Music

Deafheaven Finds Success in Defying Genres

Written by Josh Spanninga | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:51 |

Sometimes the best partnerships in music are forged in friendship. Just ask George Clark and Kerry McCoy, the core duo behind Deafheaven. While many other band members have come and gone, Clark and McCoy have remained a constant driving force of the band.

Lemonjello's Hosts Last Live Music Show Sept. 20

Written by Nolan Krebs | Tuesday, 09 September 2014 11:42 |

If you hadn’t heard, Holland got dealt a bummer at the end of August: Lemonjello’s will no longer be hosting live music following a final show Sept. 20.

After an 11-and-a-half-year run, owner Matthew Scott has decided to move on, citing a fizzling interest from bands and smaller turnouts for shows.

 

The Whigs Bring Live Performance Mentality to the Studio

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:43 |

The Nashville-based garage rock trio The Whigs pride themselves on their live performances. Accordingly, they're on the road pretty consistently, be it hitting the late night talk show circuit or sharing the stage with acts like MGMT, The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. 

Taking Back Sunday Rolls With the Changes

Written by Carly Plank | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:39 |

For melodic punk veterans Taking Back Sunday, second time's the charm. The group’s standards of success have risen dramatically with the release of their latest album, Happiness Is. This time, however, artistic freedom was more accessible than ever.

Making Sure Music Matters

Written by Anya Zentmeyer | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:30 |

ArtPrize turns up the volume for musicians with structural changes aimed to increase their exposure. “Half of the time when I would tell people about the piece they would say, ‘Oh, I didn’t know music was a category.’ So then I had to explain that to them instead of talking about the song or what I’m about and what I do,” said Bouwsma-Schultz, who won the $2,000 St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) award in rock/blues for her song, "In my Heart (To the Moon)."

Cage the Elephant Mixes Things Up with Latest Album

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 25 August 2014 13:52 |

Cage the Elephant's 2013 album, Melophobia, was approached a bit differently than previous records. As opposed to a strict collaborative effort from the very beginning, each of the band's members started writing music individually.

Kzoo Gets Some Chicago Love with Audiotree Music Festival

Written by Nolan Krebs | Monday, 25 August 2014 13:14 |

 Kalamazoo’s music scene might be battered, but it ain’t beat. Audiotree, the Chicago-based website and music company known for its stellar in-studio sessions, is bringing a well-deserved bump to town with its second-annual music festival.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Anywhere (But Here)" by Vagabonds

Written by Carlie Soule | Wednesday, 06 August 2014 23:23 |

Suddenly, at the blink of an eye, August is here and summer is fast approaching its end. With autumn drawing closer in, excitement forms as new expectations are made of what the next season will bring. Here to help with the transition is the track of the week, preaching adventure, change and moving forward.

Triumph Music Academy offers an innovative take on music lessons

Written by Jayson Bussa | Monday, 28 July 2014 13:13 |

Go ahead and holster your witty comparisons to Jack Black and the movie School of Rock when you are around James Hughes — he’s heard them before.

Les Claypool's Version of Kumbaya

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 28 July 2014 12:11 |

 Les Claypool is certainly best known for his role as lead vocalist and bassist for Primus. But Claypool is just as well known for his number of side projects and artistic endeavors, including the formation of supergroup Oysterhead, theme songs for "South Park" and Robot Chicken, a book, a movie and working alongside musicians from Tom Waits to Metallica.

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