Since forming as a band while students at UNC in 1997, Roman Candle has seen their share of different types of record deals, tours and music projects.
Metrics Of Affection
For most rising bands, the matter of continuing success is primarily a question of “Will people keep listening and coming to shows?” For Bombadil’s Daniel Michalak it was a concern of “Will I ever be able to play again?”
No One In Control
As a boy growing up in Atlanta, Jordan Jeffares would lie on his bed and listen to music on his headphones for hours. “I don’t know, I was just one of those people,” says Jordan, the musician and songwriter known by his band/moniker Snowden.
Clarksdale: The Birthplace
Of The Blues
To truly embrace the music heritage of the South, you have to go a step beyond big-city meccas such as Nashville, Memphis, Austin and New Orleans. These cities have earned their distinctions as must-visit destinations for any true music enthusiast, but the joys of music tourism in the South are the authenticity and history that can also be found in a variety of smaller towns — such as Clarksdale, Mississippi.
One of the bands that we caught up with at this year’s SXSW was The Rocketboys. After reflecting on their career and discussing the new album they are currently working on, we thought we’d share some of our conversation with lead singer Brandon Kinder.
In our fast-paced, consumer-centric world, more and more people are looking for reasons to slow down – to actually experience something, instead of indiscriminant consumption. In the realm of music culture, nothing epitomizes that desire more than vinyl – appealing to those who take the time to listen, whether playing a record alone in the still of the evening or letting the turntable warmly exude its sounds over the communal clanking of forks and exuberant laughter.
Record Store Day
Perusing a record store in Nashville is one of the most quintessential experiences – and city-specific pleasures – of living in Music City.
We vividly remember the first time we heard Wild Cub – the Nashville-based band formed in 2012 by Keegan DeWitt and Jeremy Bullock. We had just listened to Alabama Shakes bring down the house at Billy Reid’s annual Shindig, and what followed at the after party was supposed to be just the bonus part of the night.