No longer content to play second fiddle in buzz group Band of Horses, guitarist Mat Brooke formed his own group, Grand Archives. The ensemble’s debut album, “The Grand Archives,” is an intriguing start that begs expansion.
Challenged with overcoming his own mental health issues and musical limitations, Daniel Johnston has persevered by creating pure and simple pop songs. The cult singer-songwriter demonstrated the magnetic qualities of his music during his set in Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Playing before the biggest audience (live and at home) that they’ll probably ever have, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ performance during the Super Bowl XLII halftime show on Sunday night was as well-rehearsed and executed as the lights and pyrotechnics.