All posts by Aaron Davis
Talkin’ tunes with ‘Morning Music’ host
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The glue to Wyoming’s music scene is Wyoming Public Radio, reflecting the colorful character of the state yet keeping a finger on the national pulse. WPR program director and Morning Music host Grady...
- Posted October 1, 2014
MUSIC BOX: SAVOY harvests massive bass
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – When a tour is dubbed “Mo Lasers Mo Problems,” its legit to guess that there’s going to be some electronic-induced dance grooves pumping from the speakers. Utilizing a dub-step, synth-triggered sub-bass sound as...
- Posted September 24, 2014
MUSIC BOX: Katchafire ignites Garter
Jackson Hole, Wyoming — Bob Marley’s tune “Catch a Fire” is often interpreted as means to light up a spliff, but New Zealand’s pop-reggae septet knows that beneath the surface, “fire” refers to the fires of...
- Posted September 17, 2014
MUSIC BOX: ODESZA thumps TGR; Rowdy Foxes at Tav
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – When Harrison Mills (a.k.a. CatacombKid) and Clayton Knight (a.k.a. BeachesBeaches) graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham in 2012, it was unfathomable that in the near future they would be performing as ODESZA,...
- Posted September 10, 2014
MUSIC BOX: Jackson turns 100, Skynyrd turns 40
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Anthemic and hard rocking, slow burning and lyrically meditative while often threading excessive triple-guitar assaults, the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd defines hard Southern rock. Even beyond the biggest hits (“Free Bird,” “Sweet Home...
- Posted August 27, 2014
Nasty phunk in the Commons Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Drawing on mastery of all of the tools that make funk music what it is, Dumpstaphunk is a self-assured, borderline supergroup that is at least supercharged. The term...
- Posted August 20, 2014
MUSIC BOX: Shorty, swagger and a celebration of life
Feel good brass of Trombone Shorty Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Growing up in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans – the cultural hub of modern brass band tradition and culture – Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews fronted his...
- Posted August 13, 2014
MUSIC BOX: Summer music scene red hot
By my acute calculations, the climax of summer music offerings is this week. Get it while it’s hot! Targhee Bluegrass celebrates No. 27 Jackson Hole, Wyoming – If you’re not juiced for this year’s Targhee Bluegrass Festival...
- Posted August 6, 2014
MUSIC BOX: Get Reckless in the Commons
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Despite the Braun brothers being born in Idaho and having founded the band Reckless Kelly in Bend, Oregon, before moving to Austin in 1997, they more or less define the “Texas country” tag....
- Posted July 30, 2014
MUSIC BOX: Delta Reverend takes you South
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Raw and gruff and all that hillbilly stuff, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s new album Between the Ditches debuted at number one on the iTunes Blues Chart. Americana and Delta blues is pushed...
- Posted July 23, 2014