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Music: The Lumineers with Cold War Kids

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Finding the scene competition in their Brooklyn base a bit too bloodthirsty, duo vocalist/guitarist Wesley Schultz and drummer Jeremiah Fraites relocated to Denver, Colo., and recruited cell  

Mighty Like Some Prose

Kenny Roby’s first album in seven years is one of 2013’s best

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
After Six String Drag in the ’90s and some fairly low-profile solo LPs, singer/songwriter Kenny Roby tops it all with Memories & Birds.  

Nappy Roots

May 29 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
There are more than a few surprises in the long and fairly illustrious timeline of Nappy Roots. The Hip Hop collective first assembled in Bowling Green, Ky., in 1995, and then spent the next four years honing their craft and sharpening their skills.    

The Lumineers with Cold War Kids

June 4 • Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Lumineers’ upward trajectory began in early 2011, when they secured management after posting a YouTube video of a performance of their future hit single, “Ho Hey.”    
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Ray of Light

How the late Ray Manzarek guided one writer down the path to Rock obsession

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 24, 2013
Last Monday, while surfing through the various music sites I routinely monitor in the course of a day, a brief notation in a chatbox simultaneously caught my eye and stopped my heart: "Ray Manzarek RIP." A quick Google search confirmed the terrible news that The Doors keyboardist had passed away on May 20 in Germany while seeking treatment for bile duct cancer. By virtue of my mid-'50s birth,...  

Music: Andrew W.K.

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In 2002, I interviewed Andrew W.K. about his debut full length, I Get Wet, famous for its cover shot of his hemorrhaging nose and ubiquitous hit single, "Party Hard." Back then, AWK was trying to br  

Music: New Found Glory

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New Found Glory is a rarity in contemporary music; a band that attains iconic status without succumbing to compromise or internal fracturing.  The Florida quintet coalesced in 1997 when vocalist  

New Found Glory

May 23 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
New Found Glory is a rarity in contemporary music; a band that attains iconic status without succumbing to compromise or internal fracturing.
  

Andrew W.K.

May 26 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
AWK recently sang lead for Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, a Ramones tribute, and his current show, The Human Party Machine Solo Tour, is a one-keyboard/one-mic frenzy of, as he puts it, "blood, love and courage." Get there, get set and get wet.  

Napoleon, Dynamite

Napoleon Maddox and IsWhat?! meld 17 years of experience into an explosive new album

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
European touring and apocalyptic anxiety influence the new LP, Things That Go Bump in the Dark, by Cincinnati music veteran Napoleon Maddox and his progressive Hip Hop/Jazz/Etc. group, IsWhat?!.