The latest Those Darlins tour should have been the celebratory launch of the band’s 10th anniversary, but this circuit will be Those Darlins’ victory lap before dismantling one of the best bands to come out of Nashville, Tenn., in the last quarter century.
Wildhoney is a new Rock band out of
Baltimore that is out to cut through the pollen-jelly-saturated world of
music. The group has its roots in Punk but lately has veered toward
more atmospheric, hook-laden fare.
It’s appropriate that Marcus Alan Ward
hails from Cleveland, considering the comparisons the vocalist,
songwriter and multi-instrumentalist receives to any number of Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame (and HOF-worthy) artists.
Once upon a time, like a few weeks ago,
the members of three popular and crazy-loud Detroit bands concluded that their main gigs were not affording them the opportunity
to play with an acceptable degree of heaviness.
When Morphine burst into the wider
consciousness in 1991, the trio’s two-string bass/saxophone/drums
configuration seemed pretty radical. Nearly a quarter century later, it
takes a good deal more to drop the jaws of modern music listeners.