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Upper Decker

Cincinnati's Jane Decker brings a fresh perspective to her newly adopted Pop direction

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Jane Decker is just barely into official adulthood, but she’s lived a virtual lifetime of experiences, both personally and professionally.    

Get Folked Up at Whispering Beard

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Whispering Beard Folk Festival returns to nearby Friendship, Ind. this week for four days of superb national, regional and local Roots music. Plus, the third annual Taste of OTR in Washington Park features local acts Mamadrones, Dawg Yawp, Jane Decker, Multimagic and more, Roger Klug and players from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra take on The Beatles and Wussy headlines Friday's penultimate 2015 MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square.  

Sound Advice: 7 Seconds with Bishops Green and Knife the Symphony

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Given the fact that 7 Seconds has been around for the past 35 years, the Hardcore/Pop/Punk quartet might not be on the radar of younger fans. It’s the safest bet that 7 Seconds — anchored from the start by the Marvelli brothers, aka vocalist Kevin Seconds and bassist Steve Youth — was a major influence on a significant chunk of those younger fans’ music collection.  

Sound Advice: Lily & Madeleine with Shannon Hayden and The Mitchells

Friday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Lily & Madeleine might be considered Indianapolis’ answer to Over the Rhine. Though there is an obvious age and experience difference  — Lily & Madeleine were just teenage sisters when their first records, the EP Weight of the Globe and a self-titled album, came out in 2013 — there is striking similarity in other ways.
  

Sound Advice: Parker Millsap with Cari Ray

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers.  

Music: Parker Millsap

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers.   

Sound Advice: Della Mae

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Grammy-nominated band Della Mae is a wonderful example of an all-female group that is not a novelty, but instead is made up of wonderful musicians who bring the thunder as far as instrumental prowess goes while still creating music that is progressive, beautiful and unique.   

Laibach Does North Korea

Plus, Neil Young's hi-res streaming service is having funding issues and Jimmy Buffett fans are disgusting

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Industrial rockers Laibach play songs from The Sound of Music (as well as Europe's "The Final Countdown" and other covers) during rare concert in North Korea, Neil Young's high-fidelity Pono music service appears to be having funding issues and Jimmy Buffett fans are the WORST.
  

Dive to the Top

Lake Street Dive’s decade-long march finally struck a nerve with its breakthrough album, Bad Self Portraits

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It’s been a year and a half since the stratospheric breakout success of Lake Street Dive’s Bad Self Portraits album and its ubiquitous title track. In a heartbeat, the Boston-born/Brooklyn-based quartet was getting face time on every late-night/morning television show, notching adds in every conceivable radio format and scoring prime real estate in every music and entertainment magazine.  

Ohmstead Music Fest Returns for 14th-Annual Event

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Ohmstead (founded by and named after late Cincy band The Four Ohms) has been providing an eclectic mix of music in the great outdoors for the past 14 years.   

Sound Advice: Pop Evil with Aranda and Red Sun Rising

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Pop Evil came roaring out of the western edge of Michigan in 2001 with a penchant for metallic-edged Hard Rock and an enviable level of sonic sophistication.
  

Sound Advice: San Fermin with Lemon Sky, The Ridges, Sweet & The Sweet Sweets and Orchards

Friday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
San Fermin’s second album, the recently released Jackrabbit, picks up where its debut left off, delivering lush soundscapes and boy/girl vocal tradeoffs.   

Sound Advice: Morning Teleportation with Injecting Strangers and The Yugos

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A lot of bands claim to be Psychedelic and then just crank up the reverb and write thinly veiled songs about getting high and transcendentally pondering mystically spiritual subject matter. Morning Teleportation doesn’t work that close to the surface.
  

Sound Advice: Earth, Wind & Fire with Chicago

Tuesday • Riverbend Music Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Earth, Wind & Fire is the kind of band that has monumentally transcended the typical successes and fandom that most classic bands achieve.  

An Out-of-this-World Demand

Plus, Ned Flanders earns some Metal cred and LMFAO sues over beer

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Pharrell's 2015 concert rider includes a weird demand, a Metal band from Arizona is all the rage after adopting Ned Flanders personas and Pop duo LMFAO thinks a beer called LMFAO Stout is an infringement on its trademark.