Formed in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the world of punk rock. Along side other musical icons such as Joy Division and the Stone Roses, the Buzzcocks helped establish Manchester as one of the biggest punk rock cities in England.
World Party fell apart after leader Karl Wallinger was struck down by an aneurysm that left him unable to speak. After several years of rehabilitation, Wallinger put the group back together, and re-mastered and packaged "Dumbing Up" on his own label. World Party stopped by The Current to perform and chat with Brandt Williams.
Los Angeles-based alt rock group Rock Kills Kid released a well-received EP in 2001 and then disappeared. Lead singer and songwriter Jeff Tucker tucked himself away in a studio for a few years, wrote over a hundred songs and emerged to record the group's first album, "Are You Nervous?"
You can call his sound soul mixed with reggae with a retro feel, but James Hunter prefers to call his sound timeless. This British crooner is one of the only soul singers to come out Europe in recent years.