Danny Ross the government employee has a had a rough week. Danny Ross, the Beatles-inspired singer-songwriter, has had a week of new found freedom. Before embarking on a mini East Coast tour (the “Laid Off Tour”) that begins on the last night of CMJ, Danny took a few minutes out of his recently opened schedule to chat about the music industry, its position in a suffocated economy, and what CMJ really means to musicians.
Based in San Diego, rising post-punk band Tropical Popsicle weave intimate melodies and pop hooks under a blanket of lo-fi haze. We spoke with Tim and Chase after their Cake Shop performance about their sound, a penchant for fog machines, and opening for Lana Del Ray. Read the interview and grab a free mp3 from the band after the jump…
One of country music’s great traditionalists, Trace Adkins has carried the torch for old-school country during the recent times of trendy pop-country. Mixing elements of honky-tonk, gospel, blues and rock, Adkins has stood tall with his own style, refusing to bend to whatever new fad comes along.
Southern pop rockers Parachute got their start int he college town of Charlottesville, Virgina when the band members were still in high school. In 2005 they released their first EP, titled One Small Step. Listening to “Kiss Me Slowly” off of their newest LP The Way It Was, it’s impressive to see how far the group has come.