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Sound Advice: Johnnyswim

Friday • Moonlite Gardens (Coney Island)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The success of duo Johnnyswim has come gradually and organically.  

Sound Advice: Family and Friends

Tuesday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
When Marcus Mumford and his multi-talented Sons hit the trifecta of artistic integrity, critical acclaim and mainstream success, a good many similarly inclined groups climbed on the stomp-and-chant Folk/Rock carousel and made a grab for the same brass ring.   

Sound Advice: Living Colour with Howard Brothers Band and Citizen Zero

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” a slab of politically minded Hard Rock from 1988’s debut album Vivid, remains the NYC quartet’s calling card and commercial apex.   

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

Friday • Sawyer Point

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.  

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.