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Weekend State

A more thoughtful approach (and a dash of therapy) inform Jinx, the second album from Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Weekend guitarist/vocalist Shaun Durkan has certainly gotten plenty of feedback concerning Jinx, the band’s second release. And while no one has exactly accused Durkan of sophomore-slumping on Jinx, there’s certainly been a fair amount of grumbling about the differences between the  album and its louder and more visceral predecessor, 2010’s Sports.  

In This Moment

Sunday • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
After losing band members and splitting from management, In This Moment's frontwoman Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth regrouped, filled their vacancies and crafted their best effort to date, the heavy-yet-melodic Blood, which reached Billboard’s Top 20.
  

The Jim Jones Revue with The KillTones

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Jim Jones was doing loud in London at about the same time Kurt Cobain and Mark Arm discovered their amps went to 11 in the Pacific Northwest.  

Music: The Jim Jones Revue

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Jim Jones Revue is a swaggering gene splice of Garage, Glam, Punkabilly and foundational Hard Rock. As Jones spits out his lyrics with the gritty histrionics of David Johansen, Tom Waits and Lemmy  

Music: In This Moment with Butcher Babies

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Metalcore quintet In This Moment has crafted their best effort to date, the heavy-yet-melodic Blood, which also reached Billboard’s Top 20. The stage show for Blood is   

Music: Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
There are a lot of aphorisms about second albums: “It takes 20 years to make your first album and nine months to make the second;” “the first album is about life’s big issues; the second is ab  

'Saint' Maker

Cincinnati’s Rob Fetters drops third solo album and further proof of his Pop divinity

1 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
Singer/songwriter Rob Fetters’ fourth solo album, Saint Ain't, leaves out the psychedelia but explores plenty of fresh sonic territory.  

8-Bits to Hold You

Anamanaguchi takes Chiptune to the next (game) level with 'Endless Fantasy'

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In a field crowded with basement/bedroom Laptop Pop experimentalists, New York City quartet Anamanaguchi stands as one of the leading lights at the forefront of the Chiptune genre.  

MellowHigh with TOK

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The roots of the Hip Hop trio of Hodgy Beats, Left Brain and Domo Genesis, better known as MellowHigh, are as complex as the Bible’s begats. The saga began seven years ago in Los Angeles, when  

Music: MellowHigh

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The roots of the Hip Hop trio of Hodgy Beats, Left Brain and Domo Genesis, better known as MellowHigh, are as complex as the Bible’s begats. The saga began seven years ago in Los Angeles, when Tyler