Psychedelic Indie rockers Fists of Love prep their debut album, I Sang My Heart Out to a Snake Once, for digital and vinyl release. Plus, Cincinnati area record stores get ready for this Saturday's huge international Record Store Day.
Researchers find that live music, played or sung, can help with the development of premature babies, Mick Jagger says no new Stones album, but Keith says, "Uh, yeah," and some in the media actually took time to report on boy band members/runners' non-injuries just hours after the Boston Marathon explosions.
Everything Akron/Family does is patently fascinating,
wildly evocative and compellingly mysterious. The Brooklyn, N.Y.,
collective assembled more than a decade ago and
quickly became a central element of the Williamsburg scene.
Chuck Mead had a hell of a run with the band BR549 in the
1990s. The AltCountry outfit, named after the phone number Junior
Samples would give out as part of a regular skit on that great American
TV show Hee Haw, was one of the premier
Rockabilly-band-with-a-Punk-edge groups of the day.
Victor Wooten is the apex four-stringer, the DaVincian
model for the guitar half of a rhythm section; he is the bassist’s
bassist. Wooten is a success in more than mere esoteric terms; the
Idaho native has won five Grammys and was named Bass Player of the Year
by Bass Player magazine three consecutive years.
Like former bandmate Alejandro Escovedo, Jon Dee Graham has also developed another side,
another strength, in the eight solo albums he’s been releasing since
1997’s Escape From Monster Island. He’s a forcefully evocative
singer/songwriter whose deeply gruff, soulful voice is reminiscent of
Local rockers 500 Miles to Memphis celebrate their 10th birthday with a blow-out concert in Newport. Plus, area Folk/Americana artists unite to help Covington venue stay afloat, Rosie Carson, The Graveblankets and others perform for Cancer Family Care of Cincinnati at Molly Malone's in Covington and the Cincinnati Zoo's "Tunes & Blooms" concert series finally gets some spring-like weather.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs put the (polite-ish) smack-down on smart device obsessives, a lot of musicians and others in the U.K. aren't too broken up about the death of former PM Margaret Thatcher and Macklemore gets some dude choked on his birthday.
In 1981, 17-year-old Bill Manspeaker and three friends
formed the novelty Punk band Green Jellö with the express intent of
being the world’s worst band; their name reflected the notion that lime
Jell-O was terrible.
If there is a buzz on the concert circuit this spring,
part of it centers on the shows currently being performed by Richard
Thompson. The London, U.K.-born musician is a legend in many eyes, with Rolling Stone magazine listing Thompson as one of the “Top 20 Guitarists of All Time.”
Cincinnati Folk duo Young Heirlooms celebrate their 9-months-in-the-making debut album, while Pop Rock bands BoyMeetsWorld and Radio Rescue present a dual release party at Madison Theater and Mainstay Rock Bar celebrates its fourth anniversary with a series of free local music shows.