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Sound Advice: Andy McKee

Saturday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The term “virtuoso” is not used much these days when it comes to musical acts that tour outside of on-campus recital halls or similar venues. But Andy McKee is just that, a wonderful guitarist who can play a wide array of styles masterfully.  

Sound Advice: The Yawpers with Magnolia Mountain

Sunday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In the mood for garage-y, rough-hewn, slide guitar-infested Acid Blues Rock for the masses? The Yawpers are all of that and more.   

Wikipedia as Backstage Pass

Fan uses Wikipedia for backstage access, Pitchfork pans Pope's album and Morrissey wins literary award

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Fan of Peking Duk celebrated for getting backstage at a concert by the Electronic duo with self-manipulated Wikipedia entry; the Pope's new album earns a 3.15 review from Pitchfork; and Morrissey's novel earns a literary award — the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for 2015.

The Sky Has No Limits

'Dos,' the second album from Cincinnati’s Lemon Sky, is a masterful, contemporary spin on Rock classicism

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Based on their name — inspired by a Kevin Bacon movie that was based on Lanford Wilson’s play — the members of Cincinnati’s Lemon Sky refer to their particular genre as “Citrus Rock.”   

Wu-Tang Sells Super-Rarity

Plus, Thom Yorke compares YouTube to Nazis and Trump finally finds a conflict-free campaign rally song

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Wu-Tang Clan sold one copy of a new album for "millions," and the rest of us might not get to hear it in our lifetimes; Radiohead's Thom Yorke compares YouTube to the Nazis; and Dee Snider says he gave permission to "pretty chill guy" Donald Trump to use Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" at rallies.

There’s Still a Riot Going On

Sleater-Kinney returns after a decade-long absence with its best album ever, 'No Cities to Love'

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
It seems slightly inaccurate to describe the past decade without the ebullient adrenaline rush of Sleater-Kinney as a hiatus.   

Jess Lamb Expands Her Sound with ‘Free’

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
This Friday, Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter Jess Lamb will showcase a new EP and musical direction with a free release show at MOTR Pub. Plus, Wonky Tonk hosts a local release party for her Stuff We Leave Behind full-length, "Kenny Ozzfest" returns with another lineup jam-packed with local acts and Kim Taylor is prepping the debut album from her new duo project, Water and Sand.   

Sound Advice: Ne-Hi with Cross Country and Smut

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Ne-Hi is the latest group to come out of the Chicago area’s rich lineage of Modern Rock, which has historically produced some of music’s most influential acts and continues to pump out strong new bands on a regular basis.

Sound Advice: Waxeater with Wolverton Brothers and Knife the Symphony

Saturday • Northside Yacht Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Waxeater is full-bore Post Punk/Hardcore with brains, brawn and balls. The band launched its 2010 Sleeper album with a track called “Are Those Fucking Beers Ice Cold Yet?” and devoted its latest, 2013’s Baltimore Record, to songs themed entirely around the HBO series The Wire.

Sound Advice: Mary Fahl

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Mary Fahl’s powerful, dramatic and dynamic voice first came to the public’s attention when she was the founding lead singer of October Project in the mid-’90s.   

Sound Advice: Moon Taxi with Firekid

Sunday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Moon Taxi’s roots go back to high school pals Trevor Terndrup (guitar/vocals) and Tommy Putnam (bass), who formed the band when both were attending Belmont University.  

Straight Outta Lockland

Inspired by the recent N.W.A. biopic, Cincinnati Hip Hop artist Sleep’s new album takes on the ’90s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Jeremy Spencer is first and foremost a writer, so it may well be that his Hip Hop handle, Sleep, is a reference to Hamlet’s “To sleep, perchance to dream.” And there’s the rub; Spencer doesn’t need to hit the pillow in order to dream.   

Give Thanks to Local Music by Feasting on It

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Thanksgiving week is stuffed with live local music events, including the Get Stuffed on Local Music show at Southgate House Revival, Thanksgivin’ Rockin’ Eve at 20th Century Theater and rare local appearances by artists who mostly play out-of-town shows — Freekbass and Electric Citizen.  

Sound Advice: Mato Nanji & Noah Hunt with Shun Ng

Wednesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Noah Hunt and Mato Nanji have been swirling around each other on the Rock circuit for a long time.

Sound Advice: The Queers with The Dopamines

Saturday • Northside Yacht Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
It’s both amazing and ironic that, at some point this year, The Queers celebrated their 33-1/3 anniversary. It was 1982, two years into Ronald Reagan’s first term, when New Hampshire native Joe King felt Punk’s inexorable pull.