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Lab Partners with Darlene and The Stealth Pastille

Friday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
One of the finest bands to emerge from the Dayton, Ohio, music scene over the last 15 years, Lab Partners continue to carry on Gem City’s reputation as a hot-bed for Indie Rock. The band also has direct ties to some of the artists who helped bring international attention to the city’s music in the first place.
  

Papadosio with Peridoni and Random Rab

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
There is a fair amount of evidence that Jam/Psych bands are primarily interested in mindless noodling on a musical bridge to nowhere, Electronic bands are satisfied to “unce-unce-unce” on varying themes with no discernible point and Prog bands have a tendency to disappear up their own asses with Classical suites and Middle Earth imagery. Papadosio understands all of those stereotypical paradigms and assiduously avoids falling prey to any of them.
  

Noah Gundersen with Armon Jay

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Given his raspy delivery, spare acoustic guitar accompaniment, erudite wordplay and numerous Tom Waits videos posted on his Tumblr page, it’s easy to draw a line between Seattle singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen and the world’s most famous boho troubadour. Too easy, perhaps.  

Sidewalk Chalk with The Almighty Get Down

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sidewalk Chalk's just-released second album, Leaves, opens with a live clip in which frontdude/rapper Rico Sisney and frontlady/singer Maggie Vagle ask a crowd to shout out the Hip Hop crew's name on the count of three. It's a fitting intro, for this Chicago octet is, first and foremost, interested in interaction, about stirring minds and moving asses. 
  

Jimbo Mathus with Lonesome Jared and The Heart Attacks

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ex-Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus returns to his electric guitar-driven Mississippi Rock & Roll roots on his latest Fat Possum Records album called Dark Night of the Soul.  

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray with Shoot Out the Lights and Quiet Hollers

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The fan base that Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray have accumulated over the past three years must look like a random demographic sampling from the U.S. census.    

Sol Cat

Tuesday • The Drinkery

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
On the final night of last year’s MidPoint Music Festival extravaganza, an old man dropped into The Drinkery to grab a beer, catch his breath and absorb a few minutes of Sol Cat’s soulful Psych/Dance/Pop, which had reminded him at least a little of Walk the Moon’s similarly adrenalized output. He’d expected an out-of-town show to be sparsely attended, which would theoretically allow him a seat at the bar and a chance to recharge for the remainder of the night.
  

Deer Tick with The Hold Steady

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Deer Tick frontman John McCauley is a notorious rabble-rouser, the kind of guy who uses The Replacements’ Bob Stinson-era hijinks as a guide to making drunken, ramshackle Rock & Roll.  

The David Mayfield Parade

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There’s a party rolling across the country and setting up shop in various venues across the land called The David Mayfield Parade. Next stop: Newport, Ky.
  

The War on Drugs with White Laces

Friday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The cover for The War on Drugs’ latest album, Lost in the Dream, finds frontman Adam Granduciel looking down pensively, his fuzzy, mop-headed silhouette semi-obscured by light flowing through a window. The gauzy image is the perfect encapsulation of the Philadelphia band’s brand of melancholic Psych Pop, a sound at once familiar and tough to entirely pin down.  

Keb' Mo'

Saturday • Dave Finkelman Auditorium (Miami University Middletown)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
When Keb’ Mo’ comes to our area this weekend, he does so 10 days before the release of his first solo recording in three years. Titled BLUESAmericana, the album’s name captures the multi-genre lines that Mo’ has crossed throughout his career.
  

Guttermouth

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Punk Rock covers a lot of serious, meaty topics — individualism, anger, materialism, rebellion. But as Guttermouth has proven, Punk Rock can also be about spitting in the face of propriety for the sheer pleasure of it: They are reportedly banned in Canada and have a song about a donkey sex show.  

Twenty One Pilots with Juicy J, NONONO and Hunter Hunted

Saturday • Fifth Third Arena

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Twenty One Pilots’ fervent fan base radiates outward from their Columbus headquarters, so it’s no surprise that the faithful showed up in full force for 2012 Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati like a mellow Mongol hoard.  

Bobaflex

Saturday • Northern Kentucky Convention Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Metallers Bobaflex's most recent recording is last fall’s self-released and short but shredding Charlatan’s Web, featuring the leering Kiss-meets-Van Halen “School for Young Ladies” and the my-fist-your-cold-face dirge/anthem “I’m Glad You’re Dead.”  

Dom Flemons with Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
For eight years, Dom Flemons was a part of the retro-yet-groundbreaking Carolina Chocolate Drops. After a great run that included a Grammy and wide-spread critical acclaim, Flemons decided to break away last year and strike out on his own.