It’s been 40 years since Steve Forbert lost his job as a truck driver in his hometown of Meridian, Miss., and blew into New York City with an ass-pocket full of Folk/Rock songs and a dream to make a living from them.
The latest Those Darlins tour should have been the celebratory launch of the band’s 10th anniversary, but this circuit will be Those Darlins’ victory lap before dismantling one of the best bands to come out of Nashville, Tenn., in the last quarter century.
Rapper Killer Mike makes a big impression working the spin room for Bernie Sanders after the most recent Democratic presidential candidate debate; a Metallica tribute band gets threatened with lawsuit, then offered an apology by the band itself for its "overzealous" representative's actions; and Dance Pop artist Kiesza gets sued by a street artist after daring to dance by his work on a public street while filming a video.
Wildhoney is a new Rock band out of
Baltimore that is out to cut through the pollen-jelly-saturated world of
music. The group has its roots in Punk but lately has veered toward
more atmospheric, hook-laden fare.
The world loses one of its most influential artists to cancer, Spotify is facing two massive lawsuits instigated by songwriters David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick and a French soccer club might switch its walk-up music and no longer rely on an ’80s Phil Collins song to get them pumped up.
CityBeat’s third-annual "Best New
Bands" issue will hopefully give you a look at some of the city’s
potential “Next Big Things” (either locally or beyond the city limits)
while they still have that new-band smell.
When Cincinnati rockers Foxy Shazam went
on an extended and possibly permanent hiatus late in 2014, trumpeter
Alex Nauth considered his next steps. His higher gear became the seminal
launch of The Skulx, his first post-Foxy project.