Baltimore MC Height (known by his mother as Dan Keech) got his start rapping with Wounds and Dogg and Pony and Keech's first solo show was opening for Animal Collective in mid-2000. Eight years later, Keech started collaborating with other Maryland musicians, starting Height With Friends.
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Ah, politics; that time-honored tradition of finger-pointing, polls, debates, rallies and rock 'n' roll. Now in the home stretch of campaigning, politicians everywhere are making their final push towards election night. For Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Rich Carmona, having one rockstar on his bill ... More >>
Kentucky alternative rockers Cage the Elephant are making a stop at the Marquee Theatre in April. The band is still pumping out singles from their latest release, Thank You, Happy Birthday, and will surely be performing many of them for the Tempe crowd.Cage the Elephant, Garbage, Hot Tuna and oth ... More >>
The Westboro Baptist Church can suck it as far as the Foo Fighters are concerned. Yeah, the big, fat, homoerotic "it."
When the inbred, bigoted "church" decided to protest the Foo Fighters Kansas City show last month, the band pushed back with a satiric tribute that left the godhatesfags.com pur ... More >>
Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Looks like Fleet Foxes are doing pretty well this week, with their heady folk album Helples ... More >>
Maria VassettThe Black Keys playing a concert at Mesa Ampitheatre.The Black Keys with Cage The Elephant and Stone Foxes
Thursday April 14, 2011
The duo is dead. That fact hadn't occurred to me until about ten songs into The Black Keys set at Mesa Ampitheatre last ... More >>
Cage the Elephant
In 2009, it was nearly impossible to go a day without hearing "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" by Kentucky band Cage the Elephant. It was featured on video game soundtracks, movie soundtracks, and it was on heavy rotation on many rock radio stations -- it's probably on the radio ... More >>
Song: Cage The Elephant, "Aberdeen"Context: I really like this song from the new Cage The Elephant record. Looking forward to seeing the guys open for The Black Keys in Mesa this week.
Aberdeen - Cage the Elephant by mssngpeces
Who's the one they call Dr. Feelgood?There are lots of three and four-word band names among this week's just announced shows -- Cage The Elephant, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Panic! at the Disco, to name a few. However, as someone who is utterly fascinated with hair metal and early 1980's Sunset Stri ... More >>
Robert McKnightCakeThis year sure has been a fickle beast thus far -- treacherous weather, Jared Lee Loughner and now a slumping music industry.Showroom Of Compassion, the latest album from venerable rock band Cake, took the top spot on the Billboard charts for the week ending on January 1 ... More >>
Coachella's official lineup should be announced very, very soon -- lest anyone forget that this week is usually when the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival makes it big announcement.In lieu of the entire festival lineup, a few acts have already been confirmed for the festival's 2011 editi ... More >>
We've got a big show announcement today: The Black Keys are coming to Mesa Ampitheatre on Thursday, April 14.Since I'm also from Akron, Ohio (or a suburb, anyway) I've been following their career since they played to half-filled local clubs. (Funny story from my old college newspaper here.)The Ke ... More >>
Did you miss Phish's festival in Indio, California last weekend but just really, really want to be at a show where everyone is high? You're in luck, as 311 comes to The Marquee on Dec. 10. If smack is more your speed there's also a Sublime cover band coming through as part of this week's announce ... More >>
With the last Shake! scheduled for this Saturday, it's a safe bet a lot of hipster types are going to be looking for new indie dance nights. Obscura is stepping up to the plate at CenPho's Ruby Room with a Flight of the Conchords night on Friday, November 13.DJ Funkfinger of Shake fame is the nig ... More >>