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Indigo Girls

March 5 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, February 25, 2013
After a 25-plus year-run, with periods of inactivity for recharging and solo projects, business ventures and a variety of causes (LGBT and political issues, the environment, among others), Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are still finding ways to make Indigo Girls relevant in the new millennium.
  

Music: Meshuggah

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 19, 2013
In the Extreme Metal community, few bands loom as large as Meshuggah. The Swedish quintet celebrated their silver anniversary with 2012’s Koloss, the most commercially successful album in their   

Aesop Rock

Feb. 20 Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
Aesop’s Indie style is reminiscent of early Beck while his rumbling vocal rasp and brilliant sense of wordplay leans in the direction of Mike Doughty, not to mention the MC’s numerous Hip Hop heroes.  

Mod Sun

Feb. 19 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, February 11, 2013
Mod Sun works a feel-good genre angle he’s dubbed Hippy Hop that runs on sunshine, positive vibrations and righteous herb. His infectious positivity and zest for living makes him Hip Hop’s Andrew WK.  
  

Trixie Whitley

Feb. 10 • Molly Malone's Covington

0 Comments · Monday, February 4, 2013
Trixie Whitley was destined for a creative life. She's the daughter of acclaimed Blues/Folk singer/songwriter Chris Whitley and his Belgian wife Helene Gavaert, whose Gypsy lineage brims with painters, sculptors and musicians. 
  

dada

Feb. 12 • The Mad Frog

0 Comments · Monday, February 4, 2013
From the very start, dada crafted a unique sonic identity that defied comparison to their AltRock/Grunge peer group. The Los Angeles trio offered a sophisticated blend of Prog’s complexity and precision, Power Pop’s sunny melodicism and Psychedelia’s swirling abandon.  

String Theory

After nearly 15 years, Yonder Mountain String Band finds new ways to do old things (and vice versa)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Most bands would be kicking at the studio door after a long stretch between albums, but Yonder Mountain String Band has never subscribed to any set of rules beyond their own.
  

Down

Jan. 30 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The inherent problem with forming a supergroup from members in successful working bands is finding the time for any of the normal things a band is supposed to do. Down is the poster child for that problem.
  

Mice Parade

Jan. 31 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
It’s been nearly a decade and a half since New York City percussionist Adam Pierce anagrammed his name in order to christen his new solo project Mice Parade.   

Shovels & Rope

Feb. 5 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The husband and wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, better known as Shovels & Rope, were slated for an appearance at MidPoint Music Festival here in Cincinnati last fall, but an offer to open for Jack White convinced them to bow out of the fest.