There’s a case to be made that musicians often draw on
their acting skills as performers and that actors channel their inner
Rock star when working a crowd. Chris Isaak has totally blurred the line
between those two constructs.
If the historic Emery Theatre had a voice,
it was a distant echo ricocheting off of boarded-up buildings and
dissolving into the background, unheard by Cincinnati for the nine years
its doors were closed. Lately, however, the Emery is a murmur growing
louder among art enthusiasts.
Homemade Drugs are in it to win it, all
the way. Moving through life’s social insecurities and uneasiness,
somewhere in that space, amongst the unwanted furniture, is a plan. Homemade Drugs are grabbing their moment
and not looking back, only ahead. Ahead to Saturday’s release of their
self-titled, self-released 10-song album. Ahead to vinyl plans, which are forming
nicely with Youngstown, Ohio’s Lion’s Care Recordings. Ahead to whatever
Papadosio is one of Livetronica’s current leading lights, known for its
hypnotic aura and creative, inspired multimedia live shows, which are
crafted with the band’s own lights and video backdrop designers.
Unless you’ve seen Delta Spirit before, there is no way
you are fully prepared for one of its concerts. Not so much a raging,
thrashing party as just a gentle, bouncing ocean of people, the crowd’s
vibe at a Delta Spirit concert is transcendent, almost spiritual.
James McMurtry has gone from strength to strength in the past 23 years, compiling an estimable catalog of eight studio
albums and a pair of stellar live recordings as proof of his compelling
Very few people fit the true definition of prodigy, but
Joe Bonamassa could be the poster child for prodigies. By age 7, after
three short years of playing guitar, Bonamassa was regurgitating
note-perfect renditions of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.