See This: Drive-By Truckers
Georgia Southern rock quintet sizzles The Blue Note
Tenth studio album English Oceans is yet another consistent album filled with Southern-fried soul and thoughtful meditations on the Modern South.
Texan R&B artist SoMo to perform in CoMo
YouTube sensation delivers his serenades off-screen
With his online followers, a just-released self-titled second album and a slew of tours coming up, Texan R&B artiste SoMo is poised for success in 2014.
Review: Neon Trees
Utah alternative rockers keep comfort music cooking on third release, Pop Psychology
Neon Trees’ music is more memorable when the energy is high. It’s pristinely presented, vaguely catchy but ultimately a bit lacking in substance.
Columbia R&B artist Flexy bends but won't break
The MU senior talks performing, touring and making the grade
With a full-time class load in addition to working about 30 hours a week, MU student and local R&B artist Josh Teasley (better known as Flexy the Artist) says his music keeps him sane and moving forward.
See This: All Time Low
Maryland pop-punk quartet to rock The Blue Note
For more than a decade, pop-punk titan All Time Low has produced the ultimate soundtrack for an angsty Generation Y. Now, that generation can return the favor on Sunday by flooding The Blue Note to hear the group on its A Love Like tour.
Vocalist Nikki Hill shows her vintage roots
Nikki Hill creates old-school music with a modern twist
Funk, jazz and rock 'n' roll all find a place in this roots vocalist's repertoire. Her new album draws on flavors of the '50s, '60s and '70s as she channels Ray Charles and Etta James.
Columbia bands try to get stuck in your head
What these homegrown tunes sound like and where you can get them
Some of today’s local bands could be tomorrow’s superstars. Whatever level of fame these groups might reach, these latest releases have plenty of potential.
Local musicians set the tunes for films hitting theaters
Dubb Nubb and Lou Nevins get heard on the big screen
Some movie tunes exit the theater along with you after the credits roll. Now, two Columbia acts, indie sister trio Dubb Nubb and solo artist Lou Nevins, are trying to achieve earworm status on the soundtracks for upcoming films.
Curtis vs. Kanye: Our 50 cents
How have these two rap titans fared since their famous bet?
In 2007, 50 Cent announced he could sell more albums than Kanye, and if he didn’t, he would retire from rap. Vox checks in on the two giants to see how they’ve fared since their infamous feud.
See This: Run Boy Run
Arizona-based bluegrass band Run Boy Run takes the stage at Mojo’s
The band is made up of the Rolland brother-sister duo, the Sandoval sisters and a college friend. Then Matt Rolland married Bekah Sandoval this past summer. Got all that? From this complicated family web comes an atypical folk band headed to Columbia on its second national tour.
Brett Dennen and Foy Vance: BFFs take the Stage
The Blue Note can’t handle this bromance
These musicians compliment each other with their different takes on their folk music; plus, their bromance is adorable.
Mid by Midwest
Missouri bands get weird in Austin at the SXSW festival
“It’s like a spring break for bands,” says Brian Roberts, frontman for the Kansas City-based rock group Ha Ha Tonka.
Inside tracks: The Bridge owner Wes Wingate
Columbia venue owner has a list of artists he’d love to book
Take a look at 10 songs that speak to Wingate, all of which are by musicians he would love to book at The Bridge.
The Fray's, Helios: Track-by-track review
A track-by-track review
(Web Exclusive) Denver’s chief purveyors of piano-based pop music stretch out a bit on their fourth release, Helios.
Dierks Bentley's 7 things
Country's bad boy reflects on his life during the making of his seventh studio album, Riser
Here are seven things you need to know about Bentley and his seventh studio album, Riser.
In the garage: Please Feed the Animals
The Columbia group gets grungy going back to basics
The grimy charm of the apartment mirrors the music produced within. Please Feed the Animals’ music is primal and stripped.
I Want Your Six: Willy Braun
Reckless Kelly's frontman answers our questions
Musician Willy Braun and his band of brothers (one bound by blood, the rest by music) steps up to the mic this Friday at The Blue Note. Find out his answers on everything from his dream collaboration to tour necessities.
Album review: The Jezabels The Brink
The Jezabels combine somber lyrics with toe-tapping tempos
We’ve all been sucked into the Top-40 songs about never getting back together, makin’ it rain and wrecking balls. So sometimes it can be hard to go outside of your musical comfort zone. But The Brink will get all you proud pop lovers singing about life as it really is, even the tough stuff.
Man Man returns returns
This band from Philly is back in Columbia after six years
Man Man is a band all about gatherings, especially joyful ones. On-the-fly covers, singers wearing dresses and endless encores are what make every show an unpredictable and exuberant experience. That experience is coming to Mojo's tonight.
Eclectic performers spice up jazz joint
Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen has music on the menu
Get your music fix while satisfying your Cajun cravings at Jazz. If the food isn't spicy enough, the music definitely is.