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Atlas Genius

Sept. 24 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In 2011, Atlas Genius was swamped with gigs, recording and fall exams, so the members neglected their email for a few weeks. When they checked it, they found dozens of messages from industry reps proffering label deals, management, bookings and legal advice. By early 2012, “Trojans” had hit the top of Sirius XM channel Alt Nation’s chart.     

Shovels & Rope

Sept. 24 • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 One spin through O’ Be Joyful provides plenty of evidence as to what keeps drawing the faithful and converting the uninitiated. Ranging from twangy Folk to amped-up Country to full-bore Americana stomp, Shovels & Rope channel John Doe and Exene Cervenka channeling Timbuk 3 channeling Johnny Cash and June Carter.  

Livin’ on the Air in Cincinnati

On its 35th anniversary, WKRP in Cincinnati’s fictional program director and real-life local radio counterpart discuss the legendary sitcom

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thirty-five years ago, writer/producer Hugh Wilson transformed his chance bar meeting with an Atlanta radio station’s ad rep into one of television’s quirkiest and most cultishly beloved situational comedies.    

Music: Barrence Whitfield and the Savages

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Garage Soul troupe Barrence Whitfield and the Savages’ Cincinnati ties lead to this weekend’s two-night stand. Barrence Whitfield occupies stages like a man possessed, a relentless quality he  

Music: Widespread Panic

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 17, 2013
It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 32 years since John Bell and Michael Houser met at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and began the friendship that would quickly lead to the wildly succ  

Music: Atlas Genius

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Atlas Genius began in 2009 when the brothers Jeffery and their engineer/musician father built a studio in the family garage, funding the project by playing Police/Beatles/Stones covers in local pubs.   

Music: Shovels & Rope with Shakey Graves

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Consider the plight of the married band duo. Personal problems follow you around on tour, professional problems haunt your home life and there’s never any break from your spouse/bandmate. Somehow Mi  

Sigur Rós

Sept. 16 • PNC Pavilion (Riverbend)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
 Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the formation of Post Rock giants Sigur Rós, who have often woven a gossamer sonic web that approximates Radiohead and Brian Eno collaborating on a soundtrack for Bjork’s recitation of Icelandic folk tales.  

Music: X with Blondie

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Legendary Rock group X coalesced in 1977 and quickly became one of the most beloved and influential Punk bands on the burgeoning Los Angeles circuit. In the subsequent two decades, X has done an   

Music: Queens of the Stone Age

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Kyuss generated positive reviews, sold a fair number of albums and amassed a cultish but fairly substantial audience over the course of its eight-year run. Still, the news that guitarist Josh Homme ha