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Sound Advice: Andy McKee

Saturday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The term “virtuoso” is not used much these days when it comes to musical acts that tour outside of on-campus recital halls or similar venues. But Andy McKee is just that, a wonderful guitarist who can play a wide array of styles masterfully.  

Sound Advice: The Yawpers with Magnolia Mountain

Sunday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In the mood for garage-y, rough-hewn, slide guitar-infested Acid Blues Rock for the masses? The Yawpers are all of that and more.   

Sound Advice: Ne-Hi with Cross Country and Smut

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Ne-Hi is the latest group to come out of the Chicago area’s rich lineage of Modern Rock, which has historically produced some of music’s most influential acts and continues to pump out strong new bands on a regular basis.
  

Sound Advice: Waxeater with Wolverton Brothers and Knife the Symphony

Saturday • Northside Yacht Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Waxeater is full-bore Post Punk/Hardcore with brains, brawn and balls. The band launched its 2010 Sleeper album with a track called “Are Those Fucking Beers Ice Cold Yet?” and devoted its latest, 2013’s Baltimore Record, to songs themed entirely around the HBO series The Wire.
  

Sound Advice: Mary Fahl

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Mary Fahl’s powerful, dramatic and dynamic voice first came to the public’s attention when she was the founding lead singer of October Project in the mid-’90s.   

Sound Advice: Moon Taxi with Firekid

Sunday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Moon Taxi’s roots go back to high school pals Trevor Terndrup (guitar/vocals) and Tommy Putnam (bass), who formed the band when both were attending Belmont University.  

Sound Advice: Mato Nanji & Noah Hunt with Shun Ng

Wednesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Noah Hunt and Mato Nanji have been swirling around each other on the Rock circuit for a long time.
  

Sound Advice: The Queers with The Dopamines

Saturday • Northside Yacht Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
It’s both amazing and ironic that, at some point this year, The Queers celebrated their 33-1/3 anniversary. It was 1982, two years into Ronald Reagan’s first term, when New Hampshire native Joe King felt Punk’s inexorable pull.  

Sound Advice: Carousel with Electric Citizen

Saturday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Pittsburgh’s Carousel plays the same touring circuit as many Stoner and Psych Rock groups, but the band’s barroom-boogie is less fuzzed-out and often more up-tempo than its sludgy peers’ output.   

Sound Advice: The 4onthefloor with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and The Easthills

Saturday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Minneapolis rockers The 4onthefloor came together in 2009 and gradually built up a fervent fan base in its hometown. In 2011, the group released its debut album, 4X4, and began touring more consistently, building its national profile.   

Sound Advice: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds with Smooth Hound Smith

Thursday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Berry Gordy may not have envisioned the intersection of Rock, Blues and Soul when he was drafting the Motown blueprint, but there can be little doubt that, when done right, that particular genre hybrid is among the most powerful forces in the musical world.   

Sound Advice: Will Kimbrough

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If there’s one phrase that Will Kimbrough’s family and friends don’t use in conversation with the renowned Roots/Rock singer/songwriter, it would have to be, “When you have some spare time…”
  

Sound Advice: Sinkane with Steven A. Clark

Sunday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
What do Caribou, of Montreal, Born Ruffians, Eleanor Friedberger and Yeasayer have in common? They’ve all collaborated with Ahmed Gallab —better known as Sinkane — to add a unique spice to their musical recipes.
  

Sound Advice: Glen Hansard with Aoife O’Donovan

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
No one is allowed to break my heart except Glen Hansard. And he does. Daily.  

Sound Advice: Turquoise Jeep with Abiyah and Super Origami

Thursday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Founded in 2009 by rappers/singers Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit, crafty Hip Hop/R&B crew/label Turquoise Jeep features a loose collection of collaborators who revel in the Jeep’s ribald, unrelentingly humorous take on genre conventions.