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Valerie June

Oct. 24 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
 If you think of Americana music as a delicious home-cooked stew of Blues, Soul, Country, Folk, Gospel, acoustic-guitar meditation and funky Rock reverie, then you’ll have an idea of what to expect from Valerie June.    

Dopapod

Oct. 25 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
 The quartet has apparently never met an influence they didn’t like or couldn’t use; a Dopapod set careens wildly from Afro Funk groove to Metal volume to Prog complexity to Electro bounce.  

Tech N9ne

Oct. 27 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
Rolling Stone recently dubbed Tech N9ne “the hardest-working rapper,” and this calendar year is potent proof of that assertion.  
  

Rusko

Oct. 30 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
 With his shorn sides/unkempt mop top haircut and defiantly Punk energy, Rusko has the period look of one of Ian Dury’s Blockheads circa New Boots and Panties. But his birth in 1985 places him in a different musical context entirely.    

The Spits

Oct. 17 • Mayday

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Now based in Seattle, The Spits roared out of Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2000 with a self-appointed mission to make “Punk for the People,” a slogan they’ve made into their rallying cry.   

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang

Oct. 19 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Les Claypool is primarily known for fronting his band Primus, but he has also proven to be a diverse, intelligent and unique bass player who can throw down with a variety of other artists in a wide array of genres.  

Jaill

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Jaill’s band name conjures something hard and uncompromising, an outfit that might relish the opportunity to cover Nine Inch Nails’ “Happiness in Slavery” or to emit some Lower East Side scuzz.   

The Fleshtones

Oct. 19 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 15, 2013
For the past 40 years, Kiss and AC/DC have largely been churning out the same general sound with minor tweaks and filling arenas and stadiums in the process. That’s a fairly impressive feat, b  

Built to Spill

Oct. 22 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Now comes word that Built to Spill is working on what will be its eighth full-length studio effort, which we’re told will probably drop in late 2014. Until then, the band has embarked on an extensive tour, which is good news for those of us who like to get lost in sound — Built to Spill’s epic guitar reveries are even more immersive in a live setting.
  

David Bromberg Band

Oct. 10 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Bromberg may be the most famous nobody in music, but he’s somebody you can’t afford to miss.  

The SteelDrivers

Oct. 11 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The band is made up of various Bluegrass and Country music veterans who are out to bring intensity in sound, great musicianship, solid songwriting and an open mind to the Bluegrass genre. 
  

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.