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Trampled by Turtles

Nov. 15 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Trampled by Turtles is another band in the Alt Folk movement manned by rockers who decided to dabble in acoustic music as a change of pace and found so much success with it that it stuck.
  

Dwight Yoakam

Nov. 16 • Horseshoe Casino

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dwight Yoakam is an enormously influential figure for rescuing ’80s-era, Nashville, Tenn.,-based commercial Country music from its reliance on cloyingly familiar, Pop-oriented musical clichés and boring, hack storytelling truisms. 
  

Unknown Hinson

Nov. 17 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
 The personality known as Unknown Hinson is portrayed by Stuart Danny Baker, a hell of a guitarist from North Carolina who invented the tongue-in-cheek character so he could rip on everything from Hendrix tunes to original songs like “Fish Camp Woman,” “I Ain’t Afraid of Your Husband” and “I Cleaned Out a Room (In My Trailer for You).”  

Get to the Point

Pianist Ed Moss’ unique Jazz club remains one of Cincinnati’s best-kept secrets

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
A unique and comfortable listening room created by Jazz pianist Ed Moss, Schwartz’s Point Jazz Club is a mystery to most Cincinnatians, despite the fact that many drive by the club on a regular basis.
  

Digging Deep

Ben Knight and the Welldiggers have stories to tell on their debut album, Divining Rod

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Ben Knight and the Welldiggers play American music. Kentucky Country music. A noble homage to generations of toil and progress. The songs on the Cincinnati band’s debut release, Divining Rod, are a frighteningly intimate introduction to Ben Knight, the storyteller. He and the Welldiggers earnestly compose new and original tunes that catch your attention with equal parts nostalgia and intrigue.  

Helping Veterans with the Healing Power of Music

Plus, the Blues & Boogie Piano Summit returns, Dallas Moore receives high honor and MC Till and Sean Little launch Cincinnati Homeshow Tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The local chapter of the Guitars for Veterans organization presents a benefit event/auction this Sunday. Plus, Ricky Nye brings the Blues and Boogie Piano Summit back to Newport, Dallas Moore honored by the Outlaw Music Hall of Fame and MC Till and Sean Little launch their intimate Cincinnati Homeshow Tour.
  

Britney: Torture or Gospel?

Plus, YouTube launches messy music awards and James Blake and Lou Reed name mixups

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Britney Spears' music gets used as a pirate repellent and to tell the story of Jesus, the YouTube Music Awards were an unfocused mess, some dumb social media users mix up their Lous and James Blake wins the Mercury Prize, then gets dissed during his introduction.
  

Drive-By Truckers with Old 97's

Nov. 8 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
 For all intents and purposes, the band Drive-By Truckers could also be called “Changing Lineup.” Over the years, quite a few musicians have entered and left the building of this acclaimed group. But the heart of the Truckers is still true, with original members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley continuing to hold the reins.
  

Basia Bulat

Nov. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Bulat's latest album, Tall Tall Shadow, has fans and critics alike buzzing with excitement, from the album’s dynamic range of more energetic, Rock-tinged arrangements and heart-rending quietude to Bulat’s powerful yet vulnerable voice, an effective blend of Tracy Chapman and Florence Welch, to lyrics that are slightly more enigmatic and less narrative than her previous releases.  

The Lone Bellow

Nov. 12 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Coming at us from Brooklyn, N.Y., The Lone Bellow — whose name couldn’t suit them any better — is made up of a trio of beautiful souls. Their harmonies are tight and soul-stirring, but at just the right moments, it’s lead singer Zach Williams’ Georgian drawl that cries out louder than the rest.  

These Kids are All Right

L.A.’s The Milk Carton Kids find an audience with their smart, beautiful acoustic sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On-the-rise L.A. duo The Milk Carton Kids’ talents and “good timing” helped them become one of the hottest acts in the Americana scene. 
  

Taste the Moonbow

Heavy Northern Kentucky rockers Moonbow release anticipated debut album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
With their singer finished with his run on TV's Survivor and the rest of the members' schedules aligning, The End of Time, the debut full-length from heavy Northern Kentucky band Moonbow, is finally released.
  

New Local Music Compilation Benefits Musicians in Need

Plus, rising local Hip Hop MC Buggs Tha Rocka enlists Talib Kweli for his next album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The new compilation of Greater Cincinnati music, Passion and Compassion, featuring Walk the Moon, Noah Hunt and several other solid local acts, is set to raise money for the Play It Forward organization. Plus, Buggs Tha Rocka gets Talib Kweli to exec-produce his next album and play Cincinnati on Halloween.
  

Blues Brothers Blues

Plus, Guided By Voices needs a new drummer and Lights Over Paris are on hiatus

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A Dutch court is cutting into Dan Aykroyd's lucrative Blues Brothers licensing biz, Guided By Voices parts ways with their drummer after an eBay party foul and the singer for an obscure L.A. band who falsely acquired loans to finance his fake Rock Star life will now be rockin' prison.
  

Freedy Johnston

Oct. 30 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 There are few better examples of the injustice of the term “one-hit wonder” than Freedy Johnston. Although he fits the description with his lone hit single, 1994’s “Bad Reputation,” his output before and after his one ubiquitous smash has been every bit as deserving of commercial acceptance.