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Review: Heartless Bastards at Madison Theater

Friday appearance in the now-Texas headquartered band's hometown area lacks usual specialness

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 20, 2012
It’s been eight and a half years, four albums and an almost entirely new set of members since Heartless Bastards began performing as a new band in Cincinnati's small clubs. This time around, the Bastards came back to their breeding ground as an Austin, Tex., band and played to a packed house at Madison Theater in Covington.

For all intents and purposes, Saturday’s Heartless gig was very...  

Gaelic Storm

Feb. 23 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Friday, February 17, 2012
If you are getting anxious to see strangers hugging, hear the sound of finger rolls on a fiddle or taking a few nips of Jameson, don’t panic. You don’t have to wait for St. Patty’s Day. Just try  

Young the Giant with Walk the Moon

Feb. 24 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Friday, February 17, 2012
When it comes to Alt/Indie Rock, new bands appear on the radar almost daily. What has kept Young the Giant on the tips of everyone’s tongues is its ability to be more. The band channels its California home with a sound that is summery and playful, while its anthemic guitar sounds and danceable beats have a strange tendency to make you long for the beach. In a word: fun.   

Music: Dr. Dog

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Eccentric Indie Pop friends Dr. Dog kicked off 2012 with a new album, Be The Void, 47 minutes of everything one would expect from a Dr. Dog album. The entire album (its second for the uber-cool Anti-R  

Mike Doughty

Feb. 19 • The Redmoor

0 Comments · Thursday, February 9, 2012
Mike Doughty is coming! Mike Doughty is coming!Not sure who this elusive Mike Doughty is? What about Soul Coughing, his ‘90s rock band? You know, “Circles” and “Super Bon Bon”?---  Mike  

Music: Cheyenne Marie Mize

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Louisville native Cheyenne Marie Mize has played within her local Indie music scene for quite awhile. Her first round of attention came from a musical collaboration with fellow Louisville artist Bo  

Music: Lotus

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2012
If Bluegrass comes from Kentucky and Blues is from Memphis, where does Jam Band music come from?  If you’re a Lotus fan, it comes from Indiana. Lotus formed at Goshen College in 1999 and quick  

I <3 the Banjo

A rant, an exploration and a playlist

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 6, 2012
I caught a tweet from Noam Pikelny (The Punch Brothers) the other night. It said the new Rascal Flatts song “Banjo” made him want to kill a small pet. While I tend to steer clear of anything involving Gary LeVox and the gang, I will listen to anything involving a banjo. So, I clicked on his link to a YouTube video.I made it to the end of the chorus before I not only stopped the video, but I shut down my entire web browser. The last two lines of the chorus are, “And you kick it into four-wheel drive when you run out of road and you go, and you go and you go-go-go/’Til you hear a banjo.”  
Of course I understand that “Banjo” is supposed to be a fun, light-hearted song, but I still don’t appreciate the fact that these “country artists” have once again tried to associate the banjo with little more than Deliverance.  

The "Live Music in a Movie Theater" Experience

Big-screen broadcast of Goat Rodeo Sessions live proves entertaining, but not as much as the real deal

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 2, 2012
The men of Goat Rodeo Sessions played an entire world tour on Tuesday night. And not once did Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan or Edgar Meyer let on that they were tired. That might have something to do with the fact that they never left Boston.

Any time a band puts out a new album, the follow-up step is to schedule a tour. With an album as well-received as Goat Rodeo Sessions, the supergroup owed it to their fans to let them hear and see it performed live. But what happens if the album is made by four people with four separate careers? Even a week-long tour might be hard to pull off.

Enter Fathom. Fathom earns money and saves arts lovers hard-earned cash by turning select movie theaters into performance venues. They present both one-time events, like the Goat Rodeo Sessions performance, and also series, like the entire Metropolitan Opera concert season.  

Lotus with Skeetones

Feb. 14 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Thursday, February 2, 2012
If Bluegrass comes from Kentucky and Blues is from Memphis, where does Jam Band music come from?  If you’re a Lotus fan, it comes from Indiana. Lotus formed at Goshen College in 1999 and quickly gained fans with their synth-y, electronic take on Jam.