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The Dustbowl Revival

Nov. 20 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Dustbowl Revival rides a third rail. The band is true to the original Jump Blues and Swing groove, but the musicians also reserve the right to go off on any musical tangent that they deem fun and workable.  

Manchester Orchestra

Nov. 23 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Manchester Orchestra is loud and rattling, both from the volume the group can unleash and from the depth and emotion in its lyrics. Whether filtered through computer speakers or amplified live from the stages of some of America’s best venues, the group’s music has a way of making “all the feels” come rocketing to the surface. 
  

The Texas Guitar Women

Nov. 24 • McAuley High School Performance Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Texas Guitar Women are not merely a badass group of women — they are a badass group.  

Stepdad

Nov. 14 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
With tour response reaching a fever pitch and new material working its way into recent sets, Stepdad and its “8-bit Power Pop” could be the breakout sensations of the new year.  

Justin Moore

Nov. 15 • Bank of Kentucky Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Country music is bursting at the seams with hot, young men, but Justin Moore isn’t just another name soon to fade away. He’s the real thing and he’s here to stay.  

Trampled by Turtles

Nov. 15 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Trampled by Turtles is another band in the Alt Folk movement manned by rockers who decided to dabble in acoustic music as a change of pace and found so much success with it that it stuck.
  

Dwight Yoakam

Nov. 16 • Horseshoe Casino

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dwight Yoakam is an enormously influential figure for rescuing ’80s-era, Nashville, Tenn.,-based commercial Country music from its reliance on cloyingly familiar, Pop-oriented musical clichés and boring, hack storytelling truisms. 
  

Unknown Hinson

Nov. 17 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
 The personality known as Unknown Hinson is portrayed by Stuart Danny Baker, a hell of a guitarist from North Carolina who invented the tongue-in-cheek character so he could rip on everything from Hendrix tunes to original songs like “Fish Camp Woman,” “I Ain’t Afraid of Your Husband” and “I Cleaned Out a Room (In My Trailer for You).”  

Drive-By Truckers with Old 97's

Nov. 8 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
 For all intents and purposes, the band Drive-By Truckers could also be called “Changing Lineup.” Over the years, quite a few musicians have entered and left the building of this acclaimed group. But the heart of the Truckers is still true, with original members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley continuing to hold the reins.
  

Basia Bulat

Nov. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Bulat's latest album, Tall Tall Shadow, has fans and critics alike buzzing with excitement, from the album’s dynamic range of more energetic, Rock-tinged arrangements and heart-rending quietude to Bulat’s powerful yet vulnerable voice, an effective blend of Tracy Chapman and Florence Welch, to lyrics that are slightly more enigmatic and less narrative than her previous releases.  

The Lone Bellow

Nov. 12 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Coming at us from Brooklyn, N.Y., The Lone Bellow — whose name couldn’t suit them any better — is made up of a trio of beautiful souls. Their harmonies are tight and soul-stirring, but at just the right moments, it’s lead singer Zach Williams’ Georgian drawl that cries out louder than the rest.  

Freedy Johnston

Oct. 30 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 There are few better examples of the injustice of the term “one-hit wonder” than Freedy Johnston. Although he fits the description with his lone hit single, 1994’s “Bad Reputation,” his output before and after his one ubiquitous smash has been every bit as deserving of commercial acceptance.
  

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Nov. 1 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
Sarah Lee Guthrie did not begin to take music seriously until she met her now-husband, Irion, whose own lineage includes literary giant John Steinbeck, his great uncle. The duo has been touring and recording music since 1999. 
  

Matt Wertz

Nov. 3 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 Wertz’s music can be described in two words: Mom Rock. He falls in line with guys like Matt Nathanson and Gavin Degraw (both former tour mates). It’s the kind of Lite FM sound that only works on people in love or people who are waiting for their rom-com moment.
  

Distant Correspondent

Nov. 4 • Mayday

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 Distant Correspondent has been described as “wintery,” “moody,” and “Joy Division if Ian Curtis had been on antidepressants,” all of which are appropriately applicable to the band’s darkly cinematic ‘70s-to-now soundscapes.