For electronic dance music to work in a concert setting – as a live spectacle that you would actually pay concert prices to see – the bar, in my mind, is pretty high. You need good mixes and well-wrung beats, sure, but the music can’t stand on its own – especially seeing as it’s […]
When the previous generation of electronic dance music artists were presiding over high-BPM mixes and X-ed out dance parties, the future members of Big Gigantic were soaking up … other stuff. If you’ve heard Big Gigantic, it might surprise you a little to learn that as young musicians in the late ’90s and early 2000s […]
Less than two years after a snowy night in Cleveland gave birth to a friendship, a band and a hit song all in the same night, SomeKindaWonderful already has the vibe and assuredness of a band in command of its sound and its direction.
Rarely does such a visible change to a band’s lineup feel this refreshingly status-quo. Flyleaf is still Flyleaf, and that’s a good thing.
This past Wednesday, Kansas City’s 96.5 the Buzz threw another Kegs and Eggs concert at The Tank Room. The two bands featured were Ballyhoo! and Lucius, and the intimate venue proved a good setting for both. I spoke briefly with Afentra, 96.5 the Buzz’s morning radio host, about throwing these free concerts for their listeners.
ZZ Ward broke into the airwaves with her hit single, “Put the Gun Down.” The singer songwriter impressed listeners with her powerful, soulful vocals blended with hip hop-tinged rhythms. Ward has since been busy on the road, promoting her debut album and swiftly gaining in popularity and acclaim. ZZ Ward recently took a break from her busy schedule to speak to Bethany at Midcoast Station in between a day of double Kansas City performances. Ward spoke about her music, guest contributors and life on the road with her puppy, Buddy (who also joined for the interview).
Named a 2013 Artist to Watch by Billboard and MTV, Robert DeLong has taken the music scene by storm since releasing his debut album, Just Movement, in February of this year. He’s already played almost every major music festival in the U.S. (including Coachella and multiple shows at SXSW) and completely refined the EDM category by blending dance elements with heavy drum influence, introspective lyrics and manipulated game controllers.
Midcoast Station was fortunate enough to interview Robert between shows and talk touring, signing with Glassnote, and his quest to meet Hulk Hogan.
Right in the heart of Fishtown sits the gem of Philly’s live music scene, Johnny Brenda’s. One of the best small venues for over ten years, the place feels like a shrunken down gothic opera theater with a balcony overlooking a turn of the century burlesque club. I often leave feeling like the bands I’ve […]
It took five years after the release of Versus the World’s debut album for the abrasive pop-punk band – founded by former Ataris bassist Mike Davenport — to get together for another record. It took another two years for that second record – this year’s Drink. Sing. Live. Love. — to get released. So what […]
Further Seems Forever has been through its fair share of change. From their initial debut, to two lineup changes and dismantling this band already had quite the story. The story has come back full circle as the original members of the band had reconnected and worked hard to produce a new album, Penny Black, and set off on […]
I had the pleasure to check in with Gregory Alan Isakov via phone interview to see how his summer tour was going and when we can expect a new album. After a long stretch of shows and a few dates playing with the Lumineers in Texas Isakov is working on finishing the newest album which […]