Sound Advice: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Friday • Lawrenceburg Event Center (Hollywood Casino)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
For all the grumbling about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor in the first place.   

Sound Advice: Death from Above 1979 with Deftones, Incubus and The Bots

Saturday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s easy to see why bands with lengthy histories and voluminous catalogs would consider getting back together, but those rationalizations don’t hold much water for Death from Above 1979. 

Sound Advice: Glass Animals with Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Tuesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Don’t let the patchouli-scented Jam band name fool you — Glass Animals have very little in common with that blissed-out branch of musical endeavor. 

Add Outkast to Stone Mountain

Petition circulates to add Hip Hop duo to Confederate landmark, The Times criticized for Cave story and the Pop star who doesn't exist

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Petitioners request that Outkast be added to Confederate landmark Stone Mountain, U.K. newspaper kicks Nick Cave when he's down and if you've bought music by Lucia Cole, you've really just bought old Jessica Simpson music.

‘Misfit Summer Camp’ Rolls On

While other traveling music fests died years ago, Kevin Lyman’s Warped Tour is now in its 21st year

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
This year’s Vans Warped Tour lineup is decidedly Rock-centric, with a lean toward Metalcore, Hardcore and edgy Indie Rock.

Local Acts Announced for MidPoint Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A third batch of artists slated to appear at September’s MidPoint Music Festival was recently unveiled, revealing several of the Cincinnati-area acts performing at this year’s event, as well as more touring artists booked for the fest.

Sound Advice: Sage Francis with Trademark Aaron and B-Shields

Thursday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
There’s a thin line between self-absorption and self-awareness. Eminem is self-absorbed. Sage Francis is self-aware. 

Sound Advice: Metz with Crosss and Viet Cong

Tuesday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Metz’s latest album, its second full-length simply titled II, charges out the gates with “Acetate,” another raging blast of Hardcore from a band that shows no signs of turning down the volume or intensity anytime soon.

Sound Advice: Quiet Life with Crow Moses

Tuesday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
With the Independence Day dustup on Fountain Square a couple of weeks ago and the madness of the recent All-Star Game festivities, worldwide media influx and fancy bunting in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for Cincy to get back into its regular groove. 

Monster University

Trio Failure is brilliantly resurrected with 'The Heart is a Monster'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
As a wise philosopher once noted, the only constant is change. Perhaps that’s why Failure’s new album, The Heart is a Monster, is an unexpected surprise.

Maurice Mattei Explores ‘Girl Jungle’ on New LP

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Cincinnati’s Maurice Mattei wouldn’t refuse a taste of success. Given the opportunity, I think he would gladly allow one of his brilliant story songs to be used in an appropriate manner in a decent film for a respectable payday.   

Sound Advice: A Muscle Shoals Music Revue featuring Amy Black and Sarah Borges

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Muscle Shoals area of Alabama is a legendary place when it comes to the history of music.   

Sound Advice: Swirlies

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
This is technically the 25th-anniversary year for Swirlies, the Boston Shoegaze band that began life as a prospective Go-Go’s cover band in 1990. 

Sound Advice: Neil Young and Promise of the Real with Band of Horses

Monday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
What can be said about Neil Young that hasn’t been said countless times before? 

Sound Advice: Liturgy

Wednesday (July 15) • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Salvador Dali once mused, “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, vocalist, guitarist and lunatic genius at the helm of Liturgy, can certainly relate to that razor-thin distinction.