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Bob Log III with Pop Goes the Evil

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
If Bob Log III didn’t exist, no one would invent him because no one is bat-shit crazy enough to think his psychotronic one-man-band concept could actually work.
  

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Friday • Whispering Beard Folk Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Michael Cleveland is simply one of the best fiddlers in the world. Cleveland will be a part of a big three-day lineup (Friday-Sunday) at the Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Friendship, Ind., which also includes The Fairfield Four.   

Paul Giamatti Isn't THAT Good

Plus, Public Enemy sells sunglasses and Gene Simmons remains an asshat

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti has been cast in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, though not as Ice Cube, Public Enemy demurely shills a new pair of shades and Gene Simmons of KISS calls depressed suicidal people putzes who should just kill themselves, then clarifies he just meant the drug-addicted ones.
  

Making Big Daddy Proud

Cedric Burnside carries on a family tradition of Mississippi Hill Country Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cedric Burnside learned how to play the Blues at the side of his legendary grandfather, R.L. Burnside. Since then, Cedric has gone on to win four Blues Music Awards for Best Instrumentalist: Drummer, including this year. His current band is the Cedric Burnside Project, featuring guitarist Trent Ayers. The duo’s latest album is Hear Me When I Say.   

Fateful Twists

After enduring numerous challenges, Escape The Fate is burning up the road in support of Ungrateful

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
After being out of the spotlight for a couple years, Escape the Fate is using touring — including dates on this year's Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival — to reintroduce itself.  

Umin Celebrates Hypnotic New Release

Plus, Bummers Eve announce recording projects, UnityFest 2014 helps the homeless and Festival on the Lake showcases local music

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
ElectroAcoustic project umin celebrates a new full-length release, clast, Bummers Eve announce forthcoming recording projects, UnityFest 2014 helps the homeless and Alexandria's Festival on the Lake showcases local music.
  

The Black Dahlia Murder with Goatwhore, Beverly Hellfire and Apex

Thursday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Trying to pin a sound on The Black Dahlia Murder (BDM) is almost as tricky as tracking the band’s membership over the course of its 13-year history.  

Nashville Pussy with Fifth on the Floor

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
There can’t be too many people in Rock’s vast audience who are scratching their heads and wondering why Nashville Pussy isn’t a household name. For those who may be baffled by Nashville Pussy’s lack of hot-and-cold-running-champagne success, allow me to paraphrase James Carville: It’s the Pussy, stupid.
  

Strand of Oaks with Christopher Denny

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Like many good singer/songwriters, Timothy Showalter harnesses his personal dramas and setbacks into potent songs about growing up in Goshen, Ind., and wrestling his demons. On his fourth record, HEAL, the now Philly-based Showalter, aka Strand of Oaks, sheds some of the minimal Folk Rock from his previous endeavors and delves into a world of warm, synth-driven beats and guitar Rock.
  

Drake with Lil Wayne

Friday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Canadian-born Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as simply Drake, has proven to be a talented triple threat — a dramatic and comedic actor, a rapper with R&B authenticity and a songwriter for himself and others.
  

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.