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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.  

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