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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  

Not-So-Jive Turkeys

0 Comments · Monday, December 3, 2007
Local duo The Turkeys release their new CD, Every Night's the Same, this Wednesday in conjunction with a show at the Southgate House in Newport. Pals/special guests on the bill include Jake Speed  

That's (Cincinnati) Entertainment (Awards)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
On Nov. 19, hundreds of local musicians and music fans packed the lower bowl at the Taft Theatre for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The event's 11th annual fiesta/ceremony featured the usual   

Knifs Go to '11'

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So I grab my new Pernicious Knifs CD (11 Songs, aka Almond Extract) and reach for my bottle of Crystal Light Cherry Pomegranate Immunity On The Go drink. I go to shake the bottle (as per instruction  

CD release mania from local bands

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
· Impressively brutal local Metal crew Azygous celebrate their new CD release, Whiskey Driven Hate Machine, this Friday at the Mad Hatter in Covington. The fast and furious band -- which plays   

Ultra Violent CD

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Local Hard Rock trio Bastion presents its "official" CD release party for Ultra Violent this Friday at Covington's Mad Hatter (the disc was originally made available in June). Bastion's music remin  

New Waves

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
One would think that aficionados of instrumental Surf music would be at least a little reluctant to anyone coming along and messing with the formula. Like Blues, there are expected features of Surf   

Come together right now for Chris Walker

0 Comments · Saturday, October 20, 2007
Even if you've never met Chris Walker, there's a decent chance you have felt him. And I don't mean that crudely. Chris has been a go-to bass player in town for years now, providing the bottom e  

New for fall: New clubs, new approaches, old friends

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
After the past few weeks of scorching temperatures, one can't be faulted for not realizing that it is actually autumn in Cincinnati. The temps go down this week, so now that you're in a better fall-