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Tanya Tagaq’s music is a singular mixture of the traditional and avant-garde

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tanya Tagaq, the extraordinary Inuit throat singer, will provide vocal accompaniment to a screening of the silent film Nanook of the North at Cincinnati’s Woodward Theater this weekend.  

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Party on Sunday

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
This year’s CEAs features another solid lineup of some of the area’s best set to perform. The 19th-annual CEAs take place this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Covington’s Madison Theater.  

Sound Advice: Jake Shimabukuro

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The ukulele — that small, stringed instrument with a light and pretty tone — has seen a resurgence in recent years and is being played by musicians in many different genres.  

Sound Advice: Keeps with The Yugos and Orchards

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
If you thought “Nashville” and “Stoner Rock” were the most incongruous words to show up in the same sentence, replace the latter with “Dream Pop” and prepare to have your mind blown by the two-man-with-help Psychedelic Indie Rock orchestra known as Keeps.

Sound Advice: Scott H. Biram with Strahan & The Good Neighbors

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Scott H. Biram is an acclaimed singer/songwriter who performs unaccompanied. But those going to his show expecting to see a laidback, unplugged troubadour are in for a rude (and often rowdy) awakening.

Sound Advice: Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies

Monday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
It’s not much of a stretch to claim that the current crop of sea-shanty Celtic/Folk Rock floor-stompers couldn’t have risen to the heights they’ve achieved without those boards first being softened by Great Big Sea.  

Galapagos Island in the Sun

Rivers Cuomo locked in for weird trip, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on B.o.B. flat-earth theory and Donald Trump mistakenly asserts white people don't get BET Awards

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Weezer offers pre-order perk that includes a Greyhound bus trip to the Galapagos Islands to go bird watching with singer Rivers Cuomo — and someone bought it; rapper B.o.B. insists the earth is flat, but Neil deGrasse Tyson schools him on reality; and Donald Trump defends lack of Oscar diversity by pointing out that "whites" don't get nominated for BET Awards, which — surprise! — is empirically false.

Hello, Newman

Brian Newman divides his talent between playing with his own Jazz combo and backing old friend Lady Gaga

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
There aren’t many career paths that include studying at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and working for a boss in a meat dress.  

Lazy Heart Celebrates Stunning Debut Release

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Engaging Indie Pop trio Lazy Heart celebrates its debut EP release, Cincinnati's music scene loses a remarkable player and Josh Eagle plays one more show before relocating to New York  

Sound Advice: Steve Forbert

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
It’s been 40 years since Steve Forbert lost his job as a truck driver in his hometown of Meridian, Miss., and blew into New York City with an ass-pocket full of Folk/Rock songs and a dream to make a living from them.  

Sound Advice: Luke Wade

Friday • Live! at the Ludlow Garage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
 Unlike a lot of contestants on The Voice, NBC’s vocal talent show, Luke Wade wasn’t looking to get a record deal out of the experience.   

Sound Advice: X_X with Obnox and All-Seeing Eyes

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
If you draw a blank at the mention of the Cleveland Art-Experimental-Noise-Proto-Punk band X_X, that’s what its founder, John D. Morton, wants.  

Sound Advice: Those Darlins

Tuesday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The latest Those Darlins tour should have been the celebratory launch of the band’s 10th anniversary, but this circuit will be Those Darlins’ victory lap before dismantling one of the best bands to come out of Nashville, Tenn., in the last quarter century.  

Killer Spin Doctor

Plus, Metallica tribute band gets lawsuit threat, then apology, and a street artist sues over music video exposure

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Rapper Killer Mike makes a big impression working the spin room for Bernie Sanders after the most recent Democratic presidential candidate debate; a Metallica tribute band gets threatened with lawsuit, then offered an apology by the band itself for its "overzealous" representative's actions; and Dance Pop artist Kiesza gets sued by a street artist after daring to dance by his work on a public street while filming a video.  

Instruments of Mass Construction

Zac Little utilizes a veritable orchestra of instrumentation to create Saintseneca’s AltFolk Rock brilliance

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
After listening to Led Zeppelin, a teenaged Zac Little came to the conclusion that if banging on four instruments was interesting, three times that many would be exponentially incredible.