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Sound Advice: The Westies

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Atmospheric and rootsy, the music of The Westies serves the songs, most of which are written by Michael McDermott.   

Sound Advice: Marcus Alan Ward with Culture Queer

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
It’s appropriate that Marcus Alan Ward hails from Cleveland, considering the comparisons the vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist receives to any number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and HOF-worthy) artists.   

Sound Advice: Mild High Club with Andy Gabbard

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Mild High Club is the project of musician Alexander Brettin, a Midwestern-bred, L.A.-based Renaissance man who has recorded with the likes of Ariel Pink and Mac DeMarco.  

Sound Advice: Crucible with Toothgrinder, Ghost Key, 7 Years Dead, Homebound and Motions of Sin

Tuesday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Once upon a time, like a few weeks ago, the members of three popular and crazy-loud Detroit bands concluded that their main gigs were not affording them the opportunity to play with an acceptable degree of heaviness.  

He Will Rise Again …

Pre-death, Lemmy promises post-mortem stage return, Mötley Crüe plays final show (yeah right) and Coachella spotlights the reunion craze

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
In one of his final interviews, Lemmy promises to return after death to haunt Tears for Fears fans; Tommy Lee gets stuck upside down on his rollercoaster drumset during Mötley Crüe's last concert; and Coachella proves that the "band breakup" is a highly profitable career move.

Sound Advice: Clutch with Crobot

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Since Clutch has never achieved anything resembling mainstream success or acceptance, it’s had to settle for rabidly zealous fan worship.   

Sound Advice: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons with Wonky Tonk

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons are a band on the rise. I can feel it in my bones and by the binaural sounds they make that fork their way onto my eardrums.  

Sound Advice: Moon Hooch

Saturday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
When Morphine burst into the wider consciousness in 1991, the trio’s two-string bass/saxophone/drums configuration seemed pretty radical. Nearly a quarter century later, it takes a good deal more to drop the jaws of modern music listeners.  

Sound Advice: Orgy with Bobaflex and Death Valley High

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Electro Rock band Orgy entered the public consciousness in the late ’90s with its harrowing, hard-hitting cover of “Blue Monday,” a 1983 hit by legendary Electro Pop group New Order.   

A Fab Streaming Christmas

Plus, Columbia House to reopen with vinyl and Enrique Iglesias causes stir in Sri Lanka

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Beatles finally come to streaming services on Christmas Eve, Columbia House to relaunch as a vinyl-supplying outlet and the president of Sri Lanka is outraged over bra-throwing at an Enrique Iglesias concert.

Dream Werks

The Werks roar back with their fourth and best album, the conceptual Inside a Dream

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 29, 2015
From the outset, The Werks have been content to be impressive contributors to the Jam scene, earning adoration from their loyal fan base and respect from the community’s critical arbiters.

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Voting Opens

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 29, 2015
On Jan. 31, 2016, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards winners will be announced at the 19th-annual ceremony/show/party at Covington’s Madison Theater. Today we are happy to announce the nominees for the CEAs, which are presented by CityBeat and honor Greater Cincinnati’s rich and eclectic music scene.   

The Year in Local Recordings

A look back at some of our favorite 2015 releases by Greater Cincinnati music-makers

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
As always, numerous albums, EPs and singles by musical artists from Greater Cincinnati caught our ears in 2015. But know that the list you are about to read is just a snapshot.   

Sincerity Now!

Mike Tittel’s New Sincerity Works is poised for enshrinement in the pantheon of Cincinnati Pop

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Mike Tittel is soft spoken, self-effacing and unassuming, but, like the soft-spoken, self-effacing, unassuming and wildly talented singer/songwriters before him, Tittel saves his “Big Statements” for the studio and stage.   

Umin, The Z.G.s Celebrate Latest Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
This Saturday, Northern Kentucky sonic sculptor Kevin Poole is throwing a party in honor of his latest project under the umin moniker, a full-length titled line.