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Sound Advice: Pop Evil with Aranda and Red Sun Rising

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Pop Evil came roaring out of the western edge of Michigan in 2001 with a penchant for metallic-edged Hard Rock and an enviable level of sonic sophistication.
  

Sound Advice: Morning Teleportation with Injecting Strangers and The Yugos

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A lot of bands claim to be Psychedelic and then just crank up the reverb and write thinly veiled songs about getting high and transcendentally pondering mystically spiritual subject matter. Morning Teleportation doesn’t work that close to the surface.
  

Music: Lake Street Dive

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It’s been a year and a half since the stratospheric breakout success of Lake Street Dive’s Bad Self Portraits album and its ubiquitous title track. In a heartbeat, the Boston-born/Brooklyn-based quartet was getting face time on every late-night/morning television show, notching adds in every conceivable radio format and scoring prime real estate in every music and entertainment magazine.   

Music: Morning Teleportation

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A lot of bands claim to be Psychedelic and then just crank up the reverb and write thinly veiled songs about getting high and transcendentally pondering mystically spiritual subject matter. Morning Teleportation doesn’t work that close to the surface.
  

Sound Advice: Bobby Long with Jayson Erik Alcott

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Clichés are truths that are almost predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s not to say that Bobby Long would never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base.  

Sound Advice: Family and Friends

Tuesday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
When Marcus Mumford and his multi-talented Sons hit the trifecta of artistic integrity, critical acclaim and mainstream success, a good many similarly inclined groups climbed on the stomp-and-chant Folk/Rock carousel and made a grab for the same brass ring.   

Music: Bobby Long

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Clichés are truths that are almost predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s not to say that Bobby Long would never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base.  

Music: Family and Friends

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
When Marcus Mumford and his multi-talented Sons hit the trifecta of artistic integrity, critical acclaim and mainstream success, a good many similarly inclined groups climbed on the stomp-and-chant Folk/Rock carousel and made a grab for the same brass ring.  

F**kin’ Live

Frontier Folk Nebraska gets ready to record its first live album… even if no one is there

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
If a band plays a concert and there’s no audience, do they make a sound? If a group plays in a sealed club with no patrons, are they simultaneously live and not live? What if a band threw a live album and nobody came?  

Sound Advice: Cash Box Kings at Cincy Blues Fest with Samantha Fish and More

Friday • Sawyer Point

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When the Blues migrated north, it found adoptive homes that were supportive and nurturing, but few embraced the form and its purveyors with the passionate conviction of Chicago.