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Vinyl Overload

Plus, trying to educate concertgoers about Molly and disturbing study links sexist music videos to rape

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
An obsessive Brazilian business man has more records than you (waaaay more), EDM fest makes ticket buyers watch PSA about drug dangers and an organization wants all music videos labeled for age appropriateness.  

Electric Avenues

Cincinnati’s Electric Citizen takes a quick detour from the road to trumpet the release of its debut full-length

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
With international acclaim and relentless national touring, Heavy Cincinnati rockers Electric Citizen return home for a release party in honor of its debut full-length, Sateen.
  

Trademark Aaron Releases EP, Plays Fountain Square

Plus, MidPoint announces its full schedule and the It's Commonly Jazz series begins

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Northern Kentucky-based Hip Hop artists celebrates the release of his new EP, Act Accordingly, Saturday during the Beats by Self-Diploma concert on Fountain Square, the MidPoint Music Festival announces its full schedule and the free It's Commonly Jazz series kicks off with William Menefield this Thursday.
  

Man Man with Injecting Strangers, Ohio Knife and Skeleton Hands

Friday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Man Man’s greatest sonic attributes could also be considered its most significant liabilities, particularly by labels looking to hitch their wagons to a commercial cash cow. And although Man Man has somehow managed to infiltrate the mainstream to a small degree with adjustments to their core sound, the band (which fluctuates from duo to trio to beyond) has retreated only slightly from its home on the musical fringe.   

Old Monk with Little Lights

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Brooklyn, N.Y., band Old Monk has referred to its music as “Prog Punk,” an interesting descriptor considering the two genres were diametrically opposed back in the day. It reminds me of a scene from the excellent documentary movie New York Doll, about bassist Arthur “Killer” Kane of the Proto Punk band New York Dolls, where Chrissie Hynde and Morrissey are sitting around railing against the excesses of Prog Rock and how it actually birthed Punk.  

“A Tribute to Walter Trout” with The Walter Trout Band, Danny Bryant and Jon Trout

Tuesday • Legends Nightclub

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
With internationally renowned Blues/Rock guitarist Walter Trout recovering from a liver transplant, his bandmates in The Walter Trout Band are touring with U.K. guitarist Danny Bryant and Walter's son Jon in a celebration of his music and to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.  
  

United Nations with Frameworks

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
At first blush, United Nations is a thrilling, adrenalized Punk band with the sonic markers that define the genre — political lyrics that range from personal to global; double-clutched drumming; riffs that careen wildly from oddly melodic to lethally brutal; vocals that run the gamut from singing in a normal register to shrieking like a panther caught in a leg trap to the guttural growl of a Babylonian misery demon.   

The Forsyth Saga

Guy Forsyth plays all kinds of Blues for all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Back in the ‘70s, John Denver wrote the line, “I’d no more love just one kind of woman than drink only one kind of wine.” Guy Forsyth takes a similar approach when it comes to playing music in general, and the Blues specifically.  

Greater Cincinnati Gets the Blues This Weekend

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It’s Christmas in August this weekend for local Blues fans. The big event is the 22nd annual Cincy Blues Fest, presented Friday and Saturday at the riverfront’s Sawyer Point by the Cincy Blues Society.   

Cheers Elephant with The Ready Stance

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Cheers Elephant is a blatantly hook-laden AltPop band that brings a sense of humor and 1960s-era verve to their sound. With reverb-a-plenty and blue-sky harmony vocals, the up-tempo band keeps its big beats front and center.   

The Iguanas

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
These days, it’s an accomplishment to find something that lasts 25 months, let alone 25 years. And yet The Iguanas are still making vital music and crisscrossing the country to present it in its most elementally satisfying live fashion, a quarter century after the band’s formation in New Orleans.
  

The Casket Girls with Dreamend

Sunday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The original derivation of a casket (or casquette) girl referred to an early 18th century female who had been repatriated from France to the French colonial South in order to marry; “casket” referred to the small chest that held their belongings.  

Eric Johnson

Tuesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Coming on the scene in the late ’80s/early ’90s as a new guitar hot shot, Eric Johnson lit up the frets and the music world with a Grammy Award win for his original instrumental, “Cliffs of Dover,” in 1991. Though a multi-instrumentalist of the highest order, he is mostly known for his fluid guitar pyrotechnics.  

No Filter

Up-and-comer K. Michelle uses reality TV and intimate, honest songwriting to build her audience

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
While most R&B and Dance Pop artists keep things light lyrically, singing playful songs about the opposite sex, going to clubs, partying and other just-for-fun subjects, there’s not much sweetness and light on K. Michelle’s debut album, Rebellious Soul. And don’t look for any typical heartbroken anthems, either.   

The KillTones Go Wild on ‘Raw. Animals. Dance’

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
This Friday, superb Cincinnati rockers The KillTones host an album release party in honor of their new nine-track effort, Raw. Animals. Dance. The band will be joined by locals Lemon Sky and Philly-based Soraia for the free, 9 p.m. event at Over-the-Rhine club The Drinkery (drinkeryotr.com).