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mewithoutYou with The Appleseed Cast and Hop Along

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
A spin through Foxes today reveals a slightly more complex and lyrically esoteric group, but mewithoutYou’s relevance and visceral impact remain intact on its recent work.  

Cloud Nothings with Tyvek

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The music Baldi makes with his band has moved from a lo-fi, one-man bedroom project in his native Cleveland to a world-touring unit produced by the likes of Steve Albini and John Congleton.  

Tyvek with Cloud Nothings

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
If you recognize the name “Tyvek,” chances are it’s not because of music.  

Heaven’s Jail with The Hiders

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Heaven’s Jail boasts an impressive sonic spectrum on its debut album, the just-released Ace Called Zero, from ethereal quiet to squalling racket and from emotional darkness to blasts of light.  

The Fauntleroys

Friday • Taft Theatre Ballroom

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Fauntleroys are not your typical supergroup.  

The Quebe Sisters with Tim Shelton

Saturday • Miami University Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The Quebe Sisters are singing sweetness personified. A lot of what works for Hulda, Grace and Sophia Quebe is the same thing that has made sister (or brother) acts shine over the years — close sibling harmonies.
  

The Wood Brothers with Chris Kasper

Monday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Over the past decade, the Wood Brothers (which also features Jano Rix on a variety of instruments) have recorded two live albums, an EP and five studio records, including last year’s acclaimed The Muse.  

Chvrches with The Range

Monday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This is the kind of band whose appeal is clear from first blush, with its crisp, sleek synths, go-for-broke choruses and Mayberry’s unassumingly powerful vocals making an addictive combo.  

Matisyahu with Radical Something

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
When you come on the scene as a young man who performs Dancehall Reggae mixed with Rap and other genres, and do it as a bearded, Orthodox Hasidic Jew who touts his spirituality in his grooves, you will be noticed by believers and non-believers alike.
  

Sarah Jaffe with Astronautalis and Transit

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 The music bug bit Sarah Jaffe early. And hard.
  

Black Lips with the King Khan and BBQ Show

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 “Drive-By Buddy,” the opening track on the Black Lips’ recently minted Underneath the Rainbow, sounds like Faces by way of The Monkees, its Honky-Tonk guitar riff and galloping beat leavened by the quartet’s usual assortment of lyrical goofiness: “Well brother, what’s the matter/Do you hate the life you’ve chose/Well I hope it doesn’t flatter, when you’re bathing with a hose/But as long as your butt’s clean, then it’s all good.”  

The Dandy Warhols with Bonfire Beach

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Did anyone believe that the decadent clan known as The Dandy Warhols would be around two decades after their formation in Portland, Ore.? Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor will be the first to say, "No way."  

Chris Smither

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, September 15, 2014
So great and vast was the singer-songwriter revolution of the 1960s that we take for granted the long, steadily productive careers of many of its practitioners. That is the case with Chris Smither, who has put out 16 studio-recorded albums since 1970’s I’m a Stranger Too! 
  

Music: Paul Weller

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Jam/Style Council frontman had a potent run with his former bands before going the solo route with his jazzy eponymous 1992 album, and his subsequent 20-plus-year stint under his own name has been illustrious in its own right, both critically and commercially.  

Jad Fair and Danielson with Darlene

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Jad Fair and Danielson have just released a terrific album, Solid Gold Heart, full of strong melodies and a Rock & Roll enthusiasm that is as ageless as Fair himself.