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Cincinnati Bands Turn to Fans for Ambitious Projects

Plus, the Tunes & Blooms concert series begins and Mainstay Rock Bar turns 5

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Local Folk Metal band Winterhymn launches crowd-funding campaign to help with its upcoming national tour, while Chamber/Folk/Indie foursome The Happy Maladies goes to its fans for help with a pair of ambitious recording projects. Plus, Mainstay Rock Bar celebrates its fifth birthday and the Cincinnati Zoo's free Tunes & Blooms concerts begin.
  

Twenty One Pilots with Juicy J, NONONO and Hunter Hunted

Saturday • Fifth Third Arena

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Twenty One Pilots’ fervent fan base radiates outward from their Columbus headquarters, so it’s no surprise that the faithful showed up in full force for 2012 Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati like a mellow Mongol hoard.  

Bobaflex

Saturday • Northern Kentucky Convention Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Metallers Bobaflex's most recent recording is last fall’s self-released and short but shredding Charlatan’s Web, featuring the leering Kiss-meets-Van Halen “School for Young Ladies” and the my-fist-your-cold-face dirge/anthem “I’m Glad You’re Dead.”  

Dom Flemons with Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
For eight years, Dom Flemons was a part of the retro-yet-groundbreaking Carolina Chocolate Drops. After a great run that included a Grammy and wide-spread critical acclaim, Flemons decided to break away last year and strike out on his own.  

St. Vincent

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, is a mysterious lady whose increasingly impressive musical output is informed by her expressive guitar playing and catchy, intricately crafted songs. St. Vincent’s just-released, self-titled fourth album is rife with contradiction, syncopated rhythms and surreal flourishes, the work of an artist who continues to expand her horizons.
  

No Haters, All SKATERS

NYC’s SKATERS integrate their grassroots Pop/Punk ethic into the major label paradigm

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Though still hands-on in most aspects of their career, New York City buzz band SKATERS welcomed the broader reach afforded by their contract with Warner Brothers Records. 
  

Kicking Off a Legacy

Cincinnati played a crucial role in the career of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Last October, Bobby Bare was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His long career featured some twists and turns that found him leaving his southern Ohio home to try and find success in California and elsewhere before eventually landing in Nashville. Along the way, Cincinnati’s Fraternity Records played an unexpected part in his success.  

The Pinstripes Celebrate Decade of Music-Making

Plus, 'Mistaken for Strangers' opens, Automagik returns and more local music news

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Cincinnati Reggae/Soul greats The Pinstripes celebrate their 10th anniversary and announce a pull-back from live shows. Plus, 'Mistaken for Strangers' (featuring the Cincy natives of The National) opens locally, The Harlequins prep live album, Automagik returns and Serenity Fisher sings in the name of love.
  

New Bums with Pete Fosco

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Ben Chasny and Donovan Quinn, doing business as New Bums, are the sound of Bob Dylan and Neil Young raised as brothers on the mean streets of New York, singing dark songs of contemporary survival and busking for change with a cardboard sign that reads “Paul Westerberg Relief Fund,” although they’re spending the money on 40s and weed.
  

Johnette Napolitano

Thursday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
It seems almost unfathomable, but Johnette Napolitano has been a musical fixture for over three decades, with her pummeling bass style, distinctive and alluring dusky vocal rasp and an almost Zelig-like knack for aligning herself with some of Rock’s more prominent personalities.
  

Corina Corina and Abiyah

Friday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Veteran, multifaceted Cincinnati Hip Hop artist/promoter Abiyah has teamed up with Brooklyn, N.Y.’s R&B/Hip Hop vocalist Corina Corina (whose latest album, The Free Way, was just released) for a two-week jaunt through the East Coast and Midwest, which began on Corina’s turf in mid-March and comes to Abiyah’s home base this week.   

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.