May 21 • The Comet
0 Comments · Friday, May 11, 2012
Eight years ago,
guitarist/vocalist Justin Ringle relocated from his native Idaho to
Portland, Ore., and very quickly shifted his stylistic allegiance from
the aggressive Rock he had played at home to a gentler Folk sound. He formed Horse Feathers to pursue
his newfound acoustic passion and garnered rabid fans and critical
acclaim, with reviewers
consistently pointing out the wonderful tension between the dark
poignancy of Ringle’s lyrics and the expansive beauty of the music that
May 14 • The Comet
0 Comments · Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Baltimore Noise Punk foursome Dope Body introduced itself to the Indie Rock world with the donkey punch that was last year’s Nupping,
the band’s first full-length. A chaotic barrage of guitar harmonics,
muscular drum/bass pummeling and howling vocals combine in Dope Body’s
April 28 • The Comet
0 Comments · Friday, April 20, 2012
What happens when you
put two of Dayton, Ohio’s best music writers in a band together? Turns
out, you get Smug Brothers, a highly melodic lo-to-mid-fi Indie Rock
band with great songs and more than one connection to the city’s
godfathers of Indie, Guided By Voices.
by Mike Breen
Doom/Slude Metal duo brings the noise to Northside
Georgia-spawned Alt/Doom/Sludge Metal/Shoegaze band Jucifer returns to The Comet in Northside tonight for a free, 10 p.m. performance, something that, if you live within a mile of the club, you'll likely know about without ever leaving your house. Together since 1993, Jucifer is known for its needle-past-the-red volume and humongous amplifiers, which seem custom-built for stadium concerts and not relatively tiny rooms like the one at The Comet. Area residents who go to the club to investigate will probably be shocked to learn that Jucifer is only a duo (Gazelle Amber Valentine on guitar and vocals and Edgar Livengood on drums). The music is as dirty, raw and heavy as they come, but the band explores a non-stereotypical vision of "Doom Metal," with atypical structures and Valentine's vocals, which range from whispered to depths-of-the-soul growling. As a live band, Jucifer is rock solid, which is understandable given the amount of time spent on the road. The duo does so many tour dates (across the globe) that its Facebook page lists the members' hometown as "Nomads" and declares "Always on tour! January to December ever year!" Signed to esteemed Metal label Relapse Records since 2006, Jucifer has since formed its own label — fittingly called Nomadic Fortress and distributed through Relapse — home to its most recent release, 2010's Throned In Blood. Here's the Throned track "Contempt."
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
These bars offer everything for the area music
connoisseur from smooth Jazz to bust your eardrums Rock. Find local
favorites or broaden your horizons as you discover a new international
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Marty Weldishofer and his wife, Kate, are approaching the one-year anniversary of the opening of their wine and beer shop Marty’s Hops and Vines. They have over 200 domestic and imported selections in their wine department and a big selection of craft beers. There’s also a cozy bar area with live acoustic music, and a nice menu of small plates.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Billy Catfish is a man about town of the highest order and a renaissance man to boot. The good-humored, sometimes-mustachioed/bearded bard has been a performing and recording musician since '89, playing with numerous Experimental, Punk and Garage bands. In keeping with our town's musical zeitgeist, he's currently doing the "laid-back Country-Folk Singer-Songwriter thing."
Wiley and the Checkmates improve upon the current Soul music revival
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
"Soul Music will never die," proclaims Herbert Wiley, a veteran of a 1960s-era Southern Soul band now staging an improbable comeback. For 66-year-old, this second time around might become much bigger than the first.
Feb. 6 • The Comet
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The Black Owls play a brand of '60s Garage Rock/'70s basement roll that's definitely déj vu dating back to the glory days of everyone from The Ramones to The Stones.