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Dive to the Top

Lake Street Dive’s decade-long march finally struck a nerve with its breakthrough album, Bad Self Portraits

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It’s been a year and a half since the stratospheric breakout success of Lake Street Dive’s Bad Self Portraits album and its ubiquitous title track. In a heartbeat, the Boston-born/Brooklyn-based quartet was getting face time on every late-night/morning television show, notching adds in every conceivable radio format and scoring prime real estate in every music and entertainment magazine.  

Ohmstead Music Fest Returns for 14th-Annual Event

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Ohmstead (founded by and named after late Cincy band The Four Ohms) has been providing an eclectic mix of music in the great outdoors for the past 14 years.   

Sound Advice: Pop Evil with Aranda and Red Sun Rising

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Pop Evil came roaring out of the western edge of Michigan in 2001 with a penchant for metallic-edged Hard Rock and an enviable level of sonic sophistication.

Sound Advice: San Fermin with Lemon Sky, The Ridges, Sweet & The Sweet Sweets and Orchards

Friday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
San Fermin’s second album, the recently released Jackrabbit, picks up where its debut left off, delivering lush soundscapes and boy/girl vocal tradeoffs.   

Sound Advice: Morning Teleportation with Injecting Strangers and The Yugos

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A lot of bands claim to be Psychedelic and then just crank up the reverb and write thinly veiled songs about getting high and transcendentally pondering mystically spiritual subject matter. Morning Teleportation doesn’t work that close to the surface.

Sound Advice: Earth, Wind & Fire with Chicago

Tuesday • Riverbend Music Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Earth, Wind & Fire is the kind of band that has monumentally transcended the typical successes and fandom that most classic bands achieve.  

An Out-of-this-World Demand

Plus, Ned Flanders earns some Metal cred and LMFAO sues over beer

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Pharrell's 2015 concert rider includes a weird demand, a Metal band from Arizona is all the rage after adopting Ned Flanders personas and Pop duo LMFAO thinks a beer called LMFAO Stout is an infringement on its trademark.

Blues Warrior

Though some proclaim Blues a dying art form, Joe Bonamassa’s massive success proves otherwise

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Guitarist/singer Joe Bonamassa says his new DVD/album, Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, captures a concert that will always stand out as a highlight of his musical life.  

Returning Soon to a Stage Near You

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
This fall is shaping up to be the season of the great local band reunion.  

Sound Advice: Ancient Warfare with Hailey Wojcik

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Lexington, Ky.’s Ancient Warfare are veterans of Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival (among other regular area visits) and will return in late September to perform at 2015’s MPMF.   

Sound Advice: Bobby Long with Jayson Erik Alcott

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Clichés are truths that are almost predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s not to say that Bobby Long would never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base.  

Sound Advice: Johnnyswim

Friday • Moonlite Gardens (Coney Island)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The success of duo Johnnyswim has come gradually and organically.  

Sound Advice: Family and Friends

Tuesday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
When Marcus Mumford and his multi-talented Sons hit the trifecta of artistic integrity, critical acclaim and mainstream success, a good many similarly inclined groups climbed on the stomp-and-chant Folk/Rock carousel and made a grab for the same brass ring.   

Looking to Metal For Help

Investigators try to ID Venom fan, Miles Davis called is an iconic singer and music is not selling so well these days

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Investigators are hoping Metal fans can help identify the body of a man discovered 20 years ago wearing a Venom T-shirt, the Miles Davis biopic picks up a distributor, which promptly praises Davis as an "iconic singer" and a recent Disney Channel movie soundtrack sets a new sales low for a No. 1 album on the Billboard chart.

F**kin’ Live

Frontier Folk Nebraska gets ready to record its first live album… even if no one is there

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
If a band plays a concert and there’s no audience, do they make a sound? If a group plays in a sealed club with no patrons, are they simultaneously live and not live? What if a band threw a live album and nobody came?