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Caged Heat

Born Cages successfully integrate Rock and Electronica in a band short on history and long on ambition

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The question that’s on a lot of minds — particularly that of Born Cages guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Vlad Holiday — is, “Why can’t Rock and Electronica co-exist in a single entity?”
  

Walk the Moon Gears Up for New Album Release

Plus, local happenings

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The reigning Cincinnati Entertainment Award winner of Artist of the Year honors, Alt Pop quartet Walk the Moon, is finally set to release its second album for RCA Records.  

Sarah Jaffe with Astronautalis and Transit

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 The music bug bit Sarah Jaffe early. And hard.
  

Black Lips with the King Khan and BBQ Show

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 “Drive-By Buddy,” the opening track on the Black Lips’ recently minted Underneath the Rainbow, sounds like Faces by way of The Monkees, its Honky-Tonk guitar riff and galloping beat leavened by the quartet’s usual assortment of lyrical goofiness: “Well brother, what’s the matter/Do you hate the life you’ve chose/Well I hope it doesn’t flatter, when you’re bathing with a hose/But as long as your butt’s clean, then it’s all good.”  

Unwanted Free Music Infuriates

U2 earns hatred with gift LP, R.I.P. song fade outs and the NFL screws up again

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
U2's free album deemed worse thing to ever happen to music and computers, Slate examines the fading out of song "fade outs" and the Tennessee Titans get fans pumped up with an incredibly inappropriate pre-game playlist selection.
  

The Dandy Warhols with Bonfire Beach

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Did anyone believe that the decadent clan known as The Dandy Warhols would be around two decades after their formation in Portland, Ore.? Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor will be the first to say, "No way."  

Chris Smither

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, September 15, 2014
So great and vast was the singer-songwriter revolution of the 1960s that we take for granted the long, steadily productive careers of many of its practitioners. That is the case with Chris Smither, who has put out 16 studio-recorded albums since 1970’s I’m a Stranger Too! 
  

Get Weller Soon

Paul Weller’s lifetime of musical creativity is (partially) encapsulated in his second solo hits collection

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Paul Weller’s career, in total, has generated an astonishing 32 hits collections (including B-sides/rarities compilations) and six box sets.  

Frontier Folk Nebraska, Pop Empire Make MOTR Release Party Central

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Two great Cincinnati-based bands take over Over-the-Rhine’s MOTR Pub (motrpub.com) this weekend to celebrate their excellent new releases with free shows.  

Music: Paul Weller

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Jam/Style Council frontman had a potent run with his former bands before going the solo route with his jazzy eponymous 1992 album, and his subsequent 20-plus-year stint under his own name has been illustrious in its own right, both critically and commercially.  

Jad Fair and Danielson with Darlene

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Jad Fair and Danielson have just released a terrific album, Solid Gold Heart, full of strong melodies and a Rock & Roll enthusiasm that is as ageless as Fair himself.  

Califone with S. Carey

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
In the late ’90s, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Tim Rutili shuttered his noisy skronk Blues outfit Red Red Meat and launched Califone as an outlet for his Electronic/Folk/Pop experiments.  

The Features with Seabird

Friday • The Ballroom at Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
 While The Features have always successfully translated their visceral energy in the studio, it’s their live presentation that seals the deal. Get Featured in person.   

John Cowan with John McFee and Friends

Saturday • Miami University Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cowan has always had one of the most powerful voices in the business, one not only capable of singing Progressive Roots music but also able to bring dynamic Rock vocals to the microphone as well.  

Pokey LaFarge with Dom Flemons, The Tillers and more

Tuesday • Miami University Middletown’s Dave Finkelman Auditorium

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
 What is cool about LaFarge is that if he were alive and playing music in 1936, he would be just as successful as he is now.