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Nikki Lane with Young Heirlooms

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Nikki Lane twangs and bangs with the ferocity of a roadhouse Rock band churning out amped up Country covers behind the sturdiest chicken wire known to man.  

Crazy & the Brains with Coconut Milk

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Any band nervy enough to christen themselves Crazy & the Brains automatically gets a pass on anything resembling the rules.  

Music: Into It. Over It.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
If you ever get the feeling you’ve got too much going on in your life, give yourself a reality check with a glance at Evan Weiss’ resume. The Into It. Over It. frontman (often only man) has been a music fan since elementary school, falling hard for Emo in seventh grade after getting a taste of Sunny Day Real Estate.   

Jukebox the Ghost with Little Daylight

Wednesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
If you trim a two-year evolutionary period from its timeline, 2015 represents Jukebox the Ghost’s 10th year of operation, and such milestones are always prime opportunities for reflection.   

Datsik with Kennedy Jones, Trolley Snatcha and Barely Alive

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
With a birth name like Troy Beetles, a career in music would seem to be a given. But the Canadian artist/producer/label honcho has no interest in letting it be or going on a magical mystery tour with Sgt. Pepper down Abbey Road.   

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Life is a circle and it’s come back around full force for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, who began his legendary career nearly 50 years ago as co-founder of Traffic and now revisits those halcyon days with his latest touring concept/project, Traffic Jam.

Frontier Ruckus with River Whyless

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Frontier Ruckus lives up to the latter half of its name in the live context, as evidenced by Rolling Stone once calling them out as one of the must-see acts at Bonnaroo.   

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Saturday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
A cursory spin of Joanne Shaw Taylor’s debut album, 2009’s White Sugar, reveals an artist with a soulful understanding of the Blues and possessed of a husky vocal instrument that perfectly exemplifies the genre’s weary joy and therapeutic exuberance.

Shooter Jennings & Waymore Outlaws with Travis Meadows and Josh Morning Star

Wednesday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Following a father’s musical footsteps is hard enough, but boots don’t come harder to match than those of Country icon Waylon Jennings.   

Keb’ Mo’

Thursday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For more than four decades, Keb’ Mo’ has been considered one of the leading contemporary lights in the Delta Blues tradition, a guitarist of infinite skill and invention who can easily play straight Delta translations or seamlessly hybridize the genre with dashes of Pop, Jazz, Folk and Rock.