The website skyrange.net makes you feel worse about your paycheck by breaking down how much music's highest earners made per second, engineers working on Neil Young's PonoMusic reportedly question whether the "high definition" sound is any better than CD-quality and, with no original members, Soft Rock champs Little River Band get the axe from a Tonight Show appearance after former members complain.
Veteran Cincinnati musician Chris Arduser releases his latest stellar solo album, Flibbertigibbet. Plus, the Best New Bands showcase lineup at Bogart's is announced and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert for the Rock School Scholarship Fund.
After Kanye collab, a bunch of people jokingly ask, "Who is Paul McCartney?" triggering more than a few freak-outs, They Might Be Giants restart its Dial-A-Song project, where fans can call a number (or use other tech) to hear a new tune every day and a royalty collections company wants a Swedish car rental company to pay for having radios in its cars.
In October, acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli was in the Queen City for a reunion show with Reflection Eternal, his duo project with renowned Cincinnati-based DJ/producer/artist Hi-Tek. This week, Kweli returns to the area to perform as a DJ.
It’s been many years since I’ve listened
to Top 40 radio and while there are moments where I want to jump out of
the moving car (the repetition is the worst part of it), it hasn’t been
that bad of an experience.
Wednesday night is the perfect time for
the uninitiated to go check out some of the fantastic musical acts from
Greater Cincinnati’s especially strong music scene. Plus, numerous local acts team up to help a friend with the "Annapalooza" benefit concert.
Thom Yorke's music distribution experiment finds its way to Bandcamp, unreleased Bob Marley music and video footage is slated for release in 2015 and a singer who was negotiating to have her song included in The Interview broke off negotiations and is now suing after the filmmakers used the song anyway.