CityBeat - Sound Advice http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-88-1-sound_advice.html <![CDATA[Sound Advice: 7 Seconds with Bishops Green and Knife the Symphony - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

Given the fact that 7 Seconds has been around for the past 35 years, the Hardcore/Pop/Punk quartet might not be on the radar of younger fans. It’s the safest bet that 7 Seconds — anchored from the start by the Marvelli brothers, aka vocalist Kevin Seconds and bassist Steve Youth — was a major influence on a significant chunk of those younger fans’ music collection.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Lily & Madeleine with Shannon Hayden and The Mitchells - Friday • Madison Live]]>

Lily & Madeleine might be considered Indianapolis’ answer to Over the Rhine. Though there is an obvious age and experience difference  — Lily & Madeleine were just teenage sisters when their first records, the EP Weight of the Globe and a self-titled album, came out in 2013 — there is striking similarity in other ways.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Parker Millsap with Cari Ray - Friday • Southgate House Revival]]> Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers.]]> <![CDATA[Music: Parker Millsap - ]]>

Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Della Mae - Tuesday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

The Grammy-nominated band Della Mae is a wonderful example of an all-female group that is not a novelty, but instead is made up of wonderful musicians who bring the thunder as far as instrumental prowess goes while still creating music that is progressive, beautiful and unique. 

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Pop Evil with Aranda and Red Sun Rising - Thursday • Bogart’s]]>

Pop Evil came roaring out of the western edge of Michigan in 2001 with a penchant for metallic-edged Hard Rock and an enviable level of sonic sophistication.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: San Fermin with Lemon Sky, The Ridges, Sweet & The Sweet Sweets and Orchards - Friday • Fountain Square]]>

San Fermin’s second album, the recently released Jackrabbit, picks up where its debut left off, delivering lush soundscapes and boy/girl vocal tradeoffs.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Morning Teleportation with Injecting Strangers and The Yugos - Friday • Woodward Theater]]>

A lot of bands claim to be Psychedelic and then just crank up the reverb and write thinly veiled songs about getting high and transcendentally pondering mystically spiritual subject matter. Morning Teleportation doesn’t work that close to the surface.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Earth, Wind & Fire with Chicago - Tuesday • Riverbend Music Center]]>

Earth, Wind & Fire is the kind of band that has monumentally transcended the typical successes and fandom that most classic bands achieve.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Ancient Warfare with Hailey Wojcik - Wednesday • MOTR Pub]]>

Lexington, Ky.’s Ancient Warfare are veterans of Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival (among other regular area visits) and will return in late September to perform at 2015’s MPMF.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Bobby Long with Jayson Erik Alcott - Friday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

Clichés are truths that are almost predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s not to say that Bobby Long would never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Johnnyswim - Friday • Moonlite Gardens (Coney Island)]]>

The success of duo Johnnyswim has come gradually and organically.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Family and Friends - Tuesday • Madison Live ]]>

When Marcus Mumford and his multi-talented Sons hit the trifecta of artistic integrity, critical acclaim and mainstream success, a good many similarly inclined groups climbed on the stomp-and-chant Folk/Rock carousel and made a grab for the same brass ring.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Living Colour with Howard Brothers Band and Citizen Zero - Wednesday • Bogart’s]]>

Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” a slab of politically minded Hard Rock from 1988’s debut album Vivid, remains the NYC quartet’s calling card and commercial apex.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Cash Box Kings at Cincy Blues Fest with Samantha Fish and More - Friday • Sawyer Point]]>

When the Blues migrated north, it found adoptive homes that were supportive and nurturing, but few embraced the form and its purveyors with the passionate conviction of Chicago.

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When the Blues migrated north, it found adoptive homes that were supportive and nurturing, but few embraced the form and its purveyors with the passionate conviction of Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Tokio Hotel with MXMS - Saturday • Bogart’s]]>

Based on their early albums, anything Tokio Hotel didn’t know about making crunchy Alternative Rock would fit comfortably in a pinky thimble with room for Donald Trump’s liberal views on Mexican immigrants.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Smashing Pumpkins with Marilyn Manson - Saturday • Riverbend]]>

Even in the early ’90s, as Smashing Pumpkins were just becoming one of the leading acts in the “Alternative music revolution,” mastermind Billy Corgan had a contentious relationship with the press.

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Even in the early ’90s, as Smashing Pumpkins were just becoming one of the leading acts in the “Alternative music revolution,” mastermind Billy Corgan had a contentious relationship with the press.

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<![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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