The sound of The Power and The Glory seems to have launched from left field. A band sprung from some unfamiliar place yet wielding the sonic prowess of a group exhibiting the tight and right sounds of grizzled music veterans (which collectively, they are).
The five-song EP Chronic Town was R.E.M.’s debut, released on August 24, 1982. This date marked the introduction of something completely different, changing the American music landscape forever. The band soon became college rock architects and icons.
McDuffie prompted Mills to create a piece which they could perform together. In short order, Mills came up with Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra. It’s an incredible concerto considering the life he’s led through rock music. Fans were able to delve deep into Mills’ creative mind, as well as find those recognizable R.E.M. nuggets from yore.
Live Review: Bourbon & Beyond Music Fest (Day 3 Highlights), 9/17/22 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville (First-person diversion: My bride and I belong to the Crowded House-loving ilk, of which there are many members. Our love of the band stretches back to our courtin’ days. I […]
Trent Reznor claims, “Adrian Belew is the most awesome musician in the world,” and Frank Zappa once chimed, “Adrian Belew reinvented the electric guitar!”
This song has always really been a romantic ballad and not many people realize it, so maybe after tonight they will.
Live Review: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s Voodoo Threauxdown Tour with Tank and the Bangas, Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels, and more at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, 6/22/22 For those in the crowd on this ninety-degree-plus evening in Atlanta who have not been to New Orleans…this was their first […]
Garrett and the Oils have been waving the flag for human rights, anti-war, and pro-environment issues throughout the entire tenure of the band. On the latest album RESIST, they have stuck to their issues of social change, with a laser focus on the need for environmental protections.
Throughout her 50-year career, Raitt has been a bastion of activism, supporting such causes as the Vietnam antiwar movement in the 70s, to No Nukes rallies, pro-environmental stances, all the while fighting for social justice and human rights.
The sound of the ‘Cuffs has matured and evolved since the first release some 16 years ago. On Rails, their fourth studio album, the band visits a glam/indie/solid 70s universe, creating a fresh edge on each track.