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Titus Andronicus

Sept. 24 • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Patrick Stickles’ impassioned yelps are impossible to ignore. The frontman for New Jersey-based Indie Rock outfit Titus Andronicus sounds as if he’s on fire, fueled by the passion of his dense, richly detailed lyrical concerns, which range from the American Civil War and the dangers of contemporary capitalism to food fights and getting trashed.
  

Shovels & Rope

Sept. 24 • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 One spin through O’ Be Joyful provides plenty of evidence as to what keeps drawing the faithful and converting the uninitiated. Ranging from twangy Folk to amped-up Country to full-bore Americana stomp, Shovels & Rope channel John Doe and Exene Cervenka channeling Timbuk 3 channeling Johnny Cash and June Carter.  

Sigur Rós

Sept. 16 • PNC Pavilion (Riverbend)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
 Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the formation of Post Rock giants Sigur Rós, who have often woven a gossamer sonic web that approximates Radiohead and Brian Eno collaborating on a soundtrack for Bjork’s recitation of Icelandic folk tales.  
  

X with Blondie

Sept. 11 • PNC Pavilion (Riverbend)

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 10, 2013
In the subsequent two decades, X has done an anthology, an acoustic live album and various stray tracks, while playing regular festival gigs and working around John Doe and Exene Cervenka’s fascinating solo music and acting careers.   

Queens of the Stone Age

Sept. 13 • PNC Pavilion (Riverbend)

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Homme and his revolving cast of brilliant madmen have made Queens of the Stone Age one of the most eclectic and diversely appealing Rock bands of the past two decades, and ...Like Clockwork seems to indicate that there’s plenty more where that came from.   

Rancid

Sept. 15 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Rancid at 22? That’s a notion many purebred punks might scoff at, but this Berkeley, Calif., crew is still kicking despite dropping only one album, 2009’s Let the Dominoes Fall, in the last decade.
  

El Ten Eleven

Sept. 4 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Visit El Ten in action for its virtuosic handiwork; stay for the chance that the pair might bust out its covers of Duran Duran’s “Tiger Tiger” and Joy Division’s “Disorder.”  

Tav Falco

Sept. 4 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
There are Rock legends and then there are Underground Rock legends – musicians who aren’t known well beyond their support base, but whose core followers believe they represent everything good and exciting about the spirit and energy of Rock & Roll. One of the greatest examples ever of an Underground Rock legend is Memphis’ Tav Falco.
  

Shooter Jennings

Sept. 6 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Jennings’ latest album is called The Other Life and it may be his best work to date. It contains real Country songs like “Wild and Lonesome,” featuring the harmony vocals of Patty Griffin, and harder-rocking tunes like “A Hard Lesson to Learn.”
  

Zedd

Sept. 10 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
German Progressive/Electro House DJ Anton Zaslavski, whose profile has risen to stratospheric levels as Zedd, is the latest to appropriate the caboose of the alphabet for his moniker, perhaps indicating that he is the be-all-end-all in EDM culture, perhaps just an allusion to the initial in his surname.  

Why?

Aug. 30 • Fountain Square

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Yoni Wolf, frontman for Indie Folk pranksters Why?, has never hesitated to indulge his rather fertile imagination. But his band’s latest project, an EP titled Golden Ticket, takes things to a whole new level:  

Mumford & Sons

Aug. 30-31 • Troy Memorial Stadium

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Troy, Ohio is going to be invaded by banjo-toting, tambourine-shaking, tight pants- and flowy dress-wearing hippie folksters. Some of us are more excited than others.
  

Dale Watson

Aug. 29 • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Other than the much older generation of Country music artists who are quickly leaving us, where do we turn for real-deal Country music with an edge? One place to look is the “Ameripolitan” sounds of the Austin Music Hall of Famer Dale Watson.  

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

Aug. 29 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 27, 2013
In an age when even Alt Rock and edgy Pop music often have a sameness to them, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas have stepped up with a determination to be distinctive.  

Angel Olsen

Aug. 25 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Olsen’s full-length debut, Half Way Home, is an impressive showcase for her evocative, gothic-tinged Folk songs, which bring to mind a female Roy Orbison doing Moon Pix-era Cat Power covers.