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Street Life 101

The Nothing’s eclectic, streetwise sound combines every loud and angry genre

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Sitting down with Northern Kentucky-based Punk rockers The Nothing on May the 4th (Star Wars Day for the non-geeks in the audience) felt like fate. The members of the band (vocalist Jimi Caudill, guitarist Paulie Burgio, drummer Eric Robinson and bassist Dan Snow) have all had a Jedi-esque journey of redemption littered with band transitions, relationship implosions, addiction and other trials.
  

Them’s the Brakes

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Lockland Brakes, an excellent Cincinnati Pop Punk foursome, celebrate the release of their debut full-length, Attachments, Friday night at Northside Tavern (northside-tavern.com).   

Sherbert with Paul Collins Beat and The Cry

Wednesday • The Comet

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Michelle Sullivan made a name for herself as a teenager in the Cincinnati music scene during the mid-’00s, playing in bands like Slant and Pieces of People.  

Sarah Jarosz

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The last time Sarah Jarosz showed up in Cincinnati was during the MidPoint Music Festival last year. And I’d wager that the vast majority of people who should have seen her probably missed out.
  

Aloe Blacc with Bruno Mars

Friday • U.S. Bank Arena

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Aloe Blacc is a great believer in keeping things smooth. When the Laguna Beach, Calif.-bred, Los Angeles-based singer, born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, was choosing the first name of his alias, he went with a plant associated with a famous kind of lotion.  

Ziggy Marley

Saturday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It’s a hard thing to follow in an icon’s footsteps, especially when that icon is your parent. But Ziggy Marley proved he was worthy of the legacy set by his father, Bob Marley, many years ago.  

Deltron 3030

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It’s been 14 years since rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator and turntable guru Kid Koala combined forces to drop Deltron 3030, a futuristic concept album centering on Deltron Zero’s fight to keep corporations from ruling the world.  

The Devil is in the Details

Incisive Metal outfit Agalloch focuses on making the most of the little things

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
As the music recording business continues to shrink, the music merchandising business continues to grow. In the last few years, one of the most unusual burgeoning merch trends has been bands attaching themselves to alcoholic beverages.   

’Q are You?

Terry Adams keeps NRBQ going strong

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
In the early 1990s, while working at The Denver Post, I did a preview of an NRBQ concert and referenced that the eclectic, rousingly good-natured Rock band had been at it for four decades now.  

Lift the Medium, Heavy Hinges Release Debut Albums

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Cincinnati Hard Rock foursome Lift the Medium has only been a band for a year, but you wouldn’t know it listening to its accomplished debut full-length, Mastermind.   

Bjork: Tech Genius?

Plus, Morrissey remains awful and a P!nk impersonator faces huge lawsuit for not being P!nk enough

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Björk’s innovative Biophilia program become the first app acquired for the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection and will also be used to teach kids about science, music and more in some northern European schools. Plus, Morrissey yet again cancels several tour dates, then tactlessly blames his opening act for getting him sick, and a professional singer in New York City is being sued for $10 million for not being P!nk enough.  

The Ghost Wolves with Leggy

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Asked in a recent interview with Sound Dessert about who they’d like to tour with, The Ghost Wolves dropped this collection of luminaries: “JEFF The Brotherhood, The Kills, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Black Sabbath, Kadavar, The Black Angels, Jack White, Diarrhea Planet, Drivin’ N Cryin’ — those are some of the tops. We wish The Cramps were still around, that would’ve been fun. We love Poison Ivy!”  

Ana Popovic

Thursday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
There has been a long history of women playing the guitar over the years, in many musical genres. In fact, WLW radio musician Helen Diller was the first person to ever play a guitar on TV when she strummed her Gibson Advanced Jumbo axe on a Philco television demonstration here in Cincy in 1939.
  

Those Darlins with The Harlequins, The Frankl Project and Those Crosstown Rivals

Friday • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
It’s been an eventful and tumultuous eight years since Nikki Kvarnes, Jessi Wariner and Kelley Anderson met at the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp in Tennessee and channeled their mutual love of American music, both traditional and unconventional, into the acclaimed Garageabilly twangfest of Those Darlins.
  

White Hinterland with Fathers

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The first minute of White Hinterland’s new album, Baby, features nothing but the voice of Casey Dienel. “Circle the block in my car/Gotta keep it down/The world is so full of noise/It’s easy to go unnoticed,” she sings in an assertive, slightly vulnerable and quite noticeable delivery.