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.
With its 2015 debut full-length, My Love is Cool, London’s Wolf Alice accomplished a fairly nifty trick by exhibiting the distinctive traits of any number of genres while somehow managing to transcend them all in the creation of a unique sonic identity.
A dozen years ago, Dustin Lynch lit out from his tiny hometown of Tullahoma, Tenn., for the brighter lights and bigger city of Nashville, Tenn., with the express purpose of hitting Music City’s fame lottery.
The past few years have seen a lot of buzz about Nashville, Tenn.’s fertile Rock scene, which is often presented as a counterpart to the city’s vital role as the Modern Country music business’ nerve center.
For eight years after its 2003 formation, The Academy Is... was one of the leading lights of the Emo movement, championed by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and signed to Fueled by Ramen (with later distribution through Wentz’s Decaydance label).