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Run Boy Run

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Lounge)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Young Arizona Roots/Bluegrass quintet Run Boy Run clearly has a reverence for what’s come before them — most of them grew up in musical families connected to the Arizona Bluegrass scene. But the subtly integrated elements of Classical music, Jazz and Pop give the group enough of a slant that they are often dubbed a “progressive” act.
  

The Band of Heathens with Josh Eagle

Friday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
While Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest extravaganza continues to jump the shark due to corporate excess and misdirection, the capitol city continues to be an exceptional music town. The Band of Heathens came out of Austin’s rich music scene with a lot of buzz in the mid-’00s.
  

Streaming to Success?

Vulfpeck releases Sleepify, R.I.P. Oderus Urungus and more Rock Hall drama

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Michigan Funk band Vulfpeck experiments with Spotify's pay-out system, GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus (aka Dave Brockie) really, actually, seriously did pass away and early Nirvana drummer Chad Channing is told he's going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his former band … then was told he wasn't.
  

Now and Then

Bryce Dessner collaborates with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for this year’s MusicNOW fest

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
On the eve of its ninth festival, MusicNOW founder and The National guitarist Bryce Dessner says after next year he’ll re-evaluate continuing the fest in its current state.  

Jeremy Pinnell Gets Personal on Debut Solo Album

Plus, 74 West celebrates debut release and ’80s Pop … Rocks tribute/benefit show returns

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Stellar local singer/songwriter Jeremy Pinnell unveils his first solo album, OH/KY, 74 West celebrates the release of Life on Shuffle and dozens of local artists play their favorites from the ’80s at the "’80s Pop … Rocks" tribute/benefit concert this weekend.
  

Twist of Fate

Chubby Checker returns to the birthplace of his career-making hit

0 Comments · Monday, March 17, 2014
How Chubby Checker took an under-promoted, Cincinnati-recorded song and turned it into Billboard's top song of all time.
  

Blind Boys of Alabama

Friday • Greaves Hall (Northern Kentucky University)

0 Comments · Monday, March 17, 2014
The legendary five-time Grammy winners Blind Boys of Alabama have steadily brought inspired grooves to the stage since the group’s beginnings in the 1930s. Greater Cincinnati has witnessed some special shows by the group, especially their gig at the2006  Tall Stacks Festival, when lead singer Jimmy Carter was led into the  crowd with a mic where he proceeded to lift up the audience with goodness and light and soul.  

Grouplove

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Monday, March 17, 2014
The story of Grouplove is like something straight out of the ’60s. The band members met at an artist commune on the Greek island of Crete. All struggling to pay their bills with their various forms of art, they each stumbled upon the right people at the right time. Eventually they found themselves living in a basement in Crete, able to focus on art instead of working to pay rent.
  

Houndmouth with Rayland Baxter

Friday • Southgate House Revival

1 Comment · Monday, March 17, 2014
On Houndmouth’s full-length debut, 2013’s From the Hills Below the City, you can tell the quartet is smitten with the majestic charm of Americana masters The Band. “Penitentiary,” the calling-card tune that triggered Internet buzz and eventually drew the interest of famed indie label Rough Trade, could be mistaken for a Music from Big Pink bonus track.  

von Grey with Ron Pope and Andrea Nardello

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, March 17, 2014
Last year was a momentous one for Indie/Alt Folk quartet von Grey, with a relentless road schedule, television appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan and triumphant debuts at South By Southwest and Bonnaroo.
  

Peach Kelli Pop with Bummer’s Eve and Black Planet

Wednesday • The Comet

0 Comments · Monday, March 17, 2014
Getting her start playing drums with Canadian Garage Pop trio The White Wires, Allie Hanlon began Peach Kelli Pop as a solo outlet for her own songwriting. Peach Kelli Pop (Hanlon does all of the recording and friends join her on the road) is modeled after some of the classics of vintage Pop music. 
  

Songs of the South

JJ Grey teams with three of his peers for the inaugural Southern Soul Assembly Tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A unique group of accomplished musicians will soon combine forces to bring a night of swampy tunes and rootsy grooves to Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre. Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard and JJ Grey each have strong legacies and careers of their own, but as The Southern Soul Assembly, they come together to play songs, tell stories and collaborate.  

Kelly Richey Band Gets Down at the Wisp

Plus, Shoot Out the Light issues new album, Jeremy Pinnell previews his solo debut and Ray's Music Exchange reunites

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Blues Funk trio The Kelly Richey Band celebrate its new live album at the place it was recorded, The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, plus Shoot Out the Lights releases sophomore full-length, Jeremy Pinnell previews new solo effort and Ray's Music Exchange reunites in Newport.
  

Jesse Dee with Honey & Houston

Saturday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
It’s one thing to find inspiration in such Soul legends, but Jesse Dee’s honest, genuine songwriting and soul-drenched vocals give his tunes the same spirit and emotional heft as those originators.  

Chris Knight with Ben Knight & the Well Diggers

Friday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Chris Knight is a singer/songwriter who goes against the grain when it comes to what passes for talent in Nashville these days. A songsmith on par with the Darrell Scotts and Jeff Blacks of the world, Knight has little use for mainstream Country music dreck or stereotypical Americana fare.