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Sound Advice: The 4onthefloor with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and The Easthills

Saturday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Minneapolis rockers The 4onthefloor came together in 2009 and gradually built up a fervent fan base in its hometown. In 2011, the group released its debut album, 4X4, and began touring more consistently, building its national profile.   

Sound Advice: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds with Smooth Hound Smith

Thursday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Berry Gordy may not have envisioned the intersection of Rock, Blues and Soul when he was drafting the Motown blueprint, but there can be little doubt that, when done right, that particular genre hybrid is among the most powerful forces in the musical world.   

Sound Advice: Will Kimbrough

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If there’s one phrase that Will Kimbrough’s family and friends don’t use in conversation with the renowned Roots/Rock singer/songwriter, it would have to be, “When you have some spare time…”
  

Sound Advice: Sinkane with Steven A. Clark

Sunday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
What do Caribou, of Montreal, Born Ruffians, Eleanor Friedberger and Yeasayer have in common? They’ve all collaborated with Ahmed Gallab —better known as Sinkane — to add a unique spice to their musical recipes.
  

Sound Advice: Glen Hansard with Aoife O’Donovan

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
No one is allowed to break my heart except Glen Hansard. And he does. Daily.  

Sound Advice: Turquoise Jeep with Abiyah and Super Origami

Thursday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Founded in 2009 by rappers/singers Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit, crafty Hip Hop/R&B crew/label Turquoise Jeep features a loose collection of collaborators who revel in the Jeep’s ribald, unrelentingly humorous take on genre conventions.  

Sound Advice: The Griswolds with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics and LOLO

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A long lineage of Rock defined by a deep and wide streak of wild individuality coated with a veneer of respectability is evidenced in the present tense by the Synth Pop gyrations of The Griswolds.   

Sound Advice: Sufjan Stevens with Gallant

Friday • Aronoff Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
“Fourth of July,” the centerpiece of Sufjan Stevens’ latest album — the stripped-down, Elliott Smith-esque Carrie & Lowell — is as intimate and revealing as anything in the crafty singer/songwriter’s songbook.   

Sound Advice: The Mowgli’s with Lights and Phases

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Mowgli’s follow the tradition of bands that start out by building a strong grassroots audience organically through touring and word-of-mouth, ultimately leading to broader mainstream success.   

Sound Advice: The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die with Foxing, TTNG and Brightside

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die may be that unlikely band to be nearly all things to nearly all people. The Connecticut nine-piece generally fits under the Emo umbrella, but it’s clear that there’s more going on here than just slashing guitars, engaging melodicism and mopey lyrics.  

Sound Advice: Everclear with Hydra Melody

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Wanna feel old? Everclear is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of its breakout album, Sparkle and Fade.   

Sound Advice: Jon Pardi with Brothers Osborne

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
One quick scan of Jon Pardi’s promotional shots and you’ll think you’re looking at Lisa Marie Presley’s illegitimate half brother, or at the very least, Chris Isaak’s happier, corn-fed little brother.   

Sound Advice: Kinky Friedman with Brian Molnar

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Kinky Friedman has always been a trip. A talented and unusual cat, Friedman is a renaissance man of odd and diverse proportions and categories.  

Sound Advice: The Lone Bellow with Anderson East and Hugh Masterson

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
After honing its Country/Roots/Americana skills as Zach Williams and the Bellow, the band (with Williams on guitar and vocals, Kanene Pipkin on mandolin, bass and vocals and Brian Elmquist, also on guitar and vocals) rechristened itself The Lone Bellow.   

Sound Advice: GRiZ with Russ Liquid and Muzzy Bearr

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Though he had more of a history in the EDM world, you can draw some parallels between jack-of-many-trades Grant Kwiecinski (aka GRiZ) and Mark “Uptown Funk” Ronson.