Ian Anderson has come up with a new, potentially clever way to showcase his old material. The show is called Jethro Tull
and it celebrates the old band’s namesake — an 18th-century English
agriculturalist who invented the horse-drawn seed drill.
The past five years have been fairly
auspicious for The Roomsounds. The Connecticut quartet began its musical
life as a full-bore Punk band under a different name, which earned the
group a slot on the Warped Tour and scored it a Warner Bros. contract.
A reporter reveals the crazy list of demands journalists must allegedly follow when interviewing "Hip Hop artist" will.i.am; after having his hearing blasted by the brass section during rehearsals for Die Walküre, a viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for the loss of his career; and The Rolling Stones are still getting "banned" after all these years.
Throughout the centuries, music has been
both a tool of war and a remedy for the mental trauma and physical
injuries sustained in battle. In Greater Cincinnati, numerous musicians are helping those in need through music.
Featuring songs from all three of Frontier Folk Nebraska’s self-released full-lengths (beginning with 2009’s Pearls and focusing fairly heavily on 2014’s jaw-dropper, Frontier F**k Nebraska), This One’s for the Kid in the Back: Live at the Southgate House Revival should
help put the band’s music in front of a much wider audience thanks to distribution through Old Flame Records.
On the surface, Pure Bathing Culture has
had a relatively brief but potent existence, with three well-received
releases in four years, including its last album, 2015’s diverse and
somewhat atypical Pray for Rain.
It should come as no surprise that Ani
DiFranco is keenly interested in the upcoming U.S. elections — her
music, which has appeared on more than 20 albums since her
self-released, self-titled debut surfaced in 1990, has long been
preoccupied with politics.
A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg's death brought tributes from a variety of mourners, showing his (and the group's) far-reaching influence on culture; Dave Grohl stands up for teenage Metal band barred from rehearsing, offers sound-proofing tips; a Beatles fan (or perhaps real estate opportunist) adds "Ringo Starr" to her collection of Beatles' childhood homes.
Cincinnati Country/Rock foursome the Kevin McCoy Band celebrates the release of its debut album, Redneck-N-Roll, this Saturday at Jimmy B’s Sports Bar and Grill. Plus, Joesph issues debut LP; area musicians team up for a tribute concert to KISS; and Braxton Brewing Company's anniversary event features local music favorites.