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Sound Advice: 7 Seconds with Bishops Green and Knife the Symphony

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Given the fact that 7 Seconds has been around for the past 35 years, the Hardcore/Pop/Punk quartet might not be on the radar of younger fans. It’s the safest bet that 7 Seconds — anchored from the start by the Marvelli brothers, aka vocalist Kevin Seconds and bassist Steve Youth — was a major influence on a significant chunk of those younger fans’ music collection.  

Sound Advice: Lily & Madeleine with Shannon Hayden and The Mitchells

Friday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Lily & Madeleine might be considered Indianapolis’ answer to Over the Rhine. Though there is an obvious age and experience difference  — Lily & Madeleine were just teenage sisters when their first records, the EP Weight of the Globe and a self-titled album, came out in 2013 — there is striking similarity in other ways.
  

Sound Advice: Parker Millsap with Cari Ray

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers.  

Music: Parker Millsap

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers.   

Sound Advice: Della Mae

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Grammy-nominated band Della Mae is a wonderful example of an all-female group that is not a novelty, but instead is made up of wonderful musicians who bring the thunder as far as instrumental prowess goes while still creating music that is progressive, beautiful and unique.   

Sound Advice: Pop Evil with Aranda and Red Sun Rising

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Pop Evil came roaring out of the western edge of Michigan in 2001 with a penchant for metallic-edged Hard Rock and an enviable level of sonic sophistication.
  

Sound Advice: San Fermin with Lemon Sky, The Ridges, Sweet & The Sweet Sweets and Orchards

Friday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
San Fermin’s second album, the recently released Jackrabbit, picks up where its debut left off, delivering lush soundscapes and boy/girl vocal tradeoffs.   

Sound Advice: Morning Teleportation with Injecting Strangers and The Yugos

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A lot of bands claim to be Psychedelic and then just crank up the reverb and write thinly veiled songs about getting high and transcendentally pondering mystically spiritual subject matter. Morning Teleportation doesn’t work that close to the surface.
  

Sound Advice: Earth, Wind & Fire with Chicago

Tuesday • Riverbend Music Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Earth, Wind & Fire is the kind of band that has monumentally transcended the typical successes and fandom that most classic bands achieve.  

Sound Advice: Ancient Warfare with Hailey Wojcik

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Lexington, Ky.’s Ancient Warfare are veterans of Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival (among other regular area visits) and will return in late September to perform at 2015’s MPMF.   

Sound Advice: Bobby Long with Jayson Erik Alcott

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Clichés are truths that are almost predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s not to say that Bobby Long would never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base.  

Sound Advice: Johnnyswim

Friday • Moonlite Gardens (Coney Island)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The success of duo Johnnyswim has come gradually and organically.  

Sound Advice: Family and Friends

Tuesday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
When Marcus Mumford and his multi-talented Sons hit the trifecta of artistic integrity, critical acclaim and mainstream success, a good many similarly inclined groups climbed on the stomp-and-chant Folk/Rock carousel and made a grab for the same brass ring.   

Sound Advice: Living Colour with Howard Brothers Band and Citizen Zero

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” a slab of politically minded Hard Rock from 1988’s debut album Vivid, remains the NYC quartet’s calling card and commercial apex.   

Sound Advice: Cash Box Kings at Cincy Blues Fest with Samantha Fish and More

Friday • Sawyer Point

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When the Blues migrated north, it found adoptive homes that were supportive and nurturing, but few embraced the form and its purveyors with the passionate conviction of Chicago.