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Sound Advice: They Might Be Giants

Friday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Back in the golden year of 1987, I discovered the aural and visual joys of They Might Be Giants almost simultaneously.  

MidPoint Music Festival Under New Management

Plus, Rectify Cincinnati hosts concert for A Voice for the Innocent, Mint Leopard teases new album and Lawson-Yeardley Project debuts

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Cincinnati’s Music and Event Management, Inc. is now producing the annual, early-fall MidPoint Music Festival. Plus, Rectify Cincinnati presents Founding Fathers, Go Go Buffalo and more for a good cause, Mint Leopard wants you to want its debut album and The Lawson-Yeardley Project host a coming-out house party concert.

God Save the Queen Movie

Plus, Prince's wedding stuff goes up for auction and you can own Frank Zappa's house

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Sacha Baron Cohen, who was once to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic, says Mercury's bandmates wanted half the movie to be about Queen's life after its frontman's death; you can now use authentic props for your make-believe Prince wedding, as numerous personal Prince items go up for auction; and a crowd-funding campaign for a Frank Zappa documentary offers Zappa's house as the ultimate perk (for $9 million).

Soul and Inspiration

For Soultime!, Jersey legends Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes were motivated by classic R&B

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Southside Johnny Lyon is part of Jersey Shore’s Holy Trinity, along with Bruce Springsteen and Steve (“Little Steven”) Van Zandt.

Rumpke Mountain Boys Play Bogart’s Fest

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Rumpke Mountain Boys co-headline Friday's Winter Folk and Bluegrass Festival at Bogart's on the heels of their fourth album release. Plus, Mad Anthony launches its Mad Anthology series, which will see the group release a song every week for 52 weeks, and local musician and yoga instructor April Aloisio combines her two loves on her new album release, Yoga Bossa Nova.

Sound Advice: John 5 and the Creatures with Static Tension

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Guitarist John 5 has an impossibly extensive and diverse résumé, from David Lee Roth’s DLR Band and Marilyn Manson to k.d. lang and his current role as Rob Zombie’s shredder of choice.

Sound Advice: Dressy Bessy with Serenity Fisher and the Cardboard Hearts and The Invisible Strings

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
In the time since Dressy Bessy was a consistently active band, MySpace has gone from a top online community site to virtual haunted house.  

Sound Advice: We Banjo 3

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
There are so many odd signifiers and dichotomies in the composition of We Banjo 3 that it’s worth identifying as many as possible.  

Sound Advice: Experience Hendrix Tour

Sunday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
For a living, breathing testament to the wide-ranging influence guitar innovator Jimi Hendrix had (and continues to have) on contemporary music, one need only glance at the lineup for this year’s Experience Hendrix tour.  

Kanye Mocks Deadmau5

Plus, a petition is created to have Fetty Wap play Nancy Reagan's funeral and Nina Simone's family is apparenlty not happy about the forthcoming biopic about the singer

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Kanye West asks Deadmau5 if he can appear at daughter's birthday party as Minnie Mouse; someone started a petition to have Fetty Wap perform "Trap Queen" at Nancy Reagan's funeral; and Nina Simone's family and others are reportedly unhappy with Zoe Saldana's casting in the forthcoming biopic about the family.

Sound Advice: Rickie Lee Jones

Saturday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Congratulations to those of you who rushed out to buy tickets for Saturday’s “An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones” concert at Live! at Ludlow Garage, because the show is officially sold out. For Jones' local concert, along with some of her classic tunes, she’ll be playing songs from a new album, last year’s The Other Side of Desire, which has been hailed as one of her career’s highlights.  

Sound Advice: Logic with Dizzy Wright

Sunday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
In the Rap world, and perhaps even the real world, Logic defies logic. After building a huge buzz entirely on his own (via mixtapes and touring), the young, biracial spitter has released two albums for Def Jam that cracked the Top 5 on the album charts, including last year's The Incredible True Story.  

Sound Advice: Pet Sun with Leggy and The Harlequins

Sunday • Northside Yacht Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
If you’ve noticed a fierce glow on the northern horizon recently, it’s not the atmospheric shimmer from the aurora borealis. That flickering sky light is the incendiary firestorm emanating from Pet Sun, a Hamilton, Ontario quartet with a penchant for Garage riffs, Pop melodicism and Stoner Rock rumble, all played through amps with volume knobs that seemingly spiral into an infinity of astrally projected psychedelic distortion.

Iggy Strips Down for Art

Plus, questionable lawsuit accuses Tidal of screwing independent artists and, besides winning an Oscar, Sam Smith had a rough Academy Awards experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Iggy Pop poses nude for an art class, with the resultant work set to be shown at an exhibit; Tidal is sued over allegations of underpaying independent artists and not procuring proper licensing; and, despite a big win, Sam Smith's Oscar night was a nightmare after he claimed to be the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award.

Hands-On Learning

Nashville rocker Daniel Pujol talks about the DIY approach and challenging himself

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Rural Tennessee native Daniel Pujol, who now calls Nashville home, has immersed himself in a whirlwind of activity since debuting his slanted Rock & Roll outfit Pujol in 2010, writing, recording and touring at a pace foreign to all but the most committed of DIY obsessives.