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Motor Away

I toured Europe with Cincy’s Valley of the Sun and lived to write about it

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Touring the world is one goal that few bands ever accomplish. It requires a ridiculous amount of hard work, dedication, time and money.
  

JetLab Flies High on Diverse Debut

Plus, Ohio Knife gets its own beer and Kenton County Regulators and SHAG reunite

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Indie Dance Rock trio JetLab celebrates the release of its self-titled debut Friday, Ohio Knife reveals new beer made in their honor and the Kenton County Regulators and SHAG reunite this week.
  

Papadosio

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Papadosio is a hot name in the music festival scene these days, the masterful epitome of what’s come to be termed “Jamtronica.”   

Bobby Bare Jr.

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Bobby Bare Jr. cannot hide from his family’s legacy, considering he shares the same name as his Country Music Hall of Fame father, Bobby Bare, who recorded here in Cincinnati at King Records in the 1960s.  

Flosstradamus

Sunday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Still think DJs are simple turntablists with inflated egos? You don’t know Flosstradamus.   

The Stray Birds with Jordie Lane

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
If you shiver at the idea of Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom and Steve Earle playing Folk/Bluegrass with a melodic Pop undercurrent, The Stray Birds have a spoonful of the best medicine for you.   

Jody Time

Cincinnati singer/songwriter Jody Stapleton’s first solo album finds him overcoming turmoil with tranquility

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jody Stapleton might not be drinking hot and cold running champagne from a solid gold faucet, but he’s certainly achieved a measure of critical success over the years.    

Buffalo Killers Launch ‘Fireball of Sulk’

Plus news on the Cincy Groove Music Festival, Bonesfest, Leggy and the Northside Record Fair

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Cincinnati's Buffalo Killers issue a second excellent release in 2014, the new EP Fireball of Sulk. Plus, Cincy Groove Music Festival spotlights some of Cincy's top Americana acts, Bonesfest honors late local musician David Hebert, Leggy gets ready to go international and the Northside Record Fair returns.
  

Saintseneca with Swarming Branch and The Yugos

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
One of the highlights of this past summer’s third iteration of the Bunbury Festival was the electrifying appearance of Saintseneca, a supremely talented Indie/Folk quintet from Columbus, Ohio.  

Jamaican Queens with ADM

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ryan Spencer and Adam Pressley, doing a brisk business under the Jamaican Queens banner, are the poster children for making lemonade from lemons.  

Chicago Farmer with Shiny and The Spoon, Hickory Robot and The Tillers

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Chi-town Folk singer/songwriter Cody Diekhoff is better known by his stage name, Chicago Farmer.   

Arch Enemy with Kreator and Huntress

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Arch Enemy is the mad Swedish Metal concoction from ex-Carcass guitarist Michael Amott.  

Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers

Saturday • Dave Finkelman Auditorium (Miami University Middletown)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In the 1970s, Northeasterner Pete Wernick and West Virginia native Tim O’Brien migrated to Colorado, found each other and formed the group Hot Rize.  

Dokken’s Not Chicken

Dokken stars in weird commerical, Bono's bad week and Uber teams with Spotify

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Metal band Dokken turned down a chance to be in a commercial with a chicken … until they heard how much money they'd make. Plus, Bono is having some serious transportation issues, causing U2 to cancel its week-long residency on The Tonight Show and a pair of controversial corporations — Uber and Spotify — join forces to potentially annoy the hell out of Uber drivers.
  

Shamble On

Cincinnati’s The Whiskey Shambles aged in the barrel for years before tapping into their top-shelf Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Whiskey Shambles’ membership seems like the set-up to an elaborate shaggy dog joke.