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Jeff Austin with Pert Near Sandstone

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Some musicians simply exhibit (and thereby inspire) total madness through their music, creating an unspoken dialogue in the gray area between audience and performer.  

Datsik with Kennedy Jones, Trolley Snatcha and Barely Alive

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
With a birth name like Troy Beetles, a career in music would seem to be a given. But the Canadian artist/producer/label honcho has no interest in letting it be or going on a magical mystery tour with Sgt. Pepper down Abbey Road.   

O.T. Genasis

Sunday • Inner Circle

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Remember last week when I asked Facebook why O.T. Genasis was so stoked about having baking soda? No? OK. Awesome.
  

Wiki War

Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider revealed and Taylor Swift takes on Etsy artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
After Kanye West's latest Grammys outburst, Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider is revealed in a college newspaper (to his dismay) and Taylor Swift's lawyers are going after true criminals — Etsy crafters who use her lyrics in their artwork.
  

The Long Rider

For Willie Nile, Rock provides the reason to live

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Willie Nile, the long underappreciated, roots-rockin’ singer/songwriter from the streets of New York, has been on an incredible ride — an American ride — of late.
  

A Winter Sampler of Cincinnati Blues

Plus, the Autism Rocks benefit concert returns Sunday and Elementree Livity Project, The Cliftones and more celebrate Bob Marley's life

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Cincy Blues Society's Winter Blues Fest returns this weekend, offering a tasty sampler of Cincinnati's rich Blues scene. Plus, the annual Autism Rocks benefit concert returns this Sunday and Elementree Livity Project, The Cliftones, Know Prisoners and more celebrate Bob Marley's 70th birthday this weekend at Thompson House.
  

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Life is a circle and it’s come back around full force for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, who began his legendary career nearly 50 years ago as co-founder of Traffic and now revisits those halcyon days with his latest touring concept/project, Traffic Jam.
  

Frontier Ruckus with River Whyless

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Frontier Ruckus lives up to the latter half of its name in the live context, as evidenced by Rolling Stone once calling them out as one of the must-see acts at Bonnaroo.   

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Saturday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
A cursory spin of Joanne Shaw Taylor’s debut album, 2009’s White Sugar, reveals an artist with a soulful understanding of the Blues and possessed of a husky vocal instrument that perfectly exemplifies the genre’s weary joy and therapeutic exuberance.
  

Cole Swindell

Sunday • Cincinnati Gardens

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Swindell’s story is the epitome of the American Dream. He went from selling merch at concerts to nabbing a songwriting contract and opening up for some of the biggest names on the radio.  

Sly Salvation

Sly Stone wins a big lawsuit, Kenny G takes credit for Frappuccinos and Migos gets ridiculed for big check/tiny donation

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Music legend Sly Stone wins big in a lawsuit against his former business associates, who he accused of bilking him out of millions in royalties, schmaltzy Smooth Jazz saxophonist Kenny G says you can thank him for the invention of Starbucks' Frappuccino and Hip Hop group Migos becomes the joke of the Internet for a few days after posing for a photo op after donating a "giant check" to an Atlanta high school for a whopping $1,000.
  

Revved Back Up

After a foray into straight Country, The Reverend Horton Heat returns to its rowdy Rockabilly-fueled sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
After cranking out eight studio albums over the first 13 years of a recording career that began with the 1990 release Smoke ‘em If You Got ‘em, the group’s most recent album, Rev, marks only the second studio release from the Dallas-based group since 2004’s Revival.  

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Honor Local Music for 18th Year

Wussy (and local music in general) win big at the 2015 CEAs

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
It was another great celebration of the Greater Cincinnati music scene Sunday, Jan. 25 at Covington’s Madison Theater as CityBeat presented the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for the 18th straight year.
  

Shooter Jennings & Waymore Outlaws with Travis Meadows and Josh Morning Star

Wednesday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Following a father’s musical footsteps is hard enough, but boots don’t come harder to match than those of Country icon Waylon Jennings.   

BoomBox

Thursday • Cosmo’s (Covington)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
BoomBox has cultivated a distinct sound that strongly leans toward psychedelic House music, but with rhythmic and at times wandering guitar riffs that keep at least one leg in the realm of Blues and Rock.