Posts Tagged ‘band’

We Banjo 3

A band from Galway plays a blend of traditional Irish, old-time, and bluegrass music they call Celtgrass. ℘℘℘ The banjo has a long, contested, and even controversial history. Musicologists now generally agree that an early form of the instrument was first brought to America by enslaved people from west Africa. It was possibly an akonting,Read more..

Music: Blink in America

Blink are back in Ireland to nail down the last few songs on what already sounds from an early demo tape like a very promising third album. After forming in 1992, the Dublin four-piece toured Britain for a couple of years but decided in ’95 to make-or-break in the U.S. “It was really starting overRead more..

Music: U2 Fans Find What They are Looking For

Throughout the 1980s, U2 would close their live shows with “40, their anti-war reworking of the New Testament’s fortieth psalm. Over a loping Edge guitar figure, Bono would sing “How long/To sing this song” over and over and over, until every member of the audience joined in as one. The band would then leave theRead more..