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The Main Squeeze with Benchwood Wyse and Nevele

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
If any old fogey tries to tell you there is no soul left in modern music, sit him (or her) down in his favorite reclining chair and tell him to shut up and listen while you give him a juicy taste of The Main Squeeze.
  

Into It. Over It. with Kevin Devine and Laura Stevenson

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Into It. Over It. frontman (often only man) has been a music fan since elementary school, falling hard for Emo in seventh grade after getting a taste of Sunny Day Real Estate.
  

Nikki Lane with Young Heirlooms

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Nikki Lane twangs and bangs with the ferocity of a roadhouse Rock band churning out amped up Country covers behind the sturdiest chicken wire known to man.  

Crazy & the Brains with Coconut Milk

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Any band nervy enough to christen themselves Crazy & the Brains automatically gets a pass on anything resembling the rules.  

World Wider

World music is a leader in album sales, David Pajo gets life-saving assist from the Web and new study says old people easily distracted by music

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Despite overall decline, stats show that World music album sales grew more than any other genre in 2014, Slint guitarist David Pajo gets a life-saving assist from fans on the Internet and a new study suggests older people are overly distracted when listening to music while working on other tasks.  

The Fall Guy

Cult legend Robyn Hitchcock delivers on latest “autumnal” album, The Man Upstairs

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock, the British singer/songwriter whose intimately resonant, raspy voice and mysteriously peculiar worldview were shaped by such skewed troubadours of his youth as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett and the Incredible String Band, has long been said to make “autumnal” records. As in, “songs or singing that reflect on life with a bittersweet, melancholy wisdom coming from age and experience.”  

Local Musicians Unite for Paralyzed Friend

Plus, news on The Fairmount Girls, Blue Wisp Big Band, Dallas Moore and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Friends unite for a benefit concert to help Brett Walls, who is suffering from a rare condition called "Locked-In Syndrome." Plus, The Fairmount Girls put on a "retrospective" show, the Blue Wisp Big Band moves to the Pirate's Den, Dallas Moore releases his latest album and Findlay Market celebrates Mardi Gras.  

Jukebox the Ghost with Little Daylight

Wednesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
If you trim a two-year evolutionary period from its timeline, 2015 represents Jukebox the Ghost’s 10th year of operation, and such milestones are always prime opportunities for reflection.   

Jeff Austin with Pert Near Sandstone

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Some musicians simply exhibit (and thereby inspire) total madness through their music, creating an unspoken dialogue in the gray area between audience and performer.  

Datsik with Kennedy Jones, Trolley Snatcha and Barely Alive

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
With a birth name like Troy Beetles, a career in music would seem to be a given. But the Canadian artist/producer/label honcho has no interest in letting it be or going on a magical mystery tour with Sgt. Pepper down Abbey Road.   

O.T. Genasis

Sunday • Inner Circle

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Remember last week when I asked Facebook why O.T. Genasis was so stoked about having baking soda? No? OK. Awesome.
  

Wiki War

Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider revealed and Taylor Swift takes on Etsy artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
After Kanye West's latest Grammys outburst, Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider is revealed in a college newspaper (to his dismay) and Taylor Swift's lawyers are going after true criminals — Etsy crafters who use her lyrics in their artwork.
  

The Long Rider

For Willie Nile, Rock provides the reason to live

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Willie Nile, the long underappreciated, roots-rockin’ singer/songwriter from the streets of New York, has been on an incredible ride — an American ride — of late.
  

A Winter Sampler of Cincinnati Blues

Plus, the Autism Rocks benefit concert returns Sunday and Elementree Livity Project, The Cliftones and more celebrate Bob Marley's life

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Cincy Blues Society's Winter Blues Fest returns this weekend, offering a tasty sampler of Cincinnati's rich Blues scene. Plus, the annual Autism Rocks benefit concert returns this Sunday and Elementree Livity Project, The Cliftones, Know Prisoners and more celebrate Bob Marley's 70th birthday this weekend at Thompson House.
  

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Life is a circle and it’s come back around full force for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, who began his legendary career nearly 50 years ago as co-founder of Traffic and now revisits those halcyon days with his latest touring concept/project, Traffic Jam.