What should I be doing instead of this?

Krystal, Clear

Cincinnati’s Krystal Peterson traded the fast track for real life and her new band and album

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Krystal Peterson’s story has all the elements of a compelling movie — success at an early age, a fall from that lofty pedestal, the realization of a true path, the struggle to actualize that path and a satisfying resolution.   

Area Festivals Provide Holiday Weekend Soundtrack

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Over the Rhine presents its latest project, the Nowhere Else Festival, on the duo's farmland more than 50 miles northeast of Cincinnati. Plus, this weekend's Restore the Store concerts at Southgate House Revival are the biggest musically driven Rabbit Hash benefits yet.

Sound Advice: Will Hoge with Jason White

Thursday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Will Hoge is one of those talented singer/songwriters who should be bigger than he is in the music world.   

Sound Advice: Yoni & Geti with The Yugos, Lazy Heart and Chief Boldface

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Five years ago, while brothers Yoni and Josiah Wolf were hip-deep in the process of making their eventual 2012 releases as Why?, younger brother Yoni was just coming off his first collaboration with David Cohn, an Alternative Hip Hop artist known in the wider world as Serengeti.  

Sound Advice: The Cave Singers and Blank Range

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The state of the music “business” continues to evolve and fracture in ways that make HBO’s Vinyl, which lavishly presents the decadent record industry of the 1970s, look like something out of the stone age — or an unintentionally hilarious satire.   

Eminem Sells Bricks

Plus, AOL pronounces Country star dead and Eagles of Death Metal lose French fest gigs

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Eminem celebrates 16th anniversary of The Marshall Mathers LP with unusual limited-edition offer; AOL honors the death of early Beastie Boys member John Berry with video of Country star with the same name; and Jesse Hughes' conspiracy theories kick back in gear, get Eagles of Death Metal booted off French festival lineups.

The Art of Perpetual Curiosity

At 75, experimental Jazz legend Peter Brötzmann remains prolific in his quest for new challenges

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Since emerging from Germany in the 1960s, Peter Brötzmann has become one of the titans of avant-garde Jazz.  

Dallas Moore Goes to Jail

Plus, Electric Citizen hosts hometown release show and local musicians unite for a benefit for Pete Snow

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Veteran Greater Cincinnati “Outlaw Country/Ameripolitan” singer/songwriter Dallas Moore is headed to Bullitt County Detention Center to perform an acoustic set for inmates that will be recorded for future release.

Sound Advice: Sugar Candy Mountain with All Seeing Eyes and A Giant Dog

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
California’s Sugar Candy Mountain is one of the new breed of Psych Rock's top artists to keep an eye on if you’re a fan of modern Psych Pop and Rock.  

Sound Advice: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real with Jim Casto

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
It is always interesting to see what the spawn of legendary musicians will come up with when moving into the family business.  

Sound Advice: Ruby the Hatchet with Electric Citizen

Saturday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The band coalesced five years ago after a succession of basement jams in their home state of New Jersey, followed quickly by their relocation to Philadelphia.   

Sound Advice: Dom Flemons with Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Dom Flemons feeds off of many different styles of Roots music and digs deep into the Great American Songbook, but he often explores the more ethnic and obscure sides of the traditions.  

Trump Hated More Than Nickelback

Plus, YACHT PR stunt backfires and Car Seat Headrest LP suffers setback

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Poll finds people prefer lice and Nickelback over Trump; Electro Pop duo has "sex tape" PR stunt explode all over its face; and copies of Car Seat Headrest's first big-time studio/label album are being destroyed because of Ric Ocasek.  

Powers of the Outsiders

An early LA Punk cult hero, Kid Congo Powers continues his legacy with the Pink Monkey Birds

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
When the history of Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival is written, there should be a chapter about the incendiary performance given by Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds to close out the 2014 event.  

New and Recent Local Music Releases

News on new recordings by One Day Steady, Charlie Millikin and Valley of the Sun, plus a cassette rerelease from The Sundresses

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
AltRock foursome One Day Steady is set to release its new album, My Real Problem, Friday: Charlie Millikin releases his first recording, a four-song, self-titled EP; Valley of the Sun tours behind its latest album, Volume Rock; and The Sundresses' latest album, This Machine Kills, is being rereleased on cassette.