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Dazzling Secondly Wages

Plus, Neil Young's hi-def audio player/service gets criticized and Little River Band gets cancelled

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The website skyrange.net makes you feel worse about your paycheck by breaking down how much music's highest earners made per second, engineers working on Neil Young's PonoMusic reportedly question whether the "high definition" sound is any better than CD-quality and, with no original members, Soft Rock champs Little River Band get the axe from a Tonight Show appearance after former members complain.
  

Ready to Happen

After two solid EPs, Cincinnati’s Let It Happen is prepared to take the next step with 'Cause + Effect'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Cincinnati quartet may have taken five years to release their first full-length, last year’s bracing and infectious Cause + Effect, but the members seem as energetic and eager to move to the next phase as they must have been when they first coalesced as a band half a decade ago.  

Chris Arduser Delivers Again with ‘Flibbertigibbet’

Plus, next week brings the latest Best New Bands showcase and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Veteran Cincinnati musician Chris Arduser releases his latest stellar solo album, Flibbertigibbet. Plus, the Best New Bands showcase lineup at Bogart's is announced and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert for the Rock School Scholarship Fund.  

Behold the Brave with Pluto Revolts

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The band’s skronky Psychedelic Blues with a side of Soul and a sprinkle of Pop melodicism was an easy sell to local fans of the Buffalo Killers’ loping Psych Pop thunder and the Heartless Bastards’ quirky Indie Blues mutations.  

Sound & Shape with Day Camp and Sweet Ray Laurel

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Either there’s an evolution/revolution going on down in the hills of Tennessee or someone has spiked the water supply with a chemical blend of adrenaline and amphetamine, because the Riff Rock sounds emanating from the state these days could strip the bark off a redwood tree at 50 paces.
  

10 String Symphony

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
What is awesome and innovative about 10 String Symphony is that while both Sedelmyer and Baiman are profuse in the Bluegrass, Old-Time and Celtic styles, they possess an open-minded bent for blatantly Progressive music as well.   

G-Eazy

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Given his killer flow and impeccable flair, G-Eazy’s famous could last as long as any of Hip Hop’s current practitioners.   

He’s Never Heard of You, Either

Plus, They Might Be Giants restart 'Dial-A-Song' and car rental companies in Sweden might soon pay music royalties

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
After Kanye collab, a bunch of people jokingly ask, "Who is Paul McCartney?" triggering more than a few freak-outs, They Might Be Giants restart its Dial-A-Song project, where fans can call a number (or use other tech) to hear a new tune every day and a royalty collections company wants a Swedish car rental company to pay for having radios in its cars.
  

Top Ten Albums of 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
My 10 favorite albums of 2014 (minus Beyoncé’s last-minute 2013 surprise, the fascinating new D’Angelo record, which I’ve only listened to a handful of times since it dropped Dec. 15, and the new Spoon, which, though reliably stellar, sounds pretty much like the last five Spoon albums since D’s last one, Voodoo, hit 15 years ago).
  

Ten 2014 Albums or EPs You Should Be Embarrassed To Play

Either because of the pretentious title, the goofy name of the artist, the bizarre name of the record company or some combination of the three

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Please keep in mind they might actually sound wonderful, but I was too embarrassed to play them to find out.   

Top 10 Things I Learned from Top 40 Radio in 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
It’s been many years since I’ve listened to Top 40 radio and while there are moments where I want to jump out of the moving car (the repetition is the worst part of it), it hasn’t been that bad of an experience.   

A Top Ten, or What I Did on My Bummer Vacation

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This year held such promise on Jan. 1, 2014.  

Ancient Shades of Jade

Greater Cincinnati’s Jade gets the shot they never got with the Shake It reissue of its lone album

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Last month, Shake It Records co-owner Darren Blase reissued Jade's only album, Faces of Jade.
  

Dubbing the New Year

British Electronic artist Ott plays his only stateside show of 2014 New Year’s Eve in Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Rave music, a pulsing subculture of sweaty warehouse basements and strobing audio-visual ritual, became widely popular in the U.K. in the 1980s.  

Let Local Music Help You Usher in 2015

Plus, Annapalooza unites local musicians for a good cause

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday night is the perfect time for the uninitiated to go check out some of the fantastic musical acts from Greater Cincinnati’s especially strong music scene. Plus, numerous local acts team up to help a friend with the "Annapalooza" benefit concert.