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Locals Only: : New Kind Of Stoned

New lineup of hypnotic Philosopher's Stone headlines visual art show

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 2, 2006
The location of the "philosopher's stone" remains unknown. Legend says that it can transform metals into gold, cure illnesses and create enlightenment. Reminds me of post-college -- Vancouver,   

Locals Only: : Parks' Life Blurs

Former Cincinnatian drums on the leading edge of Progressive Indie Pop

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Calling Cale Parks busy is like calling an ant hill busy. The concept is abstract until you actually sit down and start counting. And like those tireless little critters, Parks knows no rest, owin  

Locals Only: : Natural Acid

Free-floating Campfire Crush moons the mainstream music universe with trippy new release, Lunar Moss

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Ah, Northside Tavern. The space, the music frontier. We hook up here, in the land of everybody knows somebody. One by one, artists slip inside. No walking. Slipping. The atmosphere: coolness, wann  

Locals Only: : Planning The Invasion

Arms Exploding is devising a meticulous blueprint to grab Cincinnati's collective attention

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 12, 2006
"I'm a little nervous about it," Arms Exploding's Michael Short says about playing live. "It's probably going to take a couple of shows for us to get comfortable on stage again." As I stoo  

Locals Only: : Labor and Rebirth

Down a record deal and a lead singer, guitarist Brett Scharf has brought Spindle back from the dead

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Singer Tim Anderson snakes down a windy road, leading the way to Spindle's practice space. Crawling up a gravel drive, we reach a curious red barn atop a rolling hill. The backdrop could be a lan  

Locals Only: : Eyes On Ken

In place of street dreams, Kool Ken pushes reality in his network

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Twenty-five years ago, Melle Mel put South Bronx's "jungle" on blast, pointing to blighted buildings, streets lined with broken glass pipes and burned out, depressed people. Melle Mel wasn't g  

Locals Only: : Think Locally, Rock Globally

Pop/Rock quartet The Vinyltones take on the world, scoring a record deal in Japan and rocking troops in Afghanistan

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 21, 2006
I love standing corrected. Especially when someone steps into a staunch liberal's self-made reality -- one carefully padded with AM radio, a good racially/sexually oriented mix of friends and lot  

Locals Only: : Locals Disc-O-Fever

A look at some recent Greater Cincinnati- spawned CD releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 14, 2006
· THE HINGES -- UNHINGED With Unhinged, the first release featuring its current lineup, The Hinges unveil four songs of late-night Rock & Soul. The adaptable band plays shows as both an acous  

Locals Only: : Respect The Technics

Mr. Pillo knows it's hard out here for a DJ, but he keeps it movin'

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Cincinnati's urban club scene responds to DJs in varying measures. Some DJs command response; some become disregarded centerpieces on the tables. For one, few club-goers expect to hear anything   

Locals Only: : Our Kelly

Singer and local music booster Kelly Thomas readies new CD, Another Mile

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Kelly Thomas would be pissed at me if I started rambling on about feminism and her victories over the stereotypical "woman's place" in music. Well, OK, not pissed exactly. She'd probably roll   

Locals Only: : "More" To Love

Staggering Statistics add to discography ... and band size

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Perhaps adopting the bunker mentality that many felt after Election Day 2004, Staggering Statistics holed up in the Greenhornes' practice space on that fateful day to record their second full-len  

Locals Only: : Band of Muthas

Banderas oozes decadence ... and other things

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Everybody knows at least one shitty dude. That guy with the startling disregard for his own safety, well-being and reputation who always gets invited to the party even though he is guaranteed to o  

Locals Only: : Armed Forces

1000 Arms grows through experimentation

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 10, 2006
"I'm just glad that you didn't ask us to describe our sound," says Gabe Molnar, guitarist and vocalist for 1000 Arms. His reluctance to hang a label on their music is understandable, since it   

Locals Only: : The Masquerade Is Over

Locally affiliated group has the Hip Hop underground asking, 'Who is Tanya Morgan?'

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Take it from Loud Minority Records' newest roster addition, Tanya Morgan: Image means nothing. Study the album cover all you want, but nothing there says, "Hip Hop," "trio" or "men," for th  

Locals Only: : The Blue Adler

Cincy native Danny Adler's storied career soars back to his hometown

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Danny Adler's career is salted with so many amazing musical associations that he almost seems like a real-life Zelig, Woody Allen's fictional everyman who crossed paths with the great figures of