It’s appropriate that Marcus Alan Ward
hails from Cleveland, considering the comparisons the vocalist,
songwriter and multi-instrumentalist receives to any number of Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame (and HOF-worthy) artists.
Once upon a time, like a few weeks ago,
the members of three popular and crazy-loud Detroit bands concluded that their main gigs were not affording them the opportunity
to play with an acceptable degree of heaviness.
In one of his final interviews, Lemmy promises to return after death to haunt Tears for Fears fans; Tommy Lee gets stuck upside down on his rollercoaster drumset during Mötley Crüe's last concert; and Coachella proves that the "band breakup" is a highly profitable career move.
When Morphine burst into the wider
consciousness in 1991, the trio’s two-string bass/saxophone/drums
configuration seemed pretty radical. Nearly a quarter century later, it
takes a good deal more to drop the jaws of modern music listeners.
The Beatles finally come to streaming services on Christmas Eve, Columbia House to relaunch as a vinyl-supplying outlet and the president of Sri Lanka is outraged over bra-throwing at an Enrique Iglesias concert.
On Jan. 31, 2016, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards winners will be announced at the 19th-annual ceremony/show/party at Covington’s Madison Theater. Today we are happy to announce the nominees for the CEAs, which are presented by CityBeat and honor Greater Cincinnati’s rich and eclectic music scene.
Mike Tittel is soft spoken, self-effacing and unassuming, but, like the soft-spoken, self-effacing, unassuming and wildly talented singer/songwriters before him, Tittel saves his “Big Statements” for the studio and stage.
With its 2015 debut full-length, My Love is Cool, London’s Wolf Alice accomplished a fairly nifty trick by exhibiting the distinctive traits of any number of genres while somehow managing to transcend them all in the creation of a unique sonic identity.