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Locals Only: : The Sweep

Former pictureshow members start anew with already prolific new band

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Once the smoke clears, he claims the band's name heralds from the days of the Cincinnati Reds sweeping the Oakland A's in the 1990 World Series. Brian Moeller, The Sweep's resident beat maker,  

Locals Only: : view-finder

Local Indie quartet takes casual approach to creativity

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 21, 2007
News flash! Local band view-finder is not reuniting. Possibly because they never broke up. Despite two years of complete dormancy in terms of shows and releases, the Indie Rock quartet have conti  

Locals Only: : Goose

Conversing about yachts, cannibalism and cheese

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Jason Arbenz, frontman for soulful, highly-melodic original Rock foursome Goose, has a tradition that has turned into something fun and challenging to his friends and bandmates. While looking thro  

Locals Only: : Eat Sugar

New, danceable local foursome finds the sweet spot

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Eat Sugar plays above the good stuff. Their wrought iron shambles and blood-red carpet sanctify the sounds: upbeat and dancey, no real method abounds. Bassist Jim Reynolds can't really explain i  

Locals Only: : The Flock

Versatile, long-running band shuffles lineup and release solid new CD

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The Flock has been entertaining in small Cincinnati venues for 20 years, playing regularly at Arnold's Bar & Grill since 1987. Then they were known as Ma Crow & The Flock. Nowadays, Ma Crow has   

Locals Only: : Suddenly Monday

Reassembled local five-piece scrambles lineup, cooking up sound and spirit

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 24, 2007
It's easy to digress. Unavoidable when interviewing five creative musicians. Instantly, everyone becomes a Professional Interrupter. Reminds me of that "this is your brain on drugs" egg commerc  

Locals Only: : Seedy Seeds

Band aims to enchant the public with their vibrant brand of Pop

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Too often bands are quick to filter their music through a series of predictable clichés, thus disallowing any fresh oddity or peculiarity from squirming its way into the trite formula that is  

A look at some recent locally-spawned EP releases

Local Disc-O-Rama

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 10, 2007
· THE HOST -- RECEIVE This Cincinnati four-piece became one of the "you gotta hear these guys" new bands of 2006, thanks to impressive live shows and song leaks on their MySpace page. The H  

Locals Only: : The Lions Rampant

Band roars onto the local music scene with costumes, wit and infectious Pop Rock sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 3, 2007
"The lion costumes ... hmm," says Stuart Mackenzie with a wry chuckle. "It wasn't something we planned, you know, we weren't looking for any shtick. But it ended up being fun ... plus, it's   

Locals Only: : Suffocation Nation

Straight Edge quartet Suffocate Faster takes a deep breath as they head into 2007

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Suffocate Faster frontman Chris Alsip (aka Chris Awesome) knows all too well the pitfalls of genre classification. Although the Cincinnati quartet considers their sound to be their unique take on   

Locals Only: : Fetal Position

Eatafetus Trio are neither baby-eaters nor a trio -- discuss

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The phone rings. It's Miguel Ricardos, the guitar player for local Punk band Eatafetus Trio. He says the band is running late, but they can be recognized when they walk into the bar because he is  

Locals Only: : Superstar Road Hogs

The Stapletons hit the road (again) with a fresh Rock album and new lead guitarist

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 13, 2006
In 2001, in the shadowy, skinny Clifton bar called Arlin's, The Stapletons unloaded their van and busted into Rebecca Vie's old open mic night for their first gig. Back then, four "brothers" -  

Locals Only: : Debunking The Myths

Rockers The Myths slay anti-smoking campaign and conquer local radio charts, merging modern with classic

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 6, 2006
In semi-olden times, not far, far away, in the land of Bethel, three musical sons were born to town. The first guitarist, Bill Bundy, rocked out of the womb wearing an Electric Six T-shirt, playin  

Locals Only: : Hillbilly Rock

Taylor Farley and Blue Rock make Rock music Bluegrass and vice-versa

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
"A lot of people, the first thing they think when they see a banjo is Bluegrass," says Taylor Farley, veteran banjo picker and frontman/vocalist for the band Blue Rock. Farley, who has been pla  

Locals Only: : Fifths and Knifs

Whiskey, lifelong bond inform The Pernicious Knifs

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Brothers, some by birth and some by association stick together in this fair city. In the Pernicious Knifs' case, these guys have known each other their entire lives. They've reached a state of n