CityBeat - Sound Advice http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-88-1-sound_advice.html <![CDATA[Sound Advice: The Old Ceremony - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)]]>

In 2004, when Chapel Hill, N.C. resident Django Haskins lifted the name of his new band from the title of one of Leonard Cohen’s most beloved albums — the ’70s classic New Skin for the Old Ceremony — it could have been viewed as foolhardy bravado or a case of brilliant foresight.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Cracker with Happy Chichester - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)]]>

It’s been more than two decades since Cracker’s commercial apex, back when “Low” dominated MTV and the Internet was an oddity.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Coal Chamber with Fear Factory, Jasta, Saint Ridley and Madlife - Saturday • Bogart’s]]>

To hell with bachelors and bachelorettes dry-humping their way to faux decisions about potential partners for the rest of their lives (or the season). For real drama, we need a reality show about the travails of actual bands.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Buke and Gase with Landlady and Dream Tiger - Wednesday (Aug. 5) • Madison Live]]>

If you like band names that are direct and to the point, you’ll love Buke and Gase, a New York Indie Rock duo with a singular style.

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If you like band names that are direct and to the point, you’ll love Buke and Gase, a New York Indie Rock duo with a singular style.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: MisterWives with Handsome Ghost - Wednesday • Thompson House]]>

It’s been an eventful three years since Mandy Lee went looking for an ’80s cover band to provide the soundtrack for her birthday party.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Friday • Lawrenceburg Event Center (Hollywood Casino)]]>

For all the grumbling about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor in the first place.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Death from Above 1979 with Deftones, Incubus and The Bots - Saturday • Riverbend]]>

It’s easy to see why bands with lengthy histories and voluminous catalogs would consider getting back together, but those rationalizations don’t hold much water for Death from Above 1979. 

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Glass Animals with Gabriel Garzón-Montano - Tuesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)]]>

Don’t let the patchouli-scented Jam band name fool you — Glass Animals have very little in common with that blissed-out branch of musical endeavor. 

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Sage Francis with Trademark Aaron and B-Shields - Thursday • Madison Live]]>

There’s a thin line between self-absorption and self-awareness. Eminem is self-absorbed. Sage Francis is self-aware. 

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Metz with Crosss and Viet Cong - Tuesday • Woodward Theater]]>

Metz’s latest album, its second full-length simply titled II, charges out the gates with “Acetate,” another raging blast of Hardcore from a band that shows no signs of turning down the volume or intensity anytime soon.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Quiet Life with Crow Moses - Tuesday • Fountain Square]]>

With the Independence Day dustup on Fountain Square a couple of weeks ago and the madness of the recent All-Star Game festivities, worldwide media influx and fancy bunting in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for Cincy to get back into its regular groove. 

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: A Muscle Shoals Music Revue featuring Amy Black and Sarah Borges - Thursday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

The Muscle Shoals area of Alabama is a legendary place when it comes to the history of music.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Swirlies - Friday • MOTR Pub]]>

This is technically the 25th-anniversary year for Swirlies, the Boston Shoegaze band that began life as a prospective Go-Go’s cover band in 1990. 

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Neil Young and Promise of the Real with Band of Horses - Monday • Riverbend ]]>

What can be said about Neil Young that hasn’t been said countless times before? 

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Liturgy - Wednesday (July 15) • Woodward Theater]]>

Salvador Dali once mused, “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, vocalist, guitarist and lunatic genius at the helm of Liturgy, can certainly relate to that razor-thin distinction.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Charlie Parr with Casey Campbell - Thursday • Washington Park Bandstand]]>

Three years ago, when I wrote about a Charlie Parr club appearance here, it was necessary to introduce him and his work to even those readers who followed acoustic Blues, Folk and Americana music.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Yonder Mountain String Band with The Goodle Boys - Saturday • Moonlite Gardens (Coney Island) ]]>

Ever since founding member Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2014, there’s been a question floating in the air among fans: How can the band be the same without Austin?

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Eli Cook - Sunday • Southgate House Revival]]>

For more than a half century, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers has been the launching pad/finishing school for some of the world’s most formidable guitarists.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Dale Watson with Straw Boss - Tuesday • Fountain Square]]>

If I hear another Bro Country song about a six pack, a lake, a pickup truck on a gravel road and girls who can’t get enough of all that goofy shit, my head may just implode.

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