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Music: Pop Evil

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 6, 2011
This past May’s incarnation of Rock on the Range, the annual Hard Rock/Metal fest held in Columbus, Ohio, was far from noteworthy in terms of idiosyncratic performances. Heavyweights such as A Perfe  

Music: Jesse Sykes

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Jesse Sykes is absolutely smitten with the idea of the slow build. On both the August-released Marble Son and the preceding three albums, the namesake of Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter has sh  

Jesse Sykes

Nov. 19 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, November 14, 2011
On both the August-released Marble Son and the preceding three albums, the namesake of Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter has shown her devotion to tracks that take their time to venture anywhere they want. Instruments move in meticulous, drawn-out motions, and when explosions finally do occur in songs, they ruminate and linger instead of demanding immediate emotional results.
  

Music: Truth & Salvage Co.

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Truth & Salvage Co. serves as the perfect moniker for this Americana and Country outfit, since every element of their name is represented in some way. The key aspect is “Truth” — the prima  

Truth & Salvage Co.

Nov. 2 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, October 31, 2011
Truth & Salvage Co. serves as the perfect moniker for this Americana and Country outfit, since every element of their name is represented in some way. The key aspect is “Truth” — the primary aim of the five-piece (which features four singers) is to create music steeped in earnestness and authenticity.
  

Off to the Races

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s whimsical Indie Pop aims for long-term viability

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein knew each other for years and years before ever writing a thing together. More along the lines of acquaintances than friends, the two musicians were familiar through the Detroit music scene and maintained respect for the other’s output, but nothing ever clicked. Then 2009 came along, and their dynamic was totally revamped.  

Music: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein knew each other for years and years before ever writing a thing together. More along the lines of acquaintances than friends, the two musicians were familiar through the Detroit music scene and maintained respect for the other’s output, but nothing ever clicked. Then 2009 came along, and their dynamic was totally revamped.  

Music: Earth

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It must have been something to be a marginalized Rock musician in Seattle in 1993, right when Grunge's popularity was skyrocketing and Kurt Cobain's suicide had yet to cast a pall over the scene. Dylan Carlson, guitarist of (mostly) instrumental titans Earth, was once such a person. In '93, his band released its first LP, Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version, a crushing behemoth of glacial, distant guitar lines. (Songs started at 15 minutes long and only rose from there.)  

Earth

June 19 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Friday, June 10, 2011
Now a band some 20 years old (if not counting the long hiatus between the late '90s and early '00s), Earth creates Folk-ish Metal that sounds timeless in its sparseness, as exhibited on the recent album, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I.  

Music: Shivering Timbers

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Think for a second — how many songs or bands can you think of that are inspired by or for children? Your tally will likely be low, even if a few examples pop up here and there. Shivering Timbers, the musical entity masterminded by Akron-based spouses Sarah and Jayson Benn, recently joined this unusual lineage.