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New Fires from Old Fuel

Lydia Loveless finds fresh inspiration from a youthful obsession with baseball and a 19th century poet

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Ohio singer/songwriter Lydia Loveless hits the road in support of her second full-length release for the esteemed Bloodshot Records release, Somewhere Else.
  

New Local Music Releases Celebrated This Week

Day Camp, Saturn Batteries, Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle and The String Theory host release parties this weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Greater Cincinnati bands Day Camp, Saturn Batteries, Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle and The String Theory host celebrations for their latest releases this weekend.  

Designer Wigs Out on Minaj

Plus, Kiss keeps raising the drama bar for its Rock Hall induction and The Nuge promises to watch his mouth

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nicki Minaj gets sued for $30 million over some wig designs, Kiss can't get it together enough to perform at its own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Ted Nugent kind of apologizes for calling the president a "subhuman mongrel."
  

Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, February 24, 2014
The show occurring at Southgate House Revival Wednesday night is more than just a Roots Rock/Americana marriage made in heaven. It’s downright Rock & Roll nirvana. The Bottle Rockets, a great American band finally getting its due, opens the show and then serves as backup for Marshall Crenshaw, singer/songwriter and melodic rocker par excellence.  

Empires

Sunday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, February 24, 2014
Every show Empires has played in Cincinnati, it has been memorable. The Chicago quintet’s Queen City debut was at 2010’s MidPoint festival, which guitarist Tom Conrad recalls thusly: “I remember everyone being extremely wasted and playing really late, and walking away thinking, ‘I don’t know what this was but I’d love to come back.’”
  

Flogging Molly

Monday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Monday, February 24, 2014
Flogging Molly is returning to Bogart’s yet again, but it will be a little bit bittersweet this time. The jarringly wonderful Celtic Punk band says its current “Green 17” tour — an annual countdown to St. Patrick’s Day — will be its last. The group says it’s the 10th and final round of this specific raucous road venture.
  

Faith and Praise

Milton Blake’s long journey from Jamaica to Cincinnati and belief in the Almighty informs his debut album, People Need Jah

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Most native Jamaicans I’ve met are possessed of a similar quality, namely a Zen-like balance between an intense drive to do the best possible job regardless of the task at hand and an almost blissful serenity borne of faith. That quality radiates from now-Cincinnati-based Reggae singer/songwriter Milton Blake in palpable waves.
  

Niches Get Stitches

Cincinnati’s multifaceted Black Signal pushes the boundaries of Electronic music

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Sean “Scary” Garner, one half of Cincinnati-based Black Signal, claims his Electronica project got its moniker from garbled transmissions from outer space. It’s a fitting title given the unique brand of Electronic music that Garner and bandmate Matt Ogden have been assembling.
  

Irish/American Voodoo Loons Celebrate Second Album Release

Plus, area musicians unite to raise funds and awareness for various causes this week

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Irish/American band Voodoo Loons celebrate the release of its second full-length, The Criminal Ear, this Friday in Covington. Plus, the Tie Dye Ball returns to raise funds for Play It Forward, local Punk bands team up to remember a fallen friend and local Hip Hop artists perform to help raise awareness about the region's heroin epidemic.
  

Bunbury Lineup Launch with The Ready Stance, The Yugos and Heavy Hinges

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Just a few acts — including Fall Out Boy and Paramore — have been announced for this summer’s Bunbury Music Festival, but Thursday is your first chance to hear about the next round of artists via a special free “Lineup Launch” event at the Southgate House Revival, one of four regional events held on the same night.   

Snoop Lion/Dogg

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
With so much drama in the 5-1-3, it’s kinda nice hosting Snoop D-O-double-G who, somehow, some way, claims he smokes 81 blunts, like, every single day.
  

Sebadoh with Octagrape

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Last fall, Sebadoh released the comeback full-length Defend Yourself, the band’s first album in 14 years. The album recaptured some of the dizzying sonic diversity of Sebadoh’s early Sub Pop recordings, but also finds Barlow and Loewenstein’s songwriting skills as sharp as ever.
  

Willie Sugarcapps with Brigitte DeMeyer

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
For the past couple of years, the Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, Ala., has hosted a musical genre stew dubbed The Frog Pond, a house concert comprised of whoever happens to be in the house. A few Frog Pond regulars — singer/songwriters Will Kimbrough and Grayson Capps, guitarist Corky Hughes and Folk duo Anthony Crawford and Savanna Lee (aka Sugarcane Jane) — felt a particular creative kinship at their very first impromptu gig, which morphed into Willie Sugarcapps.
  

Gregory Alan Isakov with Josh Ritter

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It seems a little early (or maybe late) for a Gregory Alan Isakov concert. His warm voice is more on par with a concert in the grass on an Indian summer evening. Still, we should be happy to have him in town whenever we can get him.  

Heavy Adventures

Deafheaven continues to challenge and destroy the boundaries of Black Metal

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sunbather, the second album from Deafheaven, is a true listening “experience.” Clocking in at just under an hour, it moves from the epic blast-furnace riffage and jackhammer drumming of “Dream House” to the pensive, piano-laced wanderings of “Irresistible” with uncommon grace and fluidity. And that’s just the first two songs.