Cincinnati's Walk The Moon, have been all the rage AGAIN this year at SXSW in Austin. Just such a fun band, playing for standing room only crowds in Austin. Their RCA debut should be out by June and will be a future CD of the month at WNKU.
Bruce Springsteen was the keynote speaker at last week's SXSW Music Festival. He delivered a truly memorable and inspiring speech that is a must hear. Do yourself a favor and take the time to watch this awesome address.
SXSW has been busy like always, just incredible world class music everywhere you go. Ruthie Foster was amazing and I hope that people really get out to see her "family band" which is her cousin and a friend, that round out a KILLER power trio.
A staple of "Bands To Watch" lists far and wide, Alabama Shakes sure didn't shrink under the open Texas skies during NPR Music's 2012 SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday night. Armed with a bright new batch of songs from the forthcoming Boys & Girls — not to mention booming, shout-along standbys like "Hold On" — lead singer Brittany Howard seemed to feed off a crowd 2,000 strong and packed to the exits. Commanding the spotlight with a generous set worthy of a headliner, Alabama Shakes ought to get used to playing for this many people in years to come.