Justin Furstenfeld may not have invented the concept of
“living out loud,” but he certainly embodies it with an enviable zeal.
The Blue October frontman has never hesitated to identify his long
struggle with a bipolar condition as the main grist for his songwriting
Great local tunes, a Country legend, AltRock cult faves and more tonight in da clubs
• Excellent local Indie Rock crew Sohio celebrates the birth of its new baby, the solid full-length Sonuminous, with a free release show/party at MOTR Pub tonight at 10 p.m. The album is an enjoyably eclectic release that features some of the finest Sohio songs yet, from Pixies-esque Indie Pop to New Wavy Rock and even some twangier, rootsy moments. You can download the great new album track "Painted Bird" here for free. Give it a listen below if you're the noncommittal type. <a href="http://sohio.bandcamp.com/track/painted-bird">PAINTED BIRD by SOHIO</a>• Nashville singer/songwriter Dillon Hodges performs a free show tonight at The Avenue in Covington. Hodges recently collaborated with local media development company zoneCG for a music video that was shot around Northern Kentucky. Showtime is 10 p.m. Check the video below.
To say that Blue October has taken a rocky road to stardom would be a bit of an understatement. Inarguably Blue’s most notable song, “Hate Me,” was
written as an apology for the hardships lead singer Justin Furstenfeld
put his mother through while addicted to drugs. Blue October’s two
latest albums were both spawned by Furstenfeld’s nasty divorce and
subsequent custody battle. There is no simple life, though, which is perhaps what draws so many people to Blue’s music.