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Delta Spirit

Nov. 16 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Thursday, November 8, 2012
Unless you’ve seen Delta Spirit before, there is no way you are fully prepared for one of its concerts. Not so much a raging, thrashing party as just a gentle, bouncing ocean of people, the crowd’s vibe at a Delta Spirit concert is transcendent, almost spiritual.   

James McMurtry

Nov. 14 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Thursday, November 8, 2012
James McMurtry has gone from strength to strength in the past 23 years, compiling an estimable catalog of eight studio albums and a pair of stellar live recordings as proof of his compelling stage presence.   

Band of Horses

Oct. 10 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, October 8, 2012
Band of Horses is back and its music is sexier than ever. The members’ beards are luscious and their button-down shirts are oh-so-tantalizing, but it’s BoH’s awesome new(ish) sound that will truly make you squirm.  

Paul Thorn

Sept. 22 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
You know who there aren’t enough of in America? Guys like Paul Thorn. Thorn plays a loud version of Americana, a bluesy, Southern Rock. His lyrics often illustrate stories about rough lives, hard times and rowdy women, making him a sort of funkier Johnny Cash.  


Sept. 7 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 4, 2012
This year has already been a huge one for Halestorm. In February, the song “Here’s to Us” was performed on Glee and the band’s sophomore album, The Strange Case of... was released in April, hitting Billboard’s Top 20 in its first week.   

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Aug. 19 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, August 13, 2012
In the past, Chris Robinson has incorporated his musical influences into his original material the way an Italian chef works four cloves of garlic into a recipe — with total pride and absolute confidence in the distinct flavor of the finished product.   

Dawes with Sara Watkins

June 6 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, June 4, 2012
At least twice recently, Rolling Stone has referred to someone’s sound as “Laurel Canyon.” If you were born after the late ’70s and don’t have a soft spot for Neil Young and his friends, you  

Up from Under the Sun

Orderly California quartet The Donkeys examine their past and present

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Based on sound alone, The Donkeys come off as pretty mature. The San Diego band plays a tender, starlit kind of Rock with a folky side that isn’t too sleepy, an AltCountry side that isn’t too twangy, a Blues side that isn’t too reverb-heavy and a Psych Rock side that isn’t too psychedelic.   

Natural Child

May 25 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Friday, May 18, 2012
 Although Natural Child coalesced back in 2009, they sound like they’ve been around forever. Almost stereotypically young, the Nashville trio’s influences date to their parents’ record collections and that sense of musical classicism is infused with an appropriate dose of hormonal rage and rebellion.   

Hoots & Hellmouth

May 23 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Friday, May 18, 2012
Wailing guitars and screaming Rock stars have their place in the hearts of many Americans, but they’re certainly not needed to make great Rock music. A quick listen to Hoots & Hellmouth will prove exactly that. The boys of Hoots make music that may be different from what graces Top 40 radio, but it’s far from unique. They’ve fashioned their tunes after stuff we’ve listened to for decades.