The term “virtuoso” is not used much
these days when it comes to musical acts that tour outside of on-campus
recital halls or similar venues. But Andy McKee is just that, a
wonderful guitarist who can play a wide array of styles masterfully.
Fan of Peking Duk celebrated for getting backstage at a concert by the Electronic duo with self-manipulated Wikipedia entry; the Pope's new album earns a 3.15 review from Pitchfork; and Morrissey's novel earns a literary award — the Bad Sex in Fiction
Award for 2015.
Wu-Tang Clan sold one copy of a new album for "millions," and the rest of us might not get to hear it in our lifetimes; Radiohead's Thom Yorke compares YouTube to the Nazis; and Dee Snider says he gave permission to "pretty chill guy" Donald Trump to use Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" at rallies.
This Friday, Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter Jess Lamb will showcase a new EP and musical direction with a free release show at MOTR Pub. Plus, Wonky Tonk hosts a local release party for her Stuff We Leave Behind full-length, "Kenny Ozzfest" returns with another lineup jam-packed with local acts and Kim Taylor is prepping the debut album from her new duo project, Water and Sand.
Ne-Hi is the latest group to come out of the Chicago
area’s rich lineage of Modern Rock, which has historically produced some
of music’s most influential acts and continues to pump out strong new
bands on a regular basis.
Waxeater is full-bore Post Punk/Hardcore with brains, brawn and balls. The band launched its 2010 Sleeper album with a track called “Are Those Fucking Beers Ice Cold Yet?” and devoted its latest, 2013’s Baltimore Record, to songs themed entirely around the HBO series The Wire.
Jeremy Spencer is first and foremost a writer, so it may well be that his Hip Hop handle, Sleep, is a reference to Hamlet’s
“To sleep, perchance to dream.” And there’s the rub; Spencer doesn’t
need to hit the pillow in order to dream.
Thanksgiving week is stuffed with live local music events, including the Get Stuffed on Local Music show at Southgate House Revival, Thanksgivin’ Rockin’ Eve at 20th Century Theater and rare local appearances by artists who mostly play out-of-town shows — Freekbass and Electric Citizen.
It’s both amazing and ironic that, at
some point this year, The Queers celebrated their 33-1/3 anniversary. It
was 1982, two years into Ronald Reagan’s first term, when New Hampshire
native Joe King felt Punk’s inexorable pull.