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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.   

Sound Advice: Sarah Borges

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sarah Borges jumped out of the gate with three well-received AltCountry records — 2005’s Silver City, 2007’s Diamonds in the Dark and 2009’s The Stars Are Out — each indebted to her broad array of influences, from Dolly Parton to X.   

Sound Advice: Generation Axe featuring Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi

Monday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
If reputations can be set aside and egos assuaged for a month or so, this could be one of the most stunning evenings of guitar performances ever mounted on a single stage.  

Sound Advice: The Darkness with RavenEye

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
When The Darkness burst into the public consciousness back in 2003, the first sonic reference point for most critics was Queen, and it was hardly a stretch to connect those dots.   

Bono Wants to Kill Comedians?

Plus, musicians respond to North Carolina law in different ways and man wants to sue Tidal over 'Pablo' exclusivity

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Bono suggests fighting terrorism with comedians; Cyndi Lauper, Against Me! and others fight North Carolina law without boycotting; and a man wants to sue Tidal and others because Kanye West said his new album wouldn't be available on other platforms.

Rabbit, Redux

Area musicians step up to help Kentucky’s Rabbit Hash General Store after its recent devastating fire

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
In a matter of hours, the building that housed the town’s fabled General Store, a structure that stood for 186 years, had been reduced to smoking rubble; the cause was traced to an electrical short in an old Coca-Cola cooler.  

Cincinnati Record Store Day Happenings

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The annual, worldwide Record Store Day returns Saturday. The celebration of independent record sellers means innumerable limited-edition releases will be made available from music manufacturers big and small, and several shops in Greater Cincinnati will once again be hosting special events for RSD.   

Sound Advice: DTCV with Coconut Milk

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Singer/bassist Guylaine Vivarat (aka Lola G) sings in her native French throughout DTCV’s latest full-length album, Confusion Moderne, a decision that lends an extra layer of mystery to a band whose origins and rapid evolution have already been sources of curiosity.

Sound Advice: George Winston

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Consistent success and longevity are both rarities in the music industry, but the almost unhittable trifecta would be adding “genre architect” to that already improbable set of career accomplishments.

Sound Advice: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Sunday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Castro made his bones playing in a succession of San Francisco cover bands in the ’70s, which set the stage for his successful stint with The Dynatones in the ’80s.