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Protomartyr with Jaill, The Sidekicks, Mardou and more

Saturday • Hoffner Park (Northside)

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Joe Casey is agitated. The frontman and chief word slinger for Detroit’s Protomartyr opens the quartet’s second full-length record, the stellar Under Color of Official Right, with this recurring statement: “There’s just a clack in the brain now.”  

Treasure Fingers with Millennium Robots, Disco Joe & Friends, Aviators and more

Saturday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Producer/musician/DJ/remix-specialist Ashley Jones first came to the attention of the Dance music universe under the stage name The Enemy, part of the innovative Drum ’n Bass trio Evol Intent, which released club and critical favorites on its own Evol Intent Records, as well as Dieselboy’s Human Imprint label.   

Sherbert with Paul Collins Beat and The Cry

Wednesday • The Comet

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Michelle Sullivan made a name for herself as a teenager in the Cincinnati music scene during the mid-’00s, playing in bands like Slant and Pieces of People.  

Sarah Jarosz

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The last time Sarah Jarosz showed up in Cincinnati was during the MidPoint Music Festival last year. And I’d wager that the vast majority of people who should have seen her probably missed out.
  

Aloe Blacc with Bruno Mars

Friday • U.S. Bank Arena

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Aloe Blacc is a great believer in keeping things smooth. When the Laguna Beach, Calif.-bred, Los Angeles-based singer, born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, was choosing the first name of his alias, he went with a plant associated with a famous kind of lotion.  

Ziggy Marley

Saturday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It’s a hard thing to follow in an icon’s footsteps, especially when that icon is your parent. But Ziggy Marley proved he was worthy of the legacy set by his father, Bob Marley, many years ago.  

Deltron 3030

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It’s been 14 years since rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator and turntable guru Kid Koala combined forces to drop Deltron 3030, a futuristic concept album centering on Deltron Zero’s fight to keep corporations from ruling the world.  

The Ghost Wolves with Leggy

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Asked in a recent interview with Sound Dessert about who they’d like to tour with, The Ghost Wolves dropped this collection of luminaries: “JEFF The Brotherhood, The Kills, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Black Sabbath, Kadavar, The Black Angels, Jack White, Diarrhea Planet, Drivin’ N Cryin’ — those are some of the tops. We wish The Cramps were still around, that would’ve been fun. We love Poison Ivy!”  

Ana Popovic

Thursday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
There has been a long history of women playing the guitar over the years, in many musical genres. In fact, WLW radio musician Helen Diller was the first person to ever play a guitar on TV when she strummed her Gibson Advanced Jumbo axe on a Philco television demonstration here in Cincy in 1939.
  

Those Darlins with The Harlequins, The Frankl Project and Those Crosstown Rivals

Friday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
It’s been an eventful and tumultuous eight years since Nikki Kvarnes, Jessi Wariner and Kelley Anderson met at the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp in Tennessee and channeled their mutual love of American music, both traditional and unconventional, into the acclaimed Garageabilly twangfest of Those Darlins.
  

White Hinterland with Fathers

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The first minute of White Hinterland’s new album, Baby, features nothing but the voice of Casey Dienel. “Circle the block in my car/Gotta keep it down/The world is so full of noise/It’s easy to go unnoticed,” she sings in an assertive, slightly vulnerable and quite noticeable delivery.   

Steep Canyon Rangers with Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Steep Canyon Rangers have risen to the top of the Bluegrass world slowly but surely. Formed while college students in North Carolina (and now based near Asheville, N.C.), the group represents the younger guard in Bluegrass music, a band that is fluent in the traditional side of the genre yet open-minded and contemporary in their approach.  

Ray LaMontagne with The Belle Brigade

Saturday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
“Drive-In Movies,” the last song on Ray LaMontagne’s latest album, Supernova, is a nostalgic ode to the past in an album teeming with retro flourishes: “I miss those drive-in movies/I spent all my childhood years wishin’ that I looked like a movie star.”   

Phosphorescent with PUBLIC and Cedar Skies

Sunday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Houck seems slightly bashful about attaching his given name to his recorded output.
  

Yvette with Sleigh Bells

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Yvette is one of those bands whose music, at its best, sounds like something going really, really wrong. The Brooklyn, N.Y., team of vocalist/guitarist Noah Kardos-Fein and drummer Dale Eisinger generate wild, anxious, Industrial-skewing Noise Punk that constantly thunders, squirms or drones.