CityBeat - Sound Advice http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-88-1-sound_advice.html <![CDATA[Zach Deputy with Hot Buttered Rum - Sunday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre]]>

 Deputy, a native of South Carolina, has now established himself as a high-energy touring machine, some years playing as many as 300 concerts.

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<![CDATA[Hoodie Allen with Chiddy Bang and MAX - Monday • Bogart’s]]>

 As a white, generally wholesome, teenage-girl-friendly rapper who quit his day job at Google to chase a music career, Hoodie Allen is a sterling example of how Hip Hop is anyone’s game.

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<![CDATA[Zammuto with Barnaby Bright - Tuesday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

 Anchor has been both praised and dinged for its conventionality but Nick Zammuto at his most pedestrian is considerably more interesting than a lot of paint-by-numbers Electronic pulse Pop

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<![CDATA[Ian McLagan - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival]]>

It isn’t everyday that a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member comes to town. But when one as talented as Ian McLagan comes without much advance word, you have to worry if he’ll attract the sizeable audience he deserves.

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<![CDATA[The Twilight Sad with We Were Promised Jetpacks - Thursday • Bogart’s]]>

The Scottish trio specialize in mood-altering music that ranges from hushed melancholia to swirling, rhythmically dynamic rave-ups.

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<![CDATA[Carolina Chocolate Drops - Friday • Parrish Auditorium (Miami University Hamilton)]]> A truly talented group of artists, Carolina Chocolate Drops meld Celtic, Hip Hop and other influences with fiddle and banjo tunes.
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<![CDATA[The Werks with Zoogma and Peridoni - Saturday • Madison Theater]]>

Officially formed in 2007 just up the road in Dayton, these eclectic musicians have been refining a sound that’s hard to pin down, like someone took all kinds of musical vegetables and made a harmonious stew.

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<![CDATA[Busdriver with Clipping, Milo, Counterfeit Money Machine, Eugenius and Kenny Segal - Saturday • Thompson House]]>

Regan Farquhar’s Hip Hop nom de plume is the rather prosaic Busdriver, but we’re not talking Ralph Kramden’s city vehicle here — more like Ken Kesey’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Metro.

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<![CDATA[Burger Records Caravan of Stars with The Coathangers, together PANGEA, Cherry Glazerr, AJ Davila & Terror Amor and Mozes & the Firstborn - Saturday • Southgate House Revival]]>

Burger has released music at an alarming rate from bands like Cherry Glazerr, whose lo-fi Garage Pop is reminiscent of Rock & Roll’s unpretentious roots.

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<![CDATA[Surfer Blood with Eternal Summers - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival]]>

Surfer Blood is now a well-oiled live unit, delivering its reverb-laden tunes with the dexterity they deserve.

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<![CDATA[Ruthie Foster with Kim Taylor - Thursday • 20th Century Theater]]>

Foster’s brand new album, Promise of a Brand New Day, moves her forward — it’s as much accomplished R&B, mixed with strains of Rock, Pop and Folk, as it is straightforward Blues.

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<![CDATA[Richard Thompson with Amanda Shires - Saturday • Dave Finkelman Auditorium (Miami University Middletown)]]> Richard Thompson has been playing guitar since our current president was in diapers. For the mathematically challenged, that’s more than five decades, a career in which the English-born Thomps]]> <![CDATA[Ben Frost - Sunday • Contemporary Arts Center]]>

You can count on the Contemporary Arts Center’s Performance Series to bring in the best cutting-edge musicians right when their latest albums are accumulating Best of the Year accolades.

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<![CDATA[Cherub with Ghost Beach and Gibbz - Wednesday • 20th Century Theater]]>

Don’t let the band’s angelically chubby name throw you off. Cherub is slinky, kinky sex on a synth and they want to show you their … show

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<![CDATA[Zebrahead with MxPx, Allister and Survay Says! - Thursday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

Born in the late 1990s and hitting its cultural peak in the early 2000s, the La Habra, Calif., Zebrahead emerged when Rap Rock was the sound du jour.

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<![CDATA[mewithoutYou with The Appleseed Cast and Hop Along - Friday • Southgate House Revival]]>

A spin through Foxes today reveals a slightly more complex and lyrically esoteric group, but mewithoutYou’s relevance and visceral impact remain intact on its recent work.

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<![CDATA[Cloud Nothings with Tyvek - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival]]>

The music Baldi makes with his band has moved from a lo-fi, one-man bedroom project in his native Cleveland to a world-touring unit produced by the likes of Steve Albini and John Congleton.

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<![CDATA[Tyvek with Cloud Nothings - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival]]>

If you recognize the name “Tyvek,” chances are it’s not because of music.

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<![CDATA[Heaven’s Jail with The Hiders - Friday • MOTR Pub]]>

Heaven’s Jail boasts an impressive sonic spectrum on its debut album, the just-released Ace Called Zero, from ethereal quiet to squalling racket and from emotional darkness to blasts of light.

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<![CDATA[The Fauntleroys - Friday • Taft Theatre Ballroom]]>

The Fauntleroys are not your typical supergroup.

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