Simon Cowell gets egg on his face (or at least his fancy sports coat), Reggae legend Toots Hibbert sues allegedly shady manager and a teenage bottle-hurler and a teen in Massachussetts gets thrown in jail without bail after writing really bad Rap lyrics on Facebook.
After a handful of consistently diverse indie albums, Portugal. The Man got the call from the big leagues and
delivered a world-class major-label debut with 2011's glam-charged In the Mountain in the Cloud.
One gets the sense that John Darnielle would completely
lose it if he couldn’t write songs. Seriously, is there anyone on the
current musical landscape who seems to get more out of unloading his
fertile imagination than the prolific Mountains Goats ringleader?
The band’s national profile has grown
steadily over subsequent albums, while Dropkick Murphys have become
hugely popular in the band’s hometown of Boston. The city has been
celebrated in a number of the group’s songs, most notably “I’m Shipping
Up to Boston.”
It is both easy and hard to define the music of We Were
Promised Jetpacks. At times Big Beat Rock and other times resembling
energetic Euro Alternative Pop, the one thing the Jetpacks are not is
Upstart two-piece (and, when live, four-piece) Pure
Bathing Culture — led by old friends, romantic partners and Vetiver
members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman — filled the genre box on
its Facebook page with “New Age/Slow Dance/Adult