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A Crushing Farewell?

Indie/Electro band Poliça’s recent album, United Crushers, might be its last one

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Poliça’s third album is another beat-driven, electronically enhanced affair that mixes the shimmering, high-lonesome vocals of Channy Leaneagh with the sleek production work of Ryan Olson.  

Go Go Buffalo Go-Goes Wild on Debut LP

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Raucous Cincinnati Rock crew Go Go Buffalo celebrates the release of its first full-length album with a free show Saturday at MOTR Pub. Plus, Ill Poetic returns with The Silhouette Project and Over the Rhine plots their first Nowhere Else Festival.

Sound Advice: Dream Theater

Wednesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
It seems impossible that 31 years have passed since guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung and drummer Mike Portnoy assembled as Berklee College of Music students and formed the Prog Metal band Majesty.   

Sound Advice: The Honeycutters

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
One of the best current acts to come out of Asheville is The Honeycutters, a great band ready to be discovered by the rest of America.   

Sound Advice: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola

Saturday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
While it’s a fair conclusion that Charlie Hunter’s recorded output should be filed in a record store’s Jazz section, there is an equally compelling argument that it should be in the Charlie Hunter section.   

Sound Advice: Little Green Cars with John Mark Nelson

Sunday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
We live in a curious Pop music era. Bands can go from playing small rooms one day to massive festivals the next — then back to the clubs again just as quickly.   

R.I.P. Prince

Plus, a Limp Bizkit concert hoax in Dayton garners global attention and Joe Walsh says he was deceived in an effort to get him to perform at this summer's Repulican National Convention

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
With the recent death of Prince, we lost one of the greatest musical artists of the past century, but a prank involving a non-existent concert at a Dayton, Ohio gas station by Limp Bizkit and Joe Walsh's diatribe again this year's GOP presidential-nominee campaigns (which came after Walsh was almost tricked into performing at a fund-raising opening of this summer's Republican National Convention) provided some comic relief.

Cool Adia

Adia Victoria’s debut album, Beyond the Bloodhounds, arrives with a poet’s message and a true artist’s spirit

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Adia Victoria has been working toward this year and this particular moment in her life for a good many years.

Indie Folkers Cookin’ Hearts Celebrate Debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Impressive Indie Folk/Americana quartet Cookin’ Hearts is preparing for the Tuesday release of its self-titled debut full-length with a pair of weekend shows. Plus, guitarists Adam Flaig and Ringo Jones of Cincy rockers Mad Anthony are fleshing out Valley of the Sun for their tour in support of Volume Rock.

Sound Advice: Killswitch Engage with Memphis May Fire, 36 Crazyfists and Toothgrinder

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Killswitch Engage has been cited as one of the foundational architects of modern Metalcore — a melodic, clean/dirty blend of Hardcore and Extreme Metal, with influential elements of Thrash and Gothenburg Metal.   

Sound Advice: Sarah Borges

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sarah Borges jumped out of the gate with three well-received AltCountry records — 2005’s Silver City, 2007’s Diamonds in the Dark and 2009’s The Stars Are Out — each indebted to her broad array of influences, from Dolly Parton to X.   

Sound Advice: Generation Axe featuring Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi

Monday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
If reputations can be set aside and egos assuaged for a month or so, this could be one of the most stunning evenings of guitar performances ever mounted on a single stage.  

Sound Advice: The Darkness with RavenEye

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
When The Darkness burst into the public consciousness back in 2003, the first sonic reference point for most critics was Queen, and it was hardly a stretch to connect those dots.   

Bono Wants to Kill Comedians?

Plus, musicians respond to North Carolina law in different ways and man wants to sue Tidal over 'Pablo' exclusivity

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Bono suggests fighting terrorism with comedians; Cyndi Lauper, Against Me! and others fight North Carolina law without boycotting; and a man wants to sue Tidal and others because Kanye West said his new album wouldn't be available on other platforms.

Rabbit, Redux

Area musicians step up to help Kentucky’s Rabbit Hash General Store after its recent devastating fire

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
In a matter of hours, the building that housed the town’s fabled General Store, a structure that stood for 186 years, had been reduced to smoking rubble; the cause was traced to an electrical short in an old Coca-Cola cooler.