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Music: Magnolia Electric Co.

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Jason Molina, the leader of the now-deceased Songs: Ohia and the mastermind of Indiana-based outfit Magnolia Electric Co., frequently rotates old material for new songs in his set list. The title track off full-length Josephine (due later this month on Secretly Canadian) is a fine example of the range of his abilities: the sparse, tepid AltCountry rattle features the northeastern Ohio-bred singer carefully dissecting the relationship between him and the eponymous subject. Listen to him make pretty music at the Southgate House.  

Magnolia Electric Co. with The Donkeys and Kim Taylor

July 14 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, July 6, 2009
Jason Molina's prolific discography can be attributed to three words: work, work, work. The leader of the now-deceased Songs: Ohia and the mastermind of Indiana-based outfit Magnolia Electric Co., his ethic is the antithesis to traditional Rock & Roll decadence.  

Music: O'Death

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 30, 2009
O'Death's rugged stomp grafts the power of Punk and Metal onto the faculties of Jazz, Bluegrass and Folk and spits the combination out with the unencumbered spirit of pre-WWII music. See them at the Southgate House's Independence Day Throwdown #2 with Unknown Hinson, Three Blue Teardrops, The Defibulators, Hells Fire Sinners, The Tillers and 500 Miles to Memphis.  

O'Death at Independence Day Throwdown

July 4 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, June 29, 2009
O'Death's rugged stomp grafts the power of Punk and Metal onto the faculties of Jazz, Bluegrass and Folk and spits the combination out with the unencumbered spirit of pre-WWII music.  

Music: Zero Boys

0 Comments · Friday, June 19, 2009
Unless you’re a maven of ’80s Hardcore, it’s not likely that a mention of the Zero Boys will ignite any immediate resonance. Forming in Indianapolis in 1979 (the year of London Calling), the Boys possessed a set of traits poised to reel in dedicated fans during the peak of Punk Rock’s notoriety. See them play from their 16-track, 1982 full-length Vicious Circle at the Southgate House with Pincushion, The Dopamines and Hextall.  

Zero Boys with Pincushion

June 19 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Unless you're a maven of '80s Hardcore, it's not likely that a mention of the Zero Boys will ignite any immediate resonance. Considering their story, that's a shame.  

Ted Leo Cures Punk

Crafting a traditional remedy with The Pharmacists

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sometimes, Ted Leo seems too respectable. During his 20-year career, the songwriter has gradually become an unspoken archetype of Punk Rock ideals. His work is layered with spirited socio-political musings, but his words never become forced or stale.   

Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sometimes, Ted Leo seems too respectable. During his 20-year career, the songwriter has gradually become an unspoken archetype of Punk Rock ideals. His work is layered with spirited socio-political musings but his words never become forced or stale. Pop Punk fans have stayed loyal since his modest beginnings, Indie Rock devotees have grown impressed with his skill and ambition and other listeners just enjoy the good hooks. He plays the Southgate House with Titus Andronicus and the Pomegranates.  

Dillinger Four with Japanther

June 8 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Should Punk Rock ever lead to growing up? Such is the quandary that the aging delinquents of Dillinger Four have been silently pondering.  

Music: Dillinger Four

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Should Punk Rock ever lead to growing up? Such is the quandary that the aging delinquents of Dillinger Four have been silently pondering. Sure, the Minneapolis-bred gang of four still slings dozens of hooks and has some tongue-in-cheek moments, but the package feels kind of somber. They bring their sublime basement anthems to the Mad Hatter with Japanther, The Dopamines and Loudmouth.