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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.