Need some Christmas woe in your springtime? If so, catch up with Home,
the third (as far as we can tell) record by the Los Angeles-based
Jeremiah Sammartano and his Delta Blues/Folk/Alt-Country outfit The Red
For Chicagoan Frank Blinkal, a day-and-night club job at
Buddy Guy’s Legends gave him a front row seat and unprecedented access
to some of the greatest names in Blues — Otis Rush, Lonnie Brooks and
Junior Wells, not to mention Legends’ illustrious owner.
In 1998, Weiland began his solo run with 12 Bar Blues followed a decade later by the stylistically diverse “Happy” in Galoshes and then two albums in 2011, A Compilation of Scott Weiland Covers (which he described as his version of David Bowie’s Pin-Ups) and the holiday themed The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, which now appear to be the final two missives in Weiland’s solo catalog.
Urgent and bracing, sullen and surrendering … the music of
Frightened Rabbit often seems a mess of emotions tied up in a
twitching, fragile guise of genius. Like a thin, bruised girl with a
Kurt Cobain kind of problem, Frightened Rabbit would fall apart if you
took any one thing (music, lyrics or sentiment) away from it.
The frontman for Lamb of God is found not guilty in tragic fan death, Yacht has its distinct design look ripped off (coincidentally?) by designers for Kohls and Burlington Coat Factory and Chris Brown's new "song" sounds like a celebration of violence against women.
The Whigs specialize in earnest, guitar-driven nuggets that
recall both their hometown’s jangle-laden roots and a variety of
old-school heavy-hitters, from Neil Young to The Replacements. Hey,
sometimes good taste and a rousing live show is more than enough.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Milo Greene has taken to calling itself “Cinematic-Pop.” There’s no reason to disagree. The
members intend for their music to possess a softness to it that makes it
perfect for soundtracking movies.
When people of a certain age hear the name Chevelle, they
typically think of Chevrolet’s high performance sports coupe from the
’70s. Oddly enough, the brothers Loeffler had the same thought when naming their band in 1995; the
Chevelle was their father’s favorite car.
The one-man-basement/bedroom-band project has become a
contemporary Pop staple of late and one of the sub-genre’s highest
profile acts over the past decade has been Jordan Mark Witzigreuter’s
energetic Synth Pop contribution, The Ready Set.
There is every other traditional Celtic Folk band on the
planet and then there’s The Chieftains. Or maybe that should be the
other way around; a good many critics would agree that the Chieftains
single-handedly raised the profile of Irish music on a global basis and
paved the way for every band that has subsequently followed a similar