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New CD from StarDevils, Lauren Houston

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Local Rockabilly/Honky Tonk faves StarDevils have a new CD out. StarDevils Trio was released in September and has drawn high praise from the international Rockabilly press. And area singer/songwriter Lauren Houston also has a new CD available. The Northern Kentucky resident will celebrate the release of her debut — the gorgeous Folk/Pop/Country gem, Roots & Wings  

Local Music Spooktaculars

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, pretty much any bar you pick this weekend will have some sort of scary happening going on. But if you’re a local music fan looking for more than “Monster Mash” karaoke and costume contests, here are my picks for Friday’s fiercest, most fearsome shows.   

Scribble Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Every year around this time is kind of like “Steelers Week” for football fans in Cincinnati. Only the fans aren’t football ones, they’re Hip Hop die-hards. You’ll see a lot of out of towners around the area this week, as Scribble Jam attracts Hip Hop heads from all over the country, either just to attend and have fun or to actually compete in the infamous “battles.”  

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Nominees Announced

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
With the MidPoint Music Festival a glorious memory, we turn our attention to the next big local music event - the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The nominees have been announced; go to citybeat.com to see the full list. Vote now before you start worrying about that other little voting thing coming up in November.  

Barack the Vote

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This Thursday, Cincinnati native sons The National, a now wildly-popular Indie band based in Brooklyn that just toured with R.E.M., is coming home for a cause … and a Rock show. The National  

Folking Off

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I don't think I've ever written anything about Jake Speed without mentioning Woody Guthrie. Call me lazy, but the political Folk pioneer is such an obvious influence on Speed's songs and lyrics it almost seems dishonest not to mention it.  

'80s Comeback

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Vaughn (now with Dayton's Lab Partners) are Jesse Ebaugh, the jaw-dropping bassist for Pearlene, and Dave Colvin, who played with Shesus (of which Wennerstrom was also once a member).  

The Wizards of Odd

0 Comments · Thursday, September 25, 2008
Some words that describe legendary underground Cincinnati band The Wolverton Brothers include: enduring, eccentric, inventive, singular, influential. The band adds three more words to that canon with their sixth album, Old, Ugly and Loud, which is being released by Ionik Recordings this Saturday at the Northside Tavern.   

Massive Release

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Cincinnati’s finest and most popular Reggae crew, Super-Massive, will unveil its first album with two release parties this week — Wednesday at Stanley’s Pub and Thursday at The Mad Frog (where they’ll be joined by special guests Jah Roots, from Missouri).   

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Stacked Local Band Fests

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This weekend offers a great chance to get out and catch some local original bands via three music fests spotlighting various genres prominent in Greater Cincinnati. A new collective of musicians  

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Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
On Friday at Corryville's Mad Frog, The Upset Victory celebrates the release of its new EP, Between the Walls and the Worlds That Sleep, which is being released nationally by Takeover Records/Takeove  

MidPoint Music Festival FAQs

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
In just over a month, the streets of downtown and Over-the-Rhine (and one stage in Newport) will be jumping with local, regional, national and international musical artists as the annual MidPont Music Festival returns (Sept. 25-27).  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Several local musicians and their fans have started a new "get out the vote" campaign. And they're not pretending to be bi-partisan.  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday and Saturday at Sawyer Point will mark the 16th anniversary of the Cincy Blues Fest. And this year, locals once again get their own stage.  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Saturday, July 26, 2008
Several performers have been announced for this September's MidPoint Music Festival (the first with CityBeat at the controls).