Eclectic Indie/Alt Rock trio Voodoo Loons (who claim residence in both Cincinnati, OH and Donegal, Ireland) are guaranteeing that their latest album, The Criminal Ear, is better than Songs of Innocence, the new U2 album Apple recently spammed 500 million iTunes accounts with.
“It’s been a few weeks now”, explains Loons guitarist/singer Dennis O’Hagan, “we’ve had a chance to listen to Songs of Innocence and let it soak in. Not to be cocky, and with all due respect to U2… but The Criminal Ear is simply a better album. It sounds better, the songs are better, and we’re sure people would agree if only they’d hear it for themselves… But in today’s environment, that’s the trick, isn’t it?” Read more
Sonny Knight & The Lakers
Photo by Nick Kozel
Sonny Knight & The Lakers with Ricky Nye
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
7:30pm doors, 8pm show, $8 adv, $10 dos, Buy Tickets
On April 29, 2014, the debut album from Sonny Knight & The Lakers, I’m Still Here, was released by Secret Stash Records on LP, CD, and digitally.
In person, Sonny Knight defies his 65 years of age. When he talks, his low gravely voice betrays the roundness of his singing. His smile and gestures radiate youthful energy with the reassuring confidence of a captain or pilot; they bring a sense of ease rather than being brash. He is a natural performer, even on a cold Thursday night in Secret Stash’s basement recording studio. Standing in a rehearsal room, framed by old guitar amps, instruments, and blanket covered walls, Sonny stands up to the mic to lay down the vocal track for “I’m Still Here (Pt. 2).” Despite his drab surroundings, eyes closed, he performs for an invisible audience. His body moves in rhythm, arms jabbing like a boxer before a fight. Read more