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Folking Off

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I don't think I've ever written anything about Jake Speed without mentioning Woody Guthrie. Call me lazy, but the political Folk pioneer is such an obvious influence on Speed's songs and lyrics it almost seems dishonest not to mention it.  

'80s Comeback

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Vaughn (now with Dayton's Lab Partners) are Jesse Ebaugh, the jaw-dropping bassist for Pearlene, and Dave Colvin, who played with Shesus (of which Wennerstrom was also once a member).  

The Wizards of Odd

0 Comments · Thursday, September 25, 2008
Some words that describe legendary underground Cincinnati band The Wolverton Brothers include: enduring, eccentric, inventive, singular, influential. The band adds three more words to that canon with their sixth album, Old, Ugly and Loud, which is being released by Ionik Recordings this Saturday at the Northside Tavern.   

Massive Release

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Cincinnati’s finest and most popular Reggae crew, Super-Massive, will unveil its first album with two release parties this week — Wednesday at Stanley’s Pub and Thursday at The Mad Frog (where they’ll be joined by special guests Jah Roots, from Missouri).   

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Stacked Local Band Fests

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This weekend offers a great chance to get out and catch some local original bands via three music fests spotlighting various genres prominent in Greater Cincinnati. A new collective of musicians  

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Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
On Friday at Corryville's Mad Frog, The Upset Victory celebrates the release of its new EP, Between the Walls and the Worlds That Sleep, which is being released nationally by Takeover Records/Takeove  

MidPoint Music Festival FAQs

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
In just over a month, the streets of downtown and Over-the-Rhine (and one stage in Newport) will be jumping with local, regional, national and international musical artists as the annual MidPont Music Festival returns (Sept. 25-27).  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Several local musicians and their fans have started a new "get out the vote" campaign. And they're not pretending to be bi-partisan.  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday and Saturday at Sawyer Point will mark the 16th anniversary of the Cincy Blues Fest. And this year, locals once again get their own stage.  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Saturday, July 26, 2008
Several performers have been announced for this September's MidPoint Music Festival (the first with CityBeat at the controls).  

Katie Reider 1978-2008

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Cincinnati-bred singer/songwriter Katie Reider passed away on the morning of July 14 after a two-year battle with cancer. In early 2006, Reider went to the dentist for a toothache, kicking off a   

Sub Pop Comes Back

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
In 1989, The Afghan Whigs signed a deal with then-burgeoning/eventually-seminal Seattle-based imprint, Sub Pop Records, becoming the first band outside of the Pacific Northwest to sign with the la  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
· Roots Rock greats 500 Miles to Memphis have taken on a new side gig. After a chance run-in with 500 Miles in her home base of Austin, Tex., Country singer Kasey Musgraves has teamed with th  

By Land or Seabird

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Local AltRock band Seabird is ready to host what is sure to be the most unique local music experience of the year (and the most original "CD release party" concept since late local Indie Pop ban  

Riding the Buffalo on the new CD, 'Let It Ride,' plus remembering Mr. K and new CDs from Slant and Mad Anthony

0 Comments · Friday, June 20, 2008
After the release of their debut album, Cincinnati PsychPop trio The Buffalo Killers found they had fans in high places. The Black Crowes took them on tour (they'll be back out with them this fa