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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.   

A Blazing Grace

Grace Potter is pumped up and ready to hit the road in advance of the release of her debut solo album

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Grace Potter’s rise in the music world has been steady. She has toughed it out with tour after tour for years, opening for and collaborating with artists like Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and others.
  

Ass Ponys Announce November Reunion Shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
After not performing together in more than a decade, one of Cincinnati’s greatest bands, Ass Ponys, have announced two reunion shows for this fall.
  

Sound Advice: MisterWives with Handsome Ghost

Wednesday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s been an eventful three years since Mandy Lee went looking for an ’80s cover band to provide the soundtrack for her birthday party.
  

Sound Advice: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Friday • Lawrenceburg Event Center (Hollywood Casino)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
For all the grumbling about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor in the first place.   

Sound Advice: Death from Above 1979 with Deftones, Incubus and The Bots

Saturday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s easy to see why bands with lengthy histories and voluminous catalogs would consider getting back together, but those rationalizations don’t hold much water for Death from Above 1979. 
  

Sound Advice: Glass Animals with Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Tuesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Don’t let the patchouli-scented Jam band name fool you — Glass Animals have very little in common with that blissed-out branch of musical endeavor.