Posts Tagged ‘piano

TODOR KOBAKOV – Pop Music

October 11, 2009

While you may not recognize the name, if you’re familiar with the bands on CMJ’s charts, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the work of Todor Kobakov already. Born in Bulgaria, Kobakov emigrated to Canada when he was sixteen with many of his family members (his mother stayed in Bulgaria). Currently based out of Toronto, […]

KeanePerfect Symmetry

February 2, 2009

The third album from the English trio. Though still a piano-rock band, their sound is a lot more muscular than on their good, albeit very wimpy, debut. Very slickly produced, the album reminds me of the U2 song ‘City Of Blinding Lights,’ one of the songs I still take the time to listen to off […]

Jack’s MannequinThe Glass Passenger

October 8, 2008

The main man behind this band is Something Corporate’s Andrew McMahon. According to a friend who saw him play with Something Corporate about five years ago, he is amazing live; he treats his piano in much the same way Ben Folds does – believing that the keys aren’t the only part of the instrument that […]

Ben FoldsWay To Normal

October 2, 2008

Way To Normal is the third proper album from everyone’s favorite piano rocker. In the nineties, Ben was the leader of Ben Folds Five, who gave Weezer a run for their money as the coolest power-pop band that your nerdy friend liked. Today, Ben is now 42 years old, yet he still appeals widely to […]