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Janiva Magness at Winter Blues Fest

Saturday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Blues chanteuse Janiva Magness has channeled her tragedies into an impressive body of work that stands with the best the genre has to offer.
  

Henhouse Prowlers with Blue Caboose

Thursday • Stanley’s Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Chicago is the home base of the Henhouse Prowlers, a group with a modern outlook when it comes to Bluegrass.  

Tear Out the Heart with Palisades, Famous Last Words, One Last Look, So Many Ways, Death of a Poet, A Liar’s Eyes, Witness and This Fragile Future

Friday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
From the name, you can guess that Tear Out the Heart (TOTH) won’t be opening for One Direction on their next Stateside tour.
  

Willie Nile with Jefferson Gizzard

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Americana has tended to be a home for Alternative Country performers with Southern or Western roots, and also introspective Folk troubadours who favor a quiet, often-acoustic approach.
  

Waxahatchee with Tweens

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
In an interview with Pitchfork shortly before the release of her second album under the moniker Waxahatchee, this fascinating bit of information was revealed about Katie Crutchfield’s bedroom decor.  

Aaron Lewis

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Aaron Lewis, who came to fame fronting Hard Rock band Staind, is a Country singer now. This isn’t exactly a new thing. But it’s still a little weird, right?  

The B.E.A.T. with Black Pharaoh, Counterfeit Money Machine and Abiyah

Friday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The B.E.A.T. cites musical influences like Indie Rock bands Minus the Bear and Battles, while the smart, imaginative lyrics and flow of MC B.East were inspired by above-the-fray MCs like Nas, Lupe Fiasco and MF Doom. Together, the sound of The B.E.A.T. is like no other in Hip Hop.
  

Panic! at the Disco with The Colourist

Saturday • Bogart’s

1 Comment · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
“A long strange trip” hardly seems an adequate description for the circuitous roller coaster that has defined the history of Panic! at the Disco, the second biggest band to emerge from the monochromatic Las Vegas music scene.
  

Moot Davis with The Honkeycutters and Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Inspired by a Hank Williams tune he heard in a Pepsi commercial, Moot Davis fell in love with traditional Country and Honky Tonk, ultimately mastering the styles and embarking on a solid career playing his version of them.
  

Walk off the Earth with Parachute

Sunday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Don’t mock the cover band, y’all. A good one can not only be highly entertaining, but also turn into a huge success these days — and not just by serving as the most popular human jukebox in their hometowns. Perfect example: Walk off the Earth.
  

Keller Williams with More Than a Little

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
There is one absolute rule in Keller Williams’ world: There are no rules. Using the Grateful Dead’s improbable diversity as a jumping-off point, Williams has created an astonishingly broad catalog over the past two decades, tossing every conceivable genre spice in his musical gumbo.  

Man Man with Xenia Rubinos

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
If a band is entirely made up of musicians operating under eccentric aliases, there’s an incredibly good chance said band’s music is also eccentric and worthy of your attention. Man Man is a lesser-known but fitting addition to this class, what with the Philly five-piece sporting members nicknamed Honus Honus, Turkey Moth and Pow Pow.
  

Motel Beds with The Harlequins

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
One of the leading lights of the Dayton Indie music scene is the hyper-melodic Pop Rock outfit Motel Beds, which has been kicking around since the early ’00s, gradually building up a stack of fawning press notices and a loyal fan base.  

Driftwood with Part-Time Gentlemen and Red Beard’s Revenge

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
In its bio, on-the-rise Americana quartet Driftwood is described as “a band with a Rock & Roll soul and a Folk art mind.” With 2011’s sophomore album, A Rock & Roll Heart, and the remarkable, just-released self-titled follow-up, the band’s descriptions are proved accurate.
  

In This Moment

Sunday • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
After losing band members and splitting from management, In This Moment's frontwoman Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth regrouped, filled their vacancies and crafted their best effort to date, the heavy-yet-melodic Blood, which reached Billboard’s Top 20.