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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Bastion presents its "official" CD release party for Ultra Violent this Friday at Covington's Mad Hatter (the disc was originally made available in June).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-  

2007 CEA nominees announced, and voting begins

0 Comments · Friday, October 5, 2007
During the pre-parties at the MidPoint Music Festival last week, CityBeat announced this year's crop of nominees for the musical program of the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The awards are to   

More MidPoint notes, from European imports to cool shirts

0 Comments · Saturday, September 29, 2007
Well, it's here again. For the sixth year, the MidPoint Music Festival returns to the streets of Downtown and Over-the-Rhine for three nights (Thursday-Saturday) of independent, original music sh  

MidPoint Anticipation

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
One week until the MidPoint Music Festival? Holy cow, I have a lot to do here at CityBeat World Headquarters! Pick up a CityBeat next week for our annual preview of the three-day fest (running Sept.  

Eat Sugar, Dan Karlsberg, Rumble Club and The Great Depression

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
One of the cooler newer bands in town, Eat Sugar, has a new introductory EP ready for public consumption -- and on Friday at the Gypsy Hut you'll be able to get your grubby little hands on a copy fo  

The 'Hills' Have Legs

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
After taking Even the Hills, the sophomore CD from singer/songwriter Nathan Holscher, for several test drives, I was convinced he was probably in his mid-40s. The element of searching and wanderlust  

You Better, You Bet

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Local singer/songwriter Eric Diedrichs practically willed himself to become the masterful craftsman he has become, throwing himself into music full-bore without a "safety school" to fall back on. Wh  

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