New Albany rock band Ranger got a lengthy writeup by Michael Tierney at Insiderlouisville, on the occasion of the release of their new album, The Bard, engineered by Kevin Ratterman. With audio clips. Take a look.
Wax Fang’s latest rock opera, The Astronaut, got a positive review at Todayonline.com, scoring 3.5 out of a possible 5. The record will be released on January 28.
Kevin Sedelmeier at Louisville.com has a review of the recent Bare Naked Ladies show at the Palace. His first paragraph – “Going to a Barenaked Ladies concert is a little like going to a really good high school reunion. You see old friends, reminisce, talk about what you’ve been doing lately, share some laughs, and forget your worries for a while. For those thirty- and forty-somethings in the crowd Saturday night at the Louisville Palace where BNL played in support of their latest record Grinning Streak, it was both a trip back to high school and college and well as a glimpse into a bright future.” – perfectly validates commercial radio’s segmentation-by-decade strategy. It was Music of the Nineties at the Palace.
UPDATED [This preview was originally posted incorrectly on August 12. We apologize for the error.]Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have been making many waves in the ionosphere of late, primarily in the FM frequency. They’ve also been garnering more and more attention at the national level, helped along by the Grammy win for BeEst Long Form Music Video for the documentary film Big Easy Express, which was about the tour the group was on with Mumford and Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show in 2011. They have a just-released, self-titled CD, featuring the tune “Better Days,” already getting airplay on WFPK. They’ll return to the Iroquois Amphitheatre along with Willy Mason on August 26. Tickets are $30.