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The Ready Stance Do Their ‘Damndest’

Cincinnati Rock quartet to host locals-only release party Friday at at MOTR Pub

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Cincinnati Rock quartet The Ready Stance will be giving local audiences a special chance to pick up its debut full-length, Damndest, this Friday at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine. The group hosts the locals-only release party two months before the album is made available (digitally and on CD and vinyl) nationally.  

The Heights Music Fest Returns Next Week

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Since it’s such a huge, kick-ass music festival that spotlights the newest and best of the local, original music scene from several genres, we thought we’d give you a little heads up on next week’s Clifton Heights Music Festival so you can make plans early.   

A Decade at the Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2012
One of Cincinnati’s top and most consistent original music clubs is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend with a blowout party featuring lots of live music. And it’s all free, of course, because the club in question is the beloved Northside Tavern, located in heart of Northside’s bustling strip along Hamilton Ave.  

Remembering Johnny Schott

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 14, 2012
To anyone who knew late veteran musician/promoter Johnny Schott, it should be no surprise that there will be a huge “Commemorative Concert” in his honor loaded with tons of local performers this Sunday. Schott was not only a kind soul, but he assisted and mentored many local artists.  

Greater Cincinnati’s South By Southwest Takeover

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2012
If you were to use Cincinnati’s representation at this year’s South By Southwest festival as an indicator of the health of our local music scene at the moment, then Cincinnati music circa 2012 is in top physical condition. Never has Cincinnati had such a presence at America’s premier fan/industry showcase.  

Triple Trouble on Rohs Street

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Singer/songwriter Holly Spears celebrates the release of her first full-length album, Heartache to Hope, at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley this Friday.  

Live Local Music Overload

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This is one of those random weeks where there are so many notable events involving local bands, we could have done an all-music double issue of CityBeat and still not have room for it all. Thankfully, we do have constantly updated Staff Blogs. So here’s what’s up, lightning-round-style; check the blog throughout the week for more details.   

Taft Theatre Announces New 'Ballroom'

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Since remodeling and reopening last year, downtown’s Taft Theatre already was programming a more adventurous concert lineup than usual. This year, the venue has already announced shows by more “mid-level” groups like Trampled By Turtles and JJ Grey & Mofro, both cult faves and Southgate alumni.  

'Bot Rockin' Beats

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 7, 2012
If a duo can qualify as a “supergroup,” then Freekbot is a legit local music supergroup. Freekbot features Freekbass (a.k.a. bassist/singer Chris Sherman of Funk crew Freekbass) and Tobotius (a.k.a. Tobe Donohue, producer and founder of world-renowned turntable crew Animal Crackers) in an Electronic duo configuration.  

The Pinstripes Poke Their ‘I’ Out

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Local Ska/Reggae/Soul group The Pinstripes are throwing themselves a well-deserved release party in honor of their solid sophomore LP, titled simply I, this Friday at Bangarang’s of Covington (in the old Mad Hatter space). Firecracker-hot Chicago Soul/Funk band JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound joins eclectic local Indie group SHADOWRAPTR and Funk/Soul/Pop crew Sassafraz as openers for the all-ages, 8:30 p.m. show.   

Ed Conley 1927-2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Covington native and legendary bassist on numerous crucial sessions done for Cincinnati’s King Records, Ed Conley, passed away on Jan. 5 at the age of 84. Following the private memorial for family a couple of weeks ago, friends and admirers this Thursday will gather at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home (inside Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave.) at 1 p.m. for a public ceremony.  

Foxy Goes to ‘Church’

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 18, 2012
One of the hardest touring and most internationally renowned bands to come out of Cincinnati in the past decade, electrifying carnival rockers Foxy Shazam, are all set to release their new album, The Rock and Roll Church, which is due in stores this Tuesday.  

Shiny New Shiny Old Soul

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Friday at Northside Tavern, “Cosmic Roots” band Shiny Old Soul celebrates the release of its first full-length album, Cash Is King. The band is joined by Sassy Molasses and Dante’s Gypsy Circus for the free event.    

A New Kind of Wisp

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Southgate House wasn’t the only storied and beloved local music venue to shut down after its New Year’s Eve 2011 show. Last Saturday also marked the end of local Jazz institution the Blue Wisp Jazz Club … at least at its home on Eighth Street between Broadway and Sycamore. Unlike the Southgate, fans of the Wisp shouldn’t be sad, though.  

Southgate’s Final Countdown

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Southgate House’s show on New Year’s Eve headlined by local Punk band The Dopamines will be the last ever for the beloved Newport club under its current, longstanding management. The future of the venue under new ownership is uncertain.