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Locals Only: : Setting New Standards

The Northside Jazz Ensemble put a youthful, unbounded spin on Jazz expectations

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
There's nothing standard about the way the Northside Jazz Ensemble plays standards. From Funk, Reggae and Soul to Rock, Free Jazz, Blues and straight-ahead Jazz and back again, this tight four-pi  

Locals Only: : Murder, Folks

The Blue Rock Boys chew on traditional Folk, spitting out a fresh mix

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 8, 2006
A while back, The Comet bar's management constructed extra support beams in the basement. Seems that The Blue Rock Boys' music created enough crowd stomping to make the floor suffer. Always a go  

Locals Only: : Just Like Honey

Newcomers Tupelo Honey's talent and enthusiasm has quickly endeared them to the local music scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 1, 2006
A couple of weeks ago, Heather Turner and Katie Wefer packed their bags and left Fort Thomas, Ky., with only one goal: getting to Dallas. They were ready for any adventure along the way. While sto  

Locals Only: : Sexed-Up Varicose

Newcomers Bad Veins, an intriguing duo with a full résumé, heads for New York

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Bad Veins. Here's a case of two men, well-matched opposites, plus one electric lady. Literally. First, Benjamin Davis, 27. Davis is Bad Veins' lead vocalist, guitarist and synth player. Note: D  

Locals Only: : Too Live Coo

After several years of band projects, local singer Aya has begun making waves under her own name

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
If you saw a picture of this exotic, diminutive beauty with the caption, "Vocalist from Canton," you might be thinking, "Chinese?" Well, you'd be doubly wrong. The sultry singer was actually   

Locals Only: : Bleeding Back To Life

Former Lightweight Holiday members refocus and regroup as Northern Southern

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Trying to follow Matthew Lang's scattered account of the last two years on the road is a little like trying to follow a busload of musicians whose zigzags and pit-stops are strategic only in term  

Locals Only: : paddlewheelin' and dealin' dixieland

Thanks to the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, Dixieland Jazz has a home in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 4, 2006
I've never been to Tall Stacks. Boats, even old boats, are not really my thing. When I hear the word steamboat, the mental image is vague. But listening to the opening track on the Buffalo Ridge   

Locals Only: : Wordless Heart

Kelly Richey proves you don't need a voice to sing the Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Kelly Richey has plenty to say about her new album, which is ironic because she doesn't say a thing on it. Speechless, Richey's first new studio album in five years and the ninth of her acclaime  

Locals Only: : Limp wisp?

Despite setbacks, local Jazz club keeps tradition alive after owner's death

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 20, 2006
On Aug. 23, the Jazz flag fell to half mast in Cincinnati. Marjean Wisby, long-time owner of the Blue Wisp, died of respiratory failure that morning at the age of 62. Her death was a double blow to  

Locals Only: : Dead Flowers Bloom

Get Sweaty kills old name on the eve of its debut CD release

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
First, words on sound. Singer Sara Yaste says, "Punkadelic Psych Rock. We invented our own genre." She's petite with elfin features, but her presence is slightly tough. Oddly cool, but approac  

Locals Only: : The Risky Antiseptics

MercuroChrome's debut CD, Is That What They Want, merges three generations of Rock

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Ah, monkey bars, slides, skinned knees and the good ol' days of superficial, playground wounds. Grandma's antiseptic, Mercurochrome, to the rescue. All better. Except the substance might cause m  

Locals Only: : Eclectic Company

The Kelly Evans Trio's "Gypsy Soul" sound is as diverse as the personalities of the band members making it

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 30, 2006
INTERVIEW BY HANNAH ROBERTS Kelly Evans is the life force, a mommy-sister, the hippie who touts aural energy and raw cadence. She´s deep, a communicator. Chris Walker is no-nonsense -- on m  

Locals Only: : Music-Like Symptons

Local experimental rockers 24hourflu prepare for CD release

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
In the slippery world of sick-day notification, the "24-hour flu" is often code for "awful hangover." Given this, the Northern Kentucky quartet 24hourflu seems appropriately named, as members  

Locals Only: : Clarifying The Connection

Voyageur's history and camaraderie have helped shape the band's musical mindset

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 16, 2006
When I first ask drummer Joe Adkins about the significance of the name Voyageur, he replies, "We really like band names like Journey and Foreigner, so that's part of the reason we went with it.   

Locals Only: : Tears In The Sum

Noctaluca's long-awaited CD captures the essence of their evolution

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 9, 2006
"There was a time for each of us during the making of this album when we just wanted to give up," says Jason Ludwig of Noctaluca's full-length debut, Towering the Sum. " 'What the fuck are we