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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.’ ”  

Sound Advice: The Revivalists with The Almighty Get Down

Friday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
There’s a case to be made that New Orleans is blessed with equal amounts of musical talent and unexplainable magic, and The Revivalists offer potent evidence.   

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.