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Locals Only: : Nathan Holscher

Folkie's quiet fortitude is the foundation for new CD, 'Even the Hills'

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Tall, tattooed and rail thin, Nathan Holscher cuts a figure that could be imposing if he channeled his intensity into Rock's frenetic abandon or Punk's confrontational chaos. But Holscher has tr  

Locals Only: : Johnnytwentythree

With mood-induced music and motion pictures, Johnnytwentythree tours riveting new album

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Ghostly. Think of handmade shadow pictures on the wall of a lowly lit, hazy, yellowish room. Around town, a similar elusive air, a secretive, slightly strange rumor surrounds Johnnytwentythree. Bu  

Locals Only: : Ramsey

Singer/songwriter officially releases new CD after a year of making it all gel live

0 Comments · Monday, September 17, 2007
Wearing all black, long sleeves and long pants, immune to the scorching day, Joel Ramsey (stage name: Ramsey) appears to be chillin' in the moment. Serene. First, his smile is slight, beginning   

Locals Only: : Jonuh

Local trio Jonuh delivers crystal clear Pop/Punk Rock songs

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
The air is thick and humid. A wet, lung-hurter. As I walk by The Mad Hatter, the club's glass side door busts open. Then skin. A shirtless, rib-revealing-thin guy flies out of the door, landing o  

Locals Only: : Joe Hedges

Former July for Kings singer launches his solo career with 'Curvature'

0 Comments · Monday, September 3, 2007
A scant five years ago, July for Kings was the great local hope for major label success. Signed to MCA and making inroads at radio around the country with their debut album Swim, the Middletown q  

Locals Only: : Shawna James

Singer-songwriter hits Scotland, flying solo with debut CD

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Think of the smooth, yellow ooze. Honey. Picture it dripping slowly from jars, spilling, sticking to fingertips, the sides of lips, the backs of throats. One slight drop is enough to wake a tongue  

Locals Only: : Matthew Shelton

Skilled wordsmith releases new CD and single inspired by Visionaries and Voices

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Recently, Matthew Shelton and I braved a treacherous, mountainous hike through wild, wolf-ridden woods, getting lost in the tangled trees. Kidding. Actually, we walked on a well-tread path throug  

Locals Only: : Heartless Bastards

Cincinnati's favorite export heat up Lollaplooza in Chicago

0 Comments · Saturday, August 11, 2007
CHICAGO -- Cincinnati bands that play original music sometimes complain about the lack of support they get in their hometown. While there are exceptions, it often seems like a band needs to get ou  

Locals Only: : Tonefarmer

New CD plants a memorable atmosphere played by local legends

0 Comments · Monday, August 6, 2007
Back in 1990, I could recklessly drive my crappy Olds down to Vine Street, park illegally and haul a psuedo-laundry bag into Sudsy Malone's, sneaking inside to sit on a washer and enjoy the tunes  

Locals Only: : The Flux Capacitors

Riding the wave of Surf Rock into under-explored territory

0 Comments · Monday, July 30, 2007
I'm watching four suburban Cincinnati white kids on a stage playing pseudo Surf Rock wearing Indian headdresses and sporting terribly applied black makeup on their faces that was probably intende  

Fresh CD reviews of music made by Greater Cincinnati artists

Local Disc-O-Rama

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
BACKSEAT VIRTUE: Backseat Virtue I try hard not to jump to female singer comparisons when reviewing something by a female singer ('cause I'm non-sexist like that), but I spent the first two liste  

Locals Only: : Slant

Indie four-piece busts out with a youthful Post Punk sound mixed with sincere, bare lyrics

0 Comments · Monday, July 16, 2007
At 18, lightning-sky vivid, vocalist Michelle Korn laughs more than she talks, maintaining a sparkly presence. Numerous crimson-blonde waves dance around the edges of her fiery red hair. Known for  

Locals Only: : 7 Speed Vortex

Foursome releases creative CD with vintage flare

0 Comments · Saturday, July 7, 2007
The quirky band 7 Speed Vortex relaxes at Biagio's Bistro in Clifton, slowly sharing a bottle of red wine, interrupting each other as if they're at a family reunion. Lights dim. They relax and k  

Locals Only: : Atia Evans

Femcee elevates her high with songs of self-discipline

0 Comments · Monday, July 2, 2007
So fresh and so clean in her pressed white polo, Atia Evans can't wait to get the dirt off her shoulders. Her popped collar stands up to afternoon humidity as she thinks back to B.C., life before  

Locals Only: : Angels of Meth

With the release of 'Kentucky Reign,' band is stalking the ears of an unsuspecting public

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
After weaving my way through the back corridors of The Mad Hatter, a place Angels of Meth acknowledge as "home base," I find myself sitting in a cryptic, windowless "luxury" suite littered wit