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Tempers flare, as Maurice Mattei celebrates another CD release

0 Comments · Friday, August 24, 2007
It's become somewhat of a playful tradition for me that every time local singer/songwriter Maurice Mattei puts out a new release, I make some mention of his prolificacy. For a while, Mattei would  

CD release parties by Wussy and The Chocolate Horse

0 Comments · Saturday, August 18, 2007
After hearty nationwide critical acclaim for the debut album, Funeral Dress, local Rock foursome Wussy is gearing up for its sophomore release, Left for Dead. The album is due in stores nationally  

Ellery on the Tube

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Local duo Ellery are taking their lithe, sparkling Folk Pop to the small screen this weekend. An Evening With Ellery, a concert film of their appearance at The Carnegie in Covington in March, is bei  

Between the Lions

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Local trio The Lions Rampant are unleashing their latest recording, a six-song effort titled Play Rock N Roll, with a little shindig Saturday at Northside's Gypsy Hut. The Lions are joined by an app  

Briten Up Your Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
One of the grooviest annual "fest" shows going, the Lite Brite Indie Pop & Film Test, returns to the Southgate House this weekend for its fourth annual event. The festival -- which runs Friday, Satu  

'Beat' it with The Trojan Rabbit

0 Comments · Friday, July 20, 2007
Local Soul/Rock quartet The Trojan Rabbit have spawned a new full-length CD, Beat to Hell, and this Friday they're having a party to celebrate. The release show takes place at Covington's Mad Hatter  

Singer/songwriter explosion!

0 Comments · Saturday, July 14, 2007
· The "Songwriter Night" that has taken place at Allyn's Cafe every Tuesday night for a decade has been part performance showcase, part local music scene networking haven and part hangin'-out-w  

Rockabilly roundup gets Rusty (York, that is)

0 Comments · Friday, July 6, 2007
Rockabilly/Hillbilly kings the StarDevils celebrated the third anniversary of their monthly Rockabilly Roundup showcase last year by bringing in one of the queens of Rockabilly, Rosie Flores, for a   

Is There a Local Band Heaven?

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2007
If there is, then they just got three more little angels from Cincinnati's music scene. · After over a decade of playing together in some form, rootsy Rock crew Wojo is no more. (Making it ext  

Lovely Crash CD release, Mark Chenault tribute, mallory show and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
There is an irresistible tendency deep inside music reviewers to compare women-led bands with other female musicians. In some ways it makes sense -- with vocals usually being the most prominent thin  

Ska Reborn: Take Four

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The constant evolution of Ska music has been one of the most fascinating arcs in music history. Begun as a pre-cursor to Reggae, artists like Bob Marley and the Wailers developed the "island" sound.  

'Tones on Film

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
There was a time when I first started writing that the arrival of a "video" (back then, they were on ye olde VHS) from a band made me cautiously pessimistic. Someone probably borrowed a giant video   

Facing the Blues Society Challenge

0 Comments · Saturday, June 2, 2007
Wanna see the best the local Blues scene has to offer? You won't get a much better chance than this Sunday when the Cincy Blues Society presents its ninth annual "Blues Challenge" at Germania Park i  

'The World' According to Ill

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
"I dream bigger than I reach," Ill Poetic told me once, and I only half believe him. In some ways, this 25-year-old MC reminds me of Peter from Office Space -- either he's frantically biting his nai  

"Eyes" on the Rise

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Last October, Nick Mitchell (formerly of The Terrors, currently of Chick Pimp) spearheaded an incredibly diverse, mostly local music festival at the Southgate House. The two-night affair was dubbed