CityBeat - Sound Advice http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-88-1-sound_advice.html <![CDATA[Lagartha with Kate Wakefield - Wednesday • MOTR Pub]]>

Lagartha does Doom with a quiet fury and a roiling undercurrent that is deceptively Ambient and menacingly insistent.

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<![CDATA[Tab Benoit with Samantha Fish and The Sonny Moorman Group - Thursday • Madison Theater]]>

David Bowie and Neil Young will reinvent themselves at the drop of a press release and without the slightest provocation, but Tab Benoit is as reliable as the sun and just as warm and welcome.

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<![CDATA[Steelism - Friday • MOTR Pub]]>

In the studio and especially on stage, Steelism runs through its blistering originals and brilliant covers with a palpable sense of reverence and a breakneck intensity.

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<![CDATA[Adrian Belew Power Trio with Saul Zonana - Sunday • 20th Century Theater]]>

Belew’s versatile, inventive guitar playing can move from heavy riffing to light-as-air atmospheric in a moment’s notice.

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<![CDATA[The Head and the Heart - Friday • Taft Theatre]]>

While not quite a critical darling, The Head and the Heart has used its organic formation and deeply felt belief in its songs and each other to attract a large, intensely loyal and well-deserved fan base. 

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

Equal parts fun and fierce, the Indie Pop sextet PHOX delivers the exact sound required for properly shaking off the way-too-early cold weather we’ve been experiencing.

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<![CDATA[Exit Verse with New Sincerity Works - Saturday • MOTR Pub]]>

Early last year, former Karate vocalist/guitarist Geoff Farina joined forces with Brokeback/Tight Phantomz bassist Pete Croke and ex-Chisel drummer John Dugan to create Exit Verse, a power trio for the 21st century.

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<![CDATA[Badboxes with Injecting Strangers, Wax TV and Coconut Milk - Saturday • Northside Tavern]]>

Badboxes frontman Harrison Wargo has dubbed the sound of his Electronic trio “Northern Pop,” and that’s a fairly descriptive tag.

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<![CDATA[Every Time I Die with The Ghost Inside, Architects, Hundredth and Backtrack - Wednesday • Bogart’s]]>

From Parts Unknown may also be the most lavishly praised album in Every Time I Die’s estimable catalog.

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<![CDATA[ Maddie & Tae with Easton Corbin and RaeLynn - Thursday • Toby Keith’s]]>

Everyone from Rolling Stone to NPR has eaten up the lyrics of the girls’ sassy country girl anthem and gone, well, redneck crazy over their commentary on gender politics in modern Country music

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<![CDATA[Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters with The Goodle Boys and Mamadrones - Friday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

Johnny Campbell was born into a family of fiddlers. So naturally, he started his music career as a …  rhythm guitarist?

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<![CDATA[The Lone Bellow with Robert Ellis - Tuesday • 20th Century Theater]]>

Music often rivals politics in the bizarre art of making strange bedfellows and displaying stranger-than-fiction truths.

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<![CDATA[Papadosio - Saturday • Bogart’s]]>

Papadosio is a hot name in the music festival scene these days, the masterful epitome of what’s come to be termed “Jamtronica.”

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<![CDATA[Bobby Bare Jr. - Saturday • MOTR Pub]]>

Bobby Bare Jr. cannot hide from his family’s legacy, considering he shares the same name as his Country Music Hall of Fame father, Bobby Bare, who recorded here in Cincinnati at King Records in the 1960s.

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<![CDATA[Flosstradamus - Sunday • Bogart’s]]>

Still think DJs are simple turntablists with inflated egos? You don’t know Flosstradamus.

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<![CDATA[The Stray Birds with Jordie Lane - Tuesday • Southgate House Revival ]]>

If you shiver at the idea of Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom and Steve Earle playing Folk/Bluegrass with a melodic Pop undercurrent, The Stray Birds have a spoonful of the best medicine for you.

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<![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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