Public’s debut four-song EP, Red,
released last summer through the local Counter Rhythm Group, offers the
yelping howl, martial cadence and galloping verve of Modest Mouse
without the thick icing of ironic hipster cool.
During their journey, The Heartless
Bastards have experienced a few personnel changes and a record label
switch, as well as a major relocation from Cincinnati to Austin, Tex.,
all of which occurred within a few years. The one constant has been the original
songs, guitar playing and vocals of Erika Wennerstrom.
The band known as the DAAP Girls is made
up of all guys, has barely anything to show as far as web-presence and
has yet to release any music. Still, they have been chosen as a nominee
for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards’ New Artist of the Year, and
These days, it’s more and more unusual to
see a so-called “Country music band” that features a pedal steel guitar
onstage. Now, in Cincinnati, believe it or not,
there is band carrying a steel guitarist called Jeremy Pinnell and the
In 2010, after years of work in on the jam band circuit, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
pushed their way into the mainstream with their eponymous third album for
Hollywood Records and the hit single, “Paris (Ooh La La).” With their latest album, The Lion The Beast The Beat,
Potter and her team seem to have their sights set on taking things to
an even higher level.
Cincinnati Indie foursome The Kiss Me Everlasting features a quartet of veteran musicians who've used their wide-ranging experience to do things right, making it easier to balance their busy schedules.
A few last minute gift ideas, featuring 2012 boxsets and from The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Grateful Dead, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Heart, Strange Euphoria, Bob Dylan, The English Beat, Elvis Presley, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Los Lobos and Taj Mahal.
The annual celebration of Greater
Cincinnati’s rich music scene, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards
(CEAs), didn’t occur in its usual time slot this year (around
Thanksgiving). The CEAs
will now be held in January to honor the best local music-makers from
the just-completed year. Here are the 2012 nominees.
John Cage fearlessly explored how any sound
could make for beautiful “music.” This included silence — Cage’s most
famous composition, “4.33,” connotes the duration of minutes and seconds
during which an orchestra or musician makes no sounds.