What is awesome and innovative about 10
String Symphony is that while both Sedelmyer and Baiman are profuse in
the Bluegrass, Old-Time and Celtic styles, they possess an open-minded
bent for blatantly Progressive music as well.
After Kanye collab, a bunch of people jokingly ask, "Who is Paul McCartney?" triggering more than a few freak-outs, They Might Be Giants restart its Dial-A-Song project, where fans can call a number (or use other tech) to hear a new tune every day and a royalty collections company wants a Swedish car rental company to pay for having radios in its cars.
My 10 favorite albums of 2014 (minus
Beyoncé’s last-minute 2013 surprise, the fascinating new D’Angelo
record, which I’ve only listened to a handful of times since it dropped
Dec. 15, and the new Spoon, which, though reliably stellar, sounds
pretty much like the last five Spoon albums since D’s last one, Voodoo, hit 15 years ago).
It’s been many years since I’ve listened
to Top 40 radio and while there are moments where I want to jump out of
the moving car (the repetition is the worst part of it), it hasn’t been
that bad of an experience.
Wednesday night is the perfect time for
the uninitiated to go check out some of the fantastic musical acts from
Greater Cincinnati’s especially strong music scene. Plus, numerous local acts team up to help a friend with the "Annapalooza" benefit concert.
Thom Yorke's music distribution experiment finds its way to Bandcamp, unreleased Bob Marley music and video footage is slated for release in 2015 and a singer who was negotiating to have her song included in The Interview broke off negotiations and is now suing after the filmmakers used the song anyway.
Indie Rock trio Animal Circles closes out 2014 with its excellent new Summer Camp release. Plus, Zak Morgan and Ric Hordinski collaborate on a Christmas album and The Guitars perform their fifth annual Christmas night show.