Gomez with Jason Isbell

June 4 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
When British Psych/Folk/Blues quintet Gomez got started nearly a decade and a half ago, they were all around 18 and the personification of the title of their 2006 singles/B-sides compilation, 'Five Men in a Hut.'  

Collective Consciousness

Of Montreal finds itself a decade-long overnight sensation

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Of Montreal, the non-Canadian, pro-vaudevillian, Ziggy Stardust-esque troupe from Athens, Ga., seemed to have come out of nowhere, even though they released their first album, 'Cherry Peel,' in 1997. But it wasn't until 2005, when the album 'Sunlandic Twins' was released, that Of Montreal began to cause a stir. Previously, their vibrant, synth-driven, flamboyant energy was seemingly fed the glittery residue left by bands long since deemed irrelevant to average music consumers: Queen, David Bowie and Prince.   

Todd Rundgren with George Hertzel

April 9 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Todd Rundgren. Just seeing the name stirs the ganglia of any self-respecting music fan, and for good reason. His accomplishments over the past 40-plus years are almost beyond comprehension.  

Cocked and Loaded

Shiny Toy Guns mix the spirit of the '80s with Modern Rock and dancefloor sounds

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
"They knew the lyrics to every song," Jeremy Dawson says. "It was freaking me out. They knew more of the lyrics than I did." Parents are rocking out to Shiny Toy Guns, and their '80s-like sound is bringing in the kids. "Maybe. Kids like what kids like, and normally they don't like what Mom and Dad like."  

Ingrid Michaelson with Newton Faulkner and more

Friday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Singer/songwriter and New York native Ingrid Michaelson is yet another success story tied to the phenomenal rise of MySpace and proof of the new adage that television is the new radio.  

Oh My God with Noctaluca, Buckra, Others

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Oh My God's triumphant appearance at the MidPoint Music Festival six weeks ago was more than merely a great gig by a renowned Chicago band with a fervent Queen City following. It was a celebration of survival, a transcendent Rock show that tapped into the joie de vive of life itself.  

Old Crow Medicine Show

Friday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2008
A decade ago, a bunch of geographically distant friends met in the upstate New York Dead haven of Watkins Glen and put together a band that tossed caffeinated versions of Folk, Gospel, Bluegrass and Country into the collection plate and halleleujahed their way into the rootsy revival as Old Crow Medicine Show.