In preparation for this weekend's MidPoint Music Festival, I met up with John Crowell and Caitlin Behlefrom Each Note Secure to talk about what local bands are on their must-see lists and how to best prepare for the fest.
The album antivis the third full-length release from experimental art-musician, umin.
Umin’s music is dominated by baritone ukulele explorations and digital sequencing of various sound forms. The compositions are non-linear, non-objective and are tied to little, if any, musical conventions. The tracks are at times hypnotic, meditative and frantically unsettling.
Local music icons Karin Bergquist and Linford Detwiler, better known as Over the Rhine, have a new CD coming out (“Meet Me at The Edge of the World”) and a live concert at Coney Island on September 13. They stopped by our studios for a talk with Ron Esposito about the new music and what fans will hear at the Coney Island event.
In a recent review, I compared Moonbow’s first album The End of Time to a roller coaster. If that metaphor stands true, then the album new again by The Happy Maladies is the merry-go-round – and this ride is missing a gear or two; and the ride, and its operator, have a few screws loose.