Local rockers 500 Miles to Memphis celebrate their 10th birthday with a blow-out concert in Newport. Plus, area Folk/Americana artists unite to help Covington venue stay afloat, Rosie Carson, The Graveblankets and others perform for Cancer Family Care of Cincinnati at Molly Malone's in Covington and the Cincinnati Zoo's "Tunes & Blooms" concert series finally gets some spring-like weather.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs put the (polite-ish) smack-down on smart device obsessives, a lot of musicians and others in the U.K. aren't too broken up about the death of former PM Margaret Thatcher and Macklemore gets some dude choked on his birthday.
In 1981, 17-year-old Bill Manspeaker and three friends
formed the novelty Punk band Green Jellö with the express intent of
being the world’s worst band; their name reflected the notion that lime
Jell-O was terrible.
If there is a buzz on the concert circuit this spring,
part of it centers on the shows currently being performed by Richard
Thompson. The London, U.K.-born musician is a legend in many eyes, with Rolling Stone magazine listing Thompson as one of the “Top 20 Guitarists of All Time.”
Cincinnati Folk duo Young Heirlooms celebrate their 9-months-in-the-making debut album, while Pop Rock bands BoyMeetsWorld and Radio Rescue present a dual release party at Madison Theater and Mainstay Rock Bar celebrates its fourth anniversary with a series of free local music shows.
Music-related media hoaxes from this year's April Fools' Day merriment include a Thom Yorke/Ted Nugent musical and Andrew WK retirement from partying announcement, a federal judge in New York rules that you cannot re-sell your crappy MP3s online once you buy them and rapper/bossman Rick Ross does his best to explain "date rape" lyric.
If brevity is a virtue, Warm Soda should be up for some sort of musical sainthood. The Oakland, Calif., quartet’s debut album, the recently released Someone Like You,
clocks in at just more than 27 minutes but its 12 tracks quiver with
unbridled Pop/Punk intensity.
Long before his first album, Bobby Long acquired a
following due to his friendship with a certain sparkling vampire and
writing a song for one very popular soundtrack. Soon after, he released A Winter Tale.
With creator and undeniable foundation of the group,
rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, Anthrax is reminiscent of well-run sports
team, a team who has persevered through trades, losses to free agents
and retirement to continually be an elite staple within the league.
Sometimes the side project eclipses the parent band; such is the case with Casey Crescenzo’s The Dear Hunter. Crescenzo formed The Dear Hunter in 2005 when he began
writing Alternative/Progressive Rock songs that didn’t fit the
Post-Hardcore mold of his primary outfit, The Receiving End of Sirens.