Mike Tittel is soft spoken, self-effacing and unassuming, but, like the soft-spoken, self-effacing, unassuming and wildly talented singer/songwriters before him, Tittel saves his “Big Statements” for the studio and stage.
Jeremy Spencer is first and foremost a writer, so it may well be that his Hip Hop handle, Sleep, is a reference to Hamlet’s
“To sleep, perchance to dream.” And there’s the rub; Spencer doesn’t
need to hit the pillow in order to dream.
The music industry is an odd construct in the human
universe in which people sometimes generate as much interest for the
things they don’t do as for the things that get done. Look at Axl Rose
and Chinese Democracy.
Greater Cincinnati’s Jasmine Poole is the
first to admit that she’s hardly the life of any party. On the other hand, Wonky Tonk,
Poole’s Country-music alter ego, takes a stage like an occupying army,
storming in with purpose, confidence and conviction.
Cincinnati's Ethicist maintains Black Metal’s trademark filth, but manages to weave it together with moments of honest beauty. The band achieves this via a mix of Shoegaze, Crust, Punk, Heavy Metal and experimental Noise Rock.