Wertz’s music can be described in two
words: Mom Rock. He falls in line with guys like Matt Nathanson and
Gavin Degraw (both former tour mates). It’s the kind of Lite FM sound
that only works on people in love or people who are waiting for their
At the heart of even the darkest of music, it’s love that made it possible. Love of singing or escapism. Love of an instrument or a sound. A flourishing love or a dissipating love. That love is especially present in absolutely everything Abigail Washburn does. It’s a love for the banjo, a love for China and a love of people, especially her husband, Bela Fleck, and (most recently) their adorabl...
When The Vaccines stormed onstage at the LC Pavilion on Oct. 3 to open for Phoenix, they rained a holy hell of guitar and vocals down upon their fans. And the people drowned in their own admiration for the band. Why? I firmly believe that The Vaccines are what Rock should be but hasn’t been for a long time. They don’t look like professors, duck their ...
Great news, y’all! I made it through another MidPoint without getting raped or mugged. (Getting mugged might not be so bad, though. “No, officer, it was definitely not me who bought Duck Dynasty underwear at Walmart.”) I know you were concerned for my safety.
I did MPMF quite a bit differently than I have in years past and I have to say, I think it contributed to it being the best one...
The Gentlemen of the Road stopover tour started off as a rather simple concept. Mumford & Sons would invite a few of their music-playing friends to travel with them. They’d stop over for the weekend in towns they’d never been to before, towns they had no reason to visit. They would play two days’ worth of gigs for people they’d probably not ever played for before.It was just a small, s...
If you listen to any of the Rock stations in town, you
know Theory of a Deadman. They're the guys behind "Bad Girlfriend" (the
video for which is great … and NSFW). They also did the oh-so-catchy
Urban's newest single, “Little Bit of Everything,” is a blend of
banjo, a few guitar-rifts and some random record scratching. In general,
his new music is somehow more Country, despite not sounding like
anything Country has been before.