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Attack Attack! with Our Last Night, The Color Morale and I Set My Friends on Fire

Nov. 27 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Monday, November 23, 2009
Although only together for four years, Attack Attack! has weathered much turmoil and notched some significant accomplishments along the way. Keep an eye out for a new album, new member, new drama and new crustacean-based moves in the near future.  

Rosemary Device CD Release Party

Nov. 25 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2009
On Wednesday night at Covington's Mad Hatter, local Rock foursome Rosemary Device celebrates the release of its self-titled debut CD. Openers for the Thanksgiving Eve show are The Brothers and The Sisters, Famous Mr. Nobodies, The Lions Rampant and Crashing Plains.  

Russian Circles with Coliseum and Young Widows

Oct. 28 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Friday, October 23, 2009
Russian Circles This band is guitarist Mike Sullivan, bassist Brian Cook and drummer Dave Turncrantz, guys from Chicago who have done stints in intelligently aggressive acts like Botch and These Arms Are Snakes. Instead of being a cryptic allusion to a warhead or an intergalactic beacon, their moniker is a nod to a drill performed by the Russian ice hockey team when they skate in circles marked around the rink.  

Legends of The Fall

With new album in tow, The Fall of Troy wade past Post-Hardcore waters

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The members of The Fall of Troy knew it was time for a break. As they reached the end of their touring cycle for 2007's 'Manipulator' album, the group was burned out on performing and still adjusting to the departure of bassist Tim Ward, who quit in November of that year due to stress. With a handful of rudimentary compositions already in the works for its next disc, the band spent about eight months removed from its music. The hiatus did them good.  

Slick Idiot with Chakras, Riothead, Common Man Down, Blood Werk and Another Tragedy

Oct. 9 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Monday, October 5, 2009
It's perplexing to figure out what angle Slick Idiot is going for. With CDs bearing appellations like 'DickNity,' 'Screwtinized' and 'xSCREWciating,' what does the German Industrial outfit expect the crude puns to represent? Does the band traffic in some kind of satire or social commentary, or is it sexualized synth Rock that's unashamedly silly?   

Damien Jurado with mewithoutyou and Psalters

Aug. 18 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Monday, August 10, 2009
Good singer-songwriters make fans. Great singer-songwriters make friends. That's how Damien Jurado burst out of the Seattle scene and into the Indie spotlight a dozen years ago. Last year's 'Caught in the Trees' CD might well have been the best of Jurado's career so far, as he teamed with longtime friends to craft a noisier soundtrack that harkened back to his early days.  

Writing Up The Airborne Toxic Event

Going from lyrical writing to writing lyrics

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Success doesn't come tracked any faster than that of The Airborne Toxic Event. Starting with an indie label last year, TATE was quickly attractive to the majors and, after several meetings, the Los Angeles quintet decided to cast its lot with Island Records. By the end of 2006, Rolling Stone named the group one of MySpace's Top 25 bands.  

Cass McCombs with The Walkmen and Pomegranates

July 22 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Monday, July 20, 2009
Try picking a venue here that suits Cass McCombs and his Catacombs well. Would it be the Mad Hatter? (Maybe.) Madison Theater? Taft? If he's touring the new album, he needs a lot of space, some place where he could thrive — at least on the material from Catacombs, his fourth and latest offering.   

The Builders And The Butcher with Wonky Tonk

July 25 • The Mad Hatter

1 Comment · Monday, July 20, 2009
Most bands pour heart and soul into a debut album and then coast on that momentum through a sophomore effort. Or, as the old industry maxim goes, “You spend your whole life making your first album and nine months making your second album.”   

Dillinger Four with Japanther

June 8 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Should Punk Rock ever lead to growing up? Such is the quandary that the aging delinquents of Dillinger Four have been silently pondering.