Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Given his killer flow and impeccable flair, G-Eazy’s famous could last as long as any of Hip Hop’s current practitioners.   

He’s Never Heard of You, Either

Plus, They Might Be Giants restart 'Dial-A-Song' and car rental companies in Sweden might soon pay music royalties

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
After Kanye collab, a bunch of people jokingly ask, "Who is Paul McCartney?" triggering more than a few freak-outs, They Might Be Giants restart its Dial-A-Song project, where fans can call a number (or use other tech) to hear a new tune every day and a royalty collections company wants a Swedish car rental company to pay for having radios in its cars.

Top Ten Albums of 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
My 10 favorite albums of 2014 (minus Beyoncé’s last-minute 2013 surprise, the fascinating new D’Angelo record, which I’ve only listened to a handful of times since it dropped Dec. 15, and the new Spoon, which, though reliably stellar, sounds pretty much like the last five Spoon albums since D’s last one, Voodoo, hit 15 years ago).

Ten 2014 Albums or EPs You Should Be Embarrassed To Play

Either because of the pretentious title, the goofy name of the artist, the bizarre name of the record company or some combination of the three

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Please keep in mind they might actually sound wonderful, but I was too embarrassed to play them to find out.   

Top 10 Things I Learned from Top 40 Radio in 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
It’s been many years since I’ve listened to Top 40 radio and while there are moments where I want to jump out of the moving car (the repetition is the worst part of it), it hasn’t been that bad of an experience.   

A Top Ten, or What I Did on My Bummer Vacation

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This year held such promise on Jan. 1, 2014.  

Ancient Shades of Jade

Greater Cincinnati’s Jade gets the shot they never got with the Shake It reissue of its lone album

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Last month, Shake It Records co-owner Darren Blase reissued Jade's only album, Faces of Jade.

Dubbing the New Year

British Electronic artist Ott plays his only stateside show of 2014 New Year’s Eve in Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Rave music, a pulsing subculture of sweaty warehouse basements and strobing audio-visual ritual, became widely popular in the U.K. in the 1980s.  

Let Local Music Help You Usher in 2015

Plus, Annapalooza unites local musicians for a good cause

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday night is the perfect time for the uninitiated to go check out some of the fantastic musical acts from Greater Cincinnati’s especially strong music scene. Plus, numerous local acts team up to help a friend with the "Annapalooza" benefit concert.

Yorke Goes to Bandcamp

Plus, Bob Marley fans can expect unreleased music in 2015 and someone else is mad at 'The Interview'

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Thom Yorke's music distribution experiment finds its way to Bandcamp, unreleased Bob Marley music and video footage is slated for release in 2015 and a singer who was negotiating to have her song included in The Interview broke off negotiations and is now suing after the filmmakers used the song anyway.

The Year in Local Recordings

A look back at some excellent 2014 releases by Greater Cincinnati musical acts

0 Comments · Monday, December 22, 2014
2014 was another excellent year for releases by artists from the Greater Cincinnati area.

Before 2015, Animal Circles Go to 'Summer Camp'

Plus, Zak Morgan and The Guitars offer musical celebrations for Christmas

0 Comments · Monday, December 22, 2014
Indie Rock trio Animal Circles closes out 2014 with its excellent new Summer Camp release. Plus, Zak Morgan and Ric Hordinski collaborate on a Christmas album and The Guitars perform their fifth annual Christmas night show.

Reality for the Holidays

Over the Rhine returns for another “reality Christmas” and news of a new venue

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
With Blood Oranges in the Snow, Over the Rhine treats the Christmas album as a major artistic statement that questions the holiday’s celebratory nature as much as it acknowledges it.    

Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees for 2015 Announced

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The nominations for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, honoring Greater Cincinnati's incredible local music scene, are ready and voting starts Friday.

Lagartha with Kate Wakefield

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Lagartha does Doom with a quiet fury and a roiling undercurrent that is deceptively Ambient and menacingly insistent.