Artist of the day: Zulu Wave
Although the group has only been together for about one year — with members hailing from Tampa, Washington, D.C., and Johannesburg — Zulu Wave has already gone far.
The band was recently tapped to perform at New York's CBGB Festival on July 7. They ended up playing a free show in Times Square, where they shared the bill with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Hold Steady, Superchunk and Duff McKagan's Loaded.
For guitarist-vocalist Mike Barrow, the moment when the surreal situation sank in was when McKagan, the former bassist of Guns N' Roses, came up to compliment the band on their sound.
"As if that wasn't enough, then Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols came in and starting talking with him, and then Krist Novoselic from Nirvana came in," he said.
And for more on Zulu Wave, click here for Jimmy Geurts' story.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*