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REVIEW: Bunbury Music Festival 2015

A belated look back at 2015's anticipated music fest on the river

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A belated look back at June's big Bunbury Music Festival, from the music to the fans to the T-shirts.   

Sound Advice: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with The Bright Light Social Hour and Letts

Sunday • The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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.  

Sound Advice: Punch Brothers with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Saturday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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.   

Sound Advice: Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II

Friday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, both individually and as a unit, are musicians about whom words can barely do justice.   

Dan Karlsberg’s Brilliant Love Letter to ’Nati Jazz

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself.   

Ms. Dynamite

Soul/Funk juggernaut Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings show strength and resilience in the face of adversity

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Much has changed for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings since the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based retro Soul/Funk band played the (old) Southgate House in Newport, Ky. in 2010.  

Sound Advice: Heartless Bastards with Craig Finn

Thursday and Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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.  

Out of Exile

Chicago rockers Twin Peaks draw inspiration from The Rolling Stones and their vinyl upbringings on new LP

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Twin Peaks is the sound of four guys, each barely old enough to drink legally, having fun doing what they love.  

Sound Advice: Beth Hart with Matt Andersen

Thursday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Life is a series of defining moments and Blues chanteuse Beth Hart has had plenty in her nearly two-and-a-half decade career.   

Sound Advice: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with Daddy Long Legs

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Musical provocateur Jon Spencer chose the perfect handle for his new project when it was formed back in 1991 — Blues Explosion — and it continues to accurately reflect the visceral sound and fury emanating from his incendiary trio almost a quarter century later.   

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