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Old Feuds Die Hard

Plus, "Happy Birthday" song finally ruled part of the public domain and you can now buy a lifelike Gene Simmons mask for about 1K

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Deeply rooted band squabbles result in Peter Cetera pulling out of Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and no invitation to participate in Glenn Frey tribute for Don Felder; the copyright for "Happy Birthday to You" has been deemed invalid and the song now enters the public domain; and you can now purchase a creepy, lifelike Gene Simmons mask to scare the crap out of people.

Mothers of Expression

Georgia quartet Mothers delivers more interpretation than influence on its full-length debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Athens, Ga., quartet plays a combination of rattling Indie/Math Rock and soothing Chamber Pop, topped off by Leschper’s quirkily compelling voice  

Cheers to Big Joe

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Legendary Blues/Boogie Woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin passed away in 2007, but thanks to the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation, his legacy is living on and helping to build the future. Plus, Comprador plays The Comet and releases a new single ever Tuesday this month, Kathy Wade brings out the romantic Jazz for Valentine's Day and the benefit concerts Autism Rocks 7 and the Tie Dye Ball return this weekend.

Sound Advice: Turkuaz with Ghost Note

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Brooklyn nine-piece Turkuaz is a musical powerhouse that takes cues from throughout Funk’s history and mashes them together with its own personalized groove and vibe.   

Sound Advice: Mike Stud

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
As a general rule, adopting the name “Stud” as a Hip Hop handle would be little more than chest-thumping braggadocio. But for Mike Seander, aka Mike Stud, it’s more or less a factual declaration.   

Sound Advice: Seratones with Orchards

Friday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Meeting through musical peers in different projects, the group members started out as friends, attending Punk shows together in Shreveport.   

Sound Advice: Whitey Morgan and the 78’s with Cody Jinks

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Well, looky here. The CMA Awards derned got turnt around this past November when the corporate Bro-Country boys and girls got to sit in their chairs and watch a true Honky Tonk hero, Chris Stapleton, win three top honors.   

Star Wars Goes Electro

Plus, priceless guitar gets smashed in Tarantino film and Trump keeps using Adele's music

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The new Star Wars EDM album will sound silly in 40 years; the Martin guitar company vows to never again lend instruments for use in film after a priceless one is smashed in The Hateful Eight; and, though he's stopped using male musicians' music at rallies when asked, Trump ignores Adele's similar request.

Winter Blues Fest Heats Up the Weekend

Plus, The Tigerlilies take over local venues in February for new EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This Friday and Saturday, the Cincy Blues Society’s Winter Blues Fest returns to The Phoenix, showcasing over two-dozen Cincinnati Blues acts. Plus, The Tigerlilies plot weekly shows in February to promote great new EP, 123456.

Sound Advice: Diane Coffee with PRIM

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Like Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman, Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming surprised a lot of people when his impressive solo material came to wider attention.   

Sound Advice: Nick Moss Band at Winter Blues Fest

Friday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
If you happen to be born in Chicago, the Blues is in your DNA like the genes that determine your hair and eye color. Such is the case with guitarist/vocalist Nick Moss.   

Sound Advice: Carolyn Wonderland at Winter Blues Fest

Saturday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This fiery Austin-based redhead can rip the Blues on the six-string, and I mean hard-as-hell lead licks and everything that goes with it.  

Sound Advice: Marianas Trench with Secret Someones and Mainland

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Frontman Josh Ramsay envisioned a Pop/Rock concept piece that bowed in the direction of ’80s coming-of-age fantasy/adventure films, particularly The Goonies.  

Stumping and Singing

Plus, Pantera singer Phil Anselmo is down with white (wine) power and everyone is repsonsible for the Guns N' Roses tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Guardian gives a rundown of which presidential candidates receive music-star support (sorry, Ted Cruz); Phil Anselmo apologizes for "white power" outburst, using the old "I was talking about the wine!" excuse; and Guns N' Roses thanks us (and Steven Tyler) for helping to get Axl and Slash back together.

In With the New

New faces and hometown pride dominate the 19th-annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
For the 2016 CEAs, which were given during a performance-filled Sunday night (Jan. 31) at Covington’s Madison Theater, while there were certainly some repeat winners, several first-timers took home awards.