With New Orleans being such a saturated
hub for soulful Rock & Roll, it’s a definite sign that a band has a
good thing going when it breaks through the dense competition and onto
the radar of fans across the country.
Over the past five years, Broncho has ridden its love of ’70s Punk and ’80s Indie Rock to a press kit full of praise and the kind of fairly high-profile song placements that couldn’t help but broaden its loyal fan base.
Fans who go to see The Avett Brothers
this summer and expect the kind of stripped-down acoustic performance
that was the acclaimed Folk Rock group’s trademark for the first decade
of its career will be in for a whole new experience.
Bunbury Music Festival (taking
place along the riverfront’s Sawyer Point Park and Yeatman’s Cove) has
some great Cincinnati acts scattered throughout Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, each well worth adding to your itinerary.
Although summertime doesn’t officially
begin until June 21, the popular free music series at downtown’s
Fountain Square and Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park are officially in
full swing starting this week.
One of the giant eyeballs worn by pioneering art rockers The Residents has reportedly been stolen, Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon an idiot and a jerk, but still wants a reunion and colorful "drugs at music fests" infographics making the rounds is dressed down by Electronic
music site Thump.
It’s oddly wonderful how sometimes two
songwriters will interpret the same concept in diametrically opposed
fashions. For example, consider Pharrell Williams and Marina Diamandis,
both of whom have very powerful songs called “Happy.”
A little over a year ago, 88-year-old
Bluegrass Hall of Famer Ralph Stanley called me as he was mourning the
loss of his long-time guitarist George Shuffler. Ralph and his brother
Carter made American Roots music history in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s as
The Stanley Brothers.