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Digging Deep

Ben Knight and the Welldiggers have stories to tell on their debut album, Divining Rod

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Ben Knight and the Welldiggers play American music. Kentucky Country music. A noble homage to generations of toil and progress. The songs on the Cincinnati band’s debut release, Divining Rod, are a frighteningly intimate introduction to Ben Knight, the storyteller. He and the Welldiggers earnestly compose new and original tunes that catch your attention with equal parts nostalgia and intrigue.  

These Kids are All Right

L.A.’s The Milk Carton Kids find an audience with their smart, beautiful acoustic sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On-the-rise L.A. duo The Milk Carton Kids’ talents and “good timing” helped them become one of the hottest acts in the Americana scene. 
  

Taste the Moonbow

Heavy Northern Kentucky rockers Moonbow release anticipated debut album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
With their singer finished with his run on TV's Survivor and the rest of the members' schedules aligning, The End of Time, the debut full-length from heavy Northern Kentucky band Moonbow, is finally released.
  

Good 'Dog'

Along with a new album and fruitful foray into acting, Cincinnati’s Kim Taylor is now looking to write songs for other artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Cincinnati singer/songwriter Kim Taylor’s new album, Love’s a Dog, coincides with the local premiere of I Used to Be Darker, the critically-acclaimed indie film in which she co-stars.

  

Fighting Through

Singer/songwriter Neko Case offers a rare personal glimpse on her latest album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Singer/songwriter Neko Case offers a rare personal glimpse on her latest album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.
  

The Dark Also Rises

AFI comes back from its longest break with its darkest album, Burials

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
AFI’s first new album in four years, Burials, continues the band’s fascinating sonic evolution and is the group's darkest effort yet.
  

On 'Point

Cincinnati's annual MidPoint Music Festival notches 12th successful year

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
 We here at CityBeat and others associated with the fest did a lot of campaigning to get people into the smaller venues to check out some of the lesser-known acts and MPMF-goers did better than in any previous year showing love for artists who had yet to infiltrate their personal music collections  

Resilient Rebellion

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club re-emerges from some difficult, dark times with 'Specter at the Feast'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
On Specter of the Feast, MidPoint Music Festival headliners Black Rebel Motorcycle Club showcases both the band’s buzzing Rock & Roll side and its more atmospheric approach.  

Savage Love

Garage Soul troupe Barrence Whitfield and the Savages’ Cincinnati ties lead to this weekend’s two-night stand

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
R&B/Soul/Garage band Barrence Whitfield and the Savages celebrate their recent Bloodshot Records release and pay tribute to King Records with two shows at MOTR Pub this weekend.  

Built to Last

Blues/Rock/Soul ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band headlines the inaugural Ohio River Throwdown

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Blues/Rock/Soul ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band, fresh off of their chart-busting album release, Made Up Mind, headlines the inaugural Ohio River Throwdown, alongside Los Lobos, JJ Grey & Mofro, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and many other American Roots music all-stars.
  

Parts and Labor

The ever-productive experimental punks of No Age use the tactile to inspire the emotional

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The workhorses of No Age project the sensibility of a band that’s deeply D.I.Y., Punk to the bone and extra-mindful of everything they do. From an outsider’s perspective, it’s tough to gauge whether No Age’s tenacity stems from a ceaseless need to be productive, a compulsion to stay in the spotlight or the desire to build up to a certain kind of goal.
  

Ready to Explode

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Mangrenade vocalist/guitarist Nick Thieme has just driven a sparkling new (to him, at least) van off the lot. But this new van (nicknamed “Vangrenade 2.0” or “The Deuce”) isn’t just a new touring vehicle, it is also a symbol of Mangrenade’s determination to make it, car payments be damned.  

Banded Together

Cincinnati’s Shiny and the Spoon go from spare duo to full quartet on sophomore album

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Box of Bullets, the new full-length album from Cincinnati Folk/Americana/Pop crew Shiny and the Spoon, is given “more bite and edge" thanks to the act's completed evolution into a full-time quartet.
  

Long Time Coming

Aly Spaltro searches for catharsis and a spot of her own as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
As Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Aly Spaltro is currently earning attention for raw, poignant tunes that glow with gusto — both as wandering, relatively skeletal acoustic-rooted numbers and feisty, forceful electric-propelled tunes. In either instance, she decorates her songs with imagistic, compellingly detailed and often innocuous lyrics about troubled relationships and scattered trepidations.  

Reading, Writing, Rocking

Cincinnati’s Mardou builds steam with exhilarating Post Punk sound

3 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Mardou is a young Cincinnati band that’s made a name for itself as an energetic Post Punk quartet. Having played their first show May of 2012, the members of Mardou have released their debut offering of four songs, known as Cardigan EP.