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Drive-By Truckers with Old 97's

Nov. 8 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
 For all intents and purposes, the band Drive-By Truckers could also be called “Changing Lineup.” Over the years, quite a few musicians have entered and left the building of this acclaimed group. But the heart of the Truckers is still true, with original members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley continuing to hold the reins.
  

Basia Bulat

Nov. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Bulat's latest album, Tall Tall Shadow, has fans and critics alike buzzing with excitement, from the album’s dynamic range of more energetic, Rock-tinged arrangements and heart-rending quietude to Bulat’s powerful yet vulnerable voice, an effective blend of Tracy Chapman and Florence Welch, to lyrics that are slightly more enigmatic and less narrative than her previous releases.  

The Lone Bellow

Nov. 12 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Coming at us from Brooklyn, N.Y., The Lone Bellow — whose name couldn’t suit them any better — is made up of a trio of beautiful souls. Their harmonies are tight and soul-stirring, but at just the right moments, it’s lead singer Zach Williams’ Georgian drawl that cries out louder than the rest.  

These Kids are All Right

L.A.’s The Milk Carton Kids find an audience with their smart, beautiful acoustic sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On-the-rise L.A. duo The Milk Carton Kids’ talents and “good timing” helped them become one of the hottest acts in the Americana scene. 
  

Taste the Moonbow

Heavy Northern Kentucky rockers Moonbow release anticipated debut album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
With their singer finished with his run on TV's Survivor and the rest of the members' schedules aligning, The End of Time, the debut full-length from heavy Northern Kentucky band Moonbow, is finally released.
  

New Local Music Compilation Benefits Musicians in Need

Plus, rising local Hip Hop MC Buggs Tha Rocka enlists Talib Kweli for his next album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The new compilation of Greater Cincinnati music, Passion and Compassion, featuring Walk the Moon, Noah Hunt and several other solid local acts, is set to raise money for the Play It Forward organization. Plus, Buggs Tha Rocka gets Talib Kweli to exec-produce his next album and play Cincinnati on Halloween.
  

Blues Brothers Blues

Plus, Guided By Voices needs a new drummer and Lights Over Paris are on hiatus

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A Dutch court is cutting into Dan Aykroyd's lucrative Blues Brothers licensing biz, Guided By Voices parts ways with their drummer after an eBay party foul and the singer for an obscure L.A. band who falsely acquired loans to finance his fake Rock Star life will now be rockin' prison.
  

Freedy Johnston

Oct. 30 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 There are few better examples of the injustice of the term “one-hit wonder” than Freedy Johnston. Although he fits the description with his lone hit single, 1994’s “Bad Reputation,” his output before and after his one ubiquitous smash has been every bit as deserving of commercial acceptance.
  

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Nov. 1 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
Sarah Lee Guthrie did not begin to take music seriously until she met her now-husband, Irion, whose own lineage includes literary giant John Steinbeck, his great uncle. The duo has been touring and recording music since 1999. 
  

Matt Wertz

Nov. 3 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 Wertz’s music can be described in two words: Mom Rock. He falls in line with guys like Matt Nathanson and Gavin Degraw (both former tour mates). It’s the kind of Lite FM sound that only works on people in love or people who are waiting for their rom-com moment.
  

Distant Correspondent

Nov. 4 • Mayday

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 Distant Correspondent has been described as “wintery,” “moody,” and “Joy Division if Ian Curtis had been on antidepressants,” all of which are appropriately applicable to the band’s darkly cinematic ‘70s-to-now soundscapes.
  

Good 'Dog'

Along with a new album and fruitful foray into acting, Cincinnati’s Kim Taylor is now looking to write songs for other artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Cincinnati singer/songwriter Kim Taylor’s new album, Love’s a Dog, coincides with the local premiere of I Used to Be Darker, the critically-acclaimed indie film in which she co-stars.

  

One More Girl on a Stage Fest Returns

Plus, Cincy Psych Fest expands for its second annual celebration of trippy Rock

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
After a year off, the One More Girl on a Stage music festival/benefit returns bigger than ever, taking place over three nights this week in various venues in Over-the-Rhine and Newport. The Cincy Psych Fest also marks its return this week with its second annual affair taking place Saturday at Mayday in Northside.
  

Slinging Riffs, Rigging Streams and Dissing Biggie

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Metallica said to be considering selling off past unused riffs through eBay or another online service, Pop group Fifth Harmony pleads with fans to stream their music on repeat so they chart, sell and stream better and some people in Brooklyn are against naming a street corner after Biggie Smalls, in part because he was overweight.
  

Valerie June

Oct. 24 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
 If you think of Americana music as a delicious home-cooked stew of Blues, Soul, Country, Folk, Gospel, acoustic-guitar meditation and funky Rock reverie, then you’ll have an idea of what to expect from Valerie June.