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Reeling in the Years

A decade after the crackerjack 'Commit This to Memory', Motion City Soundtrack revisits its sophomore record

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
While Motion City’s origins date back to the late 1990s, 2005 was important one for the band, with the release of Commit This to Memory — its second album — on June 7.  

Cincinnati Blues Hits the Road

Plus, Lonesome Jared and the Heart Attacks and New Strange celebrate new releases and Dan Faehnle celebrates Wes Montgomery

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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.
  

Landlady with Animal Mother

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
If you missed Landlady’s frenetic MPMF appearance, here’s your chance to see one of Indie Rock’s most unique and wonderful new acts.  

Particle with Freekbass

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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.   

Rodney Carrington

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Rodney Carrington is a songwriter and comedian who is not afraid to go “blue,” talking about the things we all experience in life that are of an adult nature.   

Chuck Ragan with Jody & Sammy Stapleton

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Chuck Ragan has made a unique career out of exploring unlikely paths.  

Dazzling Secondly Wages

Plus, Neil Young's hi-def audio player/service gets criticized and Little River Band gets cancelled

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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.
  

Ready to Happen

After two solid EPs, Cincinnati’s Let It Happen is prepared to take the next step with 'Cause + Effect'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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.  

Chris Arduser Delivers Again with ‘Flibbertigibbet’

Plus, next week brings the latest Best New Bands showcase and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Veteran Cincinnati musician Chris Arduser releases his latest stellar solo album, Flibbertigibbet. Plus, the Best New Bands showcase lineup at Bogart's is announced and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert for the Rock School Scholarship Fund.  

Behold the Brave with Pluto Revolts

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The band’s skronky Psychedelic Blues with a side of Soul and a sprinkle of Pop melodicism was an easy sell to local fans of the Buffalo Killers’ loping Psych Pop thunder and the Heartless Bastards’ quirky Indie Blues mutations.  

Sound & Shape with Day Camp and Sweet Ray Laurel

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Either there’s an evolution/revolution going on down in the hills of Tennessee or someone has spiked the water supply with a chemical blend of adrenaline and amphetamine, because the Riff Rock sounds emanating from the state these days could strip the bark off a redwood tree at 50 paces.
  

10 String Symphony

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
What is awesome and innovative about 10 String Symphony is that while both Sedelmyer and Baiman are profuse in the Bluegrass, Old-Time and Celtic styles, they possess an open-minded bent for blatantly Progressive music as well.   

G-Eazy

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Given his killer flow and impeccable flair, G-Eazy’s famous could last as long as any of Hip Hop’s current practitioners.   

He’s Never Heard of You, Either

Plus, They Might Be Giants restart 'Dial-A-Song' and car rental companies in Sweden might soon pay music royalties

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
After Kanye collab, a bunch of people jokingly ask, "Who is Paul McCartney?" triggering more than a few freak-outs, They Might Be Giants restart its Dial-A-Song project, where fans can call a number (or use other tech) to hear a new tune every day and a royalty collections company wants a Swedish car rental company to pay for having radios in its cars.
  

Top Ten Albums of 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
My 10 favorite albums of 2014 (minus Beyoncé’s last-minute 2013 surprise, the fascinating new D’Angelo record, which I’ve only listened to a handful of times since it dropped Dec. 15, and the new Spoon, which, though reliably stellar, sounds pretty much like the last five Spoon albums since D’s last one, Voodoo, hit 15 years ago).