mining, releases its second local Roots music compilation album and multi-act concert this Saturday in Newport, Ky.
Five years after its launch, Spotify remains at the center of the "to stream or not to stream" controversy, Scott Stapp of Creed's new solo single is "Slow Suicide" (not being a dick — that's what it's called!) and two generations of Pop stars take different approaches in their online feuding.
Easton’s released a slew of
Americana-flavored records since parting ways with Haynes Boys in the
late ’90s, each time touring across America and Europe, playing for the
type of small but mostly appreciative crowds that might discourage
If someone had the patience and time to
chart out Jeff Mangum’s band genealogy over the past two decades, it
would be long and complicated enough to make a Utah Mormon green with
envy. And if the genealogist was allowed to include influenced bands as
children, Mangum would be credited with an Old Testament number of
We here at CityBeat and others associated with the fest did a lot
of campaigning to get people into the smaller venues to check out some
of the lesser-known acts and MPMF-goers did better than in any previous
year showing love for artists who had yet to infiltrate their personal
After a decade, it probably doesn’t need to be repeated, but just to reiterate — CincyPunk Fest is not
a Punk Rock festival. The lineup includes everything from Indie Rock to
Americana/Folk to Soul to straight-up Rock & Roll, with a handful
of acts you could legitimately label as Punk.
title track is a gorgeous slow-burner marked by Arnarson’s whispery
vocals and Arnalds’ atmospheric electronic compositions, which float by
via twinkling keyboards and glitchy beats that sound as if they’re
itching to break through to another, less nuanced record.
Bruce Springsteen is the anointed Boss of
the anthemic Jersey Shore sound, but when Jon Bon Jovi credits the guy
who inspired him to sing like his life depended on it, he cites Southside Johnny as his primary muse. That’s a
After the dynamic range of 2000’s White Pony,
Deftones were free to write their own creative ticket, incorporating
experimental flourishes of Alt Metal, Art Rock, Prog, Psych, Shoegaze,
Post Hardcore and any number of other stylistic elements into their