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.
Homemade Drugs are in it to win it, all
the way. Moving through life’s social insecurities and uneasiness,
somewhere in that space, amongst the unwanted furniture, is a plan. Homemade Drugs are grabbing their moment
and not looking back, only ahead. Ahead to Saturday’s release of their
self-titled, self-released 10-song album. Ahead to vinyl plans, which are forming
nicely with Youngstown, Ohio’s Lion’s Care Recordings. Ahead to whatever
When Miss May I frontman Levi Benton
relocated from his home in Troy, Ohio, to Cincinnati earlier this year,
he fully expected that people might recognize him on the street. After
all, his Metalcore quintet has been the recipient of some potent buzz
recently, including a cover feature in Alternative Press.
Four years ago, Dean & Britta's Dean Wareham was approached
with a proposition by Ben Harrison, Performing Arts Curator
for Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum. Harrison was looking for someone to
compose a soundtrack of sorts for a series of filmed portraits Warhol
shot in the mid-’60s.
The story of Damien Jurado’s relationship with Punk Rock seems too symmetrical, too fortuitous and too rare to possibly be true. Somehow, though, all the pieces match.
Now 39 and based out of Seattle, Jurado was once a 14-year-old
growing infatuated with Punk.