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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.   

Sam Bush Band

Friday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
In the late ’70s, Sam Bush was getting booed onstage at the Stone Valley Bluegrass Festival, held just across the Ohio state line in southeastern Indiana.  

Reputante with Poliça

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
A little mystery never hurt anyone. In Reputante’s case, the members of the young Brooklyn-based Electro Rock group seem to actively refrain from releasing too many details about themselves.  

Jackie Greene with Rich Robinson

Tuesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If there’s a commemorative tablet somewhere inscribed with the names of the most unlikely people to be drawn into the Grateful Dead’s musical universe, Jackie Greene should be chiseled on it along with Pop/Jazz pianist Bruce Hornsby and former Tubes keyboardist Vince Welnick. 
  

The Black Lillies with Kentucky Struts

Tuesday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If Cruz Contreras’ name sounds familiar, you may remember his stint with Robinella and the CCstringband, the jazzy Bluegrass group he co-founded with his wife Robinella Bailey in the late ’90s (he was “CC,” naturally).   

Superheaven (formerly Daylight) with Sheet Ghost, Chalk and Armslength

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Just a few weeks ago, Daylight was out on the road with Bayside, Four Year Strong and Cincinnati’s very own Mixtapes, tearing things up good and proper and getting great notices for their efforts. Apparently, lawyers were paying particular attention, as well. 
  

Kid Ink with King Los and Bizzy Crook

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Early last year, Kid Ink signed with RCA which resulted in a flurry of activity, including his slamming singles “Bad Ass” and “Money and the Power” from his well-received EP Almost Home.
  

Annie Sellick

Thursday and Friday • Blue Wisp Jazz Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Talented Jazz vocalist Annie Sellick returns to Cincinnati this week for three shows at the Blue Wisp with her trio (drummer Chris Brown, bassist Jerry Navarro and pianist Chris Walters).   

The Lawrence Arms with The Copyrights and Sam Russo

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
In the bustling, sprawling world of music — really, any medium — there will always be worthwhile artists who go generally overlooked. Though they have achieved some underground fame, The Lawrence Arms are one of those bands that deserves better.
  

Blitzen Trapper with The Parkington Sisters

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
“Feel the Chill,” the first song on Blitzen Trapper’s latest, 2013’s succinctly titled VII, finds the Portland, Ore., outfit in new territory — it sounds like Kid Rock doing Mellow Gold-era Beck covers, its funky beats, harmonica flourishes and Southern-fried guitar lines almost enough to inspire dance-floor movement.  

Grieves with SonReal

Wednesday • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The cover of Grieves’ fourth full-length album, Winter & the Wolves, features the Seattle-based rapper standing in a wintery landscape, his black-clad frame engulfed by snow and ice. He’s holding a pickaxe, as if ready to take on whatever challenge might come his way. It’s a curious cover art choice in a Hip Hop world often bound by conformity.
  

Royal Southern Brotherhood with The Dallas Moore Band

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Supergroups are problematic in that egos and talent levels tend to cancel each other out, and musical combinations that sound good in theory often implode in the execution phase. The other musical construct that can be fraught with its own particular series of pitfalls is the musician-carrying-on-the-family-name scenario. Royal Southern Brotherhood would seem to be flying in the face of a boatload of potential negatives as their lineup reflects both  situations.   

Conor Oberst with Dawes

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Conor Oberst burst out of his Omaha, Neb., bedroom seemingly fully formed, a precocious teen armed with a verbose vocabulary and enough emotion to make The Cure look stoic by comparison.
  

Dawes with Conor Oberst

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Dawes is back! Why? I’m sure there are legitimate reasons for their tour, but I’m going to wager that it’s mostly just because they love Cincinnati so much. (Oh, and they're backing tourmate Conor Oberst during his headlining set.)