Did anyone believe that the decadent clan known as The Dandy Warhols would be around two decades after their formation in Portland, Ore.? Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor will be the first to say, "No way."
So great and vast was the singer-songwriter revolution of the 1960s that we take for granted the long, steadily productive careers of many of its practitioners. That is the case with Chris Smither, who has put out 16 studio-recorded albums since 1970’s I’m a Stranger Too!
You have one last
chance to catch a free MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square this year and it’s a doozy. Joining
Louisville, Ky.’s great Indie/ElectroPop band The Pass, plus excellent
locals The Yugos and newer crew Joey Cook and the Keepers of the Secret
(one of the Pomegranates member’s new projects), are acclaimed eclectic
Indie Pop rockers Islands.
Family in general and brothers in
particular can screw up a band like walnuts in lime Jell-O. The Kinks.
The Black Crowes. Oasis. The Blasters could qualify in that spotty
sweepstakes, at least to a certain extent.
As interest in Reggae-flavored Punk rose
exponentially in the mid-’90s, Sublime’s Brad Nowell went out on a
sturdy limb and founded Skunk Records in order to find and nurture bands
that mined a similarly groovy vein. One of Nowell’s signings was Slightly
Virginia native Kishi Bashi (aka Kaoru
Ishibashi) is an ace violinist who’s lent his talents to Regina Spektor,
of Montreal and Sondre Lerche. He’s also a founding member of Electro
Pop outfit Jupiter One, but more recently he has stepped out as a solo