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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.  

You Can't Wrap an MP3

Box sets and other special releases make fine holiday gifts for music lovers

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Stumped for a last-minute gift for the music lover on your list? Here are a few of the better box sets and special music releases from 2013.
  

Releasing 'Spirits'

Hank Williams tribute released, CEA voting open and Best New Bands showcased booked

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Spirits of Hank, a live recording featuring numerous local Country/Roots musicians playing the eight songs music legend Hank Williams recorded at Cincinnati’s Herzog recording studios, is released. Plus, CEA voting is open and the 'Best New Bands' showcase is booked.  

Spirits of Hank release party with Arlo McKinley & Friends, Straw Boss and Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
If you’re looking for a really cool, unique and local-centric gift for a friend or relative who digs traditional Country — or if you are a fan yourself and want a cool new CD — head to the Southgate House Revival this Saturday for the Spirits of Hank CD release party.  

The L Foundation Benefit with The Movement and The Manifest Station

Saturday • Stanley's Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Philadelphia’s The Movement, one of America’s most popular Reggae outfits (which also blends Rock and Hip Hop influences into its sound), is headed back to Cincinnati this weekend for a special show to raise funds for The L Foundation.  

Alt Jeopardy

Plus, Schoolboy Q offers free pass and Michael Bolton gives up

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Long-running game show Jeopardy gets hip with "Alt" music category, Schoolboy Q encourages white fans to say the "N-word" and Michael Bolton gives up, settles into career as human joke.
  

2013 Music Nominees and Winners

0 Comments · Thursday, December 12, 2013
[Winners in bold]RockBuffalo KillersMad Anthony The KillTonesThe HarlequinsLemon SkyMangrenade Folk/AmericanaThe TillersMagnolia MountainShiny and The SpoonYoung HeirloomsJosh Eagle and the   

2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Nominations

Nominees for the 17th annual CEAs again demonstrate strength, diversity of local music scene

25 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, now in their 17th year of honoring musicians from the Greater Cincinnati music scene, are coming up in January and we have the nominees. Study up and get ready to vote starting Dec. 13.  

8-Bits to Hold You

Anamanaguchi takes Chiptune to the next (game) level with 'Endless Fantasy'

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In a field crowded with basement/bedroom Laptop Pop experimentalists, New York City quartet Anamanaguchi stands as one of the leading lights at the forefront of the Chiptune genre.