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Pure Bathing Culture

June 11 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Upstart two-piece (and, when live, four-piece) Pure Bathing Culture — led by old friends, romantic partners and Vetiver members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman — filled the genre box on its Facebook page with “New Age/Slow Dance/Adult Contemporary/Spiritual.”   

Death Grips

June 11 • Taft Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Death Grips is a primal force of nature that seems built to subvert. Entering the world of this experimental Hip Hop trio is akin to being trapped in a demented, all-immersive video game.
  

Nappy Roots

May 29 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
There are more than a few surprises in the long and fairly illustrious timeline of Nappy Roots. The Hip Hop collective first assembled in Bowling Green, Ky., in 1995, and then spent the next four years honing their craft and sharpening their skills.    

Melvins

May 29 • Taft Theatre

1 Comment · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Everybody Loves Sausages, the 21st (or so) recording in the Melvins’ improbable 30-year existence, features 13 cover songs that, according to founder/frontdude Buzz Osborne, “will give people a peek into the kind of things that influence us musically.”  
  

The Lumineers with Cold War Kids

June 4 • Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Lumineers’ upward trajectory began in early 2011, when they secured management after posting a YouTube video of a performance of their future hit single, “Ho Hey.”    

Passion Pit with Cults

June 5 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Passion Pit’s jaunty Electro Pop and frontman Michael Angelakos’ perpetually high-pitched vocals belie troubling subject matter that ranges from relatively common stuff like love-life problems and family issues to darker concerns like depression and substance abuse.  

Col. Bruce Hampton

May 23 • Stanley's Pub

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
 About 10 years ago, Col. Bruce Hampton played the now-defunct Barrelhouse here in Cincy. Now, Hampton brings his latest band to Stanley’s Pub, following last year’s release of the documentary movie, Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.  

New Found Glory

May 23 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
New Found Glory is a rarity in contemporary music; a band that attains iconic status without succumbing to compromise or internal fracturing.
  

Simo

May 23 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
Simo's eponymous 2011 record is workmanlike Psychedelic/Classic Rock with a good number of highlights, including the acoustic-gone-full-throttle-Rock rush of “Young Man, Old Man” and the boozy, midnight-hour-in-the-dive-bar Blues of “What's On Your Mind.”
  

Andrew W.K.

May 26 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
AWK recently sang lead for Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, a Ramones tribute, and his current show, The Human Party Machine Solo Tour, is a one-keyboard/one-mic frenzy of, as he puts it, "blood, love and courage." Get there, get set and get wet.  

The Killers

May 16 • Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
After close to six solid years of touring and a quintet of best selling albums (including a B-sides/rarities collection and a live CD/DVD set), The Killers began 2010 with the announcement that they would be taking a well-deserved break. But the need to create doesn't take convenient vacations.
  

Todd Rundgren

May 18 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
Rundgren’s own latest album is called State and it brings the long-time innovator into the modern scene full bore, with energetic stabs at Electronica, Dub Step and Techno, with his unique vocals and multi-layered/multi-instrumental arsenal thrown up against the electronics to see what sticks.
  

Wild Moccasins with of Montreal

May 18 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
Ordinarily, Indie Rock, Halo and skating share a whole heap of nothing in common. But for Wild Moccasins vocalist/guitarist Cody Swann, each of those things has functioned as an all-enveloping obsession at some point in his life.
  

Danny Schmidt

May 19 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
Schmidt's poetic and melodic gifts have earned him glowing comparisons to Dylan and Leonard Cohen, his keen sense of humor has been measured against Prine and Steve Goodman and his haunting songcraft, as well as his roots, have aligned him with Townes Van Zandt.
  

Violent Affair

May 21 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
Violent Affair reportedly came together to fill a local Street Punk niche no one else was filling — “We felt like if you wanted to hear a certain type of music, go and play it,” lead vocalist Dave Williams wisely said in a 2012 interview.