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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.  

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.