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Green Jellÿ

April 13 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, April 8, 2013
In 1981, 17-year-old Bill Manspeaker and three friends formed the novelty Punk band Green Jellö with the express intent of being the world’s worst band; their name reflected the notion that lime Jell-O was terrible.    

Susan Werner

April 13 • Parish Auditorium at Miami University Hamilton

0 Comments · Monday, April 8, 2013
National Public Radio christened Susan Werner with the revered title of “Empress of the Unpredictable,” and the Iowa native/Chicago resident has clearly earned the complimentary sobriquet.   

Music: Warm Soda

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
If brevity is a virtue, Warm Soda should be up for some sort of musical sainthood. The Oakland, Calif., quartet’s debut album, the recently released Someone Like You, clocks in at just more tha  

Music: The Deer Hunter

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Sometimes the side project eclipses the parent band; such is the case with Casey Crescenzo’s The Dear Hunter. Crescenzo formed The Dear Hunter in 2005 when he began writing Alternative/Progressive   

The Church of Rock & Roll

The Southgate House Revival thrives in an unpolished yet brilliant new location

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Last January, former Southgate House marketing director Morrella Raleigh felt she and her father Ross Raleigh would never find a new location for what had become one of the country’s highest profile and most original music venues.   

Warm Soda

April 3 • The Comet

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
If brevity is a virtue, Warm Soda should be up for some sort of musical sainthood. The Oakland, Calif., quartet’s debut album, the recently released Someone Like You, clocks in at just more than 27 minutes but its 12 tracks quiver with unbridled Pop/Punk intensity.    

The Dear Hunter

April 7 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sometimes the side project eclipses the parent band; such is the case with Casey Crescenzo’s The Dear Hunter. Crescenzo formed The Dear Hunter in 2005 when he began writing Alternative/Progressive Rock songs that didn’t fit the Post-Hardcore mold of his primary outfit, The Receiving End of Sirens.
  

Music: Lee Fields & The Expressions

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In this age of disposable music and equally ephemeral careers, longevity of any kind should be celebrated. And Lee Fields should be the grand marshal of that parade.  A Soul shouter with the pas  

Music: Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When Ed Williams and his half-brother James “Pookie” Young started the Blues Imperials in 1975, they were considered young Blues turks. Mentored by their uncle, Blues legend J.B. Hutto, who took h  

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

March 28 • Legends Nightclub

0 Comments · Monday, March 25, 2013
After well over a quarter century, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials are now seasoned veterans but they still spit and snarl with unbridled energy, tossing off blistering slide guitar runs and red-meat-raw riffage with the same intensity that marked their fake moustache days.