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Ben Kweller Q&A: Plays Rams Head On Stage on May 5th

Ben Kweller is an interesting musical product of the 21st century indie scene.  His diverse catalog of songs is influenced by nearly every genre to spin off from the whirlwind that was the 20th century rock and roll movement, and he’s just as comfortable playing piano on a sweet and simple folk ballad as he is tearing apart a guitar solo with reckless abandon.  Not only is he a versatile musician, but his songwriting skills stand out, with stark honesty, against the busy backdrop of other indie folk out there today.  Below, Kweller explains how he got hooked on creating music at a young age and the journey he’s taken to build a sustained and successful solo artist in the cluttered and oft unforgiving music industry.  Tickets are still available for this show on Monday, May 5th at www.ramsheadonstage.com.  Doors… Read More >

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Indie Daze at Rams Head On Stage: May 3rd – May 7th

Since I’ve been working for Rams Head, I notice that regardless of what genre of music you like best, for some reason show genres seem to pass through our town in waves. There will be periods where we’ll have a lot of Jazz shows but not many Country acts. And then we’ll get a chunk of Folk shows, but not as much Rock n’ Roll, etc. I can’t really say what the reason for this is, or even if anyone else notices. But if you check out our calendar you’ll see that we have a slew of first-time Indie acts in the room over the next five days. For those of you that are Indie Music fans, I thought I’d break it down for you with a brief summary with some video in order to educate you all with what might… Read More >

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An Eye On The Openers

When it comes to discovering new music, I always tell people to keep one eye on the opener. It’s one of the best parts of live music… you get there in time to have a beer and end up falling in love. Gary Clark Jr. and The Spring Standards hit the top of my Most Played list after they opened at Rams Head On Stage for other shows. Whether it’s an up-and-comer that you’ve never heard of or an act you’ve loved for years, it’s about time to check out who’s starting the shows. Here are a few of the openers coming up that you really shouldn’t underestimate: 10/18  Danielle Miraglia (opening for Rodney Crowell) Danielle hits somewhere between Bonnie Raitt and Dolly Parton for me. Love it. 10/25  Jabe Beyer (opening for Jackie Greene) There some good ol’ dirty… Read More >

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