What should I be doing instead of this?

Jerry Douglas with The Tillers and Moonshine Drive

Sunday • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2009
How do you explain the amazing success of dobroist Jerry Douglas? Perhaps a unique ability to compartmentalize or maybe a touch of creative schizophrenia. Whatever it is, Douglas has it by the metric ton.  

Margot and the Nuclear So and So's

Saturday • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's must be so relieved that we've elected a president in office who can pronounce their name. But there are other things the band has to be thankful for, as the Indianapolis outfit is becoming a force to be reckoned with.  

Ra Ra Riot with So Many Dynamos and Princeton

Wednesday • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The great clichéd conceit, advanced by the fiction of Spinal Tap, is that drummers are inconsequential and as interchangeable as automobile parts.  

Rage Against the Machines

The Faint wonders if technology will overtake society

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Perhaps the only thing more striking about The Faint's sound (somewhere between Dance Punk, New Wave, Indie and Post Punk) is the fact that it originates in Omaha, Neb. - not quite the first place one might associate with images of a future overrun by technology.  

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band With The Tillers

Thursday • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
If there's any truth in the old adage that "the family that plays together stays together," the Peytons of Indiana will be tight until the next ice age. The Big Damn Band coalesced a mere three years ago, but in that time the Country/Blues trio has averaged 250 shows a year.  

Dirt Devils

With 'Orange Blossoms,' JJ Grey and Mofro step up and dig deep

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
SEE NEW VIDEOS HERE - JJ Grey was born, and remains, a true Southern gentleman whose passion is rooted with a certain intensity, whose passion stems from a certain soil. This passion translates from soil to song and stage as "front porch Soul, gritty Funk and juke joint romps to contemplative Country Soul and blistering (Rock)," according to mofro.net.  

Gregory and the Hawk with Chris Haubner and more

Thursday • Southgate House (Parlour)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
When multi-instrumentalist and native New Yorker Meredith Godreau first began performing live, she conceived the moniker Gregory and the Hawk as a way of disguising her singer/songwriter status.  

The Dally Show

A seat-of-the-pants approach has served Wolf Parade well

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I have an issue with procrastination. It governs my life. It perennially serves me with a perpetual cocktail of nervousness, anxiety and frustration for seemingly infinite periods of time.  

Baby, He's a Rich Man(child)

The sometimes hard-to-find depth of Jonathan Richman’s songwriting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Jonathan Richman's career has proved so long-lasting -- more than 35 years now -- because he's seen as the eternally endearing manchild.  

That's a Wrap

MidPoint Music Festival turns Cincinnati into a music Mecca

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Friday night, after spending the evening riding car shuttles up and down Main Street for four hours, I returned home and searched around online for some MidPoint Music Festival feedback. I'd just been blown away by the turnout and quality of music I'd seen and wanted to make sure I wasn't being biased because I happen to work for CityBeat.