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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.  

Sound Advice: They Might Be Giants

Friday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Back in the golden year of 1987, I discovered the aural and visual joys of They Might Be Giants almost simultaneously.  

Sound Advice: John 5 and the Creatures with Static Tension

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Guitarist John 5 has an impossibly extensive and diverse résumé, from David Lee Roth’s DLR Band and Marilyn Manson to k.d. lang and his current role as Rob Zombie’s shredder of choice.
  

Sound Advice: Dressy Bessy with Serenity Fisher and the Cardboard Hearts and The Invisible Strings

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
In the time since Dressy Bessy was a consistently active band, MySpace has gone from a top online community site to virtual haunted house.  

Sound Advice: We Banjo 3

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
There are so many odd signifiers and dichotomies in the composition of We Banjo 3 that it’s worth identifying as many as possible.  

Sound Advice: Experience Hendrix Tour

Sunday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
For a living, breathing testament to the wide-ranging influence guitar innovator Jimi Hendrix had (and continues to have) on contemporary music, one need only glance at the lineup for this year’s Experience Hendrix tour.