We are back in the U.S.A. this week on Retrofit, celebrating the 4th of July weekend with a combustible box of fireworks including surprises and rarities from Johnny Cash, Cat Power, John Prine, Spinal Tap, James Brown, and many more.
In the age of musical prefixes (alt-this, post-punk that, neo-, retro-, psych-, etc.), it’s nice to have a band that plays it from the heart with fire in the belly.
One recurring element in pop music that never fails to amuse me is something I call a “talk down,” in which the artist stops singing and opts instead for a mid-song spoken word interlude that lays it all out for the listener. Here are 13 notable examples.
Join OpenAir's Keefer Fulgham and Jessi Whitten on Saturday, June 7 at Meininger Art Supply for the SESH, a free program curated by the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase (UMS) featuring five music industry professionals sharing their experiences in marketing music and events.
Last week Playboy.com tweeted their review of Neko Case's excellent 2013 record. They claimed she is "breaking the mold of what women in the music industry should be," and the musician quickly took offense.