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Happy Accidents

The Coathangers’ party-starting Rock testifies to the power of chasing whims and instincts

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The group’s skittish, disheveled, loud, lo-fi-leaning and often tongue-in-cheek music syncs seamlessly with the band’s origins.  

The Twilight Sad with We Were Promised Jetpacks

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Scottish trio specialize in mood-altering music that ranges from hushed melancholia to swirling, rhythmically dynamic rave-ups.  

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Friday • Parrish Auditorium (Miami University Hamilton)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A truly talented group of artists, Carolina Chocolate Drops meld Celtic, Hip Hop and other influences with fiddle and banjo tunes.
  

The Werks with Zoogma and Peridoni

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Officially formed in 2007 just up the road in Dayton, these eclectic musicians have been refining a sound that’s hard to pin down, like someone took all kinds of musical vegetables and made a harmonious stew.  

Busdriver with Clipping, Milo, Counterfeit Money Machine, Eugenius and Kenny Segal

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Regan Farquhar’s Hip Hop nom de plume is the rather prosaic Busdriver, but we’re not talking Ralph Kramden’s city vehicle here — more like Ken Kesey’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Metro.  

Burger Records Caravan of Stars with The Coathangers, together PANGEA, Cherry Glazerr, AJ Davila & Terror Amor and Mozes & the Firstborn

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Burger has released music at an alarming rate from bands like Cherry Glazerr, whose lo-fi Garage Pop is reminiscent of Rock & Roll’s unpretentious roots.  

Ingrid Woode Celebrates New CD/DVD Release

Plus, Sunday brings several cool local shows, including a multimedia event presented by IsWhat?, Mixtapes' last local show (for awhile) and a benefit for Larry Goshorn

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ingrid Woode and The Woode Tribe Orchestra celebrate the release of their new CD/DVD package, Going LiVe In FiVe. Meanwhile, Sunday brings a wealth of great local shows, including a multimedia event presented by IsWhat?, Mixtapes' last local performance (for awhile) and a benefit concert for Larry Goshorn.  

Holy Pipe Dreams

Plus, Lorde 'banned' in San Fran and Ringo rocks for Skechers

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Sinead O'Connor says she was asked by the American Music Awards to appear on the broadcast with Pope Francis (AMA officials say, "Uh … no"), two radio stations in San Francisco think not playing Lorde's "Royals" will help the Giants win the World Series and shoe company Skechers goes after the 70-and-up demo and hires Ringo Starr as a pitchman.
  

Four Runs, No Hits, No Errors

Cory Branan turns his diverse musical taste into the schizophonic Americana bash of The No-Hit Wonder

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Cory Branan has a way with words but there’s one that sticks in his throat: compromise.
  

Some People Call Him Maurice

Singer/songwriter Maurice Mattei details the pompatus of loss on Celebrity Issue

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
After 21 albums and countless gigs, Mattei remains fresh and engaged in the process.
  

Phratry Records Celebrates 10 Years of Indie Label Greatness

Plus, Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival showcases local Americana artists and CCM grads swing with Gaga and Bennett

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Local independent label Phratry Records celebrates its 10th anniversary with a jam-packed two-night showcase at the Southgate House Revival. Plus, Northern Kentucky's Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival showcases local Roots acts and several CCM grads have been busy backing Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett during promo rounds for their new album.
  

Surfer Blood with Eternal Summers

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Surfer Blood is now a well-oiled live unit, delivering its reverb-laden tunes with the dexterity they deserve.  

Ruthie Foster with Kim Taylor

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Foster’s brand new album, Promise of a Brand New Day, moves her forward — it’s as much accomplished R&B, mixed with strains of Rock, Pop and Folk, as it is straightforward Blues.
  

Richard Thompson with Amanda Shires

Saturday • Dave Finkelman Auditorium (Miami University Middletown)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Richard Thompson has been playing guitar since our current president was in diapers. For the mathematically challenged, that’s more than five decades, a career in which the English-born Thomps  

Ben Frost

Sunday • Contemporary Arts Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
You can count on the Contemporary Arts Center’s Performance Series to bring in the best cutting-edge musicians right when their latest albums are accumulating Best of the Year accolades.