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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.
  

Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Dawn McCarthy and Anwar Sadat

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
It doesn’t really come as a surprise that slanted Americana-flavored singer/songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy) was an Everly Brothers fan as a kid growing up in Louisville, Ky. More curious is the fact that Oldham’s latest album, What the Brothers Sang, is a tribute to the Everlys’ iconic employment of vocal harmony.
  

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz with T.I. and more

Tuesday • Riverbend Music Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
New Orleanian Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known to the world at large as Lil Wayne, has jammed a couple of lifetimes into his first 30 years, but that’s bound to happen when you sign a music contract at age 9. That’s when Wayne linked up with rapper B.G. to form the duo the B.G.’z and became part of the renowned Cash Money roster.
  

Lonesome Shack

July 24 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, July 22, 2013
 Lonesome Shack is a Scruff Blues band out of Seattle that keeps it real and unpretentious. Consisting of founder Ben Todd on guitar, Kristian Garrard on drums and Luke Bergman on bass, the trio goes out of its way to sound as “un-modern” as possible.    

Theory of a Deadman

July 24 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, July 22, 2013
If you listen to any of the Rock stations in town, you know Theory of a Deadman. They're the guys behind "Bad Girlfriend" (the video for which is great … and NSFW). They also did the oh-so-catchy "Lowlife."  

Stick Men

July 30 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, July 22, 2013
Stick Men is an all-star group of musicians that made their mark in the Prog Rock and Fusion music worlds. The band includes Tony Levin on bass, Pat Mastelotto on drums and Markus Reuter on guitar. But all is not as it seems.   

Blair Crimmins & The Hookers

July 17 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Crimmins and The Hookers' well considered balance between authenticity and originality has translated to capacity club audiences and sweaty dance floors all over Atlanta (and every point on the compass beyond) and they're always looking for fresh converts.   

Keith Urban

July 18 • Riverbend Music Center

3 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Urban's newest single, “Little Bit of Everything,” is a blend of banjo, a few guitar-rifts and some random record scratching. In general, his new music is somehow more Country, despite not sounding like anything Country has been before.