R. Kelly has taught me a lot of things over the years. On his song, “I Believe I Can Fly,” he taught me “if I can see it, I can
do it.” Then on his alleged sex tape, he also taught me that rule only
applies to women over the age of 18.
The Cincinnati-based quartet Hickory Robot is known for its acoustic music,
blending Bluegrass-influenced grooves with other Roots music fare.
However, on the recently released album titled Sawyer, the group opens up its sound by occasionally using electric instruments and percussion to bring new songs to life.
Local acts Rumpke Mountain Boys, Majestic Man, Jetset Getset and Noah Wotherspoon & Jessi Bair promote new albums this week. Plus, Ironfest presents its annual benefit concert for the daughter of the late Mike Davidson and The Medicine Men and Cheryl Renee bring Blues and R&B to the circus.
Paul McCartney says we can all stop blaming The Beatles' breakup on Yoko Ono and start pointing fingers at Allen Klein, the song The National donated to the Obama campaign four years ago gets co-opted by a college pro-Romney group and court transcripts reveal that Courtney Love is at least considering a Broadway musical based on her late husband's music.
Unlike the similarly named bands She & Him and The
Dutchess and the Duke, the current version of He's My Brother, She's My
Sister is not a duo featuring
one member from each gender. Instead, it’s a five-piece led by founders/siblings Rachel and Rob Kolar,
who initially ran the project as an acoustic twofer.
Bluegrass has always been embraced by the Jam community,
thanks to Jerry Garcia’s abiding love of old-time music and the unique flavor he brought to his own translations. Native Virginian Larry Keel plays a similar role in the current Jam/Bluegrass scene as a flatpicking acoustic guitarist.
These days, it’s hard enough for a Punk band to remain a
cohesive unit for 26 months, let alone 26 years. But guitarist Chris
Hannah and drummer Jord Samolesky have managed to keep Propagandhi
active and relevant since launching the band in 1986.
It was a wintry night three years ago at the Northside
Tavern when Passion Pit turned the joint into a Synth Pop sauna;
wild-eyed reviews of the show heightened expectations for the
Massachusetts sextet’s return.
In more ways than one, 2011’s Adventures in Counter-Culture
proved to be a pivotal album for Columbus MC/producer and Weightless
Recordings founder Blueprint. As his first solo effort in six years, its
critical acclaim introduced him to a second audience who was unaware
that his discography ran as deep as a decade.
Local musicians to dress up/perform as David Bowie, The Cure, Daft Punk and Dwarves for Halloween, while MC Forty presents the Hip Hop flavored "Crack-O-Lantern" show, Surf bands get zombified at the Southgate and Hogscraper's delayed return goes down Saturday. Also, You, You Awesome to play free show Tuesday and Yallwire.com dominating Country artists Mason James and Dallas Moore team up in Cheviot.
Rapper Game's big artistic statement with new album cover? He just wants to smoke weed, go to church and not be made fun of for it. Plus, Wyclef takes break from charity controversy to post crass photo and Canadian band Headwater is making a mint playing on boats.
Pianist Alejandro Ziegler was only 12 years old when a
cerebral hemorrhage ended the brilliant career of fellow Argentine Astor
Piazzolla, the originator of Neuve Tango and one of the world’s most
revered musical giants.