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Slaid Cleaves

June 26 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 25, 2013
When it comes to the struggles of the wandering troubadour, Slaid Cleaves knows the perils of that life from top to bottom. He's sung on the street for his supper in Ireland and Boston, played in Punk and Roots Rock bands for little or no return and fixed his own van on the road.
  

Merle Haggard

June 26 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Hag is back in Cincy and still kicking. And, if you’re lucky, in honor of his musical heroes Lefty Frizzell, Bob Wills and his own father who sawed some strings, he just might kick up a shuffle with his fiddle.
  

Drummer Versus Emulator

June 29 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Injecting the energy of a real drummer into live EDM performances is nothing new. But if you catch the duo Drummer Versus Emulator headlining this week’s “Beats” concert, you will witness a genuinely unique show.
  

Rush

July 2 • Riverbend Music Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The trio has survived shifting trends and natural creative lulls to become a consistently powerful Prog/Rock entity, confident enough in their skills and their fans to take appropriate risks and reap appropriate rewards.
  

Black Flag

June 20 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Why the sudden urge to revive Black Flag, the iconic West Coast Hardcore band that helped write the DIY playbook and influenced an entire generation of like-minded iconoclasts? We may never know.  

Dan Tedesco

June 21 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Whether he's banging away on an acoustic or spinning sinewy sounds on guitar or keyboards with the assistance of a nearby outlet and an appropriately volumed amp, Dan Tedesco writes and plays with the heart-sleeved sensitivity of the best Folk troubadours. 
  

Nightbeds

June 21 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Just how good can music be without a healthy pinch of myth-making pixie dust sprinkled right over it? “Not very,” is how Winston Yellen would probably respond.
  

The Hussy

June 24 • The Chameleon

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
 One minute the Hussy is thundering like the bastard twin of The Stooges and The Nomads and the next it bops around like The B-52s if they'd envisioned "Rock Lobster" as a brutal, lo-fi Punk manifesto.
  

Hey Marseilles

June 25 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Call it Chamber Pop, Baroque Rock, Orchestral Rock (as many have) or whatever, but the characteristics are thoughtfully introspective lyrics, naturalistic vocals, sumptuous melodies and arrangements featuring string sections, brass and exotic coloration from resonant acoustic instruments.    

Coliseum

June 12 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The music video for Coliseum’s “Bad Will” — one of many addictively visceral tracks on the band’s just-released fourth album, Sister Faith — is shot in vérité-style black and white as   

Portugal. The Man

June 14 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 11, 2013
 After a handful of consistently diverse indie albums, Portugal. The Man got the call from the big leagues and delivered a world-class major-label debut with 2011's glam-charged In the Mountain in the Cloud.
  

The Mountain Goats

June 14 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 11, 2013
One gets the sense that John Darnielle would completely lose it if he couldn’t write songs. Seriously, is there anyone on the current musical landscape who seems to get more out of unloading his fertile imagination than the prolific Mountains Goats ringleader?
  

Windhand

June 18 • Mayday

2 Comments · Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Doom Metal five-piece Windhand is still a very nascent project, but it has a good shot at becoming a big name in its niche, since top-notch Metal label Relapse already signed the band in March.
  

MidPoint Indie Summer with We Were Promised Jetpacks

June 7 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
It is both easy and hard to define the music of We Were Promised Jetpacks. At times Big Beat Rock and other times resembling energetic Euro Alternative Pop, the one thing the Jetpacks are not is minimalist.  

Patterson Hood & The Downtown Rumblers

June 9 • Southgate House Revival

1 Comment · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Patterson Hood, one of the most prolific and literate rockers of the last decade, rolls into Newport next week with his eclectic solo band, The Downtown Rumblers.