Young Blood showcases Marcus King’s masterful ability to wring all the emotion out of a note and hit listeners between the ears with a double-headed weapon.
BottleRock 2022 has proven to be one of the US’ most pleasing festivals, with its diverse musical lineup, fabulous weather, and eclectic food and beverages.
The best new artists are pushing boundaries as popular music becomes less genre-focused. New artists are forging new identities, rather than occupying the convenient marketing categories of the past.
Marcus King has a raw ache in his throat that makes him sound as if he's coarsely whispering the words. Even when he's singing about a "Young Man's Dream", King's vocals suggest the experience of age.
There's a Gen-X revival in the air that conjures that rebellious feeling when the Black Crowes were kicking ass and taking names as rock 'n' roll upstarts with a deep background in the blues.