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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.   

Sound Advice: Vanessa Carlton with Joshua Hyslop

Thursday • Live at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Loving Vanessa Carlton comes with baggage. Not as much as if you were a Hanson fan. But there’s still something people find scoffable about the “A Thousand Miles” songstress.   

Sound Advice: Circa Survive with RX Bandits and Citizen

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
There is much wisdom that can be gleaned from the Toms. Tom Petty taught us long ago to listen to our hearts, because “it’s gonna tell (us) what to do. And Tom Cruise reminded us eloquently and succinctly, “Sometimes you’ve just gotta say, ‘What the fuck, make your move.’ ” 
  

Sound Advice: Nicholas David with Dawg Yawp

Thursday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The third season of The Voice boasted a strong slate of contenders, but none were as accomplished or as singularly unusual as Saint Paul, Minn.’s Nicholas Mrozinski.   

Sound Advice: Bronze Radio Return with The Roosevelts

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
It’s so easy to wind up jaded by new music. In a world where even the “influencers” have blatant and utterly trite influences, where can we find new music that isn’t already tired and played out? Bronze Radio Return hopes to turn up in your search.  

Sound Advice: Cherub with Hippie Sabotage

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Someone needs to check Nashville, Tenn.’s water supply, because the only explanation for the incredible diversity within the city’s current music scene might be some sort of hallucinogenic creativity drug delivered straight through everybody’s taps.