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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.  

Welcome to Injecting Strangers' 'Nightmare Nancy'

Plus, The Tempers release ballad collection, Buffalo Killers score a new record deal and School of Rock Mason preps pre-holiday shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Theatrical Cincinnati rockers Injecting Strangers promote their new EP release this weekend. Plus, Maurice Mattei and The Tempers celebrate the release of a new collection of ballads, Buffalo Killers sign with Sun Pedal Recordings and School of Rock Mason pays tribute to Neil Young, Van Halen and others with weekend shows.  

MellowHigh with TOK

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The roots of the Hip Hop trio of Hodgy Beats, Left Brain and Domo Genesis, better known as MellowHigh, are as complex as the Bible’s begats. The saga began seven years ago in Los Angeles, when  

The Oarsman with Get in the Ark and Olivia Millerschin

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Oarsman lead singer Marcus Christopher Maloney’s voice is therapy at its cheapest. No alcohol is needed to sink into the quiet misery from which the listener ultimately lifts hope from the beautifully mundane topics about which Maloney sings.
  

Charlie Parr with Bulletville

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Charlie Parr makes the old new. He has recorded 11 studio albums that treat traditional American music as a living, evolving musical form. On his most recent record, this year’s Barnswallow, he sings gruffly and plays banjo and two National steel guitars along with accompanists on washboard, thumb piano, harmonica, jaw-harp and stomping feet.  

Gringo Star with The Harlequins

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gringo Star parties like it’s 1969. The latest proof can be found on the opening track on the Atlanta band’s freshly minted third album, Floating Out to See.   

A Scribble Resurrection?

Scribble Jam turns to crowdfunding in an effort to bring back the iconic Cincinnati Hip Hop fest

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Since canceling the long-running Scribble Jam Hip Hop fest almost five years ago, co-founder Nick Accurso and his fellow organizers have been inundated with requests to bring it back. But Accurso’s not going backward. “I’d rather let it die for what it was than create a new history that’s just so-so,” he says.     

Phratry Records Facilitates a Foursome

Plus, Freak releases debut EP, Withrow's marching band gets some star-studded help and Grand Oversoul reunites for a great cause

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The nearly decade old Cincinnati-based record label Phratry Records releases a new four-way split single featuring locals Mala in Se and Knife the Symphony, as well as Aperiodic and Joe 4. Plus, area Metal crew Freak celebrate its new EP, Blue Wisp hosts a fundraiser for an area high school marching band and Grand Oversoul returns for Transitions Global benefit.