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The ’Bears’ Switch Project

Soul/Funk/Rock ensemble Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears find their voice on Scandalous

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears usually get compared to classic R&B, Soul and Blues artists like Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown and Wilson Pickett — obvious enough touchstones considering the group plays a hard-hitting blend of Soul, Rock & Roll and Blues.    

Group (Re)Think

Umphrey's McGee is adapting to a changing musical landscape

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Like many of today’s bands, Umphrey’s McGee has found itself debating the question of how to best release new music into the market. Some musicians and industry professionals have gone as far as to declare the album a dying format. Especially with younger music fans, the iPod and similar devices has changed the way they listen to music.  

Music: Umphrey's McGee

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Like many of today's bands, Umphrey's McGee has found itself debating the question of how to best release new music into the market. Some musicians and industry professionals have gone as far as to declare the album a dying format. Especially with younger music fans, the iPod and similar devices has changed the way they listen to music. They want to download their favorite songs and aren't as interested in buying full albums by their favorite artists. %u2028  

The Promise of Music Box Sets

Last-minute holiday present needs? You can't go wrong with these music collections

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This wasn't a plentiful year for CD and DVD box sets, but there weren't many misses in this year’s crop of releases, either. Here are the best of the bunch to my ears and eyes, from Springsteen and Hendrix box sets to DVDs of legendary 'Soul Train' and 'T.A.M.I. Show' performances.  

Music: Country Throwdown Tour

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Country Throwdown Tour offers something new as the first traveling, all-day, multistage festival in mainstream Country. The most established act performing is Montgomery Gentry, who’s joined on the main stage by Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town (pictured) and Jack Ingram. Friday at Riverbend.  

Throwdown In Yo Town

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman tries his hand at Country music

0 Comments · Monday, May 17, 2010
Kevin Lyman has seen the future of Country music, and he's bringing it to an amphitheater near you in the form of the Country Throwdown Tour. Featuring a bill dominated by the scene's rising stars, the package tour on several levels embodies the new world Lyman expects the Country music industry and its artists to face in the not-distant future.  

All Anthologies

Musical hints for your last-minute holiday shopping hustle

1 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The economy may have been in its worst recession since The Great Depression, but that didn’t stop record companies from putting out a bumper crop of box sets in 2009. Here’s a look at the best of the bunch, any of which would make great gifts this holiday season.   

Think Inside the Box

Some CD/DVD box set suggestions for last-minute holiday shoppers

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Maybe record labels knew much sooner than Washington and the economic experts that hard times were coming, as 2008 will go down as one of the leanest of years for box sets. But here are several 2008 box sets that are worth the price (usually $50 and up), as well as some other releases that are good fits on this year’s shopping lists.  

Traveling Salesmen

Mayday Parade worked to earn an audience one fan at a time (literally)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It's been demonstrated time and again that the Warped Tour provides great exposure for Modern Rock bands. My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and the All-American Rejects are among the bands whose stints on Warped served as a springboard to major success. Add Mayday Parade to that list.  

Music: Mayday Parade

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It's been demonstrated time and again that the Warped Tour provides great exposure for Modern Rock bands that get to play on the tour. My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and the All-American Rejects are among the bands whose stints on Warped served as a springboard to major success. Add Mayday Parade to that list. They play Bogart's at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with All Time Low, The Maine and Every Avenue.