Roadkill Ghost Choir's sound has elements of rock and folk, and lyrics that have memorable characters and stories. Andrew Shepard started the band almost randomly, and RGC has so far enjoyed gigs at music festivals and TV appearances, and will head out on the road not long after LouFest to promote its new album "In Tongues."
Cody ChesnuTT hasn’t had a typical music career. His debut, self-recorded double album "The Headphone Masterpiece" came out in 2002 and received a lot of love and recognition, both from rock critics and neo-soul and hip-hop listeners. But aside from an EP and a few single tracks, he didn’t put out a new album until 2012.
The Cure and Joy Division, with their upbeat, yet dark, sonic moods were a breeding place for the current wave of moody, atmospheric bands like The Foreign Resort.
With KDHX about to move to Grand Center I thought it would be fun to tell you one of my favorite stories from when I was sound engineer for a show called "Sounds About Town." It was on Thursday nights and the mission was to give away tickets and play music from upcoming gigs.
Lou Reed's body of work goes back to the underground of New York City in the mid '60s. While the West Coast was doing acid, NYC was using speed: sunshine and beaches vs. dark, cramped basements and alleyways; bubbly art vs. intellectualism. Reed's music reflected that environment and the way he experienced it.
Little Comets got their first record deal in 2009 and their first singles and got a lot of praise right out of the gate.
If you listened to college radio in the '80s you had probably already heard the Dead Milkmen before the video for "Punk Rock Girl" hit MTV in 1988.
Free Energy is an exuberant Philadelphia-based rock band that plays the kind of pop-rock that sounds perfect in a stadium or a club.
I host "Train of Thought" every Friday 3-5 a.m. Central on 88.1 KDHX. As usual, I had a good time putting together my list of top 10 albums and singles of the year.
It's safe to say that just about everyone knows Primus. You might not own every disc or have seen the band live, but you've probably caught a video on MTV for "Mr Krinkle" or "My Name Is Mud," or maybe you've caught one of bass player/singer Les Claypool's many side projects.