Local acoustic rocker Bob Cushing is celebrating his 20th year as a professional musician with a show Sunday at the Blue Note in Price Hill. Other highlights are Foxy Shazam's Snow Show and the Dubkids and Noah Hunt hosting homecomings.
Elia Einhorn got a lesson in music journalism with the release of his first album under the banner of the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir six years ago. The Welsh born/Chicago reared singer/songwriter found some interesting feedback in a local review. "One critic here in Chicago, who I had idolized and loved his column, hated it and the reasons he didn't like it was he thought we sounded too much like other groups — specifically Belle and Sebastian — and he said it was too British a record for a Chicago band," Einhorn says with a laugh.
While still just below the radar in the U.S., Afterhours are musical icons in their homeland of Milan, Italy, routinely reaching the Top 10 on the Italian charts. A steady stream of annual stateside appearances, as well as good musical friends like former Afghan Whig Greg Dulli, have helped raised their profile.