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Goin' Up the Country

Eleni Mandell explores a simpler path through the Zen of Country influence on Dark Lights Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
With a fan base as loyal as a Marine battalion and a catalog littered with nine sparkling gems of diverse Folk/Pop/Rock, including the ebullient Dick Van Dyke parks-and-recreational swing of last year’s Let’s Fly a Kite, singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell had no desire or inclination to subject her creative methodology to any severe course corrections.    

A Blazing Grace

Grace Potter is pumped up and ready to hit the road in advance of the release of her debut solo album

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Grace Potter’s rise in the music world has been steady. She has toughed it out with tour after tour for years, opening for and collaborating with artists like Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and others.
  

‘Misfit Summer Camp’ Rolls On

While other traveling music fests died years ago, Kevin Lyman’s Warped Tour is now in its 21st year

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
This year’s Vans Warped Tour lineup is decidedly Rock-centric, with a lean toward Metalcore, Hardcore and edgy Indie Rock.
  

Monster University

Trio Failure is brilliantly resurrected with 'The Heart is a Monster'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
As a wise philosopher once noted, the only constant is change. Perhaps that’s why Failure’s new album, The Heart is a Monster, is an unexpected surprise.
  

Aoife Madness

Aoife O’Donovan has plenty of fire and more than enough irons for this summer and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
On paper, Aoife O’Donovan is the busiest woman in the music business.   

REVIEW: Bunbury Music Festival 2015

A belated look back at 2015's anticipated music fest on the river

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A belated look back at June's big Bunbury Music Festival, from the music to the fans to the T-shirts.   

Ms. Dynamite

Soul/Funk juggernaut Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings show strength and resilience in the face of adversity

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Much has changed for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings since the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based retro Soul/Funk band played the (old) Southgate House in Newport, Ky. in 2010.  

Out of Exile

Chicago rockers Twin Peaks draw inspiration from The Rolling Stones and their vinyl upbringings on new LP

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Twin Peaks is the sound of four guys, each barely old enough to drink legally, having fun doing what they love.  

Becoming BoyMeetsWorld

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The latest Cincinnati Pop/Punk band with the potential to punch its ticket would make a great reality show.   

Bigger Brothers

Acclaimed group The Avett Brothers takes its expanded sound on the road with an expanded lineup

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Fans who go to see The Avett Brothers this summer and expect the kind of stripped-down acoustic performance that was the acclaimed Folk Rock group’s trademark for the first decade of its career will be in for a whole new experience.  

Bunbury Music Festival Must-Sees

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This year’s Bunbury Music Festival, the first since it was acquired by Columbus, Ohio’s PromoWest Productions, features an ambitious and diverse lineup.   

'Prime' Time

Cincinnati guitarist Brad Myers takes center stage with his debut solo Jazz album

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Guitarist Brad Myers could benefit from shaving down his to-do list.
  

Making New ‘Memories’

With her American Idol contract up, Jess Lamb is pushing her career forward and reveling in her independence

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
While Jess Lamb's journey on American Idol was short, she has been spending her post-Idol time productively and is poised to take the next step on May 30 with the release of her first official single, “Memories.”  

More Than Blood, Sweat and Tears

Following the release of his acclaimed new memoir, ‘Rock Star’ Steve Katz comes to Newport

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Veteran music man Steve Katz reflects on his rich history in music with a new memoir and an acoustic/storytelling performance Friday at Southgate House Revival.  

Rudd, Wiser

With his new multi-cultural band and new album Nanna, Xavier Rudd is ready to show the world what’s up

0 Comments · Monday, May 18, 2015
Successful Australian singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd was compelled to push his art in new and interesting directions. Long desiring to assemble an Impossible Missions Force of global musical talent with the express purpose of refracting his ideas through fresh contextual prisms, for his new album, Nanna, Rudd achieved his goal with a new band that he's appropriately dubbed the United Nations.