A true "family band," the Last Bison feature frontman Ben Hardesty; his father, Dan; and his sister Annah, as well as brothers Jay and Andrew Benfante. The Virginia-based seven-piece folk outfit -- which also includes members Amos Housworthand Teresa Totheroh -- even titled their 2012 debut album 'Inheritance,' a fitting name for the musical chops handed down by family members.
AMC favorite 'Mad Men' features great writing, acting and cinematography, but the soundtrack should not be overlooked. Music plays a major role in the series, ending each episode and sometimes factoring into the plot lines, and it's safe to assume that it's a part of the ad man Don Draper's daily existence. Now, Don isn't exactly a rock 'n' roll guy -- remember the time h
Indie rock was in a state of flux as it approached the end of the 20th century. The guitar-based noise that helped shape the music in the early part of the '90s was disappearing by 1998. Only the warmed-over leftovers and copycats were still around by this point
Would you believe this relatively normal looking high-school kid would grow up to be a rock star who scared the living crap out of some people? Of course, he wasn't exactly sporting lightly tousled hair and a striped button-down shirt during his controversy-courting performances.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been making music since 1983. But it took another eight years until people started to pay attention. Thanks to a new record company, a bigger budget, a producer who knew what to do with them and more focused songwriting, 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik,' their fifth album, made them stars. They started making better videos around that time too. The
Formed in 1979 in Grangemouth, Scotland, Cocteau Twins are easily one of the most influential groups of their era. The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Robin Guthrie and vocalist Elizabeth Fraser, they helped usher in what would eventually be known as "dream-pop," and their discography features some of the most elegantly atmospheric songwriting and production you'll hear within the classic guitar-bass-drum-vocals setting
Believe it or not, there's such a thing in music as being too good-looking. If you were to make a graph with attractiveness on the X access and usefulness on the Y, you'd wind up with something like a bell curve: To a point, it pays to be pretty, but if you're a serious musician or songwriter and wish to be treated as such, your chiseled features and smokin' bod could prove problematic, especially in indie circles. Still d
You’ve seen them at parties, lurking in the corner, waiting to engage in battle disguised as conversation. They’re indie rock know-it-alls, and no matter what band or musician you mention, they’ve got an opinion — strong and almost certainly negative — ready to ram down your throat