Here's the short story: being compared to Al Green, he recorded three soul singles in the early 1970s, disappeared for 25 years until BBC Radio 1 host Gilles Peterson brought Darondo, also known as Double D or Dynamite D, out of hiding in 2005 on his "Gilles Peterson Digs America" compilation. That's also the long story.
With a music career spanning over two decades, the sometimes folk and sometimes punk singer/songwriter Billy Bragg has teamed up with legendary artists like Wilco and Johnny Marr (The Smiths) as well as new artists like Kate Nash in addition to his abundant solo work.
Most people who turn 21 are excited about their new legal ability to consume alcohol. The three 21 year olds from Liverpool, Miles Kane (guitar), Joe Edwards (bass), and Greg Mighall (drums), who make up The Rascals are thinking bigger. As former members of The Little Flames, they opened for bands like The Coral, The Zutons, and their new best friends, The Arctic Monkeys.
Armed with a multitude of instruments, laptops, video, paint and canvases, the environmentally-friendly local band Cloud Cult are making their second trip to SXSW this year.
Were you one of many people with the "Eanie Meany" earworm? With a repetitious chorus of "eeeeennnneeeee meeeeaaannniieee," maybe you were watching the 2006 World Cup where encountering Jim Noir's catchy soccer anthem "Eanie Meany" was next to impossible.
He's a founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks and a member of the Midwest musical collective/side-project Golden Smog. His latest solo project is entitled "Vagabonds," with a scheduled release date of February 19, 2008.
Former members of Luna Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips released "L'Avventura," an album of covers and duets produced by Tony Visconti. This was followed by Back Numbers, again with Visconti producing, in February 2007.
Bob Mould has written the song of his career! However it won't be on his new album, "District Line," but the former Husker Du guitarist/singer/songwriter Bob Mould played a snippet of it when he stopped by The Current.
A filmmaker learns her long-lost uncle was once Andy Warhol's live-in boyfriend. Her documentary tries to piece together the identity of the relative she never knew.
Garrett Dotton III - also known as G. Love - was born in Philadelphia, PA. He began playing guitar at the age of 8 and wrote his first song by the time he was a freshman in high school. With influences such as Bob Dylan, John Hammond Jr., The Beastie Boys, Run-DMC and Schooly D, you'd probably wonder what the music of G. Love would sound like.
Vicious Vicious began as lead man Erik Appelwick's moniker for his debut album "Blood and Clover." Now Vicious Vicious is a full-blown live band featuring Heath Henjum, Adrian Suarez, and J.G. Everest
From an abandoned mental institution in Scotland to the sewer system of St. Paul, filmmaker Melody Gilbert explores the hobby of urban exploration.
Canadian twins Tegan and Sara combine crafty song writing with pop sensibilities on their new CD "The Con," which was produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie.
It's like The Tonight Show -- with fewer Hollywood celebrities and a lot more Jagermeister.
The Indiana Jones of the food world talks about his friendship with Marky Ramone and the time he spent in Cleveland with comic writer Harvey Pekar.