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Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

April 20 • Millett Hall (Oxford)

0 Comments · Friday, April 13, 2012
 One need not be a fan of Bluegrass to enjoy the music of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. They make music for anyone who squirms giddily at the symphony or geeks out over complicated arrangements and often ignored time signatures. The Flecktones are now touring in support of their newest album, Life in Eleven, the first album to be recorded by the original lineup since the ’90s.  

Blue October with Girl in a Coma

April 13 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Friday, April 6, 2012
To say that Blue October has taken a rocky road to stardom would be a bit of an understatement. Inarguably Blue’s most notable song, “Hate Me,” was written as an apology for the hardships lead singer Justin Furstenfeld put his mother through while addicted to drugs. Blue October’s two latest albums were both spawned by Furstenfeld’s nasty divorce and subsequent custody battle. There is no simple life, though, which is perhaps what draws so many people to Blue’s music.  

Review: Alison Krauss at Taft Theatre

{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 2, 2012
Some musicians get jaded and cynical when they become mostly known for only a handful of songs that aren’t even necessarily the best examples of their work. When this happens, bands sometimes fall entirely on their most popular songs and use them as a crutch. Or they shy away from playing them at all. 
Alison Krauss and Union Station may have earned their biggest media coverage and adde...  

Snow Patrol

April 4 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, April 2, 2012
Remember when every single song played on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy suddenly became a hit? That’s how nearly everyone (stateside, at least) became infatuated with Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars.”
The Irish/Scottish band might have formed 12 years earlier, but it took “Chasing Cars” to earn them some well-deserved hype in the U.S. Pop/Rock scene. Since finding their niche, they’ve received numerous accolades, including a slew of Meteor Music Awards.   

Music Tonight: David Wax Museum

Mexo-American Roots band plays Molly Malone's in Covington

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Don't stay in and watch NCIS tonight. Head to Covington's Molly Malone’s and check out David Wax Museum. The Museum is accurately self-described as “Mexo-Americana.” They draw much of their musical stylings from Mexican Son music. Son, which translates to “sound,” ...  

Alison Krauss & Union Station

March 30 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, March 26, 2012
 Bluegrass’s sweetheart Alison Krauss and her band of pickin’, strumming and bowing minstrels, Union Station, return this week to the Taft Theater. Krauss has been on the music scene for more than 25 years. She drew a flurry of attention when she was featured on the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and again when she released an album of duets with Robert Plant. Krauss is more than just a pretty face and enchanting voice. She’s also a champion fiddle player.  

Modern Drinking: A Contemporary Playlist for St. Paddy

{CommentsCant} · Friday, March 16, 2012
Twice a year the huddled masses gather at their favorite watering holes and bond over their shared ethnicity. Whether your ancestors came over in the Mayflower, through Ellis Island or in the back of a pick-up doesn’t matter. In March, everyone is Irish and, in May, we’re all Mexican.   

When Cinco De Mayo rolls around and we’re all throwing back Cuervo, perhaps we’ll offe...  

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime with The Cliftones

March 15 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Friday, March 9, 2012
Sublime fans know: Everything changed in 1996. That was the year the band’s frontman Bradley Nowell died. Since séances all over the states haven’t succeeded in bringing Nowell back, fans can turn to Badfish. Badfish sounds a lot like the real thing, too; they’re just lacking the creepy voice-clone guy at the mic. Badfish’s added bonus: Their tickets are about half the price.  

Charlie Daniels Band

March 17 • Rising Star Casino

0 Comments · Friday, March 9, 2012
Long before Hank Williams Jr. was banned from Monday Night Football, Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks ticked off the entire Republican party, one musician has continually spoken out against the unfair, the unquestioned and the un-American. That man is Charlie Daniels.  

Review: The Black Keys/Arctic Monkeys at US Bank Arena

{CommentsCant} · Monday, March 5, 2012
There are concerts that are fun and there are concerts that kick your ass. If you were at the sold-out U.S. Bank Arena Friday night for the opening date of The Black Keys first headlining arena tour, you probably got your ass kicked.
First up, Arctic Monkeys caused a ruckus on the floor. Most (but not all) of the folks in the seats wandered around aimlessly or sat there, watching list...