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Sound Advice: First Jason

Friday • Backstage Cafe

0 Comments · Thursday, April 7, 2016
I’ve got some surprising news for you: Jason Voorhees is real. Luckily those of us who prefer to have our heads attached to our necks, he’s more interested in keytars and Rock n’ Roll nowadays than he is about machetes. On Friday, the band First Jason will be gracing the stage of Covington’s Backstage Café. Fronting First Jason is Ari Lehman who, if the band name didn’t already tip you off, was the first man to play Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films.   

Sound Advice: Bobaflex

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
There are certain immutable laws in the world — the seasons will change, the sun will rise and set and Bobaflex will rock your ass clean off.

Sound Advice: Jethro Tull – Written and Performed by Ian Anderson

Tuesday • Aronoff Center for the Arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Ian Anderson has come up with a new, potentially clever way to showcase his old material. The show is called Jethro Tull and it celebrates the old band’s namesake — an 18th-century English agriculturalist who invented the horse-drawn seed drill.  

Sound Advice: The Roomsounds

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The past five years have been fairly auspicious for The Roomsounds. The Connecticut quartet began its musical life as a full-bore Punk band under a different name, which earned the group a slot on the Warped Tour and scored it a Warner Bros. contract.  

Sound Advice: Black Tusk with The Well and Cephalocoitus

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
One of Savannah’s lesser-known points of interest is its healthy crop of Stoner Metal bands, including Kylesa, Baroness, Circle Takes the Square and Black Tusk.  

Sound Advice: Fred Hersch

Sunday • Gallagher Student Center Theater (Xavier University)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Cincinnati native Fred Hersch is one of the most respected and celebrated artists in Jazz today.   

Sound Advice: Pure Bathing Culture with Pillar Point

Monday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
On the surface, Pure Bathing Culture has had a relatively brief but potent existence, with three well-received releases in four years, including its last album, 2015’s diverse and somewhat atypical Pray for Rain.  

Sound Advice: Ani DiFranco with Chastity Brown

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
It should come as no surprise that Ani DiFranco is keenly interested in the upcoming U.S. elections — her music, which has appeared on more than 20 albums since her self-released, self-titled debut surfaced in 1990, has long been preoccupied with politics.  

Sound Advice: Judah & the Lion with The Saint Johns

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Five years ago, four musicians from far-flung American locales found themselves attending college together in Tennessee and comparing notes on the kinds of music they each loved.  

Sound Advice: Tortoise with Mind Over Mirrors and Watter

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tortoise formed in 1990, back before the term “Post Rock” made its way into our musical lexicon and before most of us were even aware of an ambitious couple named Bill and Hillary Clinton.  

Sound Advice: Lazyeyes with Beverly

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
With the resurgence and return of Shoegaze giants like My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Swervedriver, it’s not surprising that contemporary bands following a similar sonic arc are enjoying a little added attention as a result.   

Sound Advice: The Cult with Holy White Hounds

Monday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
In 1983, Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy co-founded Death Cult and toured extensively throughout Europe, releasing an EP and single before truncating the name to The Cult.

Sound Advice: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones with Sarah Borges

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Although they had their share of creative differences and physical altercations during their co-membership in The Blasters, the relationship between Dave and Phil Alvin never splintered irrevocably.  

Sound Advice: Carly Rae Jepsen with Cardinox and Fairground Saints

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Who would have thought back in 2012 that the Canadian Pop singer’s latest album, E•MO•TION, would become a critical favorite and that general audiences would relatively ignore it.   

Sound Advice: MusicNOW

Friday-Sunday • Music Hall and Cincinnati Masonic Center Auditorium

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Blending Indie musicians with players and composers from the modern Classical and Chamber music worlds, MusicNOW’s premieres and rare collaborations make it the definition of a “one-of-a-kind” event.