What should I be doing instead of this?

Handsome Furs and The Cinnamon Band

March 30 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Handsome Furs is that whole mystery/riddle/enigma thing wrapped in a musical quesadilla, a concept "band" without a concept.  

Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers

March 28 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
If Glenn Tilbrook had never done another thing in his career outside of his work with Squeeze, his place in music history would be secure.  

Obits with Bear Hands

March 24 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Obits are a band without a plan. Even though their debut full-length, I Blame You, will be released via Sub Pop Records on the same date that they’ll headlining in Newport, this Brooklyn quartet has yet to outline any long-term ambitions for the group. This sense of irresolution is to be expected from a group led by Rick Froberg, the frenetic guitarist/vocalist that previously served in Garage Punk firestarters Rocket from the Crypt and the rabid Post-Punk Hot Snakes.  

The Fruits of Their Labor

Pomegranates make it two stunners in a row with new album

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2009
When Pomegranates released their 2008 debut album, it was the culmination of a number of significant advances in a relatively short time. Within months of forming, the quartet had notched accomplishments that evade some bands for years. Their new album, 'Everybody, Come Outside!,' bristles with an engaging Indie Rock energy that simultaneously references and transcends their avowed influences: Talking Heads and Brian Eno.  

Agent Orange with SS-20 and Liquid Limbs

March 9 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Take the gloriously distorted melodies of Surf guitar legend Dick Dale and the virile grit of Punk iconoclasts the Dead Kennedys and throw them together into a blender set to its most violent setting. The resulting mixture is bound to resemble the sound of Agent Orange.  

The Rubber Knife Gang (Profile)

Trio says, 'Bring on the free-wheeling fun!'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The Rubber Knife Gang is a trio of serious Roots/Bluegrass/Americana musicians who don't happen to take themselves very seriously. Even their name evolved out of a joke. "The name came from this band of friends that get together on weekends and ride these 50CC Hondas," says RKG stand-up bassist/vocalist John "Johnboy" Oaks.  

Murder By Death with The Builders and The Butchers

Feb. 4 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Concept albums have long been considered the kiss of death in Rock, but you couldn’t prove it with the history and catalog of Bloomington, Ind.,'s Murder by Death.  

School of Blues

Blues in the Schools program keeps the music alive for a new generation

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
There is that old cliche among Blues purists that says, "You have to live the Blues to play the Blues." Don't tell that to the dozen or so teenagers in the Blues in the Schools Band who will take the stage Jan. 30-31 at the Southgate House performing as one of 25 acts on three stages for the annual two-night Winter Blues Fest.  

Royal Bangs with Come On Caboose

Jan. 22 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Royal Bangs' sound could be accurately connected to numerous archetypes of Modern Rock: the proverbial so-and-so meets so-and-so comparisons generally apply. Surprisingly, they remain relatively unknown and in the last two years have gone from virtually being broken up to pedal-to-the-metal touring and recording.   

Zelazowa with 500 Miles to Memphis

Jan. 24 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
James Conlon and Paavo Jarvi and a professor or two from CCM might be able to tell you that Zelazowa is the birthplace of Frederick Chopin, but they might not be able to translate the Polish name into its loose English meaning, which is 'steel will.'