Monthly Archives: February 2011

Young Dibiase Releases Trilogy

Young Dibiase has just released his latest long-player, Trilogy, part three to his Million Dollar Dream series, via all digital retailers and locally at Ear X-Tacy and Better Days. The Radcliff resident has long used his music as a jumpoff point to bring awareness to sickle cell anemia, of which Dibiase is a survivor. While […]

Dr. John, Meters reunion at Bonnaroo

One of the more exciting announcements to be made for this year’s Bonnaroo is the news that Dr. John will be reuniting with The Meters for a new take on their 1974 album and festival-inspiring Desitively Bonnaroo. The relatively forgotten classic, hot on the heels of his biggest album, In The Right Place, paired the […]

Arcade Fire in Indy, Memphis

Arcade Fire has filled out dates for its spring U.S. tour, including Indianapolis (outdoor) and Memphis (theater). Currently, tickets for both dates remain available, but notice the string of “Sold Out” tags on the dates that have been announced for a while. Run, don’t walk. —Damien McPherson 4/9: Broomfield, CO; 1st Bank Center * 4/11: […]

Booker T., The Roots join forces

Last time around, Booker T. won a Grammy for his work with Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young. This time, he’s gone to Philly for the treatment (and snare drums) only The Roots can provide. The Road From Memphis features guest appearances from Yim Yames, Sharon Jones, Lou Reed and Matt Berninger of The National and […]

Asian Dub Foundation, “History of Now”

Eesh. Let’s mash a handful of the most intense genres and max out the volume while shotgunning Red Bulls in tallboys. Ladies and Gentlemen, the new album from Asian Dub Foundation. They’re described as a hybrid of dub, “rapcore” and hardcore punk with Pakistani, Indian and Caribbean influences. Let’s paraphrase Miles Davis: Sometimes it’s not […]

Radiohead, “Lotus Flower”

We’ve all heard and each have a different opinion of the latest long player from Radiohead. Most friends and other music cognoscenti have responded with a general Kanye shrug, though repeated listens continue to reward for this writer. From the ashes of the responses, however, came the video for “Lotus Flower,” and because the interwebs […]

Review: Ultra Pulverize, “Underground Vol. 1”

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but this odds and sods collection from locals Ultra Pulverize should have mostly stayed in the closet or hard drive it was compiled from. From generally bad sonics to the degenerative barking closing out a couple tracks, none of this has the fun or humor of […]

Lucky Pineapple call it quits

Did not want to log on to el Facebook to this: “After nearly 7 years, Lucky Pineapple has decided to cease to exist… As a band, anyway. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has made the last 6+ years of playing music together far more awesome than any of us ever imagined it would be. […]

Galoots to record Bowling Green show

Bluegrass quartet The Galoots perform Feb. 25 at Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, and singer-guitarist Shannon Lawson says the concert will be immortalized on a live album to be released digitally via CD Baby later this year. The group, which features Steve Cooley and Larry Raney (Hog Operation) and Mike Schroeder, have performed several […]

New K. Tranza album is bicoastal

K. Tranza‘s Feb. 17 solo set at Zanzabar teased some of the material the group will include on its forthcoming album. Singer and guitarist Matt Langley is working with Neil Dey (Foreign Oranges) and engineer Jeremy Scherer, both of whom now call Portland home, for two releases, one 7” single and a proper full-length later […]