It’s been 14 years since rapper Del the
Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator and turntable guru Kid
Koala combined forces to drop Deltron 3030, a futuristic concept album centering on Deltron Zero’s fight to keep corporations from ruling the world.
Asked in a recent interview with Sound Dessert
about who they’d like to tour with, The Ghost Wolves dropped this
collection of luminaries: “JEFF The Brotherhood, The Kills, Jon Spencer
Blues Explosion, Black Sabbath, Kadavar, The Black Angels, Jack White,
Diarrhea Planet, Drivin’ N Cryin’ — those are some of the tops. We wish
The Cramps were still around, that would’ve been fun. We love Poison
There has been a long history of women
playing the guitar over the years, in many musical genres. In fact, WLW
radio musician Helen Diller was the first person to ever play a guitar on TV when she strummed her Gibson Advanced Jumbo axe on a Philco television demonstration here in Cincy in 1939.
It’s been an eventful and tumultuous
eight years since Nikki Kvarnes, Jessi Wariner and Kelley Anderson met
at the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp in Tennessee and channeled
their mutual love of American music, both traditional and
unconventional, into the acclaimed Garageabilly twangfest of Those
The first minute of White Hinterland’s new album, Baby,
features nothing but the voice of Casey Dienel. “Circle the block in my
car/Gotta keep it down/The world is so full of noise/It’s easy to go
unnoticed,” she sings in an assertive, slightly vulnerable and quite
Steep Canyon Rangers have risen to the
top of the Bluegrass world slowly but surely. Formed while college
students in North Carolina (and now based near Asheville, N.C.), the
group represents the younger guard in Bluegrass music, a band that is
fluent in the traditional side of the genre yet open-minded and
contemporary in their approach.
“Drive-In Movies,” the last song on Ray LaMontagne’s latest album, Supernova,
is a nostalgic ode to the past in an album teeming with retro
flourishes: “I miss those drive-in movies/I spent all my childhood years
wishin’ that I looked like a movie star.”
Yvette is one of those bands whose music,
at its best, sounds like something going really, really wrong. The
Brooklyn, N.Y., team of vocalist/guitarist Noah Kardos-Fein and drummer
Dale Eisinger generate wild, anxious, Industrial-skewing Noise Punk that
constantly thunders, squirms or drones.
If there’s a commemorative tablet
somewhere inscribed with the names of the most unlikely people to be
drawn into the Grateful Dead’s musical universe, Jackie Greene should be
chiseled on it along with Pop/Jazz pianist Bruce Hornsby and former
Tubes keyboardist Vince Welnick.
If Cruz Contreras’ name sounds familiar,
you may remember his stint with Robinella and the CCstringband, the
jazzy Bluegrass group he co-founded with his wife Robinella Bailey in
the late ’90s (he was “CC,” naturally).
Just a few weeks ago, Daylight was out on
the road with Bayside, Four Year Strong and Cincinnati’s very own
Mixtapes, tearing things up good and proper and getting great notices
for their efforts. Apparently, lawyers were paying particular attention,