There’s a lot of children’s music that seems to operate on the premise that banality is just fine for little kids, and then there’s Turkey Andersen.
It simply seemed like a nice gesture this week when Tim McGraw said he would donate 100 percent of the proceeds from his performance July 17 in Hartford to Sandy Hook Promise.
As much as Connecticut’s music scene has grown and strengthened over the years, there haven’t been a lot of bands carrying a flag for dance-pop with a new wave edge. Glamour Assassins fills that void.
Truth be told, the fuss over Sufjan Stevens’ music has always mystified me. Sure, some of the Christmas songs are clever, but most of his work comes across as self-consciously precious.
After heading to Austin for SXSW each of the past 13 years, I’m not going to make it to this year’s festival, happening March 17-22. But here are some of the acts I’d want to see if I were going
After scrapping around western Massachusetts for a few years as Orange Television, singer and guitarist Howard Feibusch and bassist Myles Heff moved to Brooklyn, where they changed their name and shed their grunge-y sound.
Now here’s a publicity stunt: Father John Misty this morning claimed that he was introducing a new streaming music service, “Streamline Audio Protocol,” or SAP, to debut his forthcoming album “I Love You, Honeybear.”
We see it every four years: would-be presidential nominees striding into the national spotlight, accompanied by songs they clearly didn’t listen to closely enough.
Without discounting the importance of the bands themselves, it’s fair to say that Chip McCabe has played a major role in building momentum for the local music scene in Connecticut, through “Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show” when he still worked for CT1 Media, and also the CT Music Awards and Emerge Festival, which returns March 6-7 at The Space in…