Not quite bluegrass, jam band or rock ‘n’ roll.’ Railroad Earth dips and dodges the listener’s innate desire to cloister a group’s sound within the rigid boundaries of a definable genre. The group, who takes its name from Jack Kerouac’s short story ‘October in the Railroad Earth,’ boasts both a violin and a mandolin player, yet unlike traditional bluegrass music, the band plugs into amps and drums lay down the beat.
Despite the dramatic change in the style of his music to something that sounds highly professional on his latest album, Is and Always Was, Daniel Johnston’s fans keep coming back.’ The new style, which is a decided step away from the lo-fi songs he is known and loved for, may have come as a surprise, but Daniel Johnston hasn’t isolated any fans.
From Monday to Saturday, the parking lot at 540 Harrison Ave. in the South End is no different from any other lot in Boston. Rows of cars rest idle, encircled by low-lying historic brick buildings.
Pepsi changed their logo and label design in the past year, making the new symbol less symmetric and their labels less cluttered with font. The move was made to help Pepsi connect with a new generation of consumers, including college students according to a Pepsi spokeswoman.