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The Head and the Heart

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
While not quite a critical darling, The Head and the Heart has used its organic formation and deeply felt belief in its songs and each other to attract a large, intensely loyal and well-deserved fan base. 
  

PHOX

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Equal parts fun and fierce, the Indie Pop sextet PHOX delivers the exact sound required for properly shaking off the way-too-early cold weather we’ve been experiencing.  

Exit Verse with New Sincerity Works

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Early last year, former Karate vocalist/guitarist Geoff Farina joined forces with Brokeback/Tight Phantomz bassist Pete Croke and ex-Chisel drummer John Dugan to create Exit Verse, a power trio for the 21st century.   

Badboxes with Injecting Strangers, Wax TV and Coconut Milk

Saturday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Badboxes frontman Harrison Wargo has dubbed the sound of his Electronic trio “Northern Pop,” and that’s a fairly descriptive tag.
  

YouTube Now Offers Free Jams

Plus, guitarist-turned-hacker Geoffrey Commander jailed and the Grammy's use Twitter

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
YouTube is now offering an audio library that allows you to search for songs that won’t result in temporary banishment if you use them.  

What’s Up, Rocka?

Cincinnati Hip Hop sensation Buggs Tha Rocka anticipates the genre’s future and drops a masterpiece

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Few artists understand the changing face of Hip Hop as well as Buggs Tha Rocka.  

Cincinnati Dancing Pigs Celebrate New Release, Hall of Fame Induction

Plus, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards seek public input into the nominating process this year

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Long-running Americana group The Cincinnati Dancing Pigs celebrate their new album release and recent induction into the Jug Band Hall of Fame this weekend. Plus, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards are seeking public feedback for 2015's music nominees.
  

Every Time I Die with The Ghost Inside, Architects, Hundredth and Backtrack

Wednesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
From Parts Unknown may also be the most lavishly praised album in Every Time I Die’s estimable catalog.  

Maddie & Tae with Easton Corbin and RaeLynn

Thursday • Toby Keith’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Everyone from Rolling Stone to NPR has eaten up the lyrics of the girls’ sassy country girl anthem and gone, well, redneck crazy over their commentary on gender politics in modern Country music  

Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters with The Goodle Boys and Mamadrones

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Johnny Campbell was born into a family of fiddlers. So naturally, he started his music career as a …  rhythm guitarist?  

The Lone Bellow with Robert Ellis

Tuesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Music often rivals politics in the bizarre art of making strange bedfellows and displaying stranger-than-fiction truths.  

Russia: Now Scared of Gay People AND Death Metal

Plus, that recent comet landing made Aerosmith more money and Pomplamoose whines and shills

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Russia bands the album artwork and (Russian translated) lyrics of Death Metal giants Cannibal Corpse; we touchdown on comet, Aerosmith's Spotify streams increase; Pomplamoose band members does something slightly shady.  

Motor Away

I toured Europe with Cincy’s Valley of the Sun and lived to write about it

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Touring the world is one goal that few bands ever accomplish. It requires a ridiculous amount of hard work, dedication, time and money.
  

JetLab Flies High on Diverse Debut

Plus, Ohio Knife gets its own beer and Kenton County Regulators and SHAG reunite

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Indie Dance Rock trio JetLab celebrates the release of its self-titled debut Friday, Ohio Knife reveals new beer made in their honor and the Kenton County Regulators and SHAG reunite this week.
  

Papadosio

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Papadosio is a hot name in the music festival scene these days, the masterful epitome of what’s come to be termed “Jamtronica.”