Cheyenne Mize has been at the receiving end of a lot of praise and no small amount of opportunities since releasing her first SonaBLAST! project, Before Lately. The New York Times described her music as “tough, dreamy, cloudy-sky country and chamber pop,” with a “rare voice, sweet without being cloying, and weary without hopelessness.” She has a new record, Among The Grey, released last June to promote. Tickets are only $5.
Scott Carney of Wax Fang both inspired (with “Majestic”)and scored the 150th episde of “American Dad”; subsequently, he got busy on The Astronaut, described as “A space-rock opera in three movements concerning the fate of a lone space traveler, separated from his vessel, swallowed by a black hole and transformed into a celestial super being, THE ASTRONAUT is an ode to the wonder, the majesty, and the horror of the universe.” The project will be released on January 28.
The now-Brooklyn-based Phantom Family Halo returns to its hometown with a show at The New Vintage on November 12, along with headliner Coliseum, plus Early Age and White Reaper. From the announcement:
“Since their relocation to Brooklyn, THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO have released When I Fall Out on Knitting Factory Records. THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO has shared stages and/or toured with Acid Mothers Temple, Lydia Lunch, Slint, The For Carnation, Guru Guru, Hawkwind. Black Angels, Black Mountain, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Roky Erickson.”
Show time is 7 p.m., tickets are $8.
WFPK Music Director Kyle Meredith was featured on “DJ Sessions” on New Orleans’ WWNO and talked about Louisville music. He plugged a number of Louisville musicians (Wax Fang, Cheyenne Mize, Cabin, Dave Moisan) in the process plus made some generalizations that others might not agree with, along with a couple of goofs. Interesting listen and/or read.
Whistle Peak’s new video for “Longrun,” an unreleased tune from last April’s Put To Flight release, got posted on the MTV Hive site. You can watch it there – with commentary – or you can watch it here:
As was noted yesterday in this space, all the cool kids are focused on Cropped Out, coming this weekend. In this case, the “cool kids” range from J. L. Puckett at the C-J to American Gloam’s (presumably) Brine to Sam Benati in yesterday’s LEO and maybe a few others. Each of them has a particular take on the DIY extravaganza, so you can pick and choose your previewers as well as the bands you might want to see.