How do you explain the amazing success of dobroist Jerry Douglas? Perhaps a unique ability to compartmentalize or maybe a touch of creative schizophrenia. Whatever it is, Douglas has it by the metric ton.
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's must be so relieved that we've elected a president in office who can pronounce their name. But there are other things the band has to be thankful for, as the Indianapolis outfit is becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Perhaps the only thing more striking about The Faint's sound (somewhere between Dance Punk, New Wave, Indie and Post Punk) is the fact that it originates in Omaha, Neb. - not quite the first place one might associate with images of a future overrun by technology.
If there's any truth in the old adage that "the family that plays together stays together," the Peytons of Indiana will be tight until the next ice age. The Big Damn Band coalesced a mere three years ago, but in that time the Country/Blues trio has averaged 250 shows a year.
SEE NEW VIDEOS HERE - JJ Grey was born, and remains, a true Southern gentleman whose passion is rooted with a certain intensity, whose passion stems from a certain soil. This passion translates from soil to song and stage as "front porch Soul, gritty Funk and juke joint romps to contemplative Country Soul and blistering (Rock)," according to mofro.net.
Friday night, after spending the evening riding car shuttles up and down Main Street for four hours, I returned home and searched around online for some MidPoint Music Festival feedback. I'd just been blown away by the turnout and quality of music I'd seen and wanted to make sure I wasn't being biased because I happen to work for CityBeat.