Mark Curdo, host of the WCYY Morning Show as well as its new music/local music show and Spinout, shares what’s dominating his record rotation this winter.
What We’re Listening To: Winter 2015
GK and the Right of Way: Watching in My Mind
Dark Hollow Bottling Company’s Greg Klein brings his grassroots Americana spirit forward with a new four-piece rock band. With the talented John Clavette also on board, Klein is still serving up tasty, down-home tunes, this time with a bite to them.
Kris Rodgers and the Dirty Gems: Headlines
Kris Rodgers has one of the best rock voices in Maine. His first official full-length CD might be one of the best pop rock/piano rock albums we’ve heard around here. Elton John and Billy Joel meets Elvis (the nerdy one) after some slugs of whiskey.
Sometimes it takes almost 20 years to make your third record. Always tough to define, MeRCy’s music is still as intriguing as their first two records. It’s progressive, it’s rock, it’s jazz, and it’s always daring. In a time when the local music scene is evolving, it still feels fresh, even two decades later.
The Lees of Memory: Sisyphus Says
Former members of Superdrag, John Davis and Brandon Fisher have re-teamed for a band that’s still on the pop side of rock, but this time more shoegazing in front of a wall of guitars, making it one of my favorites of the year.
Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song
Truth be told, I listen to this one all year. Holiday songs are some of the best songs of all time. Nat’s powerful, yet comforting voice can draw a crowd or tuck you in just as easily.