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Angela Perley & The Howlin Moons November 16, 2013 Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY Free, 21+, 10pm
There is something magnetic, vulnerable, dangerous, and electric about 27-year-old Angela Perley that has been causing a lot of buzz around the artist and her band The Howlin’ Moons lately. Demure and quiet off stage, the performer usually shocks people when she tells them she is the lead singer in a band. “Yeah, usually when I’m talking to people I tell them I perform in a rock and roll band. Putting on a show is my way of being heard, I guess,” says Perley.
The Melismatics Sunday, December 8, 2013 MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687 FREE, 21-and-up, 9pm www.motrpub.com
The Melismatics formed at the turn of the century in the fertile ground of the Minneapolis indie-rock scene. Their debut album “Postmodern Rock” quickly caught the attention of college radio stations around the country and garnered favorable reviews from critics around the world. Shortly thereafter, Minneapolis indie-rock king pin Ed Ackerson (Motion City Sountrack, The Replacements, The Jayhawks) signed the band to Susstones Records and produced their next two albums “New Infection” and “Turn It On”.
Brian Olive Friday, December 6, 2013 MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687 free, ages 21-up, 10pm www.motrpub.com
Brian Olive is a Cancer and was raised in Bright Indiana. His early musical years were spent alongside rust belt rhythm and blues makers The Greenhornes and Soledad Brothers. I am mentioning these facts merely in a “biography pre-requisite” fashion, because knowing these things about Brian Olive tells you nothing about where his latest (and second solo) album, Two Of Everything, is coming from. Well, except for the part about being a Cancer.
Third Eye Blind, Hydra Melody Saturday, November 23 | Doors: 7PM Bogart’s | 2621 Vine St | Cincinnati, OH $36 | http://bit.ly/185cdFa
Alternative quintet, Hydra Melody has announced that they will be topping off their wildly successful 2013 touring as direct support for Third Eye Blind on their recently kicked-off tour on all dates from November 17ththrough December 1st. Hydra Melody’s unique blend of big sing-along catchy choruses, dynamic stage shows with subtle progressive and Latin, Santana-style underpinnings have attracted an enthusiastic fan base that stretches across the country. The band had an incredibly busy year, recently winning Summerfest 2013‘s “Land The Big Gig” Contest – earning the grand $20,000 prize and a major slot at this year’s festival.Full upcoming show details below.