With Newgrass heroes Yonder Mountain String Band’s mandolinist Jeff Austin sitting out the band’s current tour due to his brand-new baby, two members of ace Bluegrass crew Del McCoury Band will be filling in for the proud papa.
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.