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Sound Advice: Wildhoney

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Wildhoney is a new Rock band out of Baltimore that is out to cut through the pollen-jelly-saturated world of music. The group has its roots in Punk but lately has veered toward more atmospheric, hook-laden fare.  

Sound Advice: Dan Bern

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Bern, who is 50, is a consummately inventive and trenchant singer/songwriter/guitarist/harmonica player who has been recording since 1997.   

Sound Advice: The Westies

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Atmospheric and rootsy, the music of The Westies serves the songs, most of which are written by Michael McDermott.   

Sound Advice: Marcus Alan Ward with Culture Queer

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
It’s appropriate that Marcus Alan Ward hails from Cleveland, considering the comparisons the vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist receives to any number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and HOF-worthy) artists.   

Sound Advice: Mild High Club with Andy Gabbard

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Mild High Club is the project of musician Alexander Brettin, a Midwestern-bred, L.A.-based Renaissance man who has recorded with the likes of Ariel Pink and Mac DeMarco.  

Sound Advice: Crucible with Toothgrinder, Ghost Key, 7 Years Dead, Homebound and Motions of Sin

Tuesday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Once upon a time, like a few weeks ago, the members of three popular and crazy-loud Detroit bands concluded that their main gigs were not affording them the opportunity to play with an acceptable degree of heaviness.  

Sound Advice: Clutch with Crobot

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Since Clutch has never achieved anything resembling mainstream success or acceptance, it’s had to settle for rabidly zealous fan worship.   

Sound Advice: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons with Wonky Tonk

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons are a band on the rise. I can feel it in my bones and by the binaural sounds they make that fork their way onto my eardrums.  

Sound Advice: Moon Hooch

Saturday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
When Morphine burst into the wider consciousness in 1991, the trio’s two-string bass/saxophone/drums configuration seemed pretty radical. Nearly a quarter century later, it takes a good deal more to drop the jaws of modern music listeners.  

Sound Advice: Orgy with Bobaflex and Death Valley High

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Electro Rock band Orgy entered the public consciousness in the late ’90s with its harrowing, hard-hitting cover of “Blue Monday,” a 1983 hit by legendary Electro Pop group New Order.   

Sound Advice: Wolf Alice with Radkey

Wednesday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
With its 2015 debut full-length, My Love is Cool, London’s Wolf Alice accomplished a fairly nifty trick by exhibiting the distinctive traits of any number of genres while somehow managing to transcend them all in the creation of a unique sonic identity.   

Sound Advice: Dustin Lynch with Chris Lane and Tyler Rich

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
A dozen years ago, Dustin Lynch lit out from his tiny hometown of Tullahoma, Tenn., for the brighter lights and bigger city of Nashville, Tenn., with the express purpose of hitting Music City’s fame lottery.  

Sound Advice: Margo and the Pricetags with Pokey LaFarge

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The past few years have seen a lot of buzz about Nashville, Tenn.’s fertile Rock scene, which is often presented as a counterpart to the city’s vital role as the Modern Country music business’ nerve center.   

Sound Advice: The Academy Is…

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
For eight years after its 2003 formation, The Academy Is... was one of the leading lights of the Emo movement, championed by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and signed to Fueled by Ramen (with later distribution through Wentz’s Decaydance label).  

Sound Advice: Steel Panther

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Steel Panther is like a ’70s commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: “‘Hey, you got comedy on my Glam Metal.’ ‘No, you got Glam Metal on my comedy.’ ”