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Sound Advice: Quiet Life with Crow Moses

Tuesday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
With the Independence Day dustup on Fountain Square a couple of weeks ago and the madness of the recent All-Star Game festivities, worldwide media influx and fancy bunting in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for Cincy to get back into its regular groove. 
  

Sound Advice: A Muscle Shoals Music Revue featuring Amy Black and Sarah Borges

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Muscle Shoals area of Alabama is a legendary place when it comes to the history of music.   

Sound Advice: Swirlies

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
This is technically the 25th-anniversary year for Swirlies, the Boston Shoegaze band that began life as a prospective Go-Go’s cover band in 1990. 
  

Sound Advice: Neil Young and Promise of the Real with Band of Horses

Monday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
What can be said about Neil Young that hasn’t been said countless times before? 
  

Sound Advice: Liturgy

Wednesday (July 15) • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Salvador Dali once mused, “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, vocalist, guitarist and lunatic genius at the helm of Liturgy, can certainly relate to that razor-thin distinction.   

Sound Advice: Charlie Parr with Casey Campbell

Thursday • Washington Park Bandstand

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Three years ago, when I wrote about a Charlie Parr club appearance here, it was necessary to introduce him and his work to even those readers who followed acoustic Blues, Folk and Americana music.
  

Sound Advice: Yonder Mountain String Band with The Goodle Boys

Saturday • Moonlite Gardens (Coney Island)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Ever since founding member Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2014, there’s been a question floating in the air among fans: How can the band be the same without Austin?   

Sound Advice: Eli Cook

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
For more than a half century, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers has been the launching pad/finishing school for some of the world’s most formidable guitarists.  

Sound Advice: Dale Watson with Straw Boss

Tuesday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If I hear another Bro Country song about a six pack, a lake, a pickup truck on a gravel road and girls who can’t get enough of all that goofy shit, my head may just implode.  

Sound Advice: Heartless Bastards with Craig Finn

Thursday and Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I have two enduring memories of singer Erika Wennerstrom and Heartless Bastards. The first unfolded in 2005 when I experienced the band’s live power for the first time at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest festival.  

Sound Advice: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II

Friday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, both individually and as a unit, are musicians about whom words can barely do justice.   

Sound Advice: Punch Brothers with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Saturday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
When describing concerts, — especially those of the Bluegrass variety — many would probably use words like “loud” and “rowdy.” Much more rare is a Bluegrass show that has the power to bring a hush over the crowd.   

Sound Advice: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with The Bright Light Social Hour and Letts

Sunday • The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The fun-loving hippies that make up Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are coming to The Shoe. If you like good music and are great at ignoring band politics, you should definitely check ’em out. Just do yourself a favor and don’t land at the barricade.  

Sound Advice: Beth Hart with Matt Andersen

Thursday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Life is a series of defining moments and Blues chanteuse Beth Hart has had plenty in her nearly two-and-a-half decade career.
  

Sound Advice: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with Daddy Long Legs

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Musical provocateur Jon Spencer chose the perfect handle for his new project when it was formed back in 1991 — Blues Explosion — and it continues to accurately reflect the visceral sound and fury emanating from his incendiary trio almost a quarter century later.