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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   

Big Joe Duskin 1921-2007

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Cincinnati Blues legend Big Joe Duskin passed away May 6. He was 86 years old. With the death of H-Bomb Ferguson late last year, Big Joe was the last of the great Cincinnati bluesmen who was around   

Gets Bloggy

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Last Friday, CityBeat launched a new blog hub at blogs.citybeat.com, meaning you can now read daily news updates and commentary (including our trademark "leftist rantings," as one local blogger put