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Aaron Collins Brings Blind Conductors to New EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
This week, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Collins follows up his stunning solo debut, Godlessly Oscillating, with an equally impressive EP featuring his band, The Blind Conductors. Plus, Indie rockers Ohio Knife and Old City celebrate the release of a new split 7-inch single and Ironfest returns to Southgate House Revival for two days overflowing with great local music.

Sound Advice: Turquoise Jeep with Abiyah and Super Origami

Thursday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Founded in 2009 by rappers/singers Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit, crafty Hip Hop/R&B crew/label Turquoise Jeep features a loose collection of collaborators who revel in the Jeep’s ribald, unrelentingly humorous take on genre conventions.  

Sound Advice: The Griswolds with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics and LOLO

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A long lineage of Rock defined by a deep and wide streak of wild individuality coated with a veneer of respectability is evidenced in the present tense by the Synth Pop gyrations of The Griswolds.   

Sound Advice: Sufjan Stevens with Gallant

Friday • Aronoff Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
“Fourth of July,” the centerpiece of Sufjan Stevens’ latest album — the stripped-down, Elliott Smith-esque Carrie & Lowell — is as intimate and revealing as anything in the crafty singer/songwriter’s songbook.   

Sound Advice: The Mowgli’s with Lights and Phases

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Mowgli’s follow the tradition of bands that start out by building a strong grassroots audience organically through touring and word-of-mouth, ultimately leading to broader mainstream success.   

The Art of Laundry

Matmos recorded an album of washing machine sounds, Ozzy says sorry for messin' with Texas and Ben Carson targets black voters with bad rap ad

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Electronic duo Matmos is releasing an entire album made from washing machine sounds, Ozzy Osbourne visits the Alamo 33 years after peeing on it (and, subsequently, being banned from it) and a new Ben Carson campaign commercial uses horribly-done Rap music to try to win over black voters.

Did He Start the Fire?

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Fans of the New York Mets are joined by Billy Joel on a sing-along to "Piano Man" during the only World Series game in which the team didn't choke, Tom Jones wants to have a DNA test to see if he is black and Phil Collins is a goddamn liar.

Tonk of the Town

Jasmine Poole sits and watches as alter ego Wonky Tonk reinvents rootsy Country Folk with an arty edge

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Greater Cincinnati’s Jasmine Poole is the first to admit that she’s hardly the life of any party. On the other hand, Wonky Tonk, Poole’s Country-music alter ego, takes a stage like an occupying army, storming in with purpose, confidence and conviction.  

Ass Ponys Reunite for Pair of Weekend Shows

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
One of the more renowned Cincinnati bands of the past few decades, Ass Ponys, reunites this weekend for a pair of shows at Woodward Theater. The band will be playing songs from throughout its career, with 35-40 rehearsed tunes to choose from each night.   

Sound Advice: The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die with Foxing, TTNG and Brightside

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die may be that unlikely band to be nearly all things to nearly all people. The Connecticut nine-piece generally fits under the Emo umbrella, but it’s clear that there’s more going on here than just slashing guitars, engaging melodicism and mopey lyrics.  

Sound Advice: Everclear with Hydra Melody

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Wanna feel old? Everclear is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of its breakout album, Sparkle and Fade.   

Sound Advice: Jon Pardi with Brothers Osborne

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
One quick scan of Jon Pardi’s promotional shots and you’ll think you’re looking at Lisa Marie Presley’s illegitimate half brother, or at the very least, Chris Isaak’s happier, corn-fed little brother.   

Sound Advice: Kinky Friedman with Brian Molnar

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Kinky Friedman has always been a trip. A talented and unusual cat, Friedman is a renaissance man of odd and diverse proportions and categories.  

Painful Splendor

Cincinnati’s Ethicist twists and challenges Black Metal stereotypes

0 Comments · Thursday, October 29, 2015
Cincinnati's Ethicist maintains Black Metal’s trademark filth, but manages to weave it together with moments of honest beauty. The band achieves this via a mix of Shoegaze, Crust, Punk, Heavy Metal and experimental Noise Rock.   

Faygo Kills Concert

ICP soda-spraying gets show canned, Ryan Adams thinks Taylor Swift is like Shakespeare and there is a musical based on the Beastie Boys' career

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A soft drink causes an Insane Clown Posse concert to be cancelled, Ryan Adams says Taylor Swift is like Neil Armstrong, The Smiths and Shakespeare and a U.K. theater is presenting a new musical based on the career of the Beastie Boys.