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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.  

Persistence of Vision

Indie Rock stalwarts Interpol’s latest album El Pintor finds the band still in peak form

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Since debuting in 2002 with the acclaimed Turn on the Bright Lights, Interpol has remained one of the leading bands on the Indie Rock circuit, recently releasing its latest full-length, El Pintor.
  

Poet Aureate

Kevin Barnes takes of Montreal to new Glam/Dance heights with Aureate Gloom

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 5, 2015
There is an odd circularity in the work of Kevin Barnes. Back in 2005, of Montreal’s amazingly prolific and profoundly talented frontman was pursuing an Electronic/AfroBeat direction on The Sunlandic Twins and celebrating the arrival of his daughter Alabee. Ten years and five albums later, Alabee is a 10-year-old tween and Barnes and his wife Nina are navigating the stormy seas of separation and divorce.  

Gunn’s Range

After critical acclaim for his uniquely textural, broadly influenced sound, Steve Gunn hits the road with Wilco

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
When Wilco plays Cincinnati this week, the opening act will be a singer/songwriter and guitarist whose textured, ethereal, slightly dazed and bluesy Rock sound is earning him comparisons to The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile. He is Steve Gunn.  

Hooked on Sonics

Influential early Pacific Northwest rockers The Sonics make an unlikely comeback

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
After years of hearing others talk about their influence on Rock musicians, pioneering Pacific Northwest rockers The Sonics have returned with a tour and brand new album, This Is the Sonics.
  

In a Galaxy 'Faraway'

Rusty Burge and Steve Allee take the vibes/piano concept to a quietly powerful new place with Faraway

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Cincinnati vibraphonist Rusty Burge has amassed an impressive curriculum vitae over the past 20-plus years, including four album releases. His latest, Faraway, is a collaboration with Indiana-based pianist Steve Allee.
  

Beyond the Mat

The Mountain Goats poetically explore the lives of small-time wrestlers on the new Beat the Champ

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Mountain Goats have dropped 15 albums since 1994, the most recent of which, the just released Beat the Champ, is yet another effort in which frontman John Darnielle’s hyper-literate words and modest but expressive voice take center stage.