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Livingood, and the Music is Easy

Austin Livingood breaks away from Belle Histoire to create a pair of stunning EPs

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In 2013, Belle Histoire’s Jane Smith planted new musical seeds with her solo venture Decker while insisting Belle Histoire was merely on hiatus. But when guitarist Austin Livingood stepped up to the solo plate last summer and knocked his debut EP, The Weightless Anchor: By Plane (I), out of the park, the writing was on the wall.  

Music: Keller Williams

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
There is one absolute rule in Keller Williams’ world: There are no rules.Using the Grateful Dead’s improbable diversity as a jumping-off point, Williams has created an astonishingly broad catalog   

Weekend State

A more thoughtful approach (and a dash of therapy) inform Jinx, the second album from Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Weekend guitarist/vocalist Shaun Durkan has certainly gotten plenty of feedback concerning Jinx, the band’s second release. And while no one has exactly accused Durkan of sophomore-slumping on Jinx, there’s certainly been a fair amount of grumbling about the differences between the  album and its louder and more visceral predecessor, 2010’s Sports.  

In This Moment

Sunday • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
After losing band members and splitting from management, In This Moment's frontwoman Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth regrouped, filled their vacancies and crafted their best effort to date, the heavy-yet-melodic Blood, which reached Billboard’s Top 20.
  

The Jim Jones Revue with The KillTones

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Jim Jones was doing loud in London at about the same time Kurt Cobain and Mark Arm discovered their amps went to 11 in the Pacific Northwest.  

Music: The Jim Jones Revue

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Jim Jones Revue is a swaggering gene splice of Garage, Glam, Punkabilly and foundational Hard Rock. As Jones spits out his lyrics with the gritty histrionics of David Johansen, Tom Waits and Lemmy  

Music: In This Moment with Butcher Babies

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Metalcore quintet In This Moment has crafted their best effort to date, the heavy-yet-melodic Blood, which also reached Billboard’s Top 20. The stage show for Blood is   

Music: Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
There are a lot of aphorisms about second albums: “It takes 20 years to make your first album and nine months to make the second;” “the first album is about life’s big issues; the second is ab  

'Saint' Maker

Cincinnati’s Rob Fetters drops third solo album and further proof of his Pop divinity

1 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
Singer/songwriter Rob Fetters’ fourth solo album, Saint Ain't, leaves out the psychedelia but explores plenty of fresh sonic territory.  

8-Bits to Hold You

Anamanaguchi takes Chiptune to the next (game) level with 'Endless Fantasy'

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In a field crowded with basement/bedroom Laptop Pop experimentalists, New York City quartet Anamanaguchi stands as one of the leading lights at the forefront of the Chiptune genre.