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Mice Parade

Jan. 31 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
It’s been nearly a decade and a half since New York City percussionist Adam Pierce anagrammed his name in order to christen his new solo project Mice Parade.   

Donny McCaslin

Feb. 5 • Blue Wisp Jazz Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
California native and acclaimed Jazz composer/saxophonist Donny McCaslin got a fairly big jump on his music career, performing with an ensemble of experienced musicians by the time he was 12.  

Shovels & Rope

Feb. 5 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The husband and wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, better known as Shovels & Rope, were slated for an appearance at MidPoint Music Festival here in Cincinnati last fall, but an offer to open for Jack White convinced them to bow out of the fest.  

Left Lane Cruiser

Jan. 25 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Left Land Cruiser's output is brutish, noisy and deep-fried in so much muck and raw distortion that you'll want to take a half-hour shower after a few YouTube listens.
  

Gringo Star

Jan. 26 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Calling your band Gringo Star is a surefire way to raise some eyebrows. Throw in the fact that your music immediately conjures the holy trinity of British Invasion bands and you’re doubly damned in the eyes of many purists.  

Arturo O'Farrill Trio

Jan. 27 • Blue Wisp Jazz Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
 As a composer, educator and performer, Arturo O’Farrill is on the leading edge of enlightening new generations to the rhythmic wonder of Latin Jazz.   

Skinny Lister with Flogging Molly and Dave Hause

Jan. 27 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Ever fantasize about vacationing in the serene English hillside? If the answer is yes, we're happy to introduce you to Skinny Lister, a vibrant, Punk-in-spirit Folk/String band that will appease those idyllic sensibilities.  

Snowmine

Jan. 16 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Frontdude Grayson Sanders is a classically trained musician and composer with a soft spot for “Stravinsky, Ravel, Bartok, Ligeti and Autechre,” influences that clearly color the band’s 2011 full-length debut, Laminate Pet Animal.   

Robert Earl Keen

Jan. 18 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Robert Earl Keen has always straddled the line between Americana and Country Blues music. But, more than anything else, he is a singer/songwriter who has the ability to weave sonic tales that are vivid, interesting and fun.  

Stephane Wrembel

Jan. 19 • Blue Wisp Jazz Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sometimes it only takes a well-placed reference to bump an artist up to the next level. French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel was already enjoying an acclaimed career when director Woody Allen tapped him to score the theme of his 2011 Academy Award-winning film Midnight in Paris, which he performed live to the millions who tuned into the ceremony’s telecast.
  

Marilyn Manson

Jan. 19 • Bogart's

1 Comment · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Despite more than 10 years passing since the height of Marilyn Manson’s career, his music has continued to be exceptionally good. His latest album, Born Villain, is full of the same scream-laden, pain-filled AltMetal he’s always done and yet it continues to sound fresh.  

Swear and Shake

Jan. 9 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, January 7, 2013
Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Swear and Shake coalesced just a couple of years ago, but from the sound of its debut full-length Maple Ridge, you’d swear (and shake) that this electric Folk marvel has been percolating over the course of a decade or more with a half dozen previous releases under their belts.
  

Fever Fever and Clemency

Jan. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, January 7, 2013
Fever Fever is a Columbus four-piece (not to be confused with the U.K. Art Punk band with the same moniker) whose “Beautiful Dream” crystallizes the joy and confusion of fresh love in a tight, understated package.   

Denney and the Jets

Jan. 11 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, January 7, 2013
Apparently, Chris Denney has only been writing songs for the past four years, but he’s clearly channeling a lifetime of pent up creative energy in the tunes he’s unleashing with his Nashville quintet, Denney & the Jets.  

Langhorne Slim & the Law

Jan. 11 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, January 7, 2013
At age 14, Sean Scolnick started writing his first songs, penning Nirvana-inspired missives about authority, school and “stuff that a lot of 14-year-old kids probably write about.” Now in his early 30s, Scolnick doesn't employ those subjects as inspiration anymore. Listening to his story-heavy goulash of Folk and AltCountry reveals nary any traces of Cobain and Co. at all.