Embracing the hustle and bustle of South by Southwest
On the short drive from Chapel Hill to Raleigh last September en route to the 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival, an exciting yet startling thought crossed my mind: I was preparing to jump on to a moving train. Read More
Ex Hex is a new rock trio that will its debut album later this year. The band’s seven-inch single, “Hot and Cold,” will be released on March 18 on Merge Records.
Dive staff writer Stephanie Zimmerman spoke with bandleader Mary Timothy about the band, some of its visual aesthetics and her own musical background.
Skaters’ Manhattan chronicles life in New York City as it transports listeners to the city by mixing natural city-scape sounds with low-tone vocals and garage pop riffs. Manhattan’s sound, although varied and at times confusing, mirrors NYC’s chaotic nature.
Shaun White made an album. Yes, Shaun White, the snowboarder. The two-time Olympic gold medalist-turned-guitarist and four others, including former Augustana member Jarod Palomar released a self-titled album in January under the moniker Bad Things.
Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, has combined her electric rock roots with a multitude of other influences to create an album with a remarkably distinct sound.
Gardens & Villa
It’s been three years since the promising debut album of the pop rock band Gardens & Villa. With its latest Dunes, the group has crafted a similarly pleasing and bouncy record that remains consistently catchy and enjoyable.
The trailer for Liam Neeson’s newest action movie, “Non-Stop,” is misleading. A gruff-voiced Neeson, ominous text overlays and quick cuts of punches, gunfire and explosions presumably foretell “Taken” on a plane. But “Non-Stop” does its best — with reasonable success — to break out of that mold.
Son of God
Jesus Christ is the son of God. That’s what “Son of God” aims to convey to audiences everywhere. Its goal is to tell the story of the famous, consistently debated, essential historical figure.
“In Secret” is a 19th century period drama that unearths the complexities of overwhelming desire and strict societal duty.
In music, change is a double-edged sword. On one hand, evolution is necessary. In order to stay relevant, artists must constantly refine and alter their sound to offer something fresh and current to their audience.Read More