If you listen to any of the Rock stations in town, you
know Theory of a Deadman. They're the guys behind "Bad Girlfriend" (the
video for which is great … and NSFW). They also did the oh-so-catchy
Stick Men is an all-star group of musicians that made
their mark in the Prog Rock and Fusion music worlds. The band includes
Tony Levin on bass, Pat Mastelotto on drums and Markus Reuter on guitar.
But all is not as it seems.
Cincinnati Americana ensemble Magnolia Mountain has always exhibited a
broad sonic diversity, moving easily from Country to Folk to to twangy Rock. Frontman Mark Utley has decided to use his solo debut as a
repository for the more Country aspects of his writing spectrum, leaving
the heavier, bluesier, funkier tracks for Magnolia Mountain.
The Time's blend of Funk, Pop and Rock was a huge
influence on the rising Hip Hop generation and remains relevant today,
evidenced by the fact that three decades later, the question, "What time
is it?" elicits the same fevered response: "Time for Morris Day!"
Following a serious van accident, local music supporters team up to help rockers Mad Anthony via two benefit concerts. Plus, The Sundresses debut as a quartet Friday on Fountain Square for the free MidPoint Indie Summer concert with Wussy and Queen City Radio.
Crimmins and The Hookers' well considered balance between
authenticity and originality has translated to capacity club audiences
and sweaty dance floors all over Atlanta (and every point on the compass
beyond) and they're always looking for fresh converts.
Urban's newest single, “Little Bit of Everything,” is a blend of
banjo, a few guitar-rifts and some random record scratching. In general,
his new music is somehow more Country, despite not sounding like
anything Country has been before.
For all intents and purposes, Michael Franti’s songs
should be considered World music. While coming up playing Punk in the
group The Beatnigs and then moving on to Hip Hop sounds, Franti’s musical journey continues to
evolve while retaining attributes of all of those grooves.
Yes, folks, guitar-and-drum duos still exist in Rock &
Roll! In this case, it is the husband and wife team of guitarist and
singer Sasha Alcott and drummer Chris Viner. Together, they make up the
band When Particles Collide.
The Texas-based band’s self-titled debut, which was
released independently in late June, features 11 atmospheric songs
marked by dreamy keyboards and Park’s sturdy rhythmic thrust. Suarez is a
riveting frontlady, her expressive vocals conjuring Polly Jean Harvey
and Siouxsie Sioux.