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Coming Back Down the Pike

Third lineup is the charm as Cincinnati’s Pike 27 returns after a six-year break

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The reanimation of Pike 27 is one of the most unlikely and welcomed Cincinnati-area band reunions in recent history (perhaps second only to The Warsaw Falcons’ recent resurrection).   

It’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Time

Plus, friends celebrate the life of pioneering promoter Bill Leist, Multimagic debuts new lineup and local bands duke it out on the billiards table

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards return this Sunday at Covington's Madison Theater. Plus, friends celebrate the life of pioneering concert promoter Bill Leist, Multimagic debuts new lineup and four local bands duke it out on the billiards table for charity.
  

Carlene Carter with John Mellencamp

Saturday • Aronoff Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Mother Maybelle Carter was a member of the Carter Family, whose infamous 1927 recordings in Bristol, Tenn., (along with Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Alfred Reed and others) brought Country music to the masses.  

Borgore

Sunday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
To say that Israeli Electronic Dance producer/DJ Borgore has a broad range would be the understatement of the ages.   

Aoife O’Donovan with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Over the Rhine, Rosanne Cash and more

Friday-Sunday • Music Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
What could be better than a night with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra doing Stephen Foster classics?   

The Delta Saints with Moonshine & Wine

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This is the kind of band that, while enticing on record, really shines in a live setting.  

U.K. Venue Heroes Ban Selfie Stick

Plus, a Milwaukee radio station banned Seattle music to help a football team win a big game and the cassette tape comeback is still a thing

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Several top music venues in the U.K. have decided to ban "selfie sticks" at concerts, breaking the hearts of the country's narcissistic music lovers. Plus, a Wisconsin radio station bans all Seattle-spawned music from its playlist to help the Packers get to the Super Bowl (whoops!) and the mild comeback of the cassette as a music format continues, with Disney getting in on the action.
  

Reeling in the Years

A decade after the crackerjack 'Commit This to Memory', Motion City Soundtrack revisits its sophomore record

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
While Motion City’s origins date back to the late 1990s, 2005 was important one for the band, with the release of Commit This to Memory — its second album — on June 7.  

Cincinnati Blues Hits the Road

Plus, Lonesome Jared and the Heart Attacks and New Strange celebrate new releases and Dan Faehnle celebrates Wes Montgomery

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Local Blues artists The Whiskey Shambles and The Sonny Moorman Group prepare to head to Memphis to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. Plus, the CEAs are just around the corner, Lonesome Jared and the Heart Attacks and New Strange celebrate new releases and Dan Faehnle tributes Jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery.
  

Landlady with Animal Mother

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
If you missed Landlady’s frenetic MPMF appearance, here’s your chance to see one of Indie Rock’s most unique and wonderful new acts.  

Particle with Freekbass

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
If you’re caught not gettin’ down at a Particle concert, it may be assumed that you’re either not hip enough to groove, have a fat rock in your shoe or are sadly too self-conscious to let your limbs loose.   

Rodney Carrington

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Rodney Carrington is a songwriter and comedian who is not afraid to go “blue,” talking about the things we all experience in life that are of an adult nature.   

Chuck Ragan with Jody & Sammy Stapleton

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Chuck Ragan has made a unique career out of exploring unlikely paths.  

Dazzling Secondly Wages

Plus, Neil Young's hi-def audio player/service gets criticized and Little River Band gets cancelled

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The website skyrange.net makes you feel worse about your paycheck by breaking down how much music's highest earners made per second, engineers working on Neil Young's PonoMusic reportedly question whether the "high definition" sound is any better than CD-quality and, with no original members, Soft Rock champs Little River Band get the axe from a Tonight Show appearance after former members complain.
  

Ready to Happen

After two solid EPs, Cincinnati’s Let It Happen is prepared to take the next step with 'Cause + Effect'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Cincinnati quartet may have taken five years to release their first full-length, last year’s bracing and infectious Cause + Effect, but the members seem as energetic and eager to move to the next phase as they must have been when they first coalesced as a band half a decade ago.