Cincy Punk greats The Socials set to return with new 7-inch vinyl release, while Reggae faves The Cliftones prepare new digital single release. Also, the full lineup of music for Memorial Day weekend's Taste of Cincinnati food fiesta.
Social media said The Doors' Ray Manzarek died, other media said he didn't … and Facebook and Twitter turned out to be right for once! Plus, if you want a job at Rolling Stone, just become the son of its publisher and the dead-rapper hologram craze continues with Eazy-E and (maybe) Ol Dirty Bastard.
About 10 years ago, Col. Bruce Hampton played the
now-defunct Barrelhouse here in Cincy. Now, Hampton brings his latest band to Stanley’s Pub, following last year’s release of the documentary movie, Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
Simo's eponymous 2011 recordis
workmanlike Psychedelic/Classic Rock with a good number of highlights,
including the acoustic-gone-full-throttle-Rock rush of “Young Man, Old
Man” and the boozy, midnight-hour-in-the-dive-bar Blues of “What's On
recently sang lead for Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, a Ramones tribute, and
his current show, The Human Party Machine Solo Tour, is a
one-keyboard/one-mic frenzy of, as he puts it, "blood, love and
courage." Get there, get set and get wet.
A new monthly, themed and curated Hip Hop night at Northside's The Comet, presented by local artist Abiyah, kicks off this week. Plus, The Tempers and Shiny and the Spoon celebrate new releases, the free Northside Music Fest returns this weekend and Kelly Thomas takes on an Everly Brothers classic with Switchblade Syndicate.
The RIAA announces streaming numbers will now factor into Gold and Platinum certifications for digital songs. Plus, a U.K. college offers what is believed to be the world's first Heavy Metal degree and the Catholic League snarkily attacks David Bowie over new video, alleged bisexuality and oldness.
After close to six solid years of touring and a quintet of
best selling albums (including a B-sides/rarities collection and a live
CD/DVD set), The Killers began 2010 with the announcement that they
would be taking a well-deserved break. But the need to create doesn't
take convenient vacations.
Rundgren’s own latest album is called State and it
brings the long-time innovator into the modern scene full bore, with
energetic stabs at Electronica, Dub Step and Techno, with his unique
vocals and multi-layered/multi-instrumental arsenal thrown up against
the electronics to see what sticks.
Ordinarily, Indie Rock, Halo and skating share a
whole heap of nothing in common. But for Wild Moccasins
vocalist/guitarist Cody Swann, each of those things has functioned as an
all-enveloping obsession at some point in his life.
Schmidt's poetic and melodic gifts have earned him glowing
comparisons to Dylan and Leonard Cohen, his keen sense of humor has
been measured against Prine and Steve Goodman and his haunting
songcraft, as well as his roots, have aligned him with Townes Van Zandt.
Violent Affair reportedly came together to fill a local Street
Punk niche no one else was filling — “We felt like if you wanted to
hear a certain type of music, go and play it,” lead vocalist Dave
Williams wisely said in a 2012 interview.