Beats V. Spotify, The Payment Round

Plus, Primus made an Illinois mom really mad and McDonald's makes first SXSW mistep of SXSW-complainng season

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Beats Music gets a PR leg up on Spotify when an independent musician reveals significantly higher per-stream payouts from the Apple-owned service. Plus, a mom in Illinois shoots up her TV while her kids try to enjoy some Primus and McDonald's gets off on the wrong foot during its first official foray into SXSW, then backtracks and offers to actually pay showcasing artists.

MusicNOW (and Then)

For Bryce Dessner, 2015’s MusicNOW Festival is every bit as exhilarating as the first

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
When Bryce Dessner, guitarist for international Indie Rock stars The National, founded the MusicNOW Festival in 2006, he didn’t necessarily envision the three-day Indie Rock-meets-experimental/Classical music event’s growth potential.   

Buffalo Killer Goes Truly Solo on New LP

Plus, new release news about Bad Veins, Ronnie Verl & the Wallbangers and Sean Geil

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Buffalo Killers' Andy Gabbard gets set to release his debut solo effort, Fluff. Plus, Bad Veins remake their second album as The Mess Remade (releasing next week), Ronnie Verl & the Wallbangers celebrate their new album, Mostly Drinking Songs, and The Tillers' Sean Geil is on schedule to release four albums this month.

Perfume Genius with The Lone Bellow and Mina Tindle

Sunday • Memorial Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The cover of Perfume Genius’ third album, 2014’s Too Bright, features frontman/creative ringleader Mike Hadreas clad in a shiny, sleeveless gold-and-silver top that hugs his slight frame.   

Chatham County Line with Sam Lewis

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Chatham County Line has always played Bluegrass music its own way.   

Lucero with Ryan Bingham and Twin Forks

Sunday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tom Waits doesn’t necessarily leap to mind when listening to Lucero’s raucous brand of Memphis-fueled Rock & Roll.  

Swervedriver with Gateway Drugs

Monday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
From the opening salvo of “Autodidact” on I Wasn’t Born to Lose You, Swervedriver’s first album of new material in 17 years, the listener is transported back to the mid-’90s.  

What Can Brown Do For You?

Pieta Brown’s musical DNA is just one part of her amazing story

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Pieta Brown’s decision to go into the family business was not one to be taken lightly.    

Honey & Houston Release ‘Barcelona’

Plus, Freekbass signs to Ropeadope, natihiphop.com launches and the Bunbury Music Festival reveals 2015 lineup

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Americana/Folk/Country group Honey & Houston releases its stunning debut album, Barcelona. Plus, Freekbass signs to Ropeadope Records, local Hip Hop music blog natihiphop.com celebrates its launch and the Bunbury Music Festival reveals its 2015 lineup.  

New Music Tuesdays to Become New Music Fridays

Plus, despite haters, tons of people still love U2 (and listen to that free album) and researchers develop music for cats

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced that, starting this summer, all countries will put out new releases on Fridays, a survey found that a quarter of iOS users who listened to music in January listened to U2 and researchers develop music specifically for our feline friends.

Iris DeMent with Pieta Brown

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
In the Folk/Gospel/Country realm, few singer/songwriters are as acclaimed, respected and beloved as Iris DeMent by devoted fans as well as her adoring peer group.  

The Life and Times with Ashes and Iron

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Indie Rock power trios are as common as crime, but the ones that rise to the top of the form defy the limitations of their numbers by sounding more expansive than the standard guitar/bass/drums set-up.   

The Church with The Sharp Things

Sunday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
In the late ’70s, Australia exported a fair amount of bracingly unique Alternative Rock that rivaled anything produced by America or Great Britain.  

Justin Townes Earle with Gill Landry

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
When you are Justin Townes Earle and you are the son of the famous musician Steve Earle, the bonus of name recognition soon gives way to overt scrutiny.   

Thigh of the Tiger

Tiger Sex proves that imported local music is every bit as good as the homegrown stuff

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tiger Sex has been a Cincinnati band for a little more than a year and has come to appreciate the local ins and outs.