The 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards return this Sunday at Covington's Madison Theater. Plus, friends celebrate the life of pioneering concert promoter Bill Leist, Multimagic debuts new lineup and four local bands duke it out on the billiards table for charity.
Mother Maybelle Carter was a member of
the Carter Family, whose infamous 1927 recordings in Bristol, Tenn.,
(along with Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Alfred Reed and others) brought
Country music to the masses.
Several top music venues in the U.K. have decided to ban "selfie sticks" at concerts, breaking the hearts of the country's narcissistic music lovers. Plus, a Wisconsin radio station bans all Seattle-spawned music from its playlist to help the Packers get to the Super Bowl (whoops!) and the mild comeback of the cassette as a music format continues, with Disney getting in on the action.
Local Blues artists The Whiskey Shambles and The Sonny Moorman Group prepare to head to Memphis to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. Plus, the CEAs are just around the corner, Lonesome
Jared and the Heart Attacks and New Strange celebrate new releases and Dan
Faehnle tributes Jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery.
If you’re caught not
gettin’ down at a Particle concert, it may be assumed that you’re either
not hip enough to groove, have a fat rock in your shoe or are sadly too
self-conscious to let your limbs loose.
The website skyrange.net makes you feel worse about your paycheck by breaking down how much music's highest earners made per second, engineers working on Neil Young's PonoMusic reportedly question whether the "high definition" sound is any better than CD-quality and, with no original members, Soft Rock champs Little River Band get the axe from a Tonight Show appearance after former members complain.
The Cincinnati quartet may have taken
five years to release their first full-length, last year’s bracing and
infectious Cause + Effect, but the members seem as energetic and
eager to move to the next phase as they must have been when they first
coalesced as a band half a decade ago.