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Christmas at the Clubs

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... at least if you're looking at the upcoming club events happening over the next few weeks. On Sunday at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, for instance, you can get in the holiday mood by checking out Pat Kelly and his PyschoAcoustic Orchestra.  

CEA Fun, and Turkeys Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
On Nov. 23, CityBeat brought the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards to the Emery Theatre for what turned out to be the best show in the program's 12-year history. Bootsy Collins and a large band of James Brown cohorts tore the roof off right away with an opening tribute to the Godfather of Soul, part of a big celebration of Cincy's King Records' legacy.  

Remembering the Jockey Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Back in the mid-'80s when I was in high school, I was befriended by a group of social misfits who wanted to play some music. One of the first times we hung out, they took me across the river, to then seedy Newport, and an even seedier little music club called The Jockey Club.  

Back on the Brink

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
As someone (me) once said (last year), a local music scene is only as good as its new artists. This Saturday, many of Greater Cincinnati's newest musical acts will be on hand for the eighth annual Brink New Music Showcase, scattered throughout the Southgate House.  

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