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Iris DeMent with Pieta Brown

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
In the Folk/Gospel/Country realm, few singer/songwriters are as acclaimed, respected and beloved as Iris DeMent by devoted fans as well as her adoring peer group.  

The Life and Times with Ashes and Iron

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Indie Rock power trios are as common as crime, but the ones that rise to the top of the form defy the limitations of their numbers by sounding more expansive than the standard guitar/bass/drums set-up.   

The Church with The Sharp Things

Sunday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
In the late ’70s, Australia exported a fair amount of bracingly unique Alternative Rock that rivaled anything produced by America or Great Britain.  

Justin Townes Earle with Gill Landry

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
When you are Justin Townes Earle and you are the son of the famous musician Steve Earle, the bonus of name recognition soon gives way to overt scrutiny.   

Thigh of the Tiger

Tiger Sex proves that imported local music is every bit as good as the homegrown stuff

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tiger Sex has been a Cincinnati band for a little more than a year and has come to appreciate the local ins and outs.
  

True to Life

Rod Picott writes about working-class life from an honest place

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Here’s a handy little mathematical equation to keep in mind when considering the state of popular music: Modern Country = lies. Americana = truth.  

New Local Release News

40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Locals 40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend. Plus, MC Till and friends plot out a new Hip Hop-centric album and book for kids and submissions are now open for showcase consideration at the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival.
  

The Bunny The Bear with Released by Prayer and Time and Distance

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Bunny The Bear has plied its progressive Post Hardcore/Synthcore/Indiecore trade for the past seven years to a rabidly loyal and consistently expanding fan base.  

American Aquarium with Ben Knight & the Well Diggers and Rod Hamdallah

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The cool thing about American Aquarium is that they have always been really good.   

JJ Grey & Mofro with The London Souls

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Coming from a former family chicken farm and pecan tree grove in Jacksonville, Fla., you’d expect JJ Grey to exude the flavor of the South, and that’s just what he does.  

The Contortionist with Revocation, Fallujah, Toothgrinder, The Requiem and Sea of Treachery

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Although hints of growled dirty vocals sometimes form an undercurrent to the proceedings and even push to the forefront, The Contortionist seems detached from the Deathcore/Death Metal proponents with which it is often grouped.  

Swans in Bloom

Thirty years after debuting, Swans are making the best music of leader Michael Gira’s career

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Somehow, more than 30 years after debuting amid the height of the No Wave movement, Swans are making the best music of their long, twisted existence.  

Showing Love for WNKU

Plus, local Jazz drummers unite, the Tie Dye Ball returns and Glassworld releases debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Oodles of local (and national/regional) acts perform this weekend to benefit Northern Kentucky radio station WNKU, local Jazz drummers unite for the BHM Drum Summit, the Tie Dye Ball, featuring Spookfloaters and Jerry’s Little Band, returns to benefit Play It Forward org and rockers Glassworld release debut EP.  

The Main Squeeze with Benchwood Wyse and Nevele

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
If any old fogey tries to tell you there is no soul left in modern music, sit him (or her) down in his favorite reclining chair and tell him to shut up and listen while you give him a juicy taste of The Main Squeeze.
  

Into It. Over It. with Kevin Devine and Laura Stevenson

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Into It. Over It. frontman (often only man) has been a music fan since elementary school, falling hard for Emo in seventh grade after getting a taste of Sunny Day Real Estate.