It is both easy and hard to define the music of We Were
Promised Jetpacks. At times Big Beat Rock and other times resembling
energetic Euro Alternative Pop, the one thing the Jetpacks are not is
About 10 years ago, Col. Bruce Hampton played the
now-defunct Barrelhouse here in Cincy. Now, Hampton brings his latest band to Stanley’s Pub, following last year’s release of the documentary movie, Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
Rundgren’s own latest album is called State and it
brings the long-time innovator into the modern scene full bore, with
energetic stabs at Electronica, Dub Step and Techno, with his unique
vocals and multi-layered/multi-instrumental arsenal thrown up against
the electronics to see what sticks.
While his music is uniquely stylized, Lyle Lovett
was Americana before Americana music was cool. When he appears at the Taft Theater this
week, he will be with his all-star Acoustic Group, playing cuts off his
new album, Release Me, and more.