Well, looky here. The CMA Awards derned
got turnt around this past November when the corporate Bro-Country boys
and girls got to sit in their chairs and watch a true Honky Tonk hero,
Chris Stapleton, win three top honors.
The new Star Wars EDM album will sound silly in 40 years; the Martin guitar company vows to never again lend instruments for use in film after a priceless one is smashed in The Hateful Eight; and, though he's stopped using male musicians' music at rallies when asked, Trump ignores Adele's similar request.
This Friday and Saturday, the Cincy Blues Society’s Winter Blues Fest
returns to The Phoenix, showcasing
over two-dozen Cincinnati Blues acts. Plus, The Tigerlilies plot weekly shows in February to promote great new EP, 123456.
The Guardian gives a rundown of which presidential candidates receive music-star support (sorry, Ted Cruz); Phil Anselmo apologizes for "white power" outburst, using the old "I was talking about the wine!" excuse; and Guns N' Roses thanks us (and Steven Tyler) for helping to get Axl and Slash back together.
For the 2016 CEAs, which were given
during a performance-filled Sunday night (Jan. 31) at Covington’s
Madison Theater, while there were certainly some repeat winners, several
first-timers took home awards.
If you thought “Nashville” and “Stoner Rock” were
the most incongruous words to show up in the same sentence, replace
the latter with “Dream Pop” and prepare to have your mind blown by the
two-man-with-help Psychedelic Indie Rock orchestra known as Keeps.