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He Will Rise Again …

Pre-death, Lemmy promises post-mortem stage return, Mötley Crüe plays final show (yeah right) and Coachella spotlights the reunion craze

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
In one of his final interviews, Lemmy promises to return after death to haunt Tears for Fears fans; Tommy Lee gets stuck upside down on his rollercoaster drumset during Mötley Crüe's last concert; and Coachella proves that the "band breakup" is a highly profitable career move.

Sound Advice: Clutch with Crobot

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Since Clutch has never achieved anything resembling mainstream success or acceptance, it’s had to settle for rabidly zealous fan worship.   

Sound Advice: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons with Wonky Tonk

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons are a band on the rise. I can feel it in my bones and by the binaural sounds they make that fork their way onto my eardrums.  

Sound Advice: Moon Hooch

Saturday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
When Morphine burst into the wider consciousness in 1991, the trio’s two-string bass/saxophone/drums configuration seemed pretty radical. Nearly a quarter century later, it takes a good deal more to drop the jaws of modern music listeners.  

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).