Other than the much older generation
of Country music artists who are quickly leaving us, where do we turn
for real-deal Country music with an edge? One place to look is the
“Ameripolitan” sounds of the Austin Music Hall of Famer Dale Watson.
As Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Aly Spaltro is currently
earning attention for raw, poignant tunes that glow with gusto — both as
wandering, relatively skeletal acoustic-rooted numbers and feisty,
forceful electric-propelled tunes. In either instance, she decorates her
songs with imagistic, compellingly detailed and often innocuous lyrics
about troubled relationships and scattered trepidations.
The Crown Jewels of Jazz Heritage Festival showcases local and national talent throughout the week at venues in Over-the-Rhine and Mount Adams. Plus, the Whispering Beard Folk Festival and Ohmstead 2013 return and the Uptown Music Festival debuts.
In a little less than two years, Ryan
Spencer and Adam Pressley have gone from a potential career disaster to
having one of the most acclaimed albums of the year in the form of Wormfood, their debut as Jamaican Queens.
Mardou is a young Cincinnati band that’s
made a name for itself as an energetic Post Punk quartet. Having played
their first show May of 2012, the members of Mardou have released their
debut offering of four songs, known as Cardigan EP.