CityBeat - Sound Advice http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-88-1-sound_advice.html <![CDATA[Saintseneca with Swarming Branch and The Yugos - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

One of the highlights of this past summer’s third iteration of the Bunbury Festival was the electrifying appearance of Saintseneca, a supremely talented Indie/Folk quintet from Columbus, Ohio.

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<![CDATA[Jamaican Queens with ADM - Friday • MOTR Pub]]>

Ryan Spencer and Adam Pressley, doing a brisk business under the Jamaican Queens banner, are the poster children for making lemonade from lemons.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Farmer with Shiny and The Spoon, Hickory Robot and The Tillers - Saturday • Southgate House Revival]]>

Chi-town Folk singer/songwriter Cody Diekhoff is better known by his stage name, Chicago Farmer.

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<![CDATA[Arch Enemy with Kreator and Huntress - Saturday • Bogart’s]]>

Arch Enemy is the mad Swedish Metal concoction from ex-Carcass guitarist Michael Amott.

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<![CDATA[Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers - Saturday • Dave Finkelman Auditorium (Miami University Middletown)]]>

In the 1970s, Northeasterner Pete Wernick and West Virginia native Tim O’Brien migrated to Colorado, found each other and formed the group Hot Rize.

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<![CDATA[Huun Huur Tu - Saturday • Parrish Auditorium (Miami University Hamilton)]]>

Huun Huur Tu is a Tuvan throat singing string band, who hail from the Russian republic of Tuva near the Mongolian border.

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<![CDATA[Nils Frahm with Dawn of Midi - Monday • Contemporary Arts Center]]>

Nils Frahm’s live performances are kind of hard to believe.

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<![CDATA[Joe Bonamassa - Tuesday • Music Hall]]>

Joe Bonamassa has never suffered the slings and arrows that have beleaguered his musical forefathers, but it’s never stopped him from being an authentic and impassioned translator of the Blues.

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<![CDATA[New Politics with Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful - Tuesday • Bogart’s ]]>

Danish Dance Pop trio New Politics has had an extraordinary year so far, and the seeds they’ve planted in 2014 may come to full fruition early next year when they release Vikings, their much-anticipated third album.

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

Les Claypool is what you might think of as a dark magician of music. An accomplished though bizarre bassist and vocalist, he is the driving mind behind the hardly definable band Primus.

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<![CDATA[Carcass with Obituary, Exhumed and Noisem - Sunday • Madison Theater]]>

Any discussion on the origins of Grindcore and Death Metal absolutely has to include Carcass on the shortlist of the genres’ progenitors

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<![CDATA[Dylan Ryan/Sand with Dave McDonnell Group - Monday • The Comet ]]>

The album Circa is a brilliant fusion of hard and progressive Rock and expansive Jazz ideals and arrangements, representing the kind of mindset that is needed to keep Jazz thriving throughout the 21st century.

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<![CDATA[ The Revivalists with Black Cadillacs - Monday • 20th Century Theater]]>

In the case of The Revivalists, the group didn’t coalesce under the banner of an irrefutable desire to make music as much as an act of pure serendipity.

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<![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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