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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.   

Drown the Pigeonhole

Damien Jurado’s dynamic new LP is his most expectations-busting yet

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The story of Damien Jurado’s relationship with Punk Rock seems too symmetrical, too fortuitous and too rare to possibly be true. Somehow, though, all the pieces match. Now 39 and based out of Seattle, Jurado was once a 14-year-old growing infatuated with Punk. 
  

King Tuff

Nov. 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
As time trots forward, the number of Rock & Roll dudes who self-identify as monarchs only increases. With King Tuff's arrival, King Diamond, King Krule, King Khan and King Charles welcome another to their regal ranks.   

The Sword

Nov. 10 • Madison Theater

1 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
Hating on the haters is one of those hobbies musicians will never get sick of. With “Execrator” off its latest album, Apocryphon, Heavy Metal four-piece The Sword climbs into this increasingly packed clubhouse.   

He's My Brother, She's My Sister

Oct. 31 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 29, 2012
Unlike the similarly named bands She & Him and The Dutchess and the Duke, the current version of He's My Brother, She's My Sister is not a duo featuring one member from each gender. Instead, it’s a five-piece led by founders/siblings Rachel and Rob Kolar, who initially ran the project as an acoustic twofer.   

The Sea and Cake

0 Comments · Monday, October 22, 2012
The Sea and Cake has never been too dedicated to any one concept. Fundamentally, the Chicago four-piece could cozily fit into your average Indie Rock festival, but the group’s not really interested in sticking to an aesthetic palatable for just that one subculture.