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Alone, Naturally

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Given the scary "Who do you want answering the phone in the White House at 3 a.m." ads running in support of Hillary Clinton, Alone at 3AM would seem to have a perfectly timed band name, surpassed o  

Resetting the Fizz with a new CD

0 Comments · Saturday, March 15, 2008
This Saturday, Cincinnati Power Pop powerhouse Fizzgig performs at the Southgate House to celebrate the release of its latest album, Reset. Likeminded popsters Ellison and Nashville's Second Sat  

MPMF: Under New MGMT

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
CityBeat is now the proud operator of the MidPoint Music Festival, which will return Sept. 25-27. A huge overhaul of the event is underway. Over the course of five years, MidPoint founders Sean Rhi  

Daydreaming with Greg Mahan

0 Comments · Friday, February 29, 2008
Superb singer/songwriter Greg Mahan celebrates the release of his first CD since 2000 this weekend with two shows. Mahan promotes his new Thirty-Five-Cent Daydream Friday at the Southgate House Pa  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Robert Pollard, former leader of Indie Rock superstars Guided By Voices, is from Dayton. But when asked by Blender magazine what his favorite club was, Pollard didn't say Canal Street Tavern or t  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
¯ Greater Cincinnati's greatest Outlaw Country performer, Dallas Moore, has a new CD officially coming out this weekend (he did sell some copies when his band recently opened for pal and Outlaw  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
This Sunday, late local Blues hero Big Joe Duskin will be honored at the "first annual" Big Joe Duskin Memorial Birthday Party at Topper Ballroom inside Music Hall. Proceeds from the show go to the  

Damaged Goods

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Since I began writing about Greater Cincinnati music more than a decade ago, there have always been murmurs about what the "Cincinnati sound" actually sounds like. The conclusion is usually that it   

Blues News U Can Use, plus Blues ambassadors in Memphis and Eat Sugar in Spin

0 Comments · Friday, January 25, 2008
This weekend's Winter Blues Fest at the Southgate House in Newport -- presented by the Cincy Blues Society, which also puts on the annual summer Cincy Blues Fest at Sawyer Point -- features a do  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
• Chicago-born, Dayton, Ohio-based Jazz trumpeter Mario Abney must have a thing for Cincinnati Hip Hop. After recently doing a show in town with guest Napoleon Maddox of local Hip Hop/Jazz mas  

'Evolution' Rock

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Mason rockers Bluf host an all-ages CD release party Saturday at The Poison Room in honor of their new album, Documents of Evolution. The four-piece (consisting of frontman/Johnny Cougar nephew I  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings ¯ Local singer/songwriter Josh Hisle, who performs under the name Lost in Holland, has been invited to play at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival i  

Year-end accolades for local musicians

0 Comments · Sunday, December 23, 2007
Check CityBeat next week for our annual roundup of the best Greater-Cincinnati-produced CDs of 2007. This year, for the first time in a while, those outside of Cincinnati have really paid attenti  

'Tis the season for benefit shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
´ A benefit show for the Michael W. Bany Scholarship Fund -- an annual music scholarship named in the memory and spirit of the local musician -- goes down this Friday at York Street Cafe in Newp  

Farewell, Uncle Russell

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Bass player Russell Givens, affectionately called "Uncle Russell," born, Oct. 17, 1937, passed away Nov. 9. His music and life will never be forgotten. He was called "the best bass player I ever hea