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Viral Videos Infect Charts

Streaming music gets a boost, a U.K. fest goes off the grid and Record Store Day attracts critics

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Streaming music gets a boost from a pair of odd viral videos, the Innocent Un-plugged fest in the U.K. goes off the grid and Record Store Day attracts critics who says it's become 'just another event in the annual music industry circus."  

Booster Shot

Vince Gill returns to Cincinnati on a brief tour showcasing Country up-and-comers

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Vince Gill is no stranger to Cincinnati.   

The Happy Maladies Showcase Collaborations with ‘Must Love Cats’

Plus, Go Go Buffalo and Dead Man String Band also celebrate new releases this week

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Adventurous Cincinnati Chamber Folk quartet The Happy Maladies unveil their stunning Must Love Cats project, featuring compositions from various outside composers. Plus, one-man-show Dead Man String Band celebrates the release of the new full-length I and heavy Psych Rock crew Go Go Buffalo unleashes its debut EP, It Ain't Worth It.
  

Goodbye June with Mamadrones

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
There’s a distinctively rootsy Americana vibe that snakes its way through the Hard Rock volume of Goodbye June, like a lazy southern river.  

Drive-By Truckers with Eric Church

Saturday • U.S. Bank Arena

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
English Oceans has become one of Drive-By Truckers’ most distinctive albums in a discography full of them.   

Red with Islander, 3 Years Hollow and Seven Circle Sunrise

Saturday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Since its 2004 formation, Red has had a rather chameleonic presence.   

Galactic with The Record Company

Tuesday • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
New Orleans is of course known for its musical history and for producing funky jams amidst the joyous chaos of the city.   

Beats V. Spotify, The Payment Round

Plus, Primus made an Illinois mom really mad and McDonald's makes first SXSW mistep of SXSW-complainng season

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Beats Music gets a PR leg up on Spotify when an independent musician reveals significantly higher per-stream payouts from the Apple-owned service. Plus, a mom in Illinois shoots up her TV while her kids try to enjoy some Primus and McDonald's gets off on the wrong foot during its first official foray into SXSW, then backtracks and offers to actually pay showcasing artists.
  

MusicNOW (and Then)

For Bryce Dessner, 2015’s MusicNOW Festival is every bit as exhilarating as the first

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
When Bryce Dessner, guitarist for international Indie Rock stars The National, founded the MusicNOW Festival in 2006, he didn’t necessarily envision the three-day Indie Rock-meets-experimental/Classical music event’s growth potential.   

Buffalo Killer Goes Truly Solo on New LP

Plus, new release news about Bad Veins, Ronnie Verl & the Wallbangers and Sean Geil

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Buffalo Killers' Andy Gabbard gets set to release his debut solo effort, Fluff. Plus, Bad Veins remake their second album as The Mess Remade (releasing next week), Ronnie Verl & the Wallbangers celebrate their new album, Mostly Drinking Songs, and The Tillers' Sean Geil is on schedule to release four albums this month.
  

Perfume Genius with The Lone Bellow and Mina Tindle

Sunday • Memorial Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The cover of Perfume Genius’ third album, 2014’s Too Bright, features frontman/creative ringleader Mike Hadreas clad in a shiny, sleeveless gold-and-silver top that hugs his slight frame.   

Chatham County Line with Sam Lewis

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Chatham County Line has always played Bluegrass music its own way.   

Lucero with Ryan Bingham and Twin Forks

Sunday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tom Waits doesn’t necessarily leap to mind when listening to Lucero’s raucous brand of Memphis-fueled Rock & Roll.  

Swervedriver with Gateway Drugs

Monday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
From the opening salvo of “Autodidact” on I Wasn’t Born to Lose You, Swervedriver’s first album of new material in 17 years, the listener is transported back to the mid-’90s.  

What Can Brown Do For You?

Pieta Brown’s musical DNA is just one part of her amazing story

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Pieta Brown’s decision to go into the family business was not one to be taken lightly.