CityBeat - Sound Advice http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-88-1-sound_advice.html <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Diane Coffee with PRIM - Wednesday • MOTR Pub]]> Like Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman, Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming surprised a lot of people when his impressive solo material came to wider attention. ]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Nick Moss Band at Winter Blues Fest - Friday • The Phoenix ]]> If you happen to be born in Chicago, the Blues is in your DNA like the genes that determine your hair and eye color. Such is the case with guitarist/vocalist Nick Moss. ]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Carolyn Wonderland at Winter Blues Fest - Saturday • The Phoenix ]]> This fiery Austin-based redhead can rip the Blues on the six-string, and I mean hard-as-hell lead licks and everything that goes with it.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Marianas Trench with Secret Someones and Mainland - Tuesday • Bogart’s]]> Frontman Josh Ramsay envisioned a Pop/Rock concept piece that bowed in the direction of ’80s coming-of-age fantasy/adventure films, particularly The Goonies.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Jake Shimabukuro - Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage]]> The ukulele — that small, stringed instrument with a light and pretty tone — has seen a resurgence in recent years and is being played by musicians in many different genres.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Keeps with The Yugos and Orchards - Saturday • Southgate House Revival ]]> If you thought “Nashville” and “Stoner Rock” were the most incongruous words to show up in the same sentence, replace the latter with “Dream Pop” and prepare to have your mind blown by the two-man-with-help Psychedelic Indie Rock orchestra known as Keeps.
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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Scott H. Biram with Strahan & The Good Neighbors - Sunday • Southgate House Revival ]]> Scott H. Biram is an acclaimed singer/songwriter who performs unaccompanied. But those going to his show expecting to see a laidback, unplugged troubadour are in for a rude (and often rowdy) awakening.
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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies - Monday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage]]> It’s not much of a stretch to claim that the current crop of sea-shanty Celtic/Folk Rock floor-stompers couldn’t have risen to the heights they’ve achieved without those boards first being softened by Great Big Sea.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Steve Forbert - Wednesday • Southgate House Revival ]]> It’s been 40 years since Steve Forbert lost his job as a truck driver in his hometown of Meridian, Miss., and blew into New York City with an ass-pocket full of Folk/Rock songs and a dream to make a living from them.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Luke Wade - Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage]]>  Unlike a lot of contestants on The Voice, NBC’s vocal talent show, Luke Wade wasn’t looking to get a record deal out of the experience. ]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: X_X with Obnox and All-Seeing Eyes - Saturday • MOTR Pub]]> If you draw a blank at the mention of the Cleveland Art-Experimental-Noise-Proto-Punk band X_X, that’s what its founder, John D. Morton, wants.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Those Darlins - Tuesday • Northside Tavern]]> The latest Those Darlins tour should have been the celebratory launch of the band’s 10th anniversary, but this circuit will be Those Darlins’ victory lap before dismantling one of the best bands to come out of Nashville, Tenn., in the last quarter century.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Anna Nalick with Kathryn Dean - Thursday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage]]>

In 2005, Anna Nalick was poised to take her rightful place within the rich tradition of emotion-laden X-chromosome Pop Rock balladeers.

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<![CDATA[Sound Advice: Gill Landry with Noah Smith - Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage]]> As an erstwhile member of Old Crow Medicine Show, Gill Landry has been a vital component of one of the most expansively creative American Bluegrass outfits of the past two decades. ]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Wildhoney - Saturday • MOTR Pub]]> Wildhoney is a new Rock band out of Baltimore that is out to cut through the pollen-jelly-saturated world of music. The group has its roots in Punk but lately has veered toward more atmospheric, hook-laden fare.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Dan Bern - Tuesday • Southgate House Revival ]]> Bern, who is 50, is a consummately inventive and trenchant singer/songwriter/guitarist/harmonica player who has been recording since 1997. ]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: The Westies - Friday • Southgate House Revival ]]> Atmospheric and rootsy, the music of The Westies serves the songs, most of which are written by Michael McDermott. ]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Marcus Alan Ward with Culture Queer - Saturday • MOTR Pub]]> It’s appropriate that Marcus Alan Ward hails from Cleveland, considering the comparisons the vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist receives to any number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and HOF-worthy) artists. ]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Mild High Club with Andy Gabbard - Monday • MOTR Pub ]]> Mild High Club is the project of musician Alexander Brettin, a Midwestern-bred, L.A.-based Renaissance man who has recorded with the likes of Ariel Pink and Mac DeMarco.]]> <![CDATA[Sound Advice: Crucible with Toothgrinder, Ghost Key, 7 Years Dead, Homebound and Motions of Sin - Tuesday • Thompson House]]> Once upon a time, like a few weeks ago, the members of three popular and crazy-loud Detroit bands concluded that their main gigs were not affording them the opportunity to play with an acceptable degree of heaviness.]]>