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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.   

Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group

May 9 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 7, 2013
While his music is uniquely stylized, Lyle Lovett was Americana before Americana music was cool. When he appears at the Taft Theater this week, he will be with his all-star Acoustic Group, playing cuts off his new album, Release Me, and more.
  

Justin Furstenfeld

May 13 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Justin Furstenfeld may not have invented the concept of “living out loud,” but he certainly embodies it with an enviable zeal. The Blue October frontman has never hesitated to identify his long struggle with a bipolar condition as the main grist for his songwriting mill.    

The Lonely Wild

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The image on the front of The Lonely Wild's first full-length is a sepia photo collage of skulls, rocks and mountainous scenery. Before you even catch a note from the Los Angeles five-piece, that cover's color scheme suggests that pensiveness and nostalgia will probably be on the menu.
  

Foals

May 14 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The six-piece band’s music, though recently taking on a slightly darker tone, is raucous and rousing. Their concerts aren’t meant for the people that stand and stare, but for the sneaker-wearing, arm flailing, synth-loving people of the world.
  

Lucero

May 2 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Lucero frontman Ben Nichols seems destined to be a Rock & Roll lifer, a guy who revels in playing 200 shows a year for a relatively small but passionate fan base.
  

MilkDrive

May 4 • Stanley's Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 30, 2013
MilkDrive’s latest album is called Waves and it swings with a fun, light and breezy mid-1960s feel. The band brings mostly original music to the table, but they will also put a jazzy twist on songs by The Beatles and others along the way.  

Olly Murs

May 4 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Olly Murs makes pure Pop gold. His third No. 1 single, “Dance with Me Tonight,” is as perky and dance-ready as music can be. (Expect to hear it on Cincinnati radio sometime in 2014.)  

Goatwhore

May 6 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Goatwhore's fifth album, the brutally thunderous Blood for the Master, was released early last year to overwhelmingly positive response, including an 8/10 review from Metal bible, Decibel Magazine. If you like your Death Metal with a side of Motörhead, a splash of Jägermeister and more than a touch of evil, Goatwhore is your cup of black tar tea.
  

Machine Gun Kelly

April 25 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hip Hop sensation Richard Colson Baker, better known as Machine Gun Kelly (or MGK), announced his current Lace Up tour in novel fashion; he became his own street team.
  

Ivan & Alyosha

April 25 • Mayday

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
It is always a fun endeavor to go to a smaller venue and see a band on the rise, to take in a group that has the potential for bigger and better things. That is the scenario for this week’s concert by Ivan & Alyosha at the Mayday in Northside.  

Disappears

April 27 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Billed as primer for the Chicago quartet Disappears’ fourth full-length, to be released later this year, the freshly minted three-song EP Kone is a hypnotic dose of psyched-out Post Punk, an ominous soundtrack to a world that seems as dangerous and disturbing as ever.