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Sound Advice: Living Colour with Howard Brothers Band and Citizen Zero

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” a slab of politically minded Hard Rock from 1988’s debut album Vivid, remains the NYC quartet’s calling card and commercial apex.   

Sound Advice: Cash Box Kings at Cincy Blues Fest with Samantha Fish and More

Friday • Sawyer Point

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When the Blues migrated north, it found adoptive homes that were supportive and nurturing, but few embraced the form and its purveyors with the passionate conviction of Chicago.  

Music: Cash Box Kings at Cincy Blues Fest with Samantha Fish and More

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When the Blues migrated north, it found adoptive homes that were supportive and nurturing, but few embraced the form and its purveyors with the passionate conviction of Chicago.  

Sound Advice: Tokio Hotel with MXMS

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Based on their early albums, anything Tokio Hotel didn’t know about making crunchy Alternative Rock would fit comfortably in a pinky thimble with room for Donald Trump’s liberal views on Mexican immigrants.  

Sound Advice: Smashing Pumpkins with Marilyn Manson

Saturday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Even in the early ’90s, as Smashing Pumpkins were just becoming one of the leading acts in the “Alternative music revolution,” mastermind Billy Corgan had a contentious relationship with the press.  

Music: Smashing Pumpkins

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Even in the early ’90s, as Smashing Pumpkins were just becoming one of the leading acts in the “Alternative music revolution,” mastermind Billy Corgan had a contentious relationship with the press.  

Birthday Celebration

"Happy Birthday" might go into the public domain, "T.S. 1989" merch goes to China and Ted Nugent says Cecil the Lion was fair game

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The "Happy Birthday" song might go into the public domain, Taylor Swift's unintentionally rebellious "T.S. 1989" merch to go on sale in China and — shocker! — Ted Nugent says Cecil the Lion was fair game.
  

Goin' Up the Country

Eleni Mandell explores a simpler path through the Zen of Country influence on Dark Lights Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
With a fan base as loyal as a Marine battalion and a catalog littered with nine sparkling gems of diverse Folk/Pop/Rock, including the ebullient Dick Van Dyke parks-and-recreational swing of last year’s Let’s Fly a Kite, singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell had no desire or inclination to subject her creative methodology to any severe course corrections.    

Jack Walker 1948-2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Longtime Cincinnati artist/musician Jack Walker passed away on July 20. He was 67. 
  

Sound Advice: The Old Ceremony

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
In 2004, when Chapel Hill, N.C. resident Django Haskins lifted the name of his new band from the title of one of Leonard Cohen’s most beloved albums — the ’70s classic New Skin for the Old Ceremony — it could have been viewed as foolhardy bravado or a case of brilliant foresight.  

Sound Advice: Cracker with Happy Chichester

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
It’s been more than two decades since Cracker’s commercial apex, back when “Low” dominated MTV and the Internet was an oddity.  

Sound Advice: Coal Chamber with Fear Factory, Jasta, Saint Ridley and Madlife

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
To hell with bachelors and bachelorettes dry-humping their way to faux decisions about potential partners for the rest of their lives (or the season). For real drama, we need a reality show about the travails of actual bands.  

Sound Advice: Buke and Gase with Landlady and Dream Tiger

Wednesday (Aug. 5) • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you like band names that are direct and to the point, you’ll love Buke and Gase, a New York Indie Rock duo with a singular style.   

Music: Buke and Gase

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you like band names that are direct and to the point, you’ll love Buke and Gase, a New York Indie Rock duo with a singular style.   

Grateful and Well-Paid

The Dead set records, band sues over doobies and hologram rapper's concert shut down

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Grateful Dead smash music pay-per-view records with farewell show simulcasts, The Doobie Brothers are suing a cover band with a much-more-clever name than their own (Doobie Decibel System) and, after officials forced the cancelation of a Chicago charity concert featuring Chief Keef, police shut down an appearance in a nearby Indiana town by Hologram Keef.