CityBeat - Sound Advice http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-88-1-sound_advice.html <![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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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Heartless Bastards with Craig Finn - Thursday and Friday • Woodward Theater]]>

I have two enduring memories of singer Erika Wennerstrom and Heartless Bastards. The first unfolded in 2005 when I experienced the band’s live power for the first time at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest festival.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II - Friday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend]]>

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, both individually and as a unit, are musicians about whom words can barely do justice.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Punch Brothers with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Saturday • Taft Theatre]]>

When describing concerts, — especially those of the Bluegrass variety — many would probably use words like “loud” and “rowdy.” Much more rare is a Bluegrass show that has the power to bring a hush over the crowd.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with The Bright Light Social Hour and Letts - Sunday • The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino]]>

The fun-loving hippies that make up Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are coming to The Shoe. If you like good music and are great at ignoring band politics, you should definitely check ’em out. Just do yourself a favor and don’t land at the barricade.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Beth Hart with Matt Andersen - Thursday • Taft Theatre]]>

Life is a series of defining moments and Blues chanteuse Beth Hart has had plenty in her nearly two-and-a-half decade career.

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