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Sound Advice: Orgy with Bobaflex and Death Valley High

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Electro Rock band Orgy entered the public consciousness in the late ’90s with its harrowing, hard-hitting cover of “Blue Monday,” a 1983 hit by legendary Electro Pop group New Order.   

A Fab Streaming Christmas

Plus, Columbia House to reopen with vinyl and Enrique Iglesias causes stir in Sri Lanka

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Beatles finally come to streaming services on Christmas Eve, Columbia House to relaunch as a vinyl-supplying outlet and the president of Sri Lanka is outraged over bra-throwing at an Enrique Iglesias concert.

Dream Werks

The Werks roar back with their fourth and best album, the conceptual Inside a Dream

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 29, 2015
From the outset, The Werks have been content to be impressive contributors to the Jam scene, earning adoration from their loyal fan base and respect from the community’s critical arbiters.

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Voting Opens

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 29, 2015
On Jan. 31, 2016, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards winners will be announced at the 19th-annual ceremony/show/party at Covington’s Madison Theater. Today we are happy to announce the nominees for the CEAs, which are presented by CityBeat and honor Greater Cincinnati’s rich and eclectic music scene.   

The Year in Local Recordings

A look back at some of our favorite 2015 releases by Greater Cincinnati music-makers

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
As always, numerous albums, EPs and singles by musical artists from Greater Cincinnati caught our ears in 2015. But know that the list you are about to read is just a snapshot.   

Sincerity Now!

Mike Tittel’s New Sincerity Works is poised for enshrinement in the pantheon of Cincinnati Pop

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Mike Tittel is soft spoken, self-effacing and unassuming, but, like the soft-spoken, self-effacing, unassuming and wildly talented singer/songwriters before him, Tittel saves his “Big Statements” for the studio and stage.   

Umin, The Z.G.s Celebrate Latest Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
This Saturday, Northern Kentucky sonic sculptor Kevin Poole is throwing a party in honor of his latest project under the umin moniker, a full-length titled line.  

Sound Advice: Wolf Alice with Radkey

Wednesday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
With its 2015 debut full-length, My Love is Cool, London’s Wolf Alice accomplished a fairly nifty trick by exhibiting the distinctive traits of any number of genres while somehow managing to transcend them all in the creation of a unique sonic identity.   

Sound Advice: Dustin Lynch with Chris Lane and Tyler Rich

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
A dozen years ago, Dustin Lynch lit out from his tiny hometown of Tullahoma, Tenn., for the brighter lights and bigger city of Nashville, Tenn., with the express purpose of hitting Music City’s fame lottery.  

Sound Advice: Margo and the Pricetags with Pokey LaFarge

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The past few years have seen a lot of buzz about Nashville, Tenn.’s fertile Rock scene, which is often presented as a counterpart to the city’s vital role as the Modern Country music business’ nerve center.   

Sound Advice: The Academy Is…

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
For eight years after its 2003 formation, The Academy Is... was one of the leading lights of the Emo movement, championed by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and signed to Fueled by Ramen (with later distribution through Wentz’s Decaydance label).  

FLOTUS/POTUS Make Music Headlines

Plus, Filter frontman says sorry for Weiland comments and the pricey Wu-Tang album saga takes another weird turn

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The president and first lady make some Hip Hop music news headlines; Filter's Richard Patrick apologizes for calling out Scott Weiland's addiction problems earlier this year; and it turns out that the most hated man in America bought that really expensive Wu-Tang album.

‘Cannon Ball’ Local-Music Showcase Debuts

Plus, news on The Cliftones, Kevin Donahue, Strangetunge, Dallas Moore and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
This weekend, Multimagic launches the first of what it intends to be a bi-annual local music showcase called The Cannon Ball. Plus, The Cliftones score a record deal, artwork by the late, great Kevin Donahue (The Pariahs) goes on display for one night only, local jazzers join Dan Radank for a Sinatra tribute, Strangetunge releases two new EPs and Dallas Moore hosts a "Honky Tonk Holiday" concert.  

Sound Advice: Steel Panther

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Steel Panther is like a ’70s commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: “‘Hey, you got comedy on my Glam Metal.’ ‘No, you got Glam Metal on my comedy.’ ”  

Sound Advice: The Revivalists with The Almighty Get Down

Friday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
There’s a case to be made that New Orleans is blessed with equal amounts of musical talent and unexplainable magic, and The Revivalists offer potent evidence.