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A Toothy Holiday Classic?

U.K. holiday special on Shane MacGowan's teeth planned, Florida cop jams with Death Metal band and Jimmy Iovine apologizes for sexist remarks

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
U.K. TV audiences will be treated to a holiday-time special about Shane MacGowan's teeth; a Florida cop causes a stir by singing "Let the killing begin!" with Death Metal band Vital Remains; and Jimmy Iovine apologizes for saying Apple Music helps poor lost women discover the right music for when they're sitting around "complaining about boys."

The Last Band Standing

Maynard James Keenan rolls out the new Puscifer album while Tool and A Perfect Circle wait in the wings

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The music industry is an odd construct in the human universe in which people sometimes generate as much interest for the things they don’t do as for the things that get done. Look at Axl Rose and Chinese Democracy.  

DAAP Girls Release Stellar Sophomore Set

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Cincinnati rockers DAAP Girls celebrate the release of their new album, Look Inside Your Love, on which they find the sweet spot between the sweaty grit of a Rock & Roll show and the sweaty grind of an all-night dance party. Plus, unique local ensemble Common Center throw a party in honor of its debut full-length release, Gypsy River, and nominations for the 19th-annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards are currently open to the public.

Sound Advice: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds with Smooth Hound Smith

Thursday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Berry Gordy may not have envisioned the intersection of Rock, Blues and Soul when he was drafting the Motown blueprint, but there can be little doubt that, when done right, that particular genre hybrid is among the most powerful forces in the musical world.   

Sound Advice: Will Kimbrough

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If there’s one phrase that Will Kimbrough’s family and friends don’t use in conversation with the renowned Roots/Rock singer/songwriter, it would have to be, “When you have some spare time…”

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.