Sound Advice: Punch Brothers with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Saturday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
When describing concerts, — especially those of the Bluegrass variety — many would probably use words like “loud” and “rowdy.” Much more rare is a Bluegrass show that has the power to bring a hush over the crowd.   

Sound Advice: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with The Bright Light Social Hour and Letts

Sunday • The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The fun-loving hippies that make up Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are coming to The Shoe. If you like good music and are great at ignoring band politics, you should definitely check ’em out. Just do yourself a favor and don’t land at the barricade.  

Swift Smack Down, Swift Response

Plus, aggressive music may be soothing and the Piano Man gets bumped by the freakin' Pope

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Indie label's complaints about Apple's new streaming service not paying artists during its free trial period didn't seem to sway the company, but Taylor Swift's sure did. Plus, a study finds that fans of aggressive music are mellowed by it in times of anger and stress and Billy Joel has a Madison Square Garden show postponed due to The Pope's visit.

Local Bands Road Tripping This Summer

Plus, the East Price Hill Jazz Festival returns and the Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival offers great sampling of local Roots/Americana

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
As many of us are gearing up for summertime trips, several local bands have plotted out “working vacations,” embarking on road trips to spread the word about their music.  

Out of Exile

Chicago rockers Twin Peaks draw inspiration from The Rolling Stones and their vinyl upbringings on new LP

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Twin Peaks is the sound of four guys, each barely old enough to drink legally, having fun doing what they love.  

Sound Advice: Beth Hart with Matt Andersen

Thursday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Life is a series of defining moments and Blues chanteuse Beth Hart has had plenty in her nearly two-and-a-half decade career.

Sound Advice: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with Daddy Long Legs

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Musical provocateur Jon Spencer chose the perfect handle for his new project when it was formed back in 1991 — Blues Explosion — and it continues to accurately reflect the visceral sound and fury emanating from his incendiary trio almost a quarter century later.

Sound Advice: The Revivalists with The Main Squeeze, Elementree Livity Project and more

Saturday • RiversEdge (Hamilton, Ohio)

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With New Orleans being such a saturated hub for soulful Rock & Roll, it’s a definite sign that a band has a good thing going when it breaks through the dense competition and onto the radar of fans across the country.   

Sound Advice: Justin Furstenfeld with Ashleigh Stone

Tuesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
It’s been 20 years and a lot of hard times since Blue October formed, but Justin Furstenfeld and the gang aren’t done yet.  

Hozier with Dawes

Sunday • The Shoe at Horsehoe Casino

0 Comments · Thursday, June 11, 2015
Every now and then a musician with immense talent reaches the upper echelon of the Billboard charts. They don’t get there because they’re so hot or because they’re dating Diplo. They didn’t wi  

Spoon with The Antlers

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Thursday, June 11, 2015
Spoon is the most reliable band on the planet, each album a slight variation on frontman Britt Daniel’s long-running love of terse, sharp-edged Rock & Roll. The Austin, Texas outfit’s eig  

Becoming BoyMeetsWorld

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The latest Cincinnati Pop/Punk band with the potential to punch its ticket would make a great reality show.   

Chakras and Other Locals Celebrate New Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
After raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign, Cincinnati rockers Chakras headed to California to record with one of the Rock world’s top producers, Joe Chiccarelli. Known for his extensive pro  

Broncho with Kopecky, Coconut Milk and Near Earth Objects

Friday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Over the past five years, Broncho has ridden its love of ’70s Punk and ’80s Indie Rock to a press kit full of praise and the kind of fairly high-profile song placements that couldn’t help but broaden its loyal fan base.  

Bigger Brothers

Acclaimed group The Avett Brothers takes its expanded sound on the road with an expanded lineup

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Fans who go to see The Avett Brothers this summer and expect the kind of stripped-down acoustic performance that was the acclaimed Folk Rock group’s trademark for the first decade of its career will be in for a whole new experience.