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Sound Advice: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages with All-Seeing Eyes

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages have had more lives than a Buddhist cat. They recorded two brilliant albums in the early ’80s, broke up in 1986 and reunited in 2010, resulting in three exceptional albums — 2011’s Savage Kings (on Cincinnati’s Shake It label), 2013’s acclaimed Dig Thy Savage Soul and their latest, Under the Savage Sky (both on Bloodshot Records).  

Not-So-Easy ‘Riser’

Dierks Bentley reached the upper echelon of Country-music fame by not always doing the expected

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Riser, the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that finds the Country singer digging deeper emotionally than ever before — a direction inspired largely by the death of his father two years ago and the recent birth of his first son.  

Music: Mark Mothersbaugh

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Mothersbaugh Mania officially kicks off in Cincinnati on Friday when Mark Mothersbaugh — the co-founder of the great Post-Punk band DEVO, as well as an accomplished visual artist who studied his craft at Kent State University — appears at Woodward Theater for a concert sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Center.   

Music: Scott Miller & The Commonwealth

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
When artists are said to have “returned to their roots,” it usually refers to them rediscovering their old acoustic guitar or returning to the music that was in their childhood record collections.  

Get Folked Up at Whispering Beard

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Whispering Beard Folk Festival returns to nearby Friendship, Ind. this week for four days of superb national, regional and local Roots music. Plus, the third annual Taste of OTR in Washington Park features local acts Mamadrones, Dawg Yawp, Jane Decker, Multimagic and more, Roger Klug and players from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra take on The Beatles and Wussy headlines Friday's penultimate 2015 MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square.  

Upper Decker

Cincinnati's Jane Decker brings a fresh perspective to her newly adopted Pop direction

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Jane Decker is just barely into official adulthood, but she’s lived a virtual lifetime of experiences, both personally and professionally.    

Sound Advice: Della Mae

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Grammy-nominated band Della Mae is a wonderful example of an all-female group that is not a novelty, but instead is made up of wonderful musicians who bring the thunder as far as instrumental prowess goes while still creating music that is progressive, beautiful and unique.   

Sound Advice: Lily & Madeleine with Shannon Hayden and The Mitchells

Friday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Lily & Madeleine might be considered Indianapolis’ answer to Over the Rhine. Though there is an obvious age and experience difference  — Lily & Madeleine were just teenage sisters when their first records, the EP Weight of the Globe and a self-titled album, came out in 2013 — there is striking similarity in other ways.   

Sound Advice: 7 Seconds with Bishops Green and Knife the Symphony

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Given the fact that 7 Seconds has been around for the past 35 years, the Hardcore/Pop/Punk quartet might not be on the radar of younger fans. It’s the safest bet that 7 Seconds — anchored from the start by the Marvelli brothers, aka vocalist Kevin Seconds and bassist Steve Youth — was a major influence on a significant chunk of those younger fans’ music collection.  

Sound Advice: Parker Millsap with Cari Ray

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ever since Woody Guthrie ambled out of Okemah with a Fascist-killing machine and a fistful of ageless songs about the flaws and graces of America in particular and mankind in general, Oklahoma has produced a broad variety of musical truth-tellers.  

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