CityBeat - Sound Advice http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-88-1-sound_advice.html <![CDATA[Carlene Carter with John Mellencamp - Saturday • Aronoff Center]]>

Mother Maybelle Carter was a member of the Carter Family, whose infamous 1927 recordings in Bristol, Tenn., (along with Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Alfred Reed and others) brought Country music to the masses.

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<![CDATA[Borgore - Sunday • Bogart’s]]>

To say that Israeli Electronic Dance producer/DJ Borgore has a broad range would be the understatement of the ages.

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<![CDATA[Aoife O’Donovan with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Over the Rhine, Rosanne Cash and more - Friday-Sunday • Music Hall]]>

What could be better than a night with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra doing Stephen Foster classics?

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<![CDATA[The Delta Saints with Moonshine & Wine - Thursday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

This is the kind of band that, while enticing on record, really shines in a live setting.

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<![CDATA[Landlady with Animal Mother - Wednesday • MOTR Pub ]]>

If you missed Landlady’s frenetic MPMF appearance, here’s your chance to see one of Indie Rock’s most unique and wonderful new acts.

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<![CDATA[Particle with Freekbass - Thursday • Southgate House Revival]]>

If you’re caught not gettin’ down at a Particle concert, it may be assumed that you’re either not hip enough to groove, have a fat rock in your shoe or are sadly too self-conscious to let your limbs loose.

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<![CDATA[Rodney Carrington - Friday • Taft Theatre]]>

Rodney Carrington is a songwriter and comedian who is not afraid to go “blue,” talking about the things we all experience in life that are of an adult nature.

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<![CDATA[Chuck Ragan with Jody & Sammy Stapleton - Friday • Southgate House Revival]]>

Chuck Ragan has made a unique career out of exploring unlikely paths.

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<![CDATA[Behold the Brave with Pluto Revolts - Thursday • MOTR Pub]]>

The band’s skronky Psychedelic Blues with a side of Soul and a sprinkle of Pop melodicism was an easy sell to local fans of the Buffalo Killers’ loping Psych Pop thunder and the Heartless Bastards’ quirky Indie Blues mutations.

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<![CDATA[Sound & Shape with Day Camp and Sweet Ray Laurel - Thursday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

Either there’s an evolution/revolution going on down in the hills of Tennessee or someone has spiked the water supply with a chemical blend of adrenaline and amphetamine, because the Riff Rock sounds emanating from the state these days could strip the bark off a redwood tree at 50 paces.

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<![CDATA[10 String Symphony - Friday • Southgate House Revival]]>

What is awesome and innovative about 10 String Symphony is that while both Sedelmyer and Baiman are profuse in the Bluegrass, Old-Time and Celtic styles, they possess an open-minded bent for blatantly Progressive music as well.

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<![CDATA[G-Eazy - Friday • Bogart’s]]>

Given his killer flow and impeccable flair, G-Eazy’s famous could last as long as any of Hip Hop’s current practitioners.

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<![CDATA[Lagartha with Kate Wakefield - Wednesday • MOTR Pub]]>

Lagartha does Doom with a quiet fury and a roiling undercurrent that is deceptively Ambient and menacingly insistent.

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<![CDATA[Tab Benoit with Samantha Fish and The Sonny Moorman Group - Thursday • Madison Theater]]>

David Bowie and Neil Young will reinvent themselves at the drop of a press release and without the slightest provocation, but Tab Benoit is as reliable as the sun and just as warm and welcome.

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<![CDATA[Steelism - Friday • MOTR Pub]]>

In the studio and especially on stage, Steelism runs through its blistering originals and brilliant covers with a palpable sense of reverence and a breakneck intensity.

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<![CDATA[Adrian Belew Power Trio with Saul Zonana - Sunday • 20th Century Theater]]>

Belew’s versatile, inventive guitar playing can move from heavy riffing to light-as-air atmospheric in a moment’s notice.

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<![CDATA[The Head and the Heart - Friday • Taft Theatre]]>

While not quite a critical darling, The Head and the Heart has used its organic formation and deeply felt belief in its songs and each other to attract a large, intensely loyal and well-deserved fan base. 

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<![CDATA[PHOX - Friday • Taft Theatre ]]>

Equal parts fun and fierce, the Indie Pop sextet PHOX delivers the exact sound required for properly shaking off the way-too-early cold weather we’ve been experiencing.

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<![CDATA[Exit Verse with New Sincerity Works - Saturday • MOTR Pub]]>

Early last year, former Karate vocalist/guitarist Geoff Farina joined forces with Brokeback/Tight Phantomz bassist Pete Croke and ex-Chisel drummer John Dugan to create Exit Verse, a power trio for the 21st century.

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<![CDATA[Badboxes with Injecting Strangers, Wax TV and Coconut Milk - Saturday • Northside Tavern]]>

Badboxes frontman Harrison Wargo has dubbed the sound of his Electronic trio “Northern Pop,” and that’s a fairly descriptive tag.

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