The B.E.A.T. cites musical influences
like Indie Rock bands Minus the Bear and Battles, while the smart, imaginative lyrics
and flow of MC B.East were inspired by above-the-fray MCs like Nas, Lupe
Fiasco and MF Doom. Together, the sound of The B.E.A.T. is like no other
in Hip Hop.
“A long strange trip” hardly seems an
adequate description for the circuitous roller coaster that has defined
the history of Panic! at the Disco, the second biggest band to emerge
from the monochromatic Las Vegas music scene.
Inspired by a Hank Williams tune he heard in a Pepsi commercial, Moot Davis fell in love with traditional Country and Honky Tonk, ultimately mastering the styles and embarking on a solid career playing his version of them.
Laid up with an illness after moving to New York City, Foxygen drummer and child actor/voice talent Shaun Fleming produced his surprisingly lush solo debut as Diane Coffee with minimal instruments and a Macbook Pro.
Don’t mock the cover band, y’all. A good
one can not only be highly entertaining, but also turn into a huge
success these days — and not just by serving as the most popular human
jukebox in their hometowns. Perfect example: Walk off the Earth.
There is one absolute rule in Keller Williams’ world: There are no rules. Using the Grateful Dead’s improbable
diversity as a jumping-off point, Williams has created an astonishingly
broad catalog over the past two decades, tossing every conceivable genre
spice in his musical gumbo.
If a band is entirely made up of
musicians operating under eccentric aliases, there’s an incredibly good
chance said band’s music is also eccentric and worthy of your attention. Man Man is a lesser-known but fitting
addition to this class, what with the Philly five-piece sporting members
nicknamed Honus Honus, Turkey Moth and Pow Pow.
One of the leading lights of the Dayton Indie music scene is the
hyper-melodic Pop Rock outfit Motel Beds, which has been kicking around
since the early ’00s, gradually building up a stack of fawning press
notices and a loyal fan base.
Someone who's only recently heard music for the first time puts Bieber and "What Does the Fox Say" on blast, researchers study a new pill's ability to help learn perfect pitch and a Black Metal musician from Thailand is murdered for his lack of dedication to Satanism.
Weekend guitarist/vocalist Shaun Durkan has certainly gotten plenty of feedback concerning Jinx, the band’s second release. And while no one has exactly accused Durkan of sophomore-slumping on Jinx,
there’s certainly been a fair amount of grumbling about the differences
between the album and its louder and more visceral predecessor,
Friends and fans of local musician Justin Todhunter step up to help after a post-Christmas break-in left him without his prized instruments. Plus, CEA voting ends soon, Strangetunge hosts a winter party and Tracy Walker and Chris Collier help College Hill Coffee Co. celebrate its eighth birthday.
In its bio, on-the-rise Americana quartet
Driftwood is described as “a band with a Rock & Roll soul and a
Folk art mind.” With 2011’s sophomore album, A Rock & Roll Heart, and
the remarkable, just-released self-titled follow-up, the band’s descriptions are proved accurate.