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Music: Death Cab for Cutie

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
My three favorite band names inspired by unlikely sources would be: a) Steely Dan, after the chrome-plated dildo in William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch; b) Toad the Wet Sprocket, a band name concocted by Monty Python for one of its sketches; and c) Death Cab for Cutie, taken from a song by the critically underappreciated (in the U.S., at least) Bonzo Dog Band from its 1967 debut album, Gorilla.   

Sound Advice: Death Cab for Cutie with Twin Shadow

Friday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
My three favorite band names inspired by unlikely sources would be: a) Steely Dan, after the chrome-plated dildo in William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch; b) Toad the Wet Sprocket, a band name concocted by Monty Python for one of its sketches; and c) Death Cab for Cutie, taken from a song by the critically underappreciated (in the U.S., at least) Bonzo Dog Band from its 1967 debut album, Gorilla.   

Music: Dierks Bentley

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Riser, the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that finds the Country singer digging deeper emotionally than ever before — a direction inspired largely by the death of his father two years ago and the recent birth of his first son.  

Not-So-Easy ‘Riser’

Dierks Bentley reached the upper echelon of Country-music fame by not always doing the expected

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Riser, the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that finds the Country singer digging deeper emotionally than ever before — a direction inspired largely by the death of his father two years ago and the recent birth of his first son.  

Music: J. Cole

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Though he’s somehow not quite a household name yet, J. Cole is one of the biggest names in Hip Hop.   

Sound Advice: Smashing Pumpkins with Marilyn Manson

Saturday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Even in the early ’90s, as Smashing Pumpkins were just becoming one of the leading acts in the “Alternative music revolution,” mastermind Billy Corgan had a contentious relationship with the press.  

Sound Advice: Death from Above 1979 with Deftones, Incubus and The Bots

Saturday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s easy to see why bands with lengthy histories and voluminous catalogs would consider getting back together, but those rationalizations don’t hold much water for Death from Above 1979.    

‘Misfit Summer Camp’ Rolls On

While other traveling music fests died years ago, Kevin Lyman’s Warped Tour is now in its 21st year

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
This year’s Vans Warped Tour lineup is decidedly Rock-centric, with a lean toward Metalcore, Hardcore and edgy Indie Rock.   

Sound Advice: Neil Young and Promise of the Real with Band of Horses

Monday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
What can be said about Neil Young that hasn’t been said countless times before?    

Aoife Madness

Aoife O’Donovan has plenty of fire and more than enough irons for this summer and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
On paper, Aoife O’Donovan is the busiest woman in the music business.   

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