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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.   

Jad Fair with Danielson and Darlene

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, September 8, 2014
MOTR Pub, in addition to bringing in up-and-coming musicians, has presented a fair number of beloved veteran cult figures (some pretty eccentric) to town. Jon Langford, Tav Falco, Kid Congo Powers, Charlie Parr come immediately to mind. Now comes the fairest of all — Jad Fair.  

The Pack A.D. with Man or Astro-Man? and Wray

Wednesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Guitarist/vocalist Becky Black plays with my-fist-your-face intensity and sings with a Rock-blackened rasp that reinforces her physical swagger, while drummer Maya Miller keeps the frenetic beat with the unhinged energy of an amphetamine-soaked octopus.  

Ellis Paul with Rebecca Loebe

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Ellis Paul is a musician who has hung in there over the years despite the ups and downs of the music business.
  

Grouplove with Portugal. The Man

Friday • Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Assembled in 2009, Grouplove was quickly called out as an energetic and engaging live act.  

Legendary Shack Shakers with Whiskey 
Shivers and Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Legendary Shack Shakers has been described as everything from Southern Gothic Rock and Rockabilly/Cowpunk to Sideshow Carnival Music and a group that “don’t do murder ballads, they do murder boogie.”  
  

Kishi Bashi with The Ridges

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Virginia native Kishi Bashi (aka Kaoru Ishibashi) is an ace violinist who’s lent his talents to Regina Spektor, of Montreal and Sondre Lerche. He’s also a founding member of Electro Pop outfit Jupiter One, but more recently he has stepped out as a solo artist.
  

Slightly Stoopid with Zach Deputy

Friday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
As interest in Reggae-flavored Punk rose exponentially in the mid-’90s, Sublime’s Brad Nowell went out on a sturdy limb and founded Skunk Records in order to find and nurture bands that mined a similarly groovy vein. 
One of Nowell’s signings was Slightly Stoopid.   

Grace & Tony with Misty Mountain String Band

Saturday • Maudie’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Grace & Tony (White), a husband-and-wife duo from Loretto, Tenn., are both stringed-instrument players and have released one well-received album, November.
  

The Blasters

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Family in general and brothers in particular can screw up a band like walnuts in lime Jell-O. The Kinks. The Black Crowes. Oasis. The Blasters could qualify in that spotty sweepstakes, at least to a certain extent.