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Sound Advice: Bobaflex

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
There are certain immutable laws in the world — the seasons will change, the sun will rise and set and Bobaflex will rock your ass clean off.

Sound Advice: Jethro Tull – Written and Performed by Ian Anderson

Tuesday • Aronoff Center for the Arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Ian Anderson has come up with a new, potentially clever way to showcase his old material. The show is called Jethro Tull and it celebrates the old band’s namesake — an 18th-century English agriculturalist who invented the horse-drawn seed drill.  

Sound Advice: The Roomsounds

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The past five years have been fairly auspicious for The Roomsounds. The Connecticut quartet began its musical life as a full-bore Punk band under a different name, which earned the group a slot on the Warped Tour and scored it a Warner Bros. contract.  

Rules of will.i.am Engagement

Plus, a viola player sues the Royal Opera House after hearing damage and The Rolling Stones are still getting banned

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
A reporter reveals the crazy list of demands journalists must allegedly follow when interviewing "Hip Hop artist" will.i.am; after having his hearing blasted by the brass section during rehearsals for Die Walküre, a viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for the loss of his career; and The Rolling Stones are still getting "banned" after all these years.

Six Strings for Solace

Guitars for Vets and others provide music for therapy throughout Greater Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Throughout the centuries, music has been both a tool of war and a remedy for the mental trauma and physical injuries sustained in battle. In Greater Cincinnati, numerous musicians are helping those in need through music.  

Frontier Folk Nebraska Goes Live on New Album

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Featuring songs from all three of Frontier Folk Nebraska’s self-released full-lengths (beginning with 2009’s Pearls and focusing fairly heavily on 2014’s jaw-dropper, Frontier F**k Nebraska), This One’s for the Kid in the Back: Live at the Southgate House Revival should help put the band’s music in front of a much wider audience thanks to distribution through Old Flame Records.   

Sound Advice: Black Tusk with The Well and Cephalocoitus

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
One of Savannah’s lesser-known points of interest is its healthy crop of Stoner Metal bands, including Kylesa, Baroness, Circle Takes the Square and Black Tusk.  

Sound Advice: Fred Hersch

Sunday • Gallagher Student Center Theater (Xavier University)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Cincinnati native Fred Hersch is one of the most respected and celebrated artists in Jazz today.   

Sound Advice: Pure Bathing Culture with Pillar Point

Monday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
On the surface, Pure Bathing Culture has had a relatively brief but potent existence, with three well-received releases in four years, including its last album, 2015’s diverse and somewhat atypical Pray for Rain.  

Sound Advice: Ani DiFranco with Chastity Brown

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
It should come as no surprise that Ani DiFranco is keenly interested in the upcoming U.S. elections — her music, which has appeared on more than 20 albums since her self-released, self-titled debut surfaced in 1990, has long been preoccupied with politics.  

R.I.P. Phife Dawg

Plus, Dave Grohl continues

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 29, 2016
A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg's death brought tributes from a variety of mourners, showing his (and the group's) far-reaching influence on culture; Dave Grohl stands up for teenage Metal band barred from rehearsing, offers sound-proofing tips; a Beatles fan (or perhaps real estate opportunist) adds "Ringo Starr" to her collection of Beatles' childhood homes.

Boogie On, Reggae Children

Cincinnati’s Cliftones continue their mission to bring Reggae to the masses with debut full-length, Enemies Scatter

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Reggae can be a tough sell to a Midwestern audience that’s been spoon-fed mainstream musical oatmeal long enough to forget what organic texture and rhythm feels like.   

Country Crew Kevin McCoy Band Releases Debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Cincinnati Country/Rock foursome the Kevin McCoy Band celebrates the release of its debut album, Redneck-N-Roll, this Saturday at Jimmy B’s Sports Bar and Grill. Plus, Joesph issues debut LP; area musicians team up for a tribute concert to KISS; and Braxton Brewing Company's anniversary event features local music favorites.

Sound Advice: Judah & the Lion with The Saint Johns

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Five years ago, four musicians from far-flung American locales found themselves attending college together in Tennessee and comparing notes on the kinds of music they each loved.  

Sound Advice: Tortoise with Mind Over Mirrors and Watter

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tortoise formed in 1990, back before the term “Post Rock” made its way into our musical lexicon and before most of us were even aware of an ambitious couple named Bill and Hillary Clinton.