Winter Blues Fest Heats Up the Weekend

Plus, The Tigerlilies take over local venues in February for new EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This Friday and Saturday, the Cincy Blues Society’s Winter Blues Fest returns to The Phoenix, showcasing over two-dozen Cincinnati Blues acts. Plus, The Tigerlilies plot weekly shows in February to promote great new EP, 123456.

Sound Advice: Diane Coffee with PRIM

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Like Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman, Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming surprised a lot of people when his impressive solo material came to wider attention.   

Sound Advice: Nick Moss Band at Winter Blues Fest

Friday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
If you happen to be born in Chicago, the Blues is in your DNA like the genes that determine your hair and eye color. Such is the case with guitarist/vocalist Nick Moss.   

Sound Advice: Carolyn Wonderland at Winter Blues Fest

Saturday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This fiery Austin-based redhead can rip the Blues on the six-string, and I mean hard-as-hell lead licks and everything that goes with it.  

Sound Advice: Marianas Trench with Secret Someones and Mainland

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Frontman Josh Ramsay envisioned a Pop/Rock concept piece that bowed in the direction of ’80s coming-of-age fantasy/adventure films, particularly The Goonies.  

Stumping and Singing

Plus, Pantera singer Phil Anselmo is down with white (wine) power and everyone is repsonsible for the Guns N' Roses tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Guardian gives a rundown of which presidential candidates receive music-star support (sorry, Ted Cruz); Phil Anselmo apologizes for "white power" outburst, using the old "I was talking about the wine!" excuse; and Guns N' Roses thanks us (and Steven Tyler) for helping to get Axl and Slash back together.

In With the New

New faces and hometown pride dominate the 19th-annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
For the 2016 CEAs, which were given during a performance-filled Sunday night (Jan. 31) at Covington’s Madison Theater, while there were certainly some repeat winners, several first-timers took home awards.   

Northern Light

Tanya Tagaq’s music is a singular mixture of the traditional and avant-garde

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tanya Tagaq, the extraordinary Inuit throat singer, will provide vocal accompaniment to a screening of the silent film Nanook of the North at Cincinnati’s Woodward Theater this weekend.  

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Party on Sunday

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
This year’s CEAs features another solid lineup of some of the area’s best set to perform. The 19th-annual CEAs take place this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Covington’s Madison Theater.  

Sound Advice: Jake Shimabukuro

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The ukulele — that small, stringed instrument with a light and pretty tone — has seen a resurgence in recent years and is being played by musicians in many different genres.  

Sound Advice: Keeps with The Yugos and Orchards

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
If you thought “Nashville” and “Stoner Rock” were the most incongruous words to show up in the same sentence, replace the latter with “Dream Pop” and prepare to have your mind blown by the two-man-with-help Psychedelic Indie Rock orchestra known as Keeps.

Sound Advice: Scott H. Biram with Strahan & The Good Neighbors

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Scott H. Biram is an acclaimed singer/songwriter who performs unaccompanied. But those going to his show expecting to see a laidback, unplugged troubadour are in for a rude (and often rowdy) awakening.

Sound Advice: Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies

Monday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
It’s not much of a stretch to claim that the current crop of sea-shanty Celtic/Folk Rock floor-stompers couldn’t have risen to the heights they’ve achieved without those boards first being softened by Great Big Sea.  

Galapagos Island in the Sun

Rivers Cuomo locked in for weird trip, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on B.o.B. flat-earth theory and Donald Trump mistakenly asserts white people don't get BET Awards

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Weezer offers pre-order perk that includes a Greyhound bus trip to the Galapagos Islands to go bird watching with singer Rivers Cuomo — and someone bought it; rapper B.o.B. insists the earth is flat, but Neil deGrasse Tyson schools him on reality; and Donald Trump defends lack of Oscar diversity by pointing out that "whites" don't get nominated for BET Awards, which — surprise! — is empirically false.

Hello, Newman

Brian Newman divides his talent between playing with his own Jazz combo and backing old friend Lady Gaga

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
There aren’t many career paths that include studying at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and working for a boss in a meat dress.