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Thigh of the Tiger

Tiger Sex proves that imported local music is every bit as good as the homegrown stuff

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tiger Sex has been a Cincinnati band for a little more than a year and has come to appreciate the local ins and outs.
  

True to Life

Rod Picott writes about working-class life from an honest place

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Here’s a handy little mathematical equation to keep in mind when considering the state of popular music: Modern Country = lies. Americana = truth.  

New Local Release News

40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Locals 40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend. Plus, MC Till and friends plot out a new Hip Hop-centric album and book for kids and submissions are now open for showcase consideration at the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival.
  

The Bunny The Bear with Released by Prayer and Time and Distance

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Bunny The Bear has plied its progressive Post Hardcore/Synthcore/Indiecore trade for the past seven years to a rabidly loyal and consistently expanding fan base.  

American Aquarium with Ben Knight & the Well Diggers and Rod Hamdallah

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The cool thing about American Aquarium is that they have always been really good.   

JJ Grey & Mofro with The London Souls

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Coming from a former family chicken farm and pecan tree grove in Jacksonville, Fla., you’d expect JJ Grey to exude the flavor of the South, and that’s just what he does.  

The Contortionist with Revocation, Fallujah, Toothgrinder, The Requiem and Sea of Treachery

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Although hints of growled dirty vocals sometimes form an undercurrent to the proceedings and even push to the forefront, The Contortionist seems detached from the Deathcore/Death Metal proponents with which it is often grouped.  

Swans in Bloom

Thirty years after debuting, Swans are making the best music of leader Michael Gira’s career

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Somehow, more than 30 years after debuting amid the height of the No Wave movement, Swans are making the best music of their long, twisted existence.  

Showing Love for WNKU

Plus, local Jazz drummers unite, the Tie Dye Ball returns and Glassworld releases debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Oodles of local (and national/regional) acts perform this weekend to benefit Northern Kentucky radio station WNKU, local Jazz drummers unite for the BHM Drum Summit, the Tie Dye Ball, featuring Spookfloaters and Jerry’s Little Band, returns to benefit Play It Forward org and rockers Glassworld release debut EP.  

The Main Squeeze with Benchwood Wyse and Nevele

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
If any old fogey tries to tell you there is no soul left in modern music, sit him (or her) down in his favorite reclining chair and tell him to shut up and listen while you give him a juicy taste of The Main Squeeze.
  

Into It. Over It. with Kevin Devine and Laura Stevenson

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Into It. Over It. frontman (often only man) has been a music fan since elementary school, falling hard for Emo in seventh grade after getting a taste of Sunny Day Real Estate.
  

Nikki Lane with Young Heirlooms

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Nikki Lane twangs and bangs with the ferocity of a roadhouse Rock band churning out amped up Country covers behind the sturdiest chicken wire known to man.  

Crazy & the Brains with Coconut Milk

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Any band nervy enough to christen themselves Crazy & the Brains automatically gets a pass on anything resembling the rules.  

World Wider

World music is a leader in album sales, David Pajo gets life-saving assist from the Web and new study says old people easily distracted by music

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Despite overall decline, stats show that World music album sales grew more than any other genre in 2014, Slint guitarist David Pajo gets a life-saving assist from fans on the Internet and a new study suggests older people are overly distracted when listening to music while working on other tasks.  

The Fall Guy

Cult legend Robyn Hitchcock delivers on latest “autumnal” album, The Man Upstairs

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock, the British singer/songwriter whose intimately resonant, raspy voice and mysteriously peculiar worldview were shaped by such skewed troubadours of his youth as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett and the Incredible String Band, has long been said to make “autumnal” records. As in, “songs or singing that reflect on life with a bittersweet, melancholy wisdom coming from age and experience.”