When She & Him follow Sunflower Bean into Denver for shows promoting new albums during an unseasonably warm late spring, this twofer only means one thing, it’s getting hotter in here.
Having grown past Twentytwo, NYC indie trio Sunflower Bean’s Headful of Sugar finds them inevitably taking on “late capitalism”. Cue the retro-disco beats.
David Bowie’s Hunky Dory is self-conscious about artifice and image. It maintains a resounding undercurrent of human longing for connection and recognition.
No misplaced macho nonsense. No self-righteous pomposity. The Darkness hit the dress-up box hard, knock out some killer riffs, and are laugh out loud funny while they’re doing it.
With over 100 classical musicians and choristers, MIKA has ventured to the Royal Opera of Versailles to re-record orchestral versions of his biggest hits.
Fifty years ago, T. Rex released their most successful album, Electric Warrior, helping kick off the glam rock movement. Marc Bolan leaped from playing rock to being a rock star.
Royston Langdon possesses the rare gift of applying a glam varnish to small, personable songs while somehow not drowning them in theatrics.
Thank whatever deity you may believe in for the return of both androgyny and people of color to rock music. Or just listen to Tony & the Kiki.