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In This Moment

Sunday • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
After losing band members and splitting from management, In This Moment's frontwoman Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth regrouped, filled their vacancies and crafted their best effort to date, the heavy-yet-melodic Blood, which reached Billboard’s Top 20.
  

Butcher Babies

Sunday • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Metallers Butcher Babies try to leave "Slut Metal" descriptor in their past and move forward with their recent album, Goliath.
  

The Jim Jones Revue with The KillTones

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Jim Jones was doing loud in London at about the same time Kurt Cobain and Mark Arm discovered their amps went to 11 in the Pacific Northwest.  

Idiot Glee with Tweens and Mardou

Saturday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Idiot Glee is the guise of Lexington, Ky.-based musician/singer/songwriter James Friley, whose passionate Pop sound has garnered attention from all over the world. Though he largely uses electronic instrumentation, Idiot Glee’s recordings can hardly be described as “Synth Pop,” showing a more classic sensibility inspired by the likes of Harry Nilsson and Roxy Music.   

Proper (and Mistaken) ID

Plus, Rap Genius angers Google and Dan Auerbach is not a creepy Dylan stalker

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A homeless man in San Francisco turns out to be a former Santana band member, while a man in Massachusetts turn out NOT to be the drummer from Whitesnake. Plus, Rap Genius gets back in Google's good graces after rigging search results and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach clarifies his battle for "Bob Dylan's hair."
  

'Saint' Maker

Cincinnati’s Rob Fetters drops third solo album and further proof of his Pop divinity

1 Comment · Monday, December 30, 2013
Singer/songwriter Rob Fetters’ fourth solo album, Saint Ain't, leaves out the psychedelia but explores plenty of fresh sonic territory.  

A Siren in the Dark

A clash of influences creates area band Siren’s dynamic Metal sound

0 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
In Greek mythology, a Siren was a gorgeous woman whose enchanting songs caused innumerable sailors to shipwreck, never to be seen again. It is somewhat ironic, then, that Northern Kentucky-based Siren is a Heavy Metal group featuring four very furry young men. But for local metalheads, Siren’s mix of a Doom foundation — with Thrash and Death Metal components — is just as intoxicating as the verses of old.  

CEA and Best New Bands Lineups Confirmed

Plus, Tweens get busier and Chris Comer gets funky

0 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
The lineups for January's Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and "Best New Bands" showcase solidify, Tweens gears up for an even busier year in 2014 and Jazz pianist Chris Comer gets funky.
  

Against Me! with The Sidekicks and The Shondes

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
In 2012, singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Gabel of Floridian rockers Against Me! made the kind of announcement that 20 years ago would have been met with scandal and backlash. A testament to evol  

Chris Comer Jazz Explosion

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
The Chris Comer Jazz Explosion (which Comer describes as “funkier and less ‘Jazz’ … whatever that means”) debuts Monday at MOTR Pub.
  

2013: The Year in Local Recordings

Highlights from another great year for Greater Cincinnati's original musicians

1 Comment · Sunday, December 29, 2013
A look back at some of the best albums, EPs and singles to come out of Greater Cincinnati's rich music scene in 2013.   

Gigs for the Holidays

New Year's Eve and other holiday-time live local music options

0 Comments · Friday, December 27, 2013
 The Kelly Richey Band records a new live album/video, The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars' celebrate a new release and some of Greater Cincinnati's finest perform special New Year's Eve shows.  

The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

Sunday • The Comet

0 Comments · Friday, December 27, 2013
Cincinnati Bluegrass greats The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars are giving fans a belated Christmas gift on Sunday — its fourth recording, Songs That Tell a Story.  

Why?

Tuesday • The Comet

0 Comments · Friday, December 27, 2013
After another year of globe-trotting, plus the release of Golden Tickets (featuring songs written about specific fans who purchased merch from the band’s site as part of a Willy Wonka-inspired contest), locally based, internationally beloved Indie crew Why? will play its final show of 2013 at the intimate Comet in Northside.  

500 Miles to Memphis with Fifth on the Floor

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Friday, December 27, 2013
Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, rootsy, melodic rockers 500 Miles to Memphis are gearing up for the release of a brand new album in 2014. You can say goodbye to 2013 with the band, one of the best live groups in the area, when they perform on New Year’s Eve at the Southgate House Revival.