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Reality for the Holidays

Over the Rhine returns for another “reality Christmas” and news of a new venue

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
With Blood Oranges in the Snow, Over the Rhine treats the Christmas album as a major artistic statement that questions the holiday’s celebratory nature as much as it acknowledges it.    

Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees for 2015 Announced

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The nominations for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, honoring Greater Cincinnati's incredible local music scene, are ready and voting starts Friday.
  

Lagartha with Kate Wakefield

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Lagartha does Doom with a quiet fury and a roiling undercurrent that is deceptively Ambient and menacingly insistent.  

Tab Benoit with Samantha Fish and The Sonny Moorman Group

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
David Bowie and Neil Young will reinvent themselves at the drop of a press release and without the slightest provocation, but Tab Benoit is as reliable as the sun and just as warm and welcome.  

Steelism

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
In the studio and especially on stage, Steelism runs through its blistering originals and brilliant covers with a palpable sense of reverence and a breakneck intensity.   

Adrian Belew Power Trio with Saul Zonana

Sunday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Belew’s versatile, inventive guitar playing can move from heavy riffing to light-as-air atmospheric in a moment’s notice.
  

Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees for 2015 Announced

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The nominees for the 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards showcase strength and diversity of Greater Cincinnati's music scene.
  

Girls Will Be Boys

DAAP Girls’ new album will change the world … as soon as they release it into the wild

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Stuart MacKenzie isn’t kidding when he confesses a certain lack of business acumen.  

New Sincerity Works Turns Out ‘44’

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Even given the extensive experience of all involved, 44 is a remarkably accomplished debut effort, with Tittel’s songwriting being the prime reason.  

The Head and the Heart

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
While not quite a critical darling, The Head and the Heart has used its organic formation and deeply felt belief in its songs and each other to attract a large, intensely loyal and well-deserved fan base. 
  

PHOX

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Equal parts fun and fierce, the Indie Pop sextet PHOX delivers the exact sound required for properly shaking off the way-too-early cold weather we’ve been experiencing.  

Exit Verse with New Sincerity Works

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Early last year, former Karate vocalist/guitarist Geoff Farina joined forces with Brokeback/Tight Phantomz bassist Pete Croke and ex-Chisel drummer John Dugan to create Exit Verse, a power trio for the 21st century.   

Badboxes with Injecting Strangers, Wax TV and Coconut Milk

Saturday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Badboxes frontman Harrison Wargo has dubbed the sound of his Electronic trio “Northern Pop,” and that’s a fairly descriptive tag.
  

YouTube Now Offers Free Jams

Plus, guitarist-turned-hacker Geoffrey Commander jailed and the Grammy's use Twitter

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
YouTube is now offering an audio library that allows you to search for songs that won’t result in temporary banishment if you use them.  

What’s Up, Rocka?

Cincinnati Hip Hop sensation Buggs Tha Rocka anticipates the genre’s future and drops a masterpiece

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Few artists understand the changing face of Hip Hop as well as Buggs Tha Rocka.