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The Werks

Oct. 27 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, October 22, 2012
Dayton’s music scene is similar to Cincinnati’s in that they’ve both given rise to a great number of bands that represent the incredible musical diversity within the respective band communities.The Werks are one of Dayton’s more recent success stories; the Jamadelic quartet officially formed five years ago.

Welcome To Their 'Nightmare'

Culture Queer hones its musical vision with its latest album, ‘Nightmare Band’

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Culture Queer is all about anticipation. In the Indie/Art Pop group’s decade-plus existence, the Cincinnati quartet (often aided by a support staff of A/V techs, go-go dancers, etc.) has turned out just a trio of full-length studio efforts — including the just released Nightmare Band — an EP and a single. And Culture Queer’s live presence has been equally sporadic; the group’s calendar listing only pops up on approximately a quarterly basis.  

Carbon Leaf

Oct. 17 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, October 15, 2012
 It’s been 20 years since five friends at Virginia’s Randolph-Macon College began practicing in a campus auditorium with an aim toward finding the musical Venn diagram center of Folk, Indie Rock, Celtic and Alt Country. 

Coheed and Cambria

Oct. 17 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, October 15, 2012
 Many bands have become comic books — I’m looking at you, KISS — but few comic books become bands.   

My So-Called Cool Parade

Jeff Roberson examines the pitfalls of the family man/musician on ‘The Incredible Parade of Cool'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Jeff Roberson is no longer “the most hated man in Folk,” as he was dubbed by former WNKU program director Dan Reed. In fact, since Summer’s Here, the former Len’s Lounge frontman’s 2008 sophomore solo effort, he’s been preoccupied with matters decidedly unrelated to Folk.   


Oct. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 8, 2012
Early this year, Nick Zammuto surprised fans and critics with his announcement that he was closing the book on The Books, his avant sonic collage project with Paul de Jong and a variety of supporting players.   

Bill Frisell and the 858 Quartet

Oct. 10 • Emery Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, October 8, 2012
In discussions about the world’s greatest guitarists, one name often unconscionably overlooked is that of avant Jazz six-stringer Bill Frisell. For the past three and a half decades, Frisell has created textural environments that are visceral and pastoral, actively engaging and passively contemplative, utilizing guitar skills that border on genius.  


Oct. 6 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Joey Cape might be among Punk’s busiest purveyors, but his longest standing and best-known band is obviously Lagwagon, one of the original Punk/Pop groups that emerged from the early ’90s California scene.   

MPMF.12 Day 3: Walking (Dry) After Midnight

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 1, 2012
I love the last day of MidPoint and I hate the last day of MidPoint.
I love the energy and anticipation of what has always been the best night of the festival and I hate the thought of going home at the end to the reality of another 362 day wait until we can do it all over again. Other than a couple of hiccups, both personal and universal, this may have ultimately been the most perfect MidPoin...  

MPMF.12 Day 2: The Storms are All Inside This Year

{CommentsCant} · Saturday, September 29, 2012
Another beautiful evening for MidPoint 2012 despite a dreary day as an opening act. Thursday night’s festivities were fantastic, but they turned out to be a mere warm-up for the grand mal WTF of Friday night. As it should be.

First up on the agenda was a walk down to Grammer’s to once again bathe in the resplendent Blues chemical peel that is the Sundresses. My adoration of the band has...