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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.   

Returning Soon to a Stage Near You

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
This fall is shaping up to be the season of the great local band reunion.  

Outdoor Music (Without Lasers)

Plus, area Alt Rock crew Harbour celebrate new EP release

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
If you’re up for an outdoor music experience this week but weren’t able to score tickets to the hugely popular Lumenocity concerts in Washington Park, there are some alternatives. There might not be laser-light displays, but there will be some good music. Also, Cincy area Indie Rock/Pop band Harbour celebrates the release of its new EP, With Love.

Jack Walker 1948-2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Longtime Cincinnati artist/musician Jack Walker passed away on July 20. He was 67. 

Ass Ponys Announce November Reunion Shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
After not performing together in more than a decade, one of Cincinnati’s greatest bands, Ass Ponys, have announced two reunion shows for this fall.

Local Acts Announced for MidPoint Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A third batch of artists slated to appear at September’s MidPoint Music Festival was recently unveiled, revealing several of the Cincinnati-area acts performing at this year’s event, as well as more touring artists booked for the fest.

Maurice Mattei Explores ‘Girl Jungle’ on New LP

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Cincinnati’s Maurice Mattei wouldn’t refuse a taste of success. Given the opportunity, I think he would gladly allow one of his brilliant story songs to be used in an appropriate manner in a decent film for a respectable payday.   

Northside’s Rock N’ Roll Carnival Returns

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Northside not only hosts the city’s most unique Fourth of July parade; the neighborhood also has the most one-of-a-kind festival to celebrate America’s independence in the region.