It's been rumored by fans and cryptically and/or blatantly alluded to by members for months now, but today comes the official announcement: THE STEINWAYS, my favorite up and coming American band have now up and gone.
Granted, they haven't been operating under full power for some time, but they've always been the kind of band that wavered between collapse and total transcendence, flipping over into the later category often enough to render their less inspired antics at least tolerable if not downright hilarious.
Don't know what precipitated the final dissolution - well, one does hear stories, but there's no point in repeating them here - but it doesn't look as though the reunion tour will be happening any time soon. All the members of the band have something special to offer, but resident genius GRATH McGRATH is the one to keep your eye on: almost any musical project he associates himself with is bound to be worth hearing.
It's bad enough that the temperature outside is something like 11 degrees, but even if it were the middle of summer, without the Steinways New York will be a colder and lonelier town.