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Colleen Green with Upset and Leggy

Sunday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Colleen Green’s third full-length (and first album recorded in an actual recording studio) is titled I Want to Grow Up, which is no coincidence. Well, that is if you equate a glossier sound and trying to kick coffee and weed as growing up.
  

Lotus

Tuesday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Very few bands have successfully incorporated as many genres and directions into their groovy, improvisation-heavy Jam Band presentation as Lotus. For the past 16 years, the Philadelphia-based quintet has carved out a niche within the admittedly open and accepting Jam community with a fascinating combination of late ’90s Pop Rock, gadgety Electronica, noodly Fusion, raise-the-roof Funk, reflective Chillwave and positive Hip Hop.
  

Rubblebucket with Vacationer

Saturday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Born in Burlington, Vt., and headquartered in New York City, Rubblebucket is a perfect storm of Pop precision, Soul passion, Art Rock quirk and Ska bob-and-weave choreography.  

Somebody’s Darling with The Whiskey Shambles

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
It’s hard to stand out in the crowded Blues/Roots Rock field but Dallas-based Somebody’s Darling is a stacked deck of secret weapons.
  

The Whiskey Charmers with Straw Boss

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Lounge)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
If it’s possible to get drunk on sound alone, The Whiskey Charmers’ intoxicating self-titled debut album will do it. And it’s utterly unfathomable for me to comprehend how something that sounds like a soundtrack to a spaghetti western’s most sexy boudoir scene could possibly come from Detroit. And yet …  

6 String Drag with Hannah Aldridge

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Band reunions can be joyful, fist-pumping celebrations or dismal funeral services for long deceased entities that should never have been exhumed. If you’re scoring at home, Roots Rock ‘N’ Roll, the first new 6 String Drag album in 18 years, belongs deliriously in the celebratory category.  

Ben Miller Band with Daniel Romano & the Trilliums

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Ben Miller Band would be a perfect fit for a public goat ropin’. Along with some more traditional instrumentation, like a drum kit or acoustic guitar, the Ben Miller Band members will play a harmonica through a 1960s home phone receiver with its cord still attached. Or flush a washboard through a wah-wah pedal.  

Carbon Leaf

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
If, as the old saying goes, success is the best revenge, whoever Carbon Leaf had a beef with has been served with a righteous vengeance beatdown.  

Edward David Anderson with Slick Willy & the Kentucky Jellies

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Lounge)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Many will remember Edward David Anderson from the rootsy Rock band Backyard Tire Fire, in which he wrote virtually every song the band performed and recorded. When the group opened for Los Lobos a few years ago, Steve Berlin was listening backstage and was instantly impressed. That led to Berlin producing Anderson’s excellent new album, Lies & Wishes.  

Elliott Brood with Young Heirlooms

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
When a band’s sound gets tagged as “Death Country,” you know something special is afoot. And Canadian trio Elliott Brood lives up to its advance billing in every conceivable way.
  

Goodbye June with Mamadrones

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
There’s a distinctively rootsy Americana vibe that snakes its way through the Hard Rock volume of Goodbye June, like a lazy southern river.  

Drive-By Truckers with Eric Church

Saturday • U.S. Bank Arena

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
English Oceans has become one of Drive-By Truckers’ most distinctive albums in a discography full of them.   

Red with Islander, 3 Years Hollow and Seven Circle Sunrise

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Since its 2004 formation, Red has had a rather chameleonic presence.   

Galactic with The Record Company

Tuesday • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
New Orleans is of course known for its musical history and for producing funky jams amidst the joyous chaos of the city.   

Perfume Genius with The Lone Bellow and Mina Tindle

Sunday • Memorial Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The cover of Perfume Genius’ third album, 2014’s Too Bright, features frontman/creative ringleader Mike Hadreas clad in a shiny, sleeveless gold-and-silver top that hugs his slight frame.