Despite more than 10 years passing
since the height of Marilyn Manson’s career, his music has continued to be
exceptionally good. His latest album, Born Villain, is full of the same scream-laden, pain-filled AltMetal he’s always done and yet it continues to sound fresh.
Unless you’ve seen Delta Spirit before, there is no way
you are fully prepared for one of its concerts. Not so much a raging,
thrashing party as just a gentle, bouncing ocean of people, the crowd’s
vibe at a Delta Spirit concert is transcendent, almost spiritual.
Band of Horses is back and its music is sexier than ever.
The members’ beards are luscious and their button-down shirts are
oh-so-tantalizing, but it’s BoH’s awesome new(ish) sound that will truly
make you squirm.
I’ve sprained my neck.* I’m taking Vicodin and Thursday night is the first night of MidPoint Music Festival. When my editor told me my review should be first-person and to “think, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” I snorted at just how closely it might come given my current intake of prescription drugs. No longer stoked for the experience but real...
There’s a very thin line between knowing
what you want and being thankful for what you have. A few inches to one
side could see you constantly unhappy with what you earn. An inch on the
other side and you’re bound to never earn anything new. Cincinnati’s on-the-rise Indie Folk duo
Young Heirlooms walk that line. They’re overwhelmingly thankful for the
support from Cincinnati and respect from their fans. Their gratefulness
is conveyed nearly constantly, onstage and off. But, just under the surface, they’re itching for more.
You know who there aren’t enough of in America? Guys like Paul Thorn. Thorn plays a loud version of Americana, a bluesy, Southern Rock. His
lyrics often illustrate stories about rough lives, hard times and rowdy
women, making him a sort of funkier Johnny Cash.