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Lazy Heart Celebrates Stunning Debut Release

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Engaging Indie Pop trio Lazy Heart celebrates its debut EP release, Cincinnati's music scene loses a remarkable player and Josh Eagle plays one more show before relocating to New York  

Sound Advice: Steve Forbert

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
It’s been 40 years since Steve Forbert lost his job as a truck driver in his hometown of Meridian, Miss., and blew into New York City with an ass-pocket full of Folk/Rock songs and a dream to make a living from them.  

Sound Advice: Luke Wade

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
 Unlike a lot of contestants on The Voice, NBC’s vocal talent show, Luke Wade wasn’t looking to get a record deal out of the experience.   

Sound Advice: X_X with Obnox and All-Seeing Eyes

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
If you draw a blank at the mention of the Cleveland Art-Experimental-Noise-Proto-Punk band X_X, that’s what its founder, John D. Morton, wants.  

Sound Advice: Those Darlins

Tuesday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The latest Those Darlins tour should have been the celebratory launch of the band’s 10th anniversary, but this circuit will be Those Darlins’ victory lap before dismantling one of the best bands to come out of Nashville, Tenn., in the last quarter century.  

Killer Spin Doctor

Plus, Metallica tribute band gets lawsuit threat, then apology, and a street artist sues over music video exposure

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Rapper Killer Mike makes a big impression working the spin room for Bernie Sanders after the most recent Democratic presidential candidate debate; a Metallica tribute band gets threatened with lawsuit, then offered an apology by the band itself for its "overzealous" representative's actions; and Dance Pop artist Kiesza gets sued by a street artist after daring to dance by his work on a public street while filming a video.  

Instruments of Mass Construction

Zac Little utilizes a veritable orchestra of instrumentation to create Saintseneca’s AltFolk Rock brilliance

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
After listening to Led Zeppelin, a teenaged Zac Little came to the conclusion that if banging on four instruments was interesting, three times that many would be exponentially incredible.  

Royal Holland, Leggy and Evening Redness Unveil New Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Royal Holland, the exhilarating alter-ego project from Cincinnati singer/songwriter Matt Mooney, is concluding the “Unfolded” trilogy of EP releases this Friday with Vol. 3 Program.  

Sound Advice: Anna Nalick with Kathryn Dean

Thursday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
In 2005, Anna Nalick was poised to take her rightful place within the rich tradition of emotion-laden X-chromosome Pop Rock balladeers.
  

Sound Advice: Gill Landry with Noah Smith

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
As an erstwhile member of Old Crow Medicine Show, Gill Landry has been a vital component of one of the most expansively creative American Bluegrass outfits of the past two decades.   

Sound Advice: Wildhoney

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Wildhoney is a new Rock band out of Baltimore that is out to cut through the pollen-jelly-saturated world of music. The group has its roots in Punk but lately has veered toward more atmospheric, hook-laden fare.  

Sound Advice: Dan Bern

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Bern, who is 50, is a consummately inventive and trenchant singer/songwriter/guitarist/harmonica player who has been recording since 1997.   

David Bowie 1947-2016

Plus, Spotify gets sued by artists and a French soccer team might not use Phil Collins to get pumped up anymore

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The world loses one of its most influential artists to cancer, Spotify is facing two massive lawsuits instigated by songwriters David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick and a French soccer club might switch its walk-up music and no longer rely on an ’80s Phil Collins song to get them pumped up.
  

Best New Bands 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
CityBeat’s third-annual "Best New Bands" issue will hopefully give you a look at some of the city’s potential “Next Big Things” (either locally or beyond the city limits) while they still have that new-band smell.  

Bang Your Skulx

The Skulx tap into the primal essence of Rock on self-titled debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
When Cincinnati rockers Foxy Shazam went on an extended and possibly permanent hiatus late in 2014, trumpeter Alex Nauth considered his next steps. His higher gear became the seminal launch of The Skulx, his first post-Foxy project.