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Music: Cash Box Kings at Cincy Blues Fest with Samantha Fish and More

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When the Blues migrated north, it found adoptive homes that were supportive and nurturing, but few embraced the form and its purveyors with the passionate conviction of Chicago.  

Sound Advice: Tokio Hotel with MXMS

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Based on their early albums, anything Tokio Hotel didn’t know about making crunchy Alternative Rock would fit comfortably in a pinky thimble with room for Donald Trump’s liberal views on Mexican immigrants.  

Sound Advice: Smashing Pumpkins with Marilyn Manson

Saturday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Even in the early ’90s, as Smashing Pumpkins were just becoming one of the leading acts in the “Alternative music revolution,” mastermind Billy Corgan had a contentious relationship with the press.  

Music: Smashing Pumpkins

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Even in the early ’90s, as Smashing Pumpkins were just becoming one of the leading acts in the “Alternative music revolution,” mastermind Billy Corgan had a contentious relationship with the press.  

Sound Advice: The Old Ceremony

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
In 2004, when Chapel Hill, N.C. resident Django Haskins lifted the name of his new band from the title of one of Leonard Cohen’s most beloved albums — the ’70s classic New Skin for the Old Ceremony — it could have been viewed as foolhardy bravado or a case of brilliant foresight.  

Sound Advice: Cracker with Happy Chichester

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
It’s been more than two decades since Cracker’s commercial apex, back when “Low” dominated MTV and the Internet was an oddity.  

Sound Advice: Coal Chamber with Fear Factory, Jasta, Saint Ridley and Madlife

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
To hell with bachelors and bachelorettes dry-humping their way to faux decisions about potential partners for the rest of their lives (or the season). For real drama, we need a reality show about the travails of actual bands.  

Sound Advice: Buke and Gase with Landlady and Dream Tiger

Wednesday (Aug. 5) • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you like band names that are direct and to the point, you’ll love Buke and Gase, a New York Indie Rock duo with a singular style.   

Music: Buke and Gase

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you like band names that are direct and to the point, you’ll love Buke and Gase, a New York Indie Rock duo with a singular style.   

Sound Advice: MisterWives with Handsome Ghost

Wednesday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s been an eventful three years since Mandy Lee went looking for an ’80s cover band to provide the soundtrack for her birthday party.
  

Sound Advice: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Friday • Lawrenceburg Event Center (Hollywood Casino)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
For all the grumbling about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor in the first place.   

Sound Advice: Death from Above 1979 with Deftones, Incubus and The Bots

Saturday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s easy to see why bands with lengthy histories and voluminous catalogs would consider getting back together, but those rationalizations don’t hold much water for Death from Above 1979. 
  

Sound Advice: Glass Animals with Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Tuesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Don’t let the patchouli-scented Jam band name fool you — Glass Animals have very little in common with that blissed-out branch of musical endeavor. 
  

Sound Advice: Sage Francis with Trademark Aaron and B-Shields

Thursday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
There’s a thin line between self-absorption and self-awareness. Eminem is self-absorbed. Sage Francis is self-aware. 
  

Sound Advice: Metz with Crosss and Viet Cong

Tuesday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Metz’s latest album, its second full-length simply titled II, charges out the gates with “Acetate,” another raging blast of Hardcore from a band that shows no signs of turning down the volume or intensity anytime soon.