I have two enduring memories of singer
Erika Wennerstrom and Heartless Bastards. The first unfolded in 2005
when I experienced the band’s live power for the first time at Austin,
Texas’ South by Southwest festival.
When describing concerts, — especially
those of the Bluegrass variety — many would probably use words like
“loud” and “rowdy.” Much more rare is a Bluegrass show that has the
power to bring a hush over the crowd.
The fun-loving hippies that make up
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are coming to The Shoe. If you
like good music and are great at ignoring band politics, you should
definitely check ’em out. Just do yourself a favor and don’t land at the
Musical provocateur Jon Spencer chose the
perfect handle for his new project when it was formed back in 1991 —
Blues Explosion — and it continues to accurately reflect the visceral
sound and fury emanating from his incendiary trio almost a quarter
With New Orleans being such a saturated
hub for soulful Rock & Roll, it’s a definite sign that a band has a
good thing going when it breaks through the dense competition and onto
the radar of fans across the country.
Over the past five years, Broncho has ridden its love of ’70s Punk and ’80s Indie Rock to a press kit full of praise and the kind of fairly high-profile song placements that couldn’t help but broaden its loyal fan base.
It’s oddly wonderful how sometimes two
songwriters will interpret the same concept in diametrically opposed
fashions. For example, consider Pharrell Williams and Marina Diamandis,
both of whom have very powerful songs called “Happy.”