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Indigo Girls

March 5 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, February 25, 2013
After a 25-plus year-run, with periods of inactivity for recharging and solo projects, business ventures and a variety of causes (LGBT and political issues, the environment, among others), Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are still finding ways to make Indigo Girls relevant in the new millennium.
  

Aesop Rock

Feb. 20 Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
Aesop’s Indie style is reminiscent of early Beck while his rumbling vocal rasp and brilliant sense of wordplay leans in the direction of Mike Doughty, not to mention the MC’s numerous Hip Hop heroes.  

Testament with Overkill

Feb. 20 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
 Even though Testament may have not been considered a part of “The Big Four” at the height of Thrash, with guitarists Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson becoming, once again, the formidable tag-team they were in the ’80s, they are indisputably one of the elite Thrash bands of yesterday and today.
  

Florida Georgia Line

Feb. 20 • Brick Street Bar (Oxford)

0 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
Florida Georgia Line’s first single, “Cruise,” might be a love song, but if you have any imagination at all, chances are you’re picturing “every little farm town” that runs along the states’ border. That song made the boys of Florida Georgia Line blow up practically overnight.   

Intronaut

Feb. 21 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
For a Metal band more taken with exploring the heavenward than wreaking destruction on Earth, Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones) makes an especially sound title for an Intronaut album.   

Animals as Leaders

Feb. 21 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
Animals As Leaders display their talent through complex, well-thought-out musical melodies and movements, never making it feel like you’re being forced to simply admire their abilities but encouraging listeners to experience them instead.  

Old 97's

Feb. 15 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, February 11, 2013
The photos included within the liner notes for 1997’s Too Far to Care, the Old 97’s’ third album, make the band members look like fresh-faced geeks, but the opening guitar riff to “Timebomb,” a jolt of jagged, countrified Rockabilly, obliterates whatever image the photos might conjure almost immediately.  

Tumbleweed Wanderers

Feb. 15 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, February 11, 2013
If you've been hunting for a young band that plays music associated with decades before the members’ births and have a fine go at it, step up and retrieve your prize with Tumbleweed Wanderers.    

Mod Sun

Feb. 19 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, February 11, 2013
Mod Sun works a feel-good genre angle he’s dubbed Hippy Hop that runs on sunshine, positive vibrations and righteous herb. His infectious positivity and zest for living makes him Hip Hop’s Andrew WK.  
  

Dierks Bentley with Miranda Lambert

Feb. 15 • Nutter Center (Dayton)

2 Comments · Monday, February 11, 2013
While some musicians seem to think no one wants to listen to old school Country anymore (ahem … Blake Shelton), Dierks Bentley has always embraced the past.  

Astronautalis with Why?

Feb. 8 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, February 4, 2013
Typically, a musician's choice of touring partners says much about him or her. Exhibit A: Astronautalis. The Virginia-born, Seattle-via-Minneapolis rapper, born Andy Bothwell, has shared bills with Tegan and Sara, k-os, Flobots, Bleubird, Sims and Busdriver.    

Trixie Whitley

Feb. 10 • Molly Malone's Covington

0 Comments · Monday, February 4, 2013
Trixie Whitley was destined for a creative life. She's the daughter of acclaimed Blues/Folk singer/songwriter Chris Whitley and his Belgian wife Helene Gavaert, whose Gypsy lineage brims with painters, sculptors and musicians. 
  

Ken Stringfellow and the Young Heirlooms

Feb. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, February 4, 2013
Ken Stringfellow’s new solo album, Danzig in the Moonlight, is all over the stylistic map, employing an eclectic array of moods and instrumentation, no doubt informed by its creator’s rich musical history.    

dada

Feb. 12 • The Mad Frog

0 Comments · Monday, February 4, 2013
From the very start, dada crafted a unique sonic identity that defied comparison to their AltRock/Grunge peer group. The Los Angeles trio offered a sophisticated blend of Prog’s complexity and precision, Power Pop’s sunny melodicism and Psychedelia’s swirling abandon.  

Down

Jan. 30 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The inherent problem with forming a supergroup from members in successful working bands is finding the time for any of the normal things a band is supposed to do. Down is the poster child for that problem.