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Stick Men

July 30 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, July 22, 2013
Stick Men is an all-star group of musicians that made their mark in the Prog Rock and Fusion music worlds. The band includes Tony Levin on bass, Pat Mastelotto on drums and Markus Reuter on guitar. But all is not as it seems.   

Blair Crimmins & The Hookers

July 17 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Crimmins and The Hookers' well considered balance between authenticity and originality has translated to capacity club audiences and sweaty dance floors all over Atlanta (and every point on the compass beyond) and they're always looking for fresh converts.   

Keith Urban

July 18 • Riverbend Music Center

3 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Urban's newest single, “Little Bit of Everything,” is a blend of banjo, a few guitar-rifts and some random record scratching. In general, his new music is somehow more Country, despite not sounding like anything Country has been before.  

Michael Franti & Spearhead

July 18 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
For all intents and purposes, Michael Franti’s songs should be considered World music. While coming up playing Punk in the group The Beatnigs and then moving on to Hip Hop sounds, Franti’s musical journey continues to evolve while retaining attributes of all of those grooves.   

When Particles Collide

July 18 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Yes, folks, guitar-and-drum duos still exist in Rock & Roll! In this case, it is the husband and wife team of guitarist and singer Sasha Alcott and drummer Chris Viner. Together, they make up the band When Particles Collide.  
  

Bosnian Rainbows

July 23 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
The Texas-based band’s self-titled debut, which was released independently in late June, features 11 atmospheric songs marked by dreamy keyboards and Park’s sturdy rhythmic thrust. Suarez is a riveting frontlady, her expressive vocals conjuring Polly Jean Harvey and Siouxsie Sioux.
  

David Byrne & St. Vincent

July 10 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 9, 2013
An artistic meeting of the minds between David Byrne and Annie Clark is more of a natural one than some might expect.    

Zero Boys and Gang Green

July 12 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 9, 2013
If you find today’s so-called “Punk Rock” to be a little lacking, you’re in for a treat this week as two of the best American Punk acts team up with a pair of Ohio greats — Cincinnati’s SS-20 and Dayton’s Legbone.
  

Rosie Flores

July 13 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 9, 2013
With her latest album, Working Girl’s Guitar, Rosie Flores provides all of the guitar work to fully highlight her axe-wielding skills. On Saturday night, Flores will bring her soulful voice and classic fretwork to Newport for a special acoustic show.  

Yo La Tengo

July 14 • Bunbury Music Festival/Sawyer Point

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 9, 2013
At 10 songs, all of which clock in at a relatively brief 3-6 minutes, Fade is Yo La Tengo’s most concise release in ages, perhaps the result of a switch in producers.  

Richard Thompson with Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket

July 6 • Riverbend

1 Comment · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Thompson has done shows with Wilco in the past and played a Spanish festival with Dylan, and his style is fluid enough to work in any context. The challenge is in trimming his marathon live set down to a fourth-band-on-the-bill configuration.  

Matt Pond

July 5 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Matt Pond PA fans won’t be disappointed in the Matt Pond appearance on Fountain Square. With the two main men remaining in the lineup, there will be plenty of older, PA works. The sans-PA stuff should only add to the performance.  

The Spring Standards

July 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 Each member of The Spring Standards plays multiple instruments: Guitar, piano and bass are accompanied by all three musicians having their own drum kit onstage, connected in the middle. Above that, of course, the group’s bright and infectious music is buoyed by their lead and harmony vocals.  

John Mayer

July 9 • Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
In case you missed the pink memo plastered on our website for weeks: John Mayer is coming to town. In the last several years, Mayer has undergone two throat surgeries. The first medically induced s  

Slaid Cleaves

June 26 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 25, 2013
When it comes to the struggles of the wandering troubadour, Slaid Cleaves knows the perils of that life from top to bottom. He's sung on the street for his supper in Ireland and Boston, played in Punk and Roots Rock bands for little or no return and fixed his own van on the road.