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Leo Kottke

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Leo Kottke is just supremely talented, fingerpicking his way around 6- and 12-string guitars with flawless dexterity, infinite grace and mind-boggling invention.  

Union of the State

State Song locks in on a solid lineup for its sophomore album, the powerful and evocative Sleepcrawling

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
After recording its debut just after forming, Cincinnati’s State Song returns with a more developed vision on sophomore full-length Sleepcrawling.
  

Papadosio with Peridoni and Random Rab

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
There is a fair amount of evidence that Jam/Psych bands are primarily interested in mindless noodling on a musical bridge to nowhere, Electronic bands are satisfied to “unce-unce-unce” on varying themes with no discernible point and Prog bands have a tendency to disappear up their own asses with Classical suites and Middle Earth imagery. Papadosio understands all of those stereotypical paradigms and assiduously avoids falling prey to any of them.
  

Noah Gundersen with Armon Jay

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Given his raspy delivery, spare acoustic guitar accompaniment, erudite wordplay and numerous Tom Waits videos posted on his Tumblr page, it’s easy to draw a line between Seattle singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen and the world’s most famous boho troubadour. Too easy, perhaps.  

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray with Shoot Out the Lights and Quiet Hollers

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The fan base that Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray have accumulated over the past three years must look like a random demographic sampling from the U.S. census.    

Sol Cat

Tuesday • The Drinkery

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
On the final night of last year’s MidPoint Music Festival extravaganza, an old man dropped into The Drinkery to grab a beer, catch his breath and absorb a few minutes of Sol Cat’s soulful Psych/Dance/Pop, which had reminded him at least a little of Walk the Moon’s similarly adrenalized output. He’d expected an out-of-town show to be sparsely attended, which would theoretically allow him a seat at the bar and a chance to recharge for the remainder of the night.
  

Vinyl Solution

Melvin Dillon’s Soul Step Records represents the new face of the resurgent vinyl format

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Since founding Cincinnati's all-vinyl Soul Step Records, Melvin Dillon has released LPs by Modoc, Scattered Trees and other artists from all over the country.
  

Arlo Can You Go?

The self-titled debut from Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound might have startled the songwriter more than it will his fans

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There’s an interesting paradigm in Folk/Americana singer/songwriter Arlo McKinley’s career. McKinley has only been on the scene since 2012; his alter ego, Tim Carr, was a back-of-the-stage fixture for many years. But when Carr moved into the spotlight to front his Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound, he found it necessary to adopt a new persona to handle the increased attention.  

Music: Twenty One Pilots

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Twenty One Pilots formed in 2009 when college pals Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih channeled their musical interests into an Indietronic trio.  

Music: Bobaflex

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
More than a decade and a half ago, brothers Marty and Shaun McCoy assembled a group of friends in their native West Virginia to form Bobaflex.