If any old fogey tries to tell you there is no soul
left in modern music, sit him (or her) down in his favorite reclining
chair and tell him to shut up and listen while you give him a juicy
taste of The Main Squeeze.
Despite overall decline, stats show that World music album sales grew more than any other genre in 2014, Slint guitarist David Pajo gets a life-saving assist from fans on the Internet and a new study suggests older people are overly distracted when listening to music while working on other tasks.
Robyn Hitchcock, the British
singer/songwriter whose intimately resonant, raspy voice and
mysteriously peculiar worldview were shaped by such skewed troubadours
of his youth as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett and the Incredible String Band,
has long been said to make “autumnal” records. As in, “songs or singing
that reflect on life with a bittersweet, melancholy wisdom coming from
age and experience.”
Friends unite for a benefit concert to help Brett Walls, who is suffering from a rare condition called "Locked-In Syndrome." Plus, The Fairmount Girls put on a "retrospective" show, the Blue Wisp Big Band moves to the Pirate's Den, Dallas Moore releases his latest album and Findlay Market celebrates Mardi Gras.
With a birth name like Troy Beetles, a
career in music would seem to be a given. But the Canadian
artist/producer/label honcho has no interest in letting it be or going
on a magical mystery tour with Sgt. Pepper down Abbey Road.
After Kanye West's latest Grammys outburst, Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider is revealed in a college newspaper (to his dismay) and Taylor Swift's lawyers are going after true criminals — Etsy crafters who use her lyrics in their artwork.
The Cincy Blues Society's Winter Blues Fest returns this weekend, offering a tasty sampler of Cincinnati's rich Blues scene. Plus, the annual Autism Rocks benefit concert returns this Sunday and Elementree Livity Project, The Cliftones, Know Prisoners and more celebrate Bob Marley's 70th birthday this weekend at Thompson House.
Life is a circle and it’s come back
around full force for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, who began
his legendary career nearly 50 years ago as co-founder of Traffic and
now revisits those halcyon days with his latest touring concept/project,