Steeped in the heavy rock sound of Grand Funk Railroad, the James Gang and the Black Crowes, the Descending New Angels temper their classic influences with some alternative rock angst and blues rock passion.
Alex Church goes by the band name Sea Wolf, an appellation evocative of adventure and romance. Not a bad cue for the sound of his lush, poetic expeditions. Set sail with Church and his band during this acoustic in-studio session.
St. Vincent fuses experimental rock, melodic folk and dance sounds with the confidence of an artist at the top of her game.
The Rosewood Thieves get away with more than just the fine wood of a good guitar fret board. The New York band pinches from Nuggets-era garage rock, Beatles psychedelic-influenced pop, and even the Southern soul of Solomon Burke, while remaining true to their own spirit. They brought their beautiful brigandage to the Musical Merry-Go-Round for a live session.
Young, gifted and black, the Carolina Chocolate Drops aren't a novelty: They're proficient, ambitious ambassadors for the Carolinas' Piedmont string band tradition. Experience their foot-stomping sound during a live performance on KDHX.
Hollywood hillbillies Jason and the Punknecks kick up an acoustic racket with heavy twang and hard drinkin' harmonies.
A howling voice, a droning guitar, a floorboard lined with looping gizmos, and a restless lyrical sensibility like few other songwriters: That's Richard Buckner the performer; he brought his one-man, musical hypnosis treatment to KDHX.