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Luther Wright and the Wrongs

0 Comments · Thursday, July 11, 2002
For local brew house/music club the BarrelHouse's seventh anniversary, they're hosting a party featuring the creators of one of the year's most unusual (and unusually funny) albums. Luther Wrig  

Guided by Voices

0 Comments · Thursday, July 4, 2002
After a two-album stint with major indie TVT Records, Dayton's Guided By Voices has returned to Matador, the label-home to the band's breakthrough albums like Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes, for t  

Jeb Loy Nichols

0 Comments · Thursday, June 27, 2002
Blurring the skinny line between a number of different styles of music (Folk, Soul, Dub, Rock), Jeb Loy Nichols has made a career out of being a journeyman, both physically and aurally. Born in Wy  

Jonathan Richman

0 Comments · Thursday, June 20, 2002
Legendary singer/songwriter Jonathan Richman returns to the area this week, armed, assuredly, with his expansive songbook of simple, wickedly endearing tunes and a boatload of undeniable charm. R  

PH Balance

0 Comments · Thursday, June 13, 2002
Fusing organic Hip Hop, live instrumentation, a chilled-out, jazzy vibe and an old-school Soul flavor, Atlanta's PH Balance have become one of that city's most talked about bands. And the word   

Ember Swift

0 Comments · Thursday, June 6, 2002
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Ember Swift was named the top vocalist in a publication in her hometown, leading to a spurt of consistent touring throughout North America in an effort to spread th  

Mush Records Tour

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2002
If you have ever bitched about the lack of creative Hip Hop, then you've never heard of Mush Records. The Avant Hop label features a stable of inventive, experimental and often mind-blowing MCs,   


0 Comments · Thursday, May 23, 2002
Former Daytonian John Schmersal ­ ex-Brainiac guitarist -- brings his new group, Enon, back to the area this week. Enon boasted one of the best albums of 2000 with the See Thru Broadcasting r  

Hamid Drake & Napoleon Maddox

0 Comments · Thursday, May 16, 2002
When two deft defiers hook up to trade beats, rhymes and riffs, we're in for a master class. On May 22 there will be two chances to witness Hamid Drake and Napoleon Maddox in performance and to h  

The Mighty Diamonds

0 Comments · Thursday, May 9, 2002
Not only have Jamaica's The Mighty Diamonds been hailed as the best Reggae vocal group of all time, but some have gone so far as to call them the greatest harmony vocalists in the world. The trio  

Black 47

0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2002
For lively Celtic-infused Rock music, you can't get much better than Black 47. The New York City-based band became the talk of the town when they performed weekly shows at Paddy Reilly's Bar in   

Caitlin Cary

0 Comments · Thursday, April 25, 2002
With her former Whiskeytown bandmate Ryan Adams parlaying critical fawning into commercial success with his latest, Caitlin Cary is holding her own with the brand new While You Weren't Looking on  


0 Comments · Thursday, April 18, 2002
Singer/songwriter Stolie (né Rebecca Stoelinga) has enlisted fellow Chicagoan Dan Darrah for her current tour, which finds the artists performing together on each other's songs with acoustic  

Michelle Shocked

0 Comments · Thursday, April 11, 2002
Before Ani, there was Michelle Shocked. The "Alternative folkie" (who actually has more in common with Folk's early instigators than most of the artists who pass as "Folk" today) has been doi  

Shannon Wright

0 Comments · Thursday, April 4, 2002
Atlanta's Shannon Wright has the kind of voice that sends shivers, loaded with wounded emotion and spine-tingling soul. Wright ­ who also plays guitar and piano ­ got started with the b