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Days Gone By

Folk rockers Frontier Ruckus dig into the past for seeds for the future

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
While based in Folk, the critically acclaimed Frontier Ruckus isn’t afraid to let popular music influences seep in.  

Astronautalis with Why?

Feb. 8 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, February 4, 2013
Typically, a musician's choice of touring partners says much about him or her. Exhibit A: Astronautalis. The Virginia-born, Seattle-via-Minneapolis rapper, born Andy Bothwell, has shared bills with Tegan and Sara, k-os, Flobots, Bleubird, Sims and Busdriver.    

Left Lane Cruiser

Jan. 25 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Left Land Cruiser's output is brutish, noisy and deep-fried in so much muck and raw distortion that you'll want to take a half-hour shower after a few YouTube listens.
  

Skinny Lister with Flogging Molly and Dave Hause

Jan. 27 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Ever fantasize about vacationing in the serene English hillside? If the answer is yes, we're happy to introduce you to Skinny Lister, a vibrant, Punk-in-spirit Folk/String band that will appease those idyllic sensibilities.  

Fever Fever and Clemency

Jan. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, January 7, 2013
Fever Fever is a Columbus four-piece (not to be confused with the U.K. Art Punk band with the same moniker) whose “Beautiful Dream” crystallizes the joy and confusion of fresh love in a tight, understated package.   

Langhorne Slim & the Law

Jan. 11 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, January 7, 2013
At age 14, Sean Scolnick started writing his first songs, penning Nirvana-inspired missives about authority, school and “stuff that a lot of 14-year-old kids probably write about.” Now in his early 30s, Scolnick doesn't employ those subjects as inspiration anymore. Listening to his story-heavy goulash of Folk and AltCountry reveals nary any traces of Cobain and Co. at all.
  

The Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra

Jan. 4 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2013
 In the case of the effervescent seven-piece, The Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra, their inclusion of “bacon” as an inspiration on their Facebook page — alongside the more conventional choices of Motown, Funk, Ragtime, Jazz, Rock and “Popssical” — is telling for multiple reasons.
  

Six Organs of Admittance

Dec. 6 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, December 3, 2012
If Ben Chasny had his way, he wouldn't be trapped here on Earth but rather levitating somewhere far above it. Over the 14-year span of releases from Six Organs of Admittance, Chasny's pet project fleshed out by a rotating cast of players, he's made his love for the heavens perfectly clear.    

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band with The Tillers

Nov. 24 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Bean Blossom, Ind.-based trio, who played the Warped Tour in 2010, creates Country Blues that's as rollicking as it is rural.    

JEFF the Brotherhood

Nov. 16 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Thursday, November 8, 2012
JEFF the Brotherhood's strangely typeset, non-acronymic name is part fabrication and part truth. No one in the two-piece is named Jeff, but a brotherhood is at its core.