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Mumford & Sons

Aug. 30-31 • Troy Memorial Stadium

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Troy, Ohio is going to be invaded by banjo-toting, tambourine-shaking, tight pants- and flowy dress-wearing hippie folksters. Some of us are more excited than others.
  

Dale Watson

Aug. 29 • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Other than the much older generation of Country music artists who are quickly leaving us, where do we turn for real-deal Country music with an edge? One place to look is the “Ameripolitan” sounds of the Austin Music Hall of Famer Dale Watson.  

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

Aug. 29 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 27, 2013
In an age when even Alt Rock and edgy Pop music often have a sameness to them, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas have stepped up with a determination to be distinctive.  

Angel Olsen

Aug. 25 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Olsen’s full-length debut, Half Way Home, is an impressive showcase for her evocative, gothic-tinged Folk songs, which bring to mind a female Roy Orbison doing Moon Pix-era Cat Power covers. 
  

Joe Pug

Aug. 25 • Whispering Beard Folk Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 20, 2013
It’s heartwarming that, in an age when new musicians jumpstart their careers via hokey TV talent shows and gimmicky YouTube videos, Folk/Americana singer/songwriter Joe Pug has chosen a different way.  

Jamaican Queens

Aug. 26 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 20, 2013
In a little less than two years, Ryan Spencer and Adam Pressley have gone from a potential career disaster to having one of the most acclaimed albums of the year in the form of Wormfood, their debut as Jamaican Queens.
  

Diarrhea Planet

Aug. 14 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
 Although it sounds like potentially the worst show on the National Geographic channel, Diarrhea Planet is actually the irrefutable evidence that Nashville, Tenn.’s music scene is defined by much more than big hats and open mics at the Bluebird Cafe.    

Sonny Landreth

Aug. 14 • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

2 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
When Sonny Landreth plays guitar, for himself or for someone else, the sound is a sonic fingerprint. And as such, it’s a fairly easy exercise to pick out Landreth’s signature style from someone who is merely emulating it.    

Jake Owen

Aug. 15 • Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Owen’s rise to fame was quick, going from barroom entertainment to a signed artist in no time. And he has Kenny Chesney to thank.   

Heavy Glow

Aug. 19 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The members of Psych/Soul/Rock trio Heavy Glow may be getting their mail at a Californian address these days, but guitarist/vocalist Jared Mullins hails from the North Coast and his trippy Hard Rock/Blues/Memphis Soul sensibilities are filtered through his Cleveland, Ohio, roots and experiences.
  

The Aristocrats

Aug. 9 • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Sure, it’s the punchline of the epic as-dirty-and-shaggy-as-you-want-to-make-it joke, but it’s also the name of one of the most frenetically entertaining instrumental Rock/Fusion power trios in recent memory.   

Pro Era

Aug. 11 • Riverbend Music Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The group’s centerpiece is undoubtedly Joey Bada$$, an MC whose style of smart lyrical firepower harkens back to 1990s Hip Hop, even though Bada$$ didn’t exist until the middle of that decade.   

Kris Kristofferson

Aug. 11 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
 Kris Kristofferson has led a rich and colorful life. And, at 76, he’s still going. Kristofferson’s latest album, Feeling Mortal, is as soul-baring as anything he’s ever recorded, his craggy voice, modest guitar strums and emotionally naked words as penetrating as they’ve ever been.  

Homeboy Sandman

Aug. 13 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A triple bill of crafty, progressive Indie Hip Hop artists have joined forces for the national “The Dear Hunter Tour” this summer and it’s coming to Cincinnati to give local Hip Hop fans an excellent, diverse and unpredictable concert that will cost them well below what it’s worth.
  

Watermelon Slim & The Workers

Friday • Sawyer Point • Cincy Blues Fest Main Stage

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans has the kind of Blues backstory that would never translate to the silver screen because no one would believe it. As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, Slim’s history stretches back to the early ’70s, when he released Merry Airbrakes, the only full-length Vietnam protest album recorded by an actual Vietnam veteran.