“It’s as if,” one reviewer commented, “The Smothers Brothers were young today, wore better suits, and wrote hot jazz songs about drinking.” The Two Man Gentlemen have a new album that was recorded, designed, & packaged entirely without digital technology. Our kind of band.
Raised in Maine but now living in Asheville, Moses Atwood (you may also know his work with Johnson’s Crossroad) recently released his 2nd album, "One Bright Boat". With a sound perhaps reminiscent of Randy Newman and Van Morrison, Atwood has a rich, warm sound that we look forward to hearing live on our airwaves!
To quote their website, "If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired." The gypsy-jazz collective stomps through the Funhouse known as Studio B on their way to three shows in Asheville and Charlotte this week.
Known to their earliest fans as Animal Liberation Orchestra, the California-based A.L.O. sets up shop in Studio B for a fun, danceable live set in advance of shows in Charlotte and Asheville this week. Their new release on Brushfire Records, "Sounds Like This", can easily be considered their strongest yet. http://alomusic.com/soundslikethis/
The words of JPMorgan Chase's CEO, Jamie Dimon, as he admitted late yesterday that the investment bank — or, more precisely, a single "rogue trader" working for the bank, had lost some $2 billion in the last six weeks in risky hedge-fund trades.
The news has sent chills through the markets. Shares of JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, lost 7 percent in after-hours trading and British bank Barclays lost 2.9 percent, while more than 2 percent was shaved from Royal Bank of Scotland.
Charles Baird will be alone on the island for one year. He'll able to send short text messages, but won't be receiving any. By freeing himself from all media, he expects to have enough time to make a documentary about himself.
JetBlue Airways apologized after removing a passenger from her flight because she was on a no-fly list. The passenger looks innocent enough — maybe because she's 18 months old. Her mother told WPBF-TV in Florida that the idea her daughter is a threat was "absurd" and "made no sense."
For years, Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, has been polling people on the issue of gay marriage. He tells Steve Inskeep his research suggests President Obama's evolution is very much in line with national trends.