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Finding Balance in 'Peace'

Reggae rockers Rebelution blend liveliness, studio craft on latest LP

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Despite self-releasing 2007’s Courage To Grow and 2009’s Bright Side Of Life, SoCal Reggae/Rock crew Rebelution has steadily grown its audience (and also saw the second album debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Reggae chart). The band has been enthused about touring lately, in part because, with the arrival of Peace Of Mind, the group now has more songs than it can fit into a headlining set, giving members a chance to mix up set lists.   

It's a Long Way to The Top …

After gradual chart success, Ed Sheeran straps in for a potentially epic 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Writing since his teen years, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran became a star in the U.K. in 2011. His U.S. success picked up in earnest last year and now Sheeran appears to be on the verge of becoming a household name in the States.  

You Can't Unwrap A Download

Stumped for a last-minute holiday present? One of these music collections just might do the trick

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A few last minute gift ideas, featuring 2012 boxsets and  from The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Grateful Dead, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Heart, Strange Euphoria, Bob Dylan, The English Beat, Elvis Presley, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Los Lobos and Taj Mahal.

Hair Apparent

Steel Panther offers a party for music lovers who are missing (or missed out on) ’80s Hair Metal

1 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The guys in Steel Panther have a purpose. And that purpose is to make ’80s Metal popular again. “Our whole mission is to bring Heavy Metal back,” singer Michael Starr declares.   

Not a Petty Girl

How Ani DiFranco learned to stop worrying and love having a ball

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
One of the real changes in how Ani DiFranco approaches live performing these days may be something that, in a strict sense, isn’t actually part of what she does on stage. But rest assured, DiFranco says, it’s making a difference in her performances.  

Girl, Interrupted

San Antonio trio Girl In A Coma learned and grew from a series of unfortunate events

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
If there’s a recurring theme that seems to sum up the events of the past few years for Texas trio Girl In A Coma (including the trio’s latest album, Exits & And All The Rest) it boils down to one word — growth.

Jane's Conviction

Revitalized fest pioneer Perry Farrell helps launch Cincy’s inaugural Bunbury Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Revitalized by a new album, Perry Farrell now has decades of experience “putting on a show,” especially with the work he’s done with his trailblazing Lollapalooza, which continues to have a big influence on today’s ever-expanding multi-act music festival scene, including this weekend's Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati (which Jane's headlines Friday).

You Can’t Unwrap a Download

Last-minute ‘hard copy’ gift ideas for the music lovers in your life

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Music always makes a great holiday gift, and this year the record industry has again put together a wide selection of box sets and other collections to please fans of just about any style of music. Here are some excellent options if you’re stuck and looking for a last-minute present.

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.