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Music: Joey Bada$$

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
It’s one thing to call yourself a badass; it’s quite another to back that shit up.  

Music: Vacationer

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Vacationer emits a slinky World Music groove that blends elements of Tropicalia, Pop and Trip Hop with atmospheric Ambient music shades, giving the band a moodily bouncy sound.
  

Sound Advice: Rod Picott with Mark Becknell

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
One spin through Fortune, Rod Picott’s latest album, will inspire any number of referential name-checks and stylistic comparisons, from the storytelling prowess of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark to the passionate-soul reflection of Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. 
  

Sound Advice: Hopsin with SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
At 30, Hopsin is one of second-generation Hip Hop’s old guard, a genre veteran for nearly half his life who has used devices both fresh (white contact lenses that give him the appearance of an extra in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, YouTube promotion, a positive spin in his lyrical message) and time-tested (artist feuds, label conflicts, a fake retirement announcement, run-ins with the law, an acting career) to widen his exposure.  

Music: Rod Picott

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
One spin through Fortune, Rod Picott’s latest album, will inspire any number of referential name-checks and stylistic comparisons, from the storytelling prowess of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Cla  

Music: Hopsin

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
At 30, Hopsin is one of second-generation Hip Hop’s old guard, a genre veteran for nearly half his life who has used devices both fresh (white contact lenses that give him the appearance of an extra in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, YouTube promotion, a positive spin in his lyrical message) and time-tested (artist feuds, label conflicts, a fake retirement announcement, run-ins with the law, an acting career) to widen his exposure.   

Sound Advice: Grooms with A Place to Bury Strangers and Leggy

Thursday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In a realization similar to my ex-wife’s, Travis Johnson concluded back in 2009 he’d made a terrible mistake and had to do something to correct it.  

Music: Grooms

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In a realization similar to my ex-wife’s, Travis Johnson concluded back in 2009 he’d made a terrible mistake and had to do something to correct it.  

Sound Advice: Ivan & Alyosha with Plastic Ants

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
For the uninitiated, Ivan & Alyosha falls into the same nomenclature category as Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd — there are no Jethros, Floyds, Ivans or Alyoshas among their ranks. Ivan & Alyosha was initially comprised of vocalists/guitarists Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, who gravitated from working in a variety of musical relationships to forming an exclusive duo in 2007.
  

Music: Ivan & Alyosha

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
For the uninitiated, Ivan & Alyosha falls into the same nomenclature category as Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd — there are no Jethros, Floyds, Ivans or Alyoshas among their ranks. Ivan & Alyosha was initially comprised of vocalists/guitarists Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, who gravitated from working in a variety of musical relationships to forming an exclusive duo in 2007.