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Coming Into Focus

With a push start from Jeff Tweedy, White Denim finds cohesion on its latest LP

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
If Corsicana Lemonade, the fifth full-length studio album by White Denim, sounds like the group’s most focused yet, it didn’t happen by accident.  

Steep Canyon Rangers with Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Steep Canyon Rangers have risen to the top of the Bluegrass world slowly but surely. Formed while college students in North Carolina (and now based near Asheville, N.C.), the group represents the younger guard in Bluegrass music, a band that is fluent in the traditional side of the genre yet open-minded and contemporary in their approach.  

Ray LaMontagne with The Belle Brigade

Saturday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
“Drive-In Movies,” the last song on Ray LaMontagne’s latest album, Supernova, is a nostalgic ode to the past in an album teeming with retro flourishes: “I miss those drive-in movies/I spent all my childhood years wishin’ that I looked like a movie star.”   

Phosphorescent with PUBLIC and Cedar Skies

Sunday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Houck seems slightly bashful about attaching his given name to his recorded output.
  

Yvette with Sleigh Bells

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Yvette is one of those bands whose music, at its best, sounds like something going really, really wrong. The Brooklyn, N.Y., team of vocalist/guitarist Noah Kardos-Fein and drummer Dale Eisinger generate wild, anxious, Industrial-skewing Noise Punk that constantly thunders, squirms or drones.   

Beastie Boys: Still Not For Sale

Plus, Pharrell apologizes for headgear and Neil Young gets hacked

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Beastie Boys score another victory against a company that thought they could use their music in an advertisement. Plus, Pharrell apologizes for sporting Native American headgear on the cover of Elle UK magazine and Neil "Slut for the D" Young's Twitter account unleashes a barrage of porn and odd ramblings after allegedly being hacked.  

Cincy Blues Challenge Band Competition Returns Sunday

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
On June 1, area Blues singer/pianist/multi-instrumentalist Jimmy D. Rogers won the Cincy Blues Challenge competition for solo artists and duos after competing against several other performers at downtown club/restaurant Arnold’s. This Sunday, the Blues Challenge presents the band competition.
  

Jesus Christ, Bad Idea

Plus, Jack White and Exene Cervenka apologize

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour is canceled at the last minute due to poor ticket sales, Jack White offers The Black Keys (and others) an apology and X's Exene Cervenka backs off of her "Santa Barbara mass murder was a hoax" comments
  

Poliça State

Channy Leaneagh and Poliça created their latest album with an experimental view toward freedom and discomfort

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Poliça frontwoman Channy Leaneagh has led a fairly colorful life to date. It has included a stint at the Ramsey Fine Arts school in Minneapolis, forming the acoustic Folk/Rock duo Roma di Luna with former Oddjobs member Alexei Casselle after graduating high school, becoming an art teacher in Cambodia for a year, marrying Casselle, giving birth to their daughter, expanding Roma di Luna to a full band and crafting a handful of acclaimed releases.     

Sam Bush Band

Friday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
In the late ’70s, Sam Bush was getting booed onstage at the Stone Valley Bluegrass Festival, held just across the Ohio state line in southeastern Indiana.  

Reputante with Poliça

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
A little mystery never hurt anyone. In Reputante’s case, the members of the young Brooklyn-based Electro Rock group seem to actively refrain from releasing too many details about themselves.  

Jackie Greene with Rich Robinson

Tuesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If there’s a commemorative tablet somewhere inscribed with the names of the most unlikely people to be drawn into the Grateful Dead’s musical universe, Jackie Greene should be chiseled on it along with Pop/Jazz pianist Bruce Hornsby and former Tubes keyboardist Vince Welnick. 
  

The Black Lillies with Kentucky Struts

Tuesday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If Cruz Contreras’ name sounds familiar, you may remember his stint with Robinella and the CCstringband, the jazzy Bluegrass group he co-founded with his wife Robinella Bailey in the late ’90s (he was “CC,” naturally).   

Men At Work

Brooklyn’s The Men show a different side on their fifth album in five years, Tomorrow's Hits

0 Comments · Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Men are busy. Formed in Brooklyn in 2008 by co-frontdudes/guitarists Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi, the current five-piece has dropped five albums in the last five years, the last four for its hometown label Sacred Bones.
  

Fountain Square, Washington Park Music Series Begin

0 Comments · Thursday, May 29, 2014
The free musical performances at Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park and downtown’s Fountain Square (aka the PNC Summer Music Series) kick off in earnest this week.