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Sound Advice: The New Stew

Thursday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The New Stew features a murderer’s row of musical greatness. It’s a mind-boggling collection of talent and chemistry.  

Sound Advice: Klaus Johann Grobe with PRIM

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Klaus Johann Grobe isn’t a single German Synth Pop texturalist, but two distinct Swiss sonic anarchists who play a stripped-down Garage/Jazz/Soul/Pop hybrid and sing entirely in German.  

Sound Advice: The Front Bottoms with Brick + Mortar and Diet Cig

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Ten years ago, guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Brian Sella and his childhood pal, drummer Mat Uychich, formed The Front Bottoms after Sella’s freshman year of college, concocting a melodic, acoustic-based sound often described as Folk Punk.   

Sound Advice: Silversun Pickups with Foals and Joywave

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Last year’s Better Nature found Silversun Pickups entering several new territories.

Modern Band-Ridicule Protocol

Plus, an elderly contestant on U.K.'s 'The Voice' has CD with Death Metal titles and Dweezil Zappa changes tribute project name after family threats

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The Limp Bizkit gas-station concert hoax is spawning imitators, with the latest prank centered on a fake Smash Mouth gig; an 80-year-old contestant on the British version of The Voice made a CD of standards, but the printer accidentally put Death Metal song titles on the back cover in place of the real ones; and Dweezil Zappa is being forced to change the name of his long-running project tributing father Frank due to alleged violation of the "Zappa" trademark.

A Crushing Farewell?

Indie/Electro band Poliça’s recent album, United Crushers, might be its last one

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Poliça’s third album is another beat-driven, electronically enhanced affair that mixes the shimmering, high-lonesome vocals of Channy Leaneagh with the sleek production work of Ryan Olson.  

Go Go Buffalo Go-Goes Wild on Debut LP

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Raucous Cincinnati Rock crew Go Go Buffalo celebrates the release of its first full-length album with a free show Saturday at MOTR Pub. Plus, Ill Poetic returns with The Silhouette Project and Over the Rhine plots their first Nowhere Else Festival.

Sound Advice: Dream Theater

Wednesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
It seems impossible that 31 years have passed since guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung and drummer Mike Portnoy assembled as Berklee College of Music students and formed the Prog Metal band Majesty.   

Sound Advice: The Honeycutters

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
One of the best current acts to come out of Asheville is The Honeycutters, a great band ready to be discovered by the rest of America.   

Sound Advice: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola

Saturday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
While it’s a fair conclusion that Charlie Hunter’s recorded output should be filed in a record store’s Jazz section, there is an equally compelling argument that it should be in the Charlie Hunter section.   

Sound Advice: Little Green Cars with John Mark Nelson

Sunday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
We live in a curious Pop music era. Bands can go from playing small rooms one day to massive festivals the next — then back to the clubs again just as quickly.   

R.I.P. Prince

Plus, a Limp Bizkit concert hoax in Dayton garners global attention and Joe Walsh says he was deceived in an effort to get him to perform at this summer's Repulican National Convention

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
With the recent death of Prince, we lost one of the greatest musical artists of the past century, but a prank involving a non-existent concert at a Dayton, Ohio gas station by Limp Bizkit and Joe Walsh's diatribe again this year's GOP presidential-nominee campaigns (which came after Walsh was almost tricked into performing at a fund-raising opening of this summer's Republican National Convention) provided some comic relief.

Cool Adia

Adia Victoria’s debut album, Beyond the Bloodhounds, arrives with a poet’s message and a true artist’s spirit

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Adia Victoria has been working toward this year and this particular moment in her life for a good many years.

Indie Folkers Cookin’ Hearts Celebrate Debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Impressive Indie Folk/Americana quartet Cookin’ Hearts is preparing for the Tuesday release of its self-titled debut full-length with a pair of weekend shows. Plus, guitarists Adam Flaig and Ringo Jones of Cincy rockers Mad Anthony are fleshing out Valley of the Sun for their tour in support of Volume Rock.

Sound Advice: Killswitch Engage with Memphis May Fire, 36 Crazyfists and Toothgrinder

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Killswitch Engage has been cited as one of the foundational architects of modern Metalcore — a melodic, clean/dirty blend of Hardcore and Extreme Metal, with influential elements of Thrash and Gothenburg Metal.