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Keller Williams with More Than a Little

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
There is one absolute rule in Keller Williams’ world: There are no rules. Using the Grateful Dead’s improbable diversity as a jumping-off point, Williams has created an astonishingly broad catalog over the past two decades, tossing every conceivable genre spice in his musical gumbo.  

Man Man with Xenia Rubinos

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
If a band is entirely made up of musicians operating under eccentric aliases, there’s an incredibly good chance said band’s music is also eccentric and worthy of your attention. Man Man is a lesser-known but fitting addition to this class, what with the Philly five-piece sporting members nicknamed Honus Honus, Turkey Moth and Pow Pow.
  

Motel Beds with The Harlequins

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
One of the leading lights of the Dayton Indie music scene is the hyper-melodic Pop Rock outfit Motel Beds, which has been kicking around since the early ’00s, gradually building up a stack of fawning press notices and a loyal fan base.  

Good Taste From the Start

Plus, researchers study pill's ability to help learn perfect pitch and Black Metal musician murdered for lack of dedication to Satanism

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Someone who's only recently heard music for the first time puts Bieber and "What Does the Fox Say" on blast, researchers study a new pill's ability to help learn perfect pitch and a Black Metal musician from Thailand is murdered for his lack of dedication to Satanism.  

Weekend State

A more thoughtful approach (and a dash of therapy) inform Jinx, the second album from Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Weekend guitarist/vocalist Shaun Durkan has certainly gotten plenty of feedback concerning Jinx, the band’s second release. And while no one has exactly accused Durkan of sophomore-slumping on Jinx, there’s certainly been a fair amount of grumbling about the differences between the  album and its louder and more visceral predecessor, 2010’s Sports.  

Instruments Stolen, Friends Step Up

Plus, CEA voting ends soon, Strangetunge hosts winter party and College Hill Coffee Co. turns 8

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Friends and fans of local musician Justin Todhunter step up to help after a post-Christmas break-in left him without his prized instruments. Plus, CEA voting ends soon, Strangetunge hosts a winter party and Tracy Walker and Chris Collier help College Hill Coffee Co. celebrate its eighth birthday.
  

Driftwood with Part-Time Gentlemen and Red Beard’s Revenge

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
In its bio, on-the-rise Americana quartet Driftwood is described as “a band with a Rock & Roll soul and a Folk art mind.” With 2011’s sophomore album, A Rock & Roll Heart, and the remarkable, just-released self-titled follow-up, the band’s descriptions are proved accurate.
  

In This Moment

Sunday • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
After losing band members and splitting from management, In This Moment's frontwoman Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth regrouped, filled their vacancies and crafted their best effort to date, the heavy-yet-melodic Blood, which reached Billboard’s Top 20.
  

Butcher Babies

Sunday • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Metallers Butcher Babies try to leave "Slut Metal" descriptor in their past and move forward with their recent album, Goliath.
  

The Jim Jones Revue with The KillTones

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Jim Jones was doing loud in London at about the same time Kurt Cobain and Mark Arm discovered their amps went to 11 in the Pacific Northwest.  

Idiot Glee with Tweens and Mardou

Saturday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Idiot Glee is the guise of Lexington, Ky.-based musician/singer/songwriter James Friley, whose passionate Pop sound has garnered attention from all over the world. Though he largely uses electronic instrumentation, Idiot Glee’s recordings can hardly be described as “Synth Pop,” showing a more classic sensibility inspired by the likes of Harry Nilsson and Roxy Music.   

Proper (and Mistaken) ID

Plus, Rap Genius angers Google and Dan Auerbach is not a creepy Dylan stalker

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A homeless man in San Francisco turns out to be a former Santana band member, while a man in Massachusetts turn out NOT to be the drummer from Whitesnake. Plus, Rap Genius gets back in Google's good graces after rigging search results and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach clarifies his battle for "Bob Dylan's hair."
  

'Saint' Maker

Cincinnati’s Rob Fetters drops third solo album and further proof of his Pop divinity

1 Comment · Monday, December 30, 2013
Singer/songwriter Rob Fetters’ fourth solo album, Saint Ain't, leaves out the psychedelia but explores plenty of fresh sonic territory.  

A Siren in the Dark

A clash of influences creates area band Siren’s dynamic Metal sound

0 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
In Greek mythology, a Siren was a gorgeous woman whose enchanting songs caused innumerable sailors to shipwreck, never to be seen again. It is somewhat ironic, then, that Northern Kentucky-based Siren is a Heavy Metal group featuring four very furry young men. But for local metalheads, Siren’s mix of a Doom foundation — with Thrash and Death Metal components — is just as intoxicating as the verses of old.  

CEA and Best New Bands Lineups Confirmed

Plus, Tweens get busier and Chris Comer gets funky

0 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
The lineups for January's Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and "Best New Bands" showcase solidify, Tweens gears up for an even busier year in 2014 and Jazz pianist Chris Comer gets funky.