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Neutral Milk Hotel with Elf Power

Oct. 14 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 8, 2013
If someone had the patience and time to chart out Jeff Mangum’s band genealogy over the past two decades, it would be long and complicated enough to make a Utah Mormon green with envy. And if the genealogist was allowed to include influenced bands as children, Mangum would be credited with an Old Testament number of offspring.
  
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MPMF Day 3: This is the End, My Only Friend, the End

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
As is always the case, I am both mildly devastated and slightly relieved on the last night of MidPoint. I love the energy of this weekend every year, but my personal energy gets used up fairly quickly as the festival progresses. And the recharging stations that dot the landscape typically involve really delicious food that comes out of a truck window and is eaten while walking, and bars whose...  

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Oct. 5 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
 Bruce Springsteen is the anointed Boss of the anthemic Jersey Shore sound, but when Jon Bon Jovi credits the guy who inspired him to sing like his life depended on it, he cites Southside Johnny as his primary muse. That’s a potent endorsement.   

Deftones with Avenged Sevenfold & Ghost B.C.

Oct. 6 • U.S. Bank Arena

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
 After the dynamic range of 2000’s White Pony, Deftones were free to write their own creative ticket, incorporating experimental flourishes of Alt Metal, Art Rock, Prog, Psych, Shoegaze, Post Hardcore and any number of other stylistic elements into their musical mix.  

The Shook Twins

Oct. 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Hailing from the wilds of Idaho and now based in the teeming weirdness of Portland, Ore., identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook comprise half of the Shook Twins, their truthfully billed acoustic Folk outfit.  
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MPMF Day 2: MidPointing and Shouting

{CommentsCant} · Saturday, September 28, 2013
This is the midpoint of MidPoint, the second of the three holy days of September. A day of great adventure and great potential for misadventure that exceeds the anticipation of Day 1 and the inevitable denouement of Day 3. A day to love. But first you've got to get there, and an even longer drive down I-75 this afternoon meant that I was forced to miss Izzy & the Catastrophics (Note: Izzy...  
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MPMF Day 1: The Best Thursday Night Ever?

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 27, 2013
Last night was a glorious night for music and glorious music was made. Combinations don't get much better than that. Things didn't start so well, though; a quick e-mail on Wednesday revealed that, for a variety of reasons, my friend Matthew Fenton wouldn't be making his annual pilgrimage from Chicago to our fair festival. And then the drive down I-75 was infuriatingly stop-and-go for no appar...  

Soul Under the Chestnutt Tree

Cody Chestnutt makes original Contemporary Soul with a hint of yesterme, yesteryou, yesterday

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
More than a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT sequestered himself in the bedroom studio he dubbed The Sonic Promiseland, writing songs and making sounds with absolutely no intention of ever allowing the results of his sonic experiments loose in the wider world.   

The Teeth and Nothing But the Teeth

The Kickaways sport a stripped-back and mature sound on sophomore full-length 'Show Yr Teeth'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
At the same time, the band has tweaked its approach, as Lynn set aside his guitar to concentrate on his frontman skills at the mic. This has allowed Glistovski to take up the guitar slack and become more inventive, which has subsequently tightened up the Ittle/Lambchop rhythm section.   

Savage Love

Garage Soul troupe Barrence Whitfield and the Savages’ Cincinnati ties lead to this weekend’s two-night stand

1 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
R&B/Soul/Garage band Barrence Whitfield and the Savages celebrate their recent Bloodshot Records release and pay tribute to King Records with two shows at MOTR Pub this weekend.