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CEAs Give Thanks to Local Music

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The 2010 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards was another memorable love fest celebrating Cincinnati’s rich musical history and thriving contemporary music scene. The briskly paced show Nov. 21 at Covington’s Madison Theater featured quality performances, updates on in-the-works projects spotlighting the area’s pivotal role in American music’s evolution and the presentation of 19 awards encompassing the full spectrum of Cincinnati music makers.  

Punk Pioneers Revisited at Jockey Club Reunion

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In 2008, local independent publisher Aurore Press presented a "reunion" concert at the Southgate House that featured bands (and many fans) who were a part of the scene at famed Punk Rock palace/dump The Jockey Club in Newport. This Saturday at the Southgate, it returns for the third year straight, featuring reunion shows by Sluggo, The Speed Hickeys and other local music vets.  

BRINK Spreads Out in Northside

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday night the annual BRINK New Music Showcase returns for its 10th year and spreads its wings. The showcase, a cousin event of the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, first went down in 2001 as a way to showcase the next generation of great local musicians before the big CEA event honored the current crop. Plus news about new albums from Walk the Moon and Greg "Tex" Schramm.  

BRINK Music Festival and More Great Shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Block out next Saturday, Nov. 13, on your day planner for the 10th annual BRINK New Music Showcase, which this year morphs from a one-venue event (at the Southgate House) to a multi-venue extravaganza in Northside. Tied to the annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, BRINK is a chance to check out the next wave of new, original bands in the Cincy area.  

Hedges Dabbles in 'Alchemy'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 27, 2010
This week, Joe Hedges, frontman for July for Kings, will be celebrating the release of his new solo album, Alchemy, with a unique release show. Friday's event is a multimedia extravaganza timed to downtown's "Final Friday" art gallery walk and taking place at the St. Theresa Textile Trove space.  

CEA 2010 Nominees Announced

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs) for local theater ended with August’s final awards ceremony, but the CEAs for music are still going strong. The nominees for this year’s 14th annual event are in and you can vote now here. This year’s trophies will be given out on Nov. 21.  

Oso Good Start

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Covington-based rockers Oso Bear celebrate the release of their debut, a self-titled, six-song EP, this Saturday at The Mad Hatter. Opening the show are Mad Anthony, Swear Jar, The Zach Burns Band and The JC Four. At varying times, Oso Bear’s sound resembles early Indie Rock, pre-trendy Grunge, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Punk and Garage Rock, but, in the end, it’s only Rock & Roll.  

Wave Goodbye

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Local instrumental rockers The Flux Capacitors host a bittersweet EP release party Friday at the Southgate House. The show (with guests Enlou, Weakness and The Sleeping Sea) is to be the band's last, following the relocation of bassist Sean Victory to Chicago. They'll be distributing copies of the new six-track 'Human Error' EP and their grand 2007 debut album, 'John Q. Brains For Arms.'  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Cincinnati Hip Hop cleaned up at the fifth annual Ohio Hip Hop Awards Sept. 18 in Cleveland, taking home many trophies in some of the event’s biggest categories. Local crew Beat Gang won “Best Group” and “Best Single” for its track “Mr. Miyagi” (the group’s B. Luck also won “Best Graphic Designer”).  

Wussy and Koala Fires: Local Music Rewired

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Two local Indie Rock bands have had their music dismantled and pieced back together by a slew of area producers and electronic musicians. If you’re familiar with the Rock bands Wussy and The Koala Fires, imagining them as dance-floor-friendly Electro acts is a far-fetched concept. But both new remix projects are revelatory, retaining (and often putting more focus on) the songwriting and vocals of the originals.  

The Tillers and Matthew Shelton Come Home, and Music Photos at the Library

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 15, 2010
If it's seemed like Cincy Folk trio The Tillers haven't been as omnipresent on the local club scene this summer, that's because the group has been spending a lot more time on the road since the release of its sophomore album, By the Signs. The band has been playing clubs and festivals throughout the Midwest and East Coast but come home Thursday to open for Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Southgate House.  

Listen to the 2010 MPMF Compilation Now

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Every year, a compilation featuring several of the artists performing at the MidPoint Music Festival is lovingly compiled to give an overview of some of the fest’s participants. MPMF10’s comp has been assembled and you can listen to it right here.  

Cincy Hip Hop Vs. Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Several Cincinnati-based artists and institutions are up for Ohio Hip Hop Awards, an annual event that honors the statewide Hip Hop community, culminating in a music conference/awards ceremony Sept. 17-19 in Cleveland. The event spotlights everything from MCs, DJs, break-dancers and graffiti artists to labels, radio, venues and promoters.  

Local Release Mania

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Acoustic Blues duo 46 Long, Punk journeymen I Fail, Roots/Folk collective The Midlife Crisis Ramblers, the Electro/Indie/Dance group Eat Sugar, and local dark wizards of Roots/Rock The Sundresses are all releasing albums this week. It's like a back-to-school special for kick-ass music.  

The Return of The Greenhornes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 18, 2010
After an extended hiatus, Cincinnati Garage Rock trio The Greenhornes will be back with a new album in October. And this Friday the band plays a free show at The Comet in Northside, kicking off a string of tour/festival dates. Jack Lawrence recently told Billboard.com that a new album will be out in October, making it the first Greenhornes full-length with new material since 2002.