Craig Finn writes songs. He can’t help it,
and he isn’t stopping anytime soon. Best known as the frontman for The
Hold Steady, Finn has been delivering his detailed, word-addled songs
about everyday people and places for more than two decades
After honing its Country/Roots/Americana
skills as Zach Williams and the Bellow, the band (with Williams on
guitar and vocals, Kanene Pipkin on mandolin, bass and vocals and Brian
Elmquist, also on guitar and vocals) rechristened itself The Lone
There is much wisdom that can be gleaned
from the Toms. Tom Petty taught us long ago to listen to our hearts,
because “it’s gonna tell (us) what to do. And Tom Cruise reminded us
eloquently and succinctly, “Sometimes you’ve just gotta say, ‘What the
fuck, make your move.’ ”
It’s so easy to wind up jaded by new
music. In a world where even the “influencers” have blatant and utterly
trite influences, where can we find new music that isn’t already tired
and played out? Bronze Radio Return hopes to turn up in your search.
Someone needs to check Nashville, Tenn.’s
water supply, because the only explanation for the incredible diversity
within the city’s current music scene might be some sort of hallucinogenic creativity drug delivered straight through everybody’s taps.
Chicago threesome Meat Wave’s name
apparently causes giggles and results in a lot of questions. But the group’s name isn’t (or at least
shouldn’t be) as head-turning as its vibrant take on modern Post Punk.
Like a modern-day Dorothy, Daniel Wayne
left his home and traveled to remote locales to chase his heart’s
desire, only to find that his greatest opportunities and potential for
next-level success were right where he started.
Hamilton, Ohio native Greg Dulli, frontman for Cincinnati-spawned AltRock greats The Afghan Whigs, announces a solo tour and releases a free new song. Plus, Taylor Shannon, Automagik, Silver Pockets Trio and Blame the Gun celebrate new releases this week and the family-friendly Fall Fest Weekend at Washington Park offers some quality local music.
A letter signed by The Beatles petitioning filmmakers to cast Mick Jagger in the A Clockwork Orange lead goes up for auction, extreme Metal label Handshake Inc. is being sold like an old coffee table (via Craigslist) and Urban Outfitters sets out to kill this whole cassette revival thing once and for all.
At 23, Puck has achieved a great deal,
with designs on even more. He’s released a series of mixtapes and EPs,
done several accompanying videos and is currently writing new material
as well as working on increasing his profile as a DJ.