What should I be doing instead of this?

Ridin’ Wordy

The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn follows his own narrative on solo records

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Craig Finn writes songs. He can’t help it, and he isn’t stopping anytime soon. Best known as the frontman for The Hold Steady, Finn has been delivering his detailed, word-addled songs about everyday people and places for more than two decades  

Local Musicians Do It Up for Halloween

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
With Halloween falling on Saturday this year, pretty much every club you go to this weekend is going to be having a Halloween party, most likely with a “Halloween costume contest” component.  

Sound Advice: The Lone Bellow with Anderson East and Hugh Masterson

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
After honing its Country/Roots/Americana skills as Zach Williams and the Bellow, the band (with Williams on guitar and vocals, Kanene Pipkin on mandolin, bass and vocals and Brian Elmquist, also on guitar and vocals) rechristened itself The Lone Bellow.   

Sound Advice: GRiZ with Russ Liquid and Muzzy Bearr

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Though he had more of a history in the EDM world, you can draw some parallels between jack-of-many-trades Grant Kwiecinski (aka GRiZ) and Mark “Uptown Funk” Ronson.   

Sound Advice: Vanessa Carlton with Joshua Hyslop

Thursday • Live at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Loving Vanessa Carlton comes with baggage. Not as much as if you were a Hanson fan. But there’s still something people find scoffable about the “A Thousand Miles” songstress.   

Sound Advice: Circa Survive with RX Bandits and Citizen

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
There is much wisdom that can be gleaned from the Toms. Tom Petty taught us long ago to listen to our hearts, because “it’s gonna tell (us) what to do. And Tom Cruise reminded us eloquently and succinctly, “Sometimes you’ve just gotta say, ‘What the fuck, make your move.’ ” 

Sound Advice: Nicholas David with Dawg Yawp

Thursday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The third season of The Voice boasted a strong slate of contenders, but none were as accomplished or as singularly unusual as Saint Paul, Minn.’s Nicholas Mrozinski.   

Sound Advice: Bronze Radio Return with The Roosevelts

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
It’s so easy to wind up jaded by new music. In a world where even the “influencers” have blatant and utterly trite influences, where can we find new music that isn’t already tired and played out? Bronze Radio Return hopes to turn up in your search.  

Sound Advice: Cherub with Hippie Sabotage

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Someone needs to check Nashville, Tenn.’s water supply, because the only explanation for the incredible diversity within the city’s current music scene might be some sort of hallucinogenic creativity drug delivered straight through everybody’s taps.

Sound Advice: Meat Wave with The Dirty Nil

Sunday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Chicago threesome Meat Wave’s name apparently causes giggles and results in a lot of questions. But the group’s name isn’t (or at least shouldn’t be) as head-turning as its vibrant take on modern Post Punk.

Wayne Storm

Daniel Wayne returns to Cincinnati with an all-star vengeance for his debut full-length album

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Like a modern-day Dorothy, Daniel Wayne left his home and traveled to remote locales to chase his heart’s desire, only to find that his greatest opportunities and potential for next-level success were right where he started.  

Greg Dulli Solo-Tours Ahead of New Afghan Whigs LP

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Hamilton, Ohio native Greg Dulli, frontman for Cincinnati-spawned AltRock greats The Afghan Whigs, announces a solo tour and releases a free new song. Plus, Taylor Shannon, Automagik, Silver Pockets Trio and Blame the Gun celebrate new releases this week and the family-friendly Fall Fest Weekend at Washington Park offers some quality local music.  

‘Clockwork’ Petition Auctioned

Mick Jagger wanted 'Clockwork Orange' role, label goes on sale on Craigslist and Urban Outfitters gets in on the cassette trend

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 20, 2015
A letter signed by The Beatles petitioning filmmakers to cast Mick Jagger in the A Clockwork Orange lead goes up for auction, extreme Metal label Handshake Inc. is being sold like an old coffee table (via Craigslist) and Urban Outfitters sets out to kill this whole cassette revival thing once and for all.

Puck It All

Cincinnati-area rapper/DJ Puck has overcome long odds to reach this point in his short, impressive career

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
At 23, Puck has achieved a great deal, with designs on even more. He’s released a series of mixtapes and EPs, done several accompanying videos and is currently writing new material as well as working on increasing his profile as a DJ.   

Ubahn, Ladyfest Keep the Music Festival Vibes Alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
It’s starting to feel like early fall is the new summer when it comes to music festivals in Cincinnati. This week we have two unique and infinitely cool fests from which to choose.