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Tim Easton

Oct. 13 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 8, 2013
 Easton’s released a slew of Americana-flavored records since parting ways with Haynes Boys in the late ’90s, each time touring across America and Europe, playing for the type of small but mostly appreciative crowds that might discourage lesser men.  

Neutral Milk Hotel with Elf Power

Oct. 14 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 8, 2013
If someone had the patience and time to chart out Jeff Mangum’s band genealogy over the past two decades, it would be long and complicated enough to make a Utah Mormon green with envy. And if the genealogist was allowed to include influenced bands as children, Mangum would be credited with an Old Testament number of offspring.
  

Olafur Arnalds

Oct. 4 • Memorial Hall

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The title track is a gorgeous slow-burner marked by Arnarson’s whispery vocals and Arnalds’ atmospheric electronic compositions, which float by via twinkling keyboards and glitchy beats that sound as if they’re itching to break through to another, less nuanced record.
  

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Oct. 5 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
 Bruce Springsteen is the anointed Boss of the anthemic Jersey Shore sound, but when Jon Bon Jovi credits the guy who inspired him to sing like his life depended on it, he cites Southside Johnny as his primary muse. That’s a potent endorsement.   

Deftones with Avenged Sevenfold & Ghost B.C.

Oct. 6 • U.S. Bank Arena

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
 After the dynamic range of 2000’s White Pony, Deftones were free to write their own creative ticket, incorporating experimental flourishes of Alt Metal, Art Rock, Prog, Psych, Shoegaze, Post Hardcore and any number of other stylistic elements into their musical mix.  

The Shook Twins

Oct. 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Hailing from the wilds of Idaho and now based in the teeming weirdness of Portland, Ore., identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook comprise half of the Shook Twins, their truthfully billed acoustic Folk outfit.  

Atlas Genius

Sept. 24 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In 2011, Atlas Genius was swamped with gigs, recording and fall exams, so the members neglected their email for a few weeks. When they checked it, they found dozens of messages from industry reps proffering label deals, management, bookings and legal advice. By early 2012, “Trojans” had hit the top of Sirius XM channel Alt Nation’s chart.     

Titus Andronicus

Sept. 24 • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Patrick Stickles’ impassioned yelps are impossible to ignore. The frontman for New Jersey-based Indie Rock outfit Titus Andronicus sounds as if he’s on fire, fueled by the passion of his dense, richly detailed lyrical concerns, which range from the American Civil War and the dangers of contemporary capitalism to food fights and getting trashed.
  

Shovels & Rope

Sept. 24 • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 One spin through O’ Be Joyful provides plenty of evidence as to what keeps drawing the faithful and converting the uninitiated. Ranging from twangy Folk to amped-up Country to full-bore Americana stomp, Shovels & Rope channel John Doe and Exene Cervenka channeling Timbuk 3 channeling Johnny Cash and June Carter.  

Sigur Rós

Sept. 16 • PNC Pavilion (Riverbend)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
 Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the formation of Post Rock giants Sigur Rós, who have often woven a gossamer sonic web that approximates Radiohead and Brian Eno collaborating on a soundtrack for Bjork’s recitation of Icelandic folk tales.  
  

X with Blondie

Sept. 11 • PNC Pavilion (Riverbend)

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 10, 2013
In the subsequent two decades, X has done an anthology, an acoustic live album and various stray tracks, while playing regular festival gigs and working around John Doe and Exene Cervenka’s fascinating solo music and acting careers.   

Queens of the Stone Age

Sept. 13 • PNC Pavilion (Riverbend)

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Homme and his revolving cast of brilliant madmen have made Queens of the Stone Age one of the most eclectic and diversely appealing Rock bands of the past two decades, and ...Like Clockwork seems to indicate that there’s plenty more where that came from.   

Rancid

Sept. 15 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Rancid at 22? That’s a notion many purebred punks might scoff at, but this Berkeley, Calif., crew is still kicking despite dropping only one album, 2009’s Let the Dominoes Fall, in the last decade.
  

El Ten Eleven

Sept. 4 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Visit El Ten in action for its virtuosic handiwork; stay for the chance that the pair might bust out its covers of Duran Duran’s “Tiger Tiger” and Joy Division’s “Disorder.”  

Tav Falco

Sept. 4 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
There are Rock legends and then there are Underground Rock legends – musicians who aren’t known well beyond their support base, but whose core followers believe they represent everything good and exciting about the spirit and energy of Rock & Roll. One of the greatest examples ever of an Underground Rock legend is Memphis’ Tav Falco.