On Friday at Corryville's Mad Frog, The Upset Victory celebrates the release of its new EP, Between the Walls and the Worlds That Sleep, which is being released nationally by Takeover Records/Takeover Digital. Takeover is the artist-friendly imprint initially started as a means for the multi-platinum Pop Rock band Yellowcard to release records (before they shot to the big time). The band is reportedly already hard at work on its forthcoming full-length. Holcomb, Morning Star, The Gambling District and Goodbye Soundscape open the show. (myspace.com/ theupsetvictory)
· After 22 years of playing a wide spectrum of local music on community radio station WAIF (88.3 FM), Cynthia Dye Wimmers has moved her show Kindred Sanction a few clicks up the dial to ClassX Radio (also listener-supported) at 88.9 FM (listen online at www.classxradio.com). Wimmers says the show, which airs Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m., features the same mix of local and regional music (with non-area independent musicians also thrown in the mix). ClassX Radio regularly plays "Album Oriented Rock" but also includes specialty shows dedicated Blues and Modern Rock.
Local musician Bob Cushing also hosts a show dedicated to the music of the Tristate; Cushing's program, The Next Best Thing, airs from 8-10 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month.
In a press release, Wimmers conveys her wish for local music to remain on WAIF. She's hopeful that her longtime Kindred Sanction co-host, Jerry Adams, will be able to continue spinning locals in the show's timeslot, 8 p.m. every Thursday.
Artists interested in receiving airplay from Wimmers can send their music to Kindred Sanction Productions, 4703 Castleton Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014.
· Local Reggae/Funk crew The Ohms presents its seventh annual Ohmstead music festival this weekend at Camp America near Oxford, Ohio. The camper-friendly fest -- featuring everything from Jam bands, Hip Hop and Rock to Jazz, Funk and R&B -- kicks off at noon Friday and ends early Sunday morning with a "late night superjam." Friday's performers include Rocky Cash, Michael McIntire and the Marmalade Brigade, Rusty Van Band, Daughters & Sons, Rubber Knife Gang and Crazy Legs. Saturday, catch Working Class Villain, The Turkeys, Perfect Norm, Eclipse, The Middle Fork, Mr. The Kid and Noctaluca. The Ohms play just after midnight on both nights; St. Louis jammers Papa Smiley and the Brain Bananas perform mid-afternoon sets both days. For directions, rules and the full schedule, go to www.ohmstead2008.com.
· The producers of the Free Lap Dances compilation CD series -- which features local music and benefits the Save Our Strays stray-pet-rescuing charity -- are gearing up for the fourth installment, to be released by the end of the year and dubbed Free Lap Dances Volume 4: Heavy Petting. Track submissions are still being accepted. The song must be professionally recorded (unreleased tracks are given special consideration). All genres are accepted. Artists can enter via Sonicbids (search "Save Our Strays"). The deadline is Sept. 15. Find more info at soscinci.org.
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