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Upper Decker

Cincinnati's Jane Decker brings a fresh perspective to her newly adopted Pop direction

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Jane Decker is just barely into official adulthood, but she’s lived a virtual lifetime of experiences, both personally and professionally.    

Dive to the Top

Lake Street Dive’s decade-long march finally struck a nerve with its breakthrough album, Bad Self Portraits

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It’s been a year and a half since the stratospheric breakout success of Lake Street Dive’s Bad Self Portraits album and its ubiquitous title track. In a heartbeat, the Boston-born/Brooklyn-based quartet was getting face time on every late-night/morning television show, notching adds in every conceivable radio format and scoring prime real estate in every music and entertainment magazine.  

Blues Warrior

Though some proclaim Blues a dying art form, Joe Bonamassa’s massive success proves otherwise

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Guitarist/singer Joe Bonamassa says his new DVD/album, Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, captures a concert that will always stand out as a highlight of his musical life.  

F**kin’ Live

Frontier Folk Nebraska gets ready to record its first live album… even if no one is there

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
If a band plays a concert and there’s no audience, do they make a sound? If a group plays in a sealed club with no patrons, are they simultaneously live and not live? What if a band threw a live album and nobody came?  

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.