It’s been a year and a half since the stratospheric breakout success of Lake Street Dive’s Bad Self Portraits
album and its ubiquitous title track. In a heartbeat, the
Boston-born/Brooklyn-based quartet was getting face time on every
late-night/morning television show, notching adds in every conceivable
radio format and scoring prime real estate in every music and
A lot of bands claim to be Psychedelic
and then just crank up the reverb and write thinly veiled songs about
getting high and transcendentally pondering mystically spiritual subject
matter. Morning Teleportation doesn’t work that close to the surface.
Pharrell's 2015 concert rider includes a weird demand, a Metal band from Arizona is all the rage after adopting Ned Flanders personas and Pop duo LMFAO thinks a beer called LMFAO Stout is an infringement on its trademark.
Clichés are truths that are almost
predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is,
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s not to say that Bobby Long would
never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a
famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British
singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base.
When Marcus Mumford and his
multi-talented Sons hit the trifecta of artistic integrity, critical
acclaim and mainstream success, a good many similarly inclined groups
climbed on the stomp-and-chant Folk/Rock carousel and made a grab for
the same brass ring.
Investigators are hoping Metal fans can help identify the body of a man discovered 20 years ago wearing a Venom T-shirt, the Miles Davis biopic picks up a distributor, which promptly praises Davis as an "iconic singer" and a recent Disney Channel movie soundtrack sets a new sales low for a No. 1 album on the Billboard chart.
If a band plays a concert and there’s no
audience, do they make a sound? If a group plays in a sealed club with
no patrons, are they simultaneously live and not live? What if a band
threw a live album and nobody came?