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Akron/Family

April 17 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, April 15, 2013
Everything Akron/Family does is patently fascinating, wildly evocative and compellingly mysterious. The Brooklyn, N.Y., collective assembled more than a decade ago and quickly became a central element of the Williamsburg scene.
  

Chuck Mead and the Grassy Knoll Boys

April 17 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, April 15, 2013
Chuck Mead had a hell of a run with the band BR549 in the 1990s. The AltCountry outfit, named after the phone number Junior Samples would give out as part of a regular skit on that great American TV show Hee Haw, was one of the premier Rockabilly-band-with-a-Punk-edge groups of the day.  

Victor Wooten

April 19 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, April 15, 2013
Victor Wooten is the apex four-stringer, the DaVincian model for the guitar half of a rhythm section; he is the bassist’s bassist. Wooten is a success in more than mere esoteric terms; the Idaho native has won five Grammys and was named Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player magazine three consecutive years.
   

Jon Dee Graham

April 23 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, April 15, 2013
Like former bandmate Alejandro Escovedo, Jon Dee Graham has also developed another side, another strength, in the eight solo albums he’s been releasing since 1997’s Escape From Monster Island. He’s a forcefully evocative singer/songwriter whose deeply gruff, soulful voice is reminiscent of Tom Waits.   

Green Jellÿ

April 13 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, April 8, 2013
In 1981, 17-year-old Bill Manspeaker and three friends formed the novelty Punk band Green Jellö with the express intent of being the world’s worst band; their name reflected the notion that lime Jell-O was terrible.    

My Gold Mask

April 13 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, April 8, 2013
It comes as no surprise to learn that My Gold Mask’s Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo are fans of giallo, a genre of Italian cinema saturated by garish colors and melodrama galore that was at it  

Susan Werner

April 13 • Parish Auditorium at Miami University Hamilton

0 Comments · Monday, April 8, 2013
National Public Radio christened Susan Werner with the revered title of “Empress of the Unpredictable,” and the Iowa native/Chicago resident has clearly earned the complimentary sobriquet.   

Richard Thompson Electric Trio

April 11 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, April 8, 2013
If there is a buzz on the concert circuit this spring, part of it centers on the shows currently being performed by Richard Thompson. The London, U.K.-born musician is a legend in many eyes, with Rolling Stone magazine listing Thompson as one of the “Top 20 Guitarists of All Time.”  

Warm Soda

April 3 • The Comet

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
If brevity is a virtue, Warm Soda should be up for some sort of musical sainthood. The Oakland, Calif., quartet’s debut album, the recently released Someone Like You, clocks in at just more than 27 minutes but its 12 tracks quiver with unbridled Pop/Punk intensity.    

Bobby Long

April 5 • 20th Century Theater

1 Comment · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
 Long before his first album, Bobby Long acquired a following due to his friendship with a certain sparkling vampire and writing a song for one very popular soundtrack. Soon after, he released A Winter Tale.  

Anthrax

April 7 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
With creator and undeniable foundation of the group, rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, Anthrax is reminiscent of well-run sports team, a team who has persevered through trades, losses to free agents and retirement to continually be an elite staple within the league.   

The Dear Hunter

April 7 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sometimes the side project eclipses the parent band; such is the case with Casey Crescenzo’s The Dear Hunter. Crescenzo formed The Dear Hunter in 2005 when he began writing Alternative/Progressive Rock songs that didn’t fit the Post-Hardcore mold of his primary outfit, The Receiving End of Sirens.
  

Ryan Bingham

March 27 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, March 25, 2013
As the old adage says, “preparation meets opportunity” is often the path to success in the music world. However, a little luck doesn’t hurt, either. When you talk about the career of Ryan Bingham, all of the above is true.  
  

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

March 28 • Legends Nightclub

0 Comments · Monday, March 25, 2013
After well over a quarter century, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials are now seasoned veterans but they still spit and snarl with unbridled energy, tossing off blistering slide guitar runs and red-meat-raw riffage with the same intensity that marked their fake moustache days.   

Lee Fields & The Expressions

March 30 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, March 25, 2013
In this age of disposable music and equally ephemeral careers, longevity of any kind should be celebrated. And Lee Fields should be the grand marshal of that parade.  A Soul shouter with the