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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   

Farewell, Colonel

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Local musician Mark Chenault passed away at around 2 p.m. on April 21 at the Scarlet Oaks hospice facilities in Clifton. He was 53. Chenault was involved as a performer in the local music scene sin  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2007
· My first "blind item!" I feel like Cindy Adams. In the '90s, when The Afghan Whigs were becoming more and more well known, the band would sometimes book "super secret" shows at smaller clubs,  

Behind the Hardcore

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Local rockers American Hardcore have been through an almost soap opera-like couple of years. If nothing else, the band has a riveting first 15 minutes of their Behind The Music special someday. Form  

Ladies' Nights

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
This week sees the return of the annual Chicks Rockfest at Downtown's Poison Room. The event is now in its seventh year (an impressive feat for a homegrown festival) and it has stayed true to its in  

Ready to Rumblebilly?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Rockabilly music seems to have more spin-offs than All In the Family. Sub-genres include Psychobilly, Voodoobilly, Thrashabilly, Punkabilly, Horrorbilly, Countrybilly and numerous others. I even fou  


0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Local benefit/tribute shows are often set up to raise funds for a charitable organization. Sometimes, friends will organize a benefit for one person, say, a sick child. And sometimes, a benefit show  

Have A Squirrely St. Paddy's Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Up in Oxford last Thursday, city officials were again nervous about Miami University's infamous, unsanctioned all-day St. Patrick's Day celebration, where students start drinking green beer before t  

Ready to Whig Out?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Newly recorded Afghan Whigs songs are less than two months away. I'll write more about my personal feelings about The Whigs and their legacy (and my own experiences with their music) closer to the M  

Manuel's Labor

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Texas native/Cincinnati transplant Steve Manuel landed in the Queen City with a handful of tuneful Pop/Rock songs he was eager to record. As his new CD shows, he found the right guys to work with he  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 21, 2007
· We were sad to learn of the passing of a local musician this past weekend. Bruce Willis, drummer for the local cover band Saving Stimpy (who play current Rock hits at clubs all over the area)  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 14, 2007
· Acclaimed Indie crew Wussy performs a little post-Valentine's Day gig at the Northside Tavern Saturday, joined by The Sweep, a new group featuring former members of the excellent local band p  

All Keyed Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Local trio Trifectafunk celebrate the release of their new self-titled EP (the group's second effort) this Friday at the East End Café. Locals The Rumpke Mountain Boys and Headband also perform  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 31, 2007
· Those behind the revitalization of the area around the "new" Fountain Square downtown are eager to get local music in the mix. Beginning in the spring, the square will host local acts on Frid