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Chris Isaak

Nov. 21 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
There’s a case to be made that musicians often draw on their acting skills as performers and that actors channel their inner Rock star when working a crowd. Chris Isaak has totally blurred the line between those two constructs.
  

Papadosio

Nov. 23 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Papadosio is one of Livetronica’s current leading lights, known for its hypnotic aura and creative, inspired multimedia live shows, which are crafted with the band’s own lights and video backdrop designers. 
  

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band with The Tillers

Nov. 24 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Bean Blossom, Ind.-based trio, who played the Warped Tour in 2010, creates Country Blues that's as rollicking as it is rural.    

James McMurtry

Nov. 14 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Thursday, November 8, 2012
James McMurtry has gone from strength to strength in the past 23 years, compiling an estimable catalog of eight studio albums and a pair of stellar live recordings as proof of his compelling stage presence.   

Delta Spirit

Nov. 16 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Thursday, November 8, 2012
Unless you’ve seen Delta Spirit before, there is no way you are fully prepared for one of its concerts. Not so much a raging, thrashing party as just a gentle, bouncing ocean of people, the crowd’s vibe at a Delta Spirit concert is transcendent, almost spiritual.   

JEFF the Brotherhood

Nov. 16 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Thursday, November 8, 2012
JEFF the Brotherhood's strangely typeset, non-acronymic name is part fabrication and part truth. No one in the two-piece is named Jeff, but a brotherhood is at its core.   

Ruthie Foster

Nov. 17 • Martin Marietta Theater at Harrison High School

1 Comment · Thursday, November 8, 2012
 A native Texan, Ruthie Foster’s family tree was ripe with Gospel singers, but she quickly absorbed the Lone Star State’s other musical identities, like Folk, Blues, Country and Rock, to which she added her own soulful spin.   

Motionless in White

Nov. 19 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Thursday, November 8, 2012
Motionless in White takes the best parts of what made Metalcore popular in the early 2000s, but adds gothic hints and industrial elements.  

Charlie Hunter

Nov. 7 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
Since his emergence from the San Francisco Jazz scene nearly two decades ago, Charlie Hunter has defined his stylistic direction by resolutely refusing to be tagged as any one thing, preferring to embrace and explore whatever captures his imagination.   

King Tuff

Nov. 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
As time trots forward, the number of Rock & Roll dudes who self-identify as monarchs only increases. With King Tuff's arrival, King Diamond, King Krule, King Khan and King Charles welcome another to their regal ranks.   

Sharon Van Etten

Nov. 8 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
Sharon Van Etten’s first two albums revealed an emotionally visceral songwriter and performer who wasn’t afraid to explore love gone sour via a voice that’s as moving and expressive as any on the current landscape  

Joe Bonamassa

Nov. 9 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
Very few people fit the true definition of prodigy, but Joe Bonamassa could be the poster child for prodigies. By age 7, after three short years of playing guitar, Bonamassa was regurgitating note-perfect renditions of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.   

The Sword

Nov. 10 • Madison Theater

1 Comment · Monday, November 5, 2012
Hating on the haters is one of those hobbies musicians will never get sick of. With “Execrator” off its latest album, Apocryphon, Heavy Metal four-piece The Sword climbs into this increasingly packed clubhouse.   

R. Kelly

Nov. 11 • Aronoff Center

0 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
 R. Kelly has taught me a lot of things over the years. On his song, “I Believe I Can Fly,” he taught me “if I can see it, I can do it.” Then on his alleged sex tape, he also taught me that rule only applies to women over the age of 18.   

He's My Brother, She's My Sister

Oct. 31 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 29, 2012
Unlike the similarly named bands She & Him and The Dutchess and the Duke, the current version of He's My Brother, She's My Sister is not a duo featuring one member from each gender. Instead, it’s a five-piece led by founders/siblings Rachel and Rob Kolar, who initially ran the project as an acoustic twofer.