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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.   

Northside, New Richmond Music Fests This Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Northside Music Festival, presented by Cincinnati design/branding/promotional company We Have Become Vikings, returns this week for its seventh annual event. For the first time, the fest will extend to two days, offering free, (mostly) local music on three stages at the Northside Tavern (northside-tavern.com) Friday and Saturday nights.
  

Reel to ‘Real’

Cincy Funk master Freekbass channels his inner Pop child on new album, Everybody’s Feelin’ Real

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
There is a very particular bit of artist-centric evidence that determines the ostensible success of an album. Everybody’s Feelin’ Real, the new release from Cincinnati Funktronica legend Freekbass, is packed like a Kardashian’s overstuffed suitcase with that specific proof.   

Coming Into Focus

With a push start from Jeff Tweedy, White Denim finds cohesion on its latest LP

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
If Corsicana Lemonade, the fifth full-length studio album by White Denim, sounds like the group’s most focused yet, it didn’t happen by accident.  

Steep Canyon Rangers with Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Steep Canyon Rangers have risen to the top of the Bluegrass world slowly but surely. Formed while college students in North Carolina (and now based near Asheville, N.C.), the group represents the younger guard in Bluegrass music, a band that is fluent in the traditional side of the genre yet open-minded and contemporary in their approach.  

Ray LaMontagne with The Belle Brigade

Saturday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
“Drive-In Movies,” the last song on Ray LaMontagne’s latest album, Supernova, is a nostalgic ode to the past in an album teeming with retro flourishes: “I miss those drive-in movies/I spent all my childhood years wishin’ that I looked like a movie star.”   

Phosphorescent with PUBLIC and Cedar Skies

Sunday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Houck seems slightly bashful about attaching his given name to his recorded output.
  

Yvette with Sleigh Bells

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Yvette is one of those bands whose music, at its best, sounds like something going really, really wrong. The Brooklyn, N.Y., team of vocalist/guitarist Noah Kardos-Fein and drummer Dale Eisinger generate wild, anxious, Industrial-skewing Noise Punk that constantly thunders, squirms or drones.   

Beastie Boys: Still Not For Sale

Plus, Pharrell apologizes for headgear and Neil Young gets hacked

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Beastie Boys score another victory against a company that thought they could use their music in an advertisement. Plus, Pharrell apologizes for sporting Native American headgear on the cover of Elle UK magazine and Neil "Slut for the D" Young's Twitter account unleashes a barrage of porn and odd ramblings after allegedly being hacked.  

Cincy Blues Challenge Band Competition Returns Sunday

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
On June 1, area Blues singer/pianist/multi-instrumentalist Jimmy D. Rogers won the Cincy Blues Challenge competition for solo artists and duos after competing against several other performers at downtown club/restaurant Arnold’s. This Sunday, the Blues Challenge presents the band competition.