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Give Thanks to Local Music by Feasting on It

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Thanksgiving week is stuffed with live local music events, including the Get Stuffed on Local Music show at Southgate House Revival, Thanksgivin’ Rockin’ Eve at 20th Century Theater and rare local appearances by artists who mostly play out-of-town shows — Freekbass and Electric Citizen.  

DAAP Girls Release Stellar Sophomore Set

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Cincinnati rockers DAAP Girls celebrate the release of their new album, Look Inside Your Love, on which they find the sweet spot between the sweaty grit of a Rock & Roll show and the sweaty grind of an all-night dance party. Plus, unique local ensemble Common Center throw a party in honor of its debut full-length release, Gypsy River, and nominations for the 19th-annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards are currently open to the public.

Aaron Collins Brings Blind Conductors to New EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
This week, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Collins follows up his stunning solo debut, Godlessly Oscillating, with an equally impressive EP featuring his band, The Blind Conductors. Plus, Indie rockers Ohio Knife and Old City celebrate the release of a new split 7-inch single and Ironfest returns to Southgate House Revival for two days overflowing with great local music.

Ass Ponys Reunite for Pair of Weekend Shows

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
One of the more renowned Cincinnati bands of the past few decades, Ass Ponys, reunites this weekend for a pair of shows at Woodward Theater. The band will be playing songs from throughout its career, with 35-40 rehearsed tunes to choose from each night.   

Local Musicians Do It Up for Halloween

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
With Halloween falling on Saturday this year, pretty much every club you go to this weekend is going to be having a Halloween party, most likely with a “Halloween costume contest” component.  

Greg Dulli Solo-Tours Ahead of New Afghan Whigs LP

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Hamilton, Ohio native Greg Dulli, frontman for Cincinnati-spawned AltRock greats The Afghan Whigs, announces a solo tour and releases a free new song. Plus, Taylor Shannon, Automagik, Silver Pockets Trio and Blame the Gun celebrate new releases this week and the family-friendly Fall Fest Weekend at Washington Park offers some quality local music.  

Ubahn, Ladyfest Keep the Music Festival Vibes Alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
It’s starting to feel like early fall is the new summer when it comes to music festivals in Cincinnati. This week we have two unique and infinitely cool fests from which to choose.

AYE Fest Packs OTR with Music All Weekend

Plus, Alone at 3AM, Mohenjo Daro and The Cla-Zels play gigs this weekend to promote new releases.

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The AYE Music & Art Festival — founded in 2006 to raise money for various charities — returns for its biggest fest yet this Friday-Sunday. Held at several venues in Over-the-Rhine, proceeds from the 2015 edition of AYE will go to Boys Hope Girls Hope.

R.I.P. Kevin Donahue

Crowd-funding project created in honor of The Pariahs' singer and Cincinnati Roll & Roll hero

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Beloved Garage Rock champion and singer for Cincinnati cult favorites The Pariahs, Kevin Donahue, died from cancer Sept. 13. One of his longtime friends and bandmates recently started a GoFundMe campaign to give Donahue a proper burial and headstone, and there are also plans in the works to make public unreleased Pariahs music, showcase Donahue's artwork and present a concert/party to further pay tribute to the late rocker.

Moonbow Goes Acoustic but Not Soft on New Release

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Northern Kentucky’s Moonbow has been making a name for itself with the heavy, Sabbath-indebted sound exemplified on the group’s impressive 2013 debut, The End of Time, which received glowing reviews from press outlets all over the world. But instead of going down the same path for its second effort, the foursome decided to throw a curveball in the form of an acoustic-based album.  

Royal Holland Continues to Blossom on Second EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Earlier this summer, Newport, Ky.-based singer/songwriter Matt Mooney released the second of three planned EPs under his project named Royal Holland, Volume Two – Flamingo.   

All-Star Cincy Hip Hop Lineup Joins Talib Kweli

Plus, Leo Coffeehouse stars new season at former home and The Mitchells and concert:nova team up for unique concert

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Some cross-generational Cincinnati Hip Hop champs (Hi-Tek, Donte from Mood and Buggs Tha Rocka) are currently doing a series of Ohio dates with modern legend Talib Kweli, including a Cincy stop at Bogart's. Plus, Leo Coffeehouse returns to Zion United Church of Christ in Norwood and The Mitchells and concert:nova team up for a unique cross-genre concert at the Woodward.

The Sundresses Triumph on New ‘This Machine Kills’

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
One of Cincinnati’s finest bands, The Sundresses, is returning to the record-store shelves this week with a new album, This Machine Kills. The band hosts a free album release concert Saturday at MOTR Pub, joined by Lexington, Ky.’s excellent Ancient Warfare.

Get Folked Up at Whispering Beard

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Whispering Beard Folk Festival returns to nearby Friendship, Ind. this week for four days of superb national, regional and local Roots music. Plus, the third annual Taste of OTR in Washington Park features local acts Mamadrones, Dawg Yawp, Jane Decker, Multimagic and more, Roger Klug and players from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra take on The Beatles and Wussy headlines Friday's penultimate 2015 MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square.  

Ohmstead Music Fest Returns for 14th-Annual Event

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Ohmstead (founded by and named after late Cincy band The Four Ohms) has been providing an eclectic mix of music in the great outdoors for the past 14 years.