What should I be doing instead of this?

Sound Advice: Sinkane with Steven A. Clark

Sunday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
What do Caribou, of Montreal, Born Ruffians, Eleanor Friedberger and Yeasayer have in common? They’ve all collaborated with Ahmed Gallab —better known as Sinkane — to add a unique spice to their musical recipes.

Sound Advice: Glen Hansard with Aoife O’Donovan

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
No one is allowed to break my heart except Glen Hansard. And he does. Daily.  

Obama Denies Being Korn Singer

Plus, a "trivially stained" GG Allin dress can be yours and a town in the U.K. uses bagpipes to chase away the homeless

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to publicly mention the name of a Nü Metal band; if you have a die-hard GG Allin fan on your holiday shopping list, an online auction may have the perfect present; and a town in the U.K. inflicts bagpipe music on the homeless to keep them from gathering at a bus station.

From the Mundane to the Sublime

Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman’s Ghostwriting project comes to the Contemporary Arts Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman has consistently won praise — and a devoted, growing international fan base — for the idiosyncratically observational details of his lyrics in songs.  

Aaron Collins Brings Blind Conductors to New EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
This week, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Collins follows up his stunning solo debut, Godlessly Oscillating, with an equally impressive EP featuring his band, The Blind Conductors. Plus, Indie rockers Ohio Knife and Old City celebrate the release of a new split 7-inch single and Ironfest returns to Southgate House Revival for two days overflowing with great local music.

Sound Advice: Turquoise Jeep with Abiyah and Super Origami

Thursday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Founded in 2009 by rappers/singers Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit, crafty Hip Hop/R&B crew/label Turquoise Jeep features a loose collection of collaborators who revel in the Jeep’s ribald, unrelentingly humorous take on genre conventions.  

Sound Advice: The Griswolds with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics and LOLO

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A long lineage of Rock defined by a deep and wide streak of wild individuality coated with a veneer of respectability is evidenced in the present tense by the Synth Pop gyrations of The Griswolds.   

Sound Advice: Sufjan Stevens with Gallant

Friday • Aronoff Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
“Fourth of July,” the centerpiece of Sufjan Stevens’ latest album — the stripped-down, Elliott Smith-esque Carrie & Lowell — is as intimate and revealing as anything in the crafty singer/songwriter’s songbook.   

Sound Advice: The Mowgli’s with Lights and Phases

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Mowgli’s follow the tradition of bands that start out by building a strong grassroots audience organically through touring and word-of-mouth, ultimately leading to broader mainstream success.   

The Art of Laundry

Matmos recorded an album of washing machine sounds, Ozzy says sorry for messin' with Texas and Ben Carson targets black voters with bad rap ad

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Electronic duo Matmos is releasing an entire album made from washing machine sounds, Ozzy Osbourne visits the Alamo 33 years after peeing on it (and, subsequently, being banned from it) and a new Ben Carson campaign commercial uses horribly-done Rap music to try to win over black voters.

Did He Start the Fire?

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Fans of the New York Mets are joined by Billy Joel on a sing-along to "Piano Man" during the only World Series game in which the team didn't choke, Tom Jones wants to have a DNA test to see if he is black and Phil Collins is a goddamn liar.

Tonk of the Town

Jasmine Poole sits and watches as alter ego Wonky Tonk reinvents rootsy Country Folk with an arty edge

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Greater Cincinnati’s Jasmine Poole is the first to admit that she’s hardly the life of any party. On the other hand, Wonky Tonk, Poole’s Country-music alter ego, takes a stage like an occupying army, storming in with purpose, confidence and conviction.  

Ass Ponys Reunite for Pair of Weekend Shows

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
One of the more renowned Cincinnati bands of the past few decades, Ass Ponys, reunites this weekend for a pair of shows at Woodward Theater. The band will be playing songs from throughout its career, with 35-40 rehearsed tunes to choose from each night.   

Sound Advice: The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die with Foxing, TTNG and Brightside

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die may be that unlikely band to be nearly all things to nearly all people. The Connecticut nine-piece generally fits under the Emo umbrella, but it’s clear that there’s more going on here than just slashing guitars, engaging melodicism and mopey lyrics.  

Sound Advice: Everclear with Hydra Melody

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Wanna feel old? Everclear is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of its breakout album, Sparkle and Fade.