An acoustic driven New York City band with Kentucky roots stopped by our studios at WNKU on the way to play at SXSW.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with the lead singers of 2/3 Goat, Ryan Dunn and Northern Kentucky University grad Annalyse McCoy .
Cincinnati's Walk The Moon, have been all the rage AGAIN this year at SXSW in Austin. Just such a fun band, playing for standing room only crowds in Austin. Their RCA debut should be out by June and will be a future CD of the month at WNKU.
Bruce Springsteen was the keynote speaker at last week's SXSW Music Festival. He delivered a truly memorable and inspiring speech that is a must hear. Do yourself a favor and take the time to watch this awesome address.
SXSW has been busy like always, just incredible world class music everywhere you go. Ruthie Foster was amazing and I hope that people really get out to see her "family band" which is her cousin and a friend, that round out a KILLER power trio.
Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 11:03 am
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A staple of "Bands To Watch" lists far and wide, Alabama Shakes sure didn't shrink under the open Texas skies during NPR Music's 2012 SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday night. Armed with a bright new batch of songs from the forthcoming Boys & Girls — not to mention booming, shout-along standbys like "Hold On" — lead singer Brittany Howard seemed to feed off a crowd 2,000 strong and packed to the exits. Commanding the spotlight with a generous set worthy of a headliner, Alabama Shakes ought to get used to playing for this many people in years to come.
Staring out across the sea of people crowding an outdoor band shell in Austin, Sharon Van Etten practically dared her audience to pipe down and listen as she held long, cooing notes. She had the guts to trot out tiny delicacies like the spare ballad "Kevin's Way," complemented perfectly by the gorgeous backing vocals of Heather Broderick.
Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 7:59 am
People are often a little fuzzy on exactly what Paul Williams did. Maybe they know he wrote "The Rainbow Connection," and maybe they remember that in the 1970s, he did practically every celebrity TV show from Hollywood Squares to Circus Of The Stars to, over and over and over, The Tonight Show.