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RAP LEGEND Wednesday, January 7
Hip-hop hero and pioneering rapper Doug E. Fresh is known as The Human Beat Box, bestowed due to his mad skills for using his mouth to emulate drum machines and other weird effects. In the early …
QWEL SERVES UP THE RHYME CONTROL Wednesday, January 14
I have said on occasion that I can't abide hip-hop,
 but this is not exactly true. So here is some 
 clarification. At the age of 12, I was captivated by Sugar Hill Gang's "Rappers Delight," so much so that I bought the 12-inch, flipped it …
MUSIC Wednesday, January 14
When he was preparing to create his latest album, Toska, Red Mouth spent months fretting over budget restraints and other recording monotony. In the last month of production and completion, though, …
FOREVER DEAD Wednesday, January 21
In the late ’60s, when The Grateful Dead were mixing up their crackling blend of electric blues rock, feedback-drenched jams and full-tilt musique concrète explorations, keyboardist Tom …
CLASSICAL Thursday, December 4, 2014
If you cringe every time someone starts howling “Hallelujah!” at the top of their lungs this holiday season, don’t blame God (or Cohen or Buckley) – blame Handel! Composed in …
AMERICANA DELUXE Thursday, December 4, 2014
Before his death in 1991, Gamble Rogers had become a near-mythical figure for his folk songs and stories celebrating his beloved Florida. Rogers was known as an encouraging force for up-and-coming …
SMOOTH OPERATORS Thursday, December 4, 2014
While Folio Weekly sees them as “Steely Dan without the hip, jazz chord progressions and dark, cerebral lyrics,” Hall & Oates are undoubtedly kings of blue-eyed soulful rock of the …
HORROR BUSINESS Thursday, December 4, 2014
The originators of “horror punk” slither into Underbelly this week. Slamming through psychobilly chord progressions and choking out dark lyrics, The Misfits are the O.G.’s …
FIDDLIN' ABOUT Thursday, January 29
Violin virtuoso Daniel D. first picked up the instrument at age 12. After graduating from Charleston School of the Arts, he immediately began his life as a touring musician, and has since garnered an …
ERSATZ BOLD AS LOVE Wednesday, February 4
The tribute band is a peculiar phenomenon of popular culture mashing adoration, musical and visual emulation, and a good dose of kitsch. The Athens, Georgia, trio Gimme Hendrix – guitarist Eric …