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Sound Advice: A Muscle Shoals Music Revue featuring Amy Black and Sarah Borges

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Muscle Shoals area of Alabama is a legendary place when it comes to the history of music.   

Sound Advice: Swirlies

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
This is technically the 25th-anniversary year for Swirlies, the Boston Shoegaze band that began life as a prospective Go-Go’s cover band in 1990. 
  

Sound Advice: Neil Young and Promise of the Real with Band of Horses

Monday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
What can be said about Neil Young that hasn’t been said countless times before? 
  

Sound Advice: Liturgy

Wednesday (July 15) • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Salvador Dali once mused, “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, vocalist, guitarist and lunatic genius at the helm of Liturgy, can certainly relate to that razor-thin distinction.   

Aoife Madness

Aoife O’Donovan has plenty of fire and more than enough irons for this summer and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
On paper, Aoife O’Donovan is the busiest woman in the music business.   

REVIEW: Bunbury Music Festival 2015

A belated look back at 2015's anticipated music fest on the river

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A belated look back at June's big Bunbury Music Festival, from the music to the fans to the T-shirts.   

Northside’s Rock N’ Roll Carnival Returns

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Northside not only hosts the city’s most unique Fourth of July parade; the neighborhood also has the most one-of-a-kind festival to celebrate America’s independence in the region.
  

Sound Advice: Charlie Parr with Casey Campbell

Thursday • Washington Park Bandstand

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Three years ago, when I wrote about a Charlie Parr club appearance here, it was necessary to introduce him and his work to even those readers who followed acoustic Blues, Folk and Americana music.
  

Sound Advice: Yonder Mountain String Band with The Goodle Boys

Saturday • Moonlite Gardens (Coney Island)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Ever since founding member Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2014, there’s been a question floating in the air among fans: How can the band be the same without Austin?   

Sound Advice: Eli Cook

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
For more than a half century, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers has been the launching pad/finishing school for some of the world’s most formidable guitarists.  

Sound Advice: Dale Watson with Straw Boss

Tuesday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If I hear another Bro Country song about a six pack, a lake, a pickup truck on a gravel road and girls who can’t get enough of all that goofy shit, my head may just implode.  

Creativity in Closed Captioning

Kanye West gets "ducked" by closed captioning, Katy Perry fights nuns and Sean Hannity doesn't get it (again; still)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Those watching Kanye West's anticipated set at the Glastonbury fest in the U.K. on television with closed captioning on were treated to some amusing substitute "bad words"; Katy Perry is very rich, hated by nuns; and
Sean Hannity says if we can't buy Confederate flags then we shouldn't be able to buy Rap albums.
  

Ms. Dynamite

Soul/Funk juggernaut Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings show strength and resilience in the face of adversity

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Much has changed for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings since the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based retro Soul/Funk band played the (old) Southgate House in Newport, Ky. in 2010.  

Dan Karlsberg’s Brilliant Love Letter to ’Nati Jazz

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself.   

Sound Advice: Heartless Bastards with Craig Finn

Thursday and Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I have two enduring memories of singer Erika Wennerstrom and Heartless Bastards. The first unfolded in 2005 when I experienced the band’s live power for the first time at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest festival.