Festival Feature: Detroit Jazz Festival
What? Jazz, Bebop, Big Band, Swing, Avant-Garde, Jazz-Fusion, Hard Bop, Latin-Jazz, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Blues, Folk, Ragtime, Rhythm and Blues… Where? Detroit, Michigan, USA When? Friday 31st August - Monday 3rd September 2012 Cost? Free The Detroit International Jazz Festival is celebrating it’s 33rd year this weekend with a fully-loaded line up like never...
Artist Feature: Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth is causing quite a stir with his unique electronic, futuristic, moody, yet fun musical style. He kicked off 2012 with the Kitsch Genius EP, which quickly picked up support from Brodinski and the like, then created a summer storm with his bootleg remix of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”, and now about to release another EP full of original work, in the form of...
Artist Feature: Jesse Harris
Jesse Harris is a prolific songwriter, having not only penned hits for the likes of Smokey Robinson, Willie Nelson, Cat Power, and Solomon Burke, but also Norah Jones’ breakout hit “Don’t Know Why” (for which he won the 2003 Grammy Award for Song Of The Year). In addition to this, he has released a staggering eleven albums of solo material, of which, Sub Rosa is his latest offering; a sublime...
Artist Feature: Real Estate
Receiving critical acclaim for most of your musical output is never a bad thing. New Jersey indie-surf-rock group Real Estate galloped towards stardom from their self-titled debut LP in 2009, to Pitchfork Festival in 2010, to their 2011 follow-up, Days, and their 2012 appearance at Coachella, they sure look set for big things. Groovebug spent some time talking to keys and guitar player Jonah...
Artist Feature: D.O.A.
Not many people can claim to be the founders of hardcore punk. When Joey Shithead, Randy Rampage and Chuck Biscuits started D.O.A., a boundary-breaking band was born, and punk was never the same again. Joe Keithley established his own label, Sudden Death Records, put out the band’s first EP, Disco Sucks in 1978, and 34 years later he releases the 14th D.O.A. album, We Come In Peace. We...
Artist Feature: Filligar
Chicago-based rock quartet Filligar are made up of brothers Johnny, Teddy and Pete Mathias and their childhood friend Casey Gibson. They have released a number of albums over the last decade, with one of the Groovebug favorites being their most recent, The Nerve, and we managed to catch up with them as they returned from a North America tour with Counting Crows. Q: What is going on right now for...
Artist Feature: Bibi Tanga & The Selenites
Bibi Tanga & The Selenites are a Parisian five piece, performing a wild fusion of smooth funk, african rhythms, retro jazz licks, and futuristic world grooves, and their sound really stood out to the Groovebug team. We were happy that Bibi Tanga could spare some time to answer a few questions whilst the band was in the US, touring and supporting the ensemble’s second LP for the Nat Geo...