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Bummers Eve Shows Noisy Brilliance on Debut

Plus, The Grove hosts massive benefit concert for UC Brain Tumor Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Psych/Rock/Garage/Punk trio Bummers Eve celebrates the release of its excellent debut full-length Friday with a free MOTR Pub show, while The Grove presents over a dozen area artists Saturday at the Southgate House Revival for the Rock N’ Revival for a Cure concert, a benefit for cancer research at the UC Brain Tumor Center.  

Sound Advice: Jukebox the Ghost with Mainland

Wednesday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 1, 2016
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jukebox the Ghost is touring despite not releasing a record of new material in nearly two years. By their own calculations, the Washington, D.C. trio has played “almost 1,000 shows” since unveiling its full-length debut, Let Live and Let Ghosts, in 2008.

Out of Darkness Comes Light

The empathy and compassion that grew out of a personal tragedy for Sam Baker shine through in his songwriting

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The foreboding but rewarding complexity of Sam Baker’s music is evident in the statement near the top of his website’s homepage: “Everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dream.”  

A.M. Nice Celebrates Debut EP Release

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Plus, a musical tribute to Kevin Donahue, late singer for Garage Rock favorites The Pariahs, is now set for this Saturday at The Comet. Also on Saturday, more than 40 musicians who support Bernie Sanders will perform for Southgate House Revival's "Bernin Down the House" concert.   

Sound Advice: Rayland Baxter

Friday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
When the children of greatness embrace their roots and use them as a starting point to chart their own unique path, the results can be breathtaking.

Sound Advice: The Motet

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Nearly two decades ago, drummer Dave Watts assembled a group of like-minded Jazz, Funk and AfroBeat players in Denver to create The Dave Watts Motet.  

Sound Advice: Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band with Barnstar!

Monday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Prolific singer/songwriter Josh Ritter’s eighth full-length studio album is rife with religious imagery, starting with its title, Sermon on the Rocks.  

Sound Advice: Bell Witch with Wrekmeister Harmonies and Flesh Mother

Monday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
“Suffocation, A Burial: 1 – Awoken (Breathing Teeth),” the first song on Bell Witch’s most recent album, 2015’s four-song Four Phantoms, is as foreboding as its title.  

Moon Music?

Plus, bassist to be reunited with denim vest and Grammys get knocked for lack of Natalie Cole tribute

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Recordings of "outer-space type music" heard by astronauts orbiting the moon in 1969 released; a young Metal bassist is to be reunited with his patch-covered denim vest after it's discovered hundred of miles away in a Macy's display case; and so many influential musicians died in the past year, the Grammys couldn't fit tributes to all of them into the ceremony.

Score Keeper

Acclaimed guitarist Bill Frisell celebrates classic film soundtracks on his latest album and tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Frisell is currently touring behind his When You Wish Upon A Star album, which puts a unique spin on some of the best movie soundtrack compositions from the ’60s and ’70s.

Songwriters Team Up for Ancient News

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Local singer/songwriters Andrea Cefalo and David Kisor have teamed up for an interesting new project dubbed Ancient News. Plus, The Almighty Get Down will be recording a performance Saturday night at Woodward Theater.   

Sound Advice: Anderson East

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Pop culture’s microscopic focus on fame and celebrity means that Anderson East’s recognition has risen more because of his recent status as Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend than for his incredible musical abilities.  

Sound Advice: Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty with Lazy Ass Destroyer, DJ Brizo and The Nightbeast

Monday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Hip Hop sensation Mickey Avalon has experienced enough life drama to fill a dozen albums and a string of Law & Order episodes.   

Sound Advice: TEEN

Monday • The Comet

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Following two EPs and a pair of full-length albums (2012’s In Limbo and 2014’s The Way and Color), the band’s latest LP, Love Yes, is set to drop this Friday.  

Sound Advice: Voivod with Vektor and Eight Bells

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Voivod could be considered the musical equivalent of the post office: The Canadian Progressive Metal quartet cannot be stopped by wind, rain, snow, sleet, dark of night (in fact, they rather prefer it), death, break-ups, lawsuits or stylistic shifts.