It is both easy and hard to define the music of We Were
Promised Jetpacks. At times Big Beat Rock and other times resembling
energetic Euro Alternative Pop, the one thing the Jetpacks are not is
Upstart two-piece (and, when live, four-piece) Pure
Bathing Culture — led by old friends, romantic partners and Vetiver
members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman — filled the genre box on
its Facebook page with “New Age/Slow Dance/Adult
CityBeat proudly announces the second round of performers coming to Cincinnati at the end of September for the MidPoint Music Festival and Washington Park and Fountain Square kick-off their summer music series.
There are more than a few surprises in
the long and fairly illustrious timeline of Nappy Roots. The Hip Hop
collective first assembled in Bowling Green, Ky., in 1995, and then
spent the next four years honing their craft and sharpening their skills.
Everybody Loves Sausages, the 21st (or
so) recording in the Melvins’ improbable 30-year existence, features 13
cover songs that, according to founder/frontdude Buzz Osborne, “will
give people a peek into the kind of things that influence us musically.”
Passion Pit’s jaunty Electro Pop
and frontman Michael Angelakos’ perpetually high-pitched vocals belie troubling subject
matter that ranges from relatively common stuff like love-life problems
and family issues to darker concerns like depression and substance
Cincy Punk greats The Socials set to return with new 7-inch vinyl release, while Reggae faves The Cliftones prepare new digital single release. Also, the full lineup of music for Memorial Day weekend's Taste of Cincinnati food fiesta.
Social media said The Doors' Ray Manzarek died, other media said he didn't … and Facebook and Twitter turned out to be right for once! Plus, if you want a job at Rolling Stone, just become the son of its publisher and the dead-rapper hologram craze continues with Eazy-E and (maybe) Ol Dirty Bastard.
About 10 years ago, Col. Bruce Hampton played the
now-defunct Barrelhouse here in Cincy. Now, Hampton brings his latest band to Stanley’s Pub, following last year’s release of the documentary movie, Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.