It's always refreshing when you discover a band with a great tune and find that they're more than another one-hit wonder. That's the case with Cage The Elephant, a quintet out of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The first time I heard the band's "Ain't No Rest For The Wicked," with its bluesy slide guitar riff, it immediately appealed to me and reminded me of a few other things I like--the White Stripes and early Aerosmith. Check out the video clip below.
Eons ago, when I worked at the entertainment trade publication many call the Bible of the music industry, the staff met on a conference call one day to try and coin a name for the mix of punk, rock and funk that was then burgeoning on the music scene. Coining such a term might seem like a lofty goal, but there was historic precedent. Decades earlier while he was working at Billboard, a fellow named Jerry Wexler coined the term "Rhythm and Blues" for a genre of music that had been previously known as "Race Music." While all the people on theRead More »from Cage The Elephant: Ragin’ Funk ‘n’ Roll?