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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.  

Old Feuds Die Hard

Plus, "Happy Birthday" song finally ruled part of the public domain and you can now buy a lifelike Gene Simmons mask for about 1K

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Deeply rooted band squabbles result in Peter Cetera pulling out of Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and no invitation to participate in Glenn Frey tribute for Don Felder; the copyright for "Happy Birthday to You" has been deemed invalid and the song now enters the public domain; and you can now purchase a creepy, lifelike Gene Simmons mask to scare the crap out of people.

Mothers of Expression

Georgia quartet Mothers delivers more interpretation than influence on its full-length debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Athens, Ga., quartet plays a combination of rattling Indie/Math Rock and soothing Chamber Pop, topped off by Leschper’s quirkily compelling voice  

Cheers to Big Joe

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Legendary Blues/Boogie Woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin passed away in 2007, but thanks to the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation, his legacy is living on and helping to build the future. Plus, Comprador plays The Comet and releases a new single ever Tuesday this month, Kathy Wade brings out the romantic Jazz for Valentine's Day and the benefit concerts Autism Rocks 7 and the Tie Dye Ball return this weekend.

Sound Advice: Turkuaz with Ghost Note

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Brooklyn nine-piece Turkuaz is a musical powerhouse that takes cues from throughout Funk’s history and mashes them together with its own personalized groove and vibe.