Rodrigo y Gabriela

March 10 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Sunday, March 7, 2010
There aren't many instances where the phrases "Folk Rock," "Latin Rock," "Thrash Metal" and "acoustic guitars" are diagrammed in the same sentence. But Rodrigo y Gabriela have always been adept at defying convention. The duo's newest album '11:11,' released last fall to overwhelming acclaim, features their trademark percussive rhythms and intricate leads that reference both their Metal background and Latin heritage.  

Ani DiFranco With Erin McKeown

Feb. 27 • Madison Theater

1 Comment · Monday, February 22, 2010
Twenty years ago, a good many savvy, too-hip-for-the-scene industry types were dismissing Ani DiFranco as a fringe-dwelling, mohawked, my-fist-your-face Folk Punk evangelist, a hard-strumming one trick pony destined to marginalize herself into a narrowly defined cult performer of little consequence. Clearly, she didn't follow that particular career path, defying expectations at every opportunity.  

Snoop Dogg

Feb. 20 • Madison Theater

1 Comment · Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Snoop "Snoop Doggy Dogg" Dogg might be the quintessential 21st-century Rap star. On the music side, he was a big part of the legendary 'Chronic' album by Dr. Dre and his first couple of solo releases are almost as classic. But it's what Snoop has done after his initial musical success that's made him representative of Rap stardom today.  

Robert Earl Keen

Feb. 13 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, February 8, 2010
A little Country, a little Pop and a lot of Texas-spun, story-laced Americana, singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen's latest release, 'The Rose Hotel,' has been hailed as one of the best of his storied career. His show Saturday at the Madison Theater in Covington features support from Bobby Bare Jr.   

Solitary Refinement

Owl City and Lights find wide audience with their solo crafted Electronic Pop

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2010
From the humblest of beginnings Adam Young has built a 21st Century Pop juggernaut called Owl City that's traveled the information superhighway on a meteoric rise to fame and acclaim. Opening on Young's current tour is the lovely and talented Lights, whose birth name is Valerie Poxleitner. In a way, you could call her the female and/or Canadian version of Owl City. The similarities are striking.  

Gym Class Heroes

Dec. 18 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I've got to hand it to the guys in Gym Class Heroes. They accomplished something I might never have even dreamed of attempting for the sheer improbability of it: They made my teenaged daughter sing a Supertramp song.  

CEA Show Details

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Get all the details about Sunday night's CEA show, performers, tickets and special surprises as well as the scoop on the wonderful people who helped to make the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards possible.  

CEA Music Peformers Announced, Tickets on Sale

0 Comments · Monday, November 9, 2009
The 2009 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music will be handed out Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Madison Theater in Covington. Live performances include The Lions Rampant, Magnolia Mountain, You You're Awesome, II Juicy, Small Time Crooks and Brian Olive. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.  

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music

Nov. 22 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Local musicians and the fans who love them will be getting gussied up for the 13th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music Sunday night at Covington's Madison Theater. Even if you disdain the concept of award shows, the CEAs are always one of the best parties of the year and totally down to earth. The afterparty ranks up there too — buy a ticket and get into the post-ceremony shindig at The Mad Hatter, where The Fairmount Girls will hand out their Fashion Trashie Awards.  

Machine Head with Megadeth, Suicide Silence and Arcanium

Nov. 20 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, November 16, 2009
When Machine Head roared out of Oakland 17 years ago, they were hailed as one of the most brutal and potentially one of the best Metal acts to come down the heavy gauge pipe in a long time. Their current American jaunt on Megadeth's "The Endgame Tour" will be followed by dates with Metallica and a European run.