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Locals Only: : Livin' On The Air

Local native Jermiside leaves Cincinnati, but the Hip Hop CD The Red Giants shows it hasn't left him

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Jermaine Foster's alter ego, Jermiside Scarwell, has an undying love-jones for Cincinnati. He reps for her on CD. She doesn't know. He moves away. She doesn't know. After contending in Top Cat  

Locals Only: : Disc-O-Mania

A look at some recent locally spawned CD releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 12, 2006
REVIEWS BY MIKE BREEN · THE SLOES -- DESPERATE TRAIN Calling themselves a "progressive acoustic" band, The Sloes are a versatile three-piece specializing in (but not limited to) American  

Locals Only: : Serious Satellite

Local Indie big band swings in unique and unexpected ways

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Appearances can be a good indicator of what a band is going to sound like -- for example, Bluegrass bands with a full stack of amps are as rare as Metal bands with banjos. Following this logic, an  

Locals Only: : Southern Discomfort

Seven Orchids say they're just dudes that drink whiskey and play "Southern Rock Metal"

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Heavy Metal has seen glory and disgrace in its 40-odd years of existence. Despite being read last rites a few times in recent history, artists with the right mix of tradition and innovation have k  

Locals Only: : Girl Jeans and Guitars

Ellison's deft Guitar Pop draws the attention of hit-makers Hawthorne Heights

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 22, 2006
I don't care for not-so-vintage tees or blue-black hair. And I barf in my mouth a little when I see underage hipsters (rather than, let's say wizened ex-Marines) sporting tattoos of hearts afire  

Locals Only: : "Escape" Artists

Rock foursome Krinj grow up and tighten their craft on new CD

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The details are a little sketchy, but what's clear is that Brandon Migliorisi and Ben Franks were only 13 when they flipped open the dictionary to pick a name for their new band. Now, what are t  

Locals Only: : When Four Become One

Only Everything prides itself on telepathic interplay and tightness

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 8, 2006
The buzzwords associated with a life of music could be coded and molded into one hell of a crossword puzzle -- tour, recording, mixer, Marshall, pick-guard, Waffle House, label, merch, etc. Unfort  

Locals Only: : Life of the Potty

Joan Whittaker brings her love of children and music together on playful new CD

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Local singer/songwriter Joan Whittaker's music career is veering straight towards the toilet. But don't worry; that's exactly how she planned it. Her new CD, Miss Joanie's Potty Party, is a ch  

Locals Only: : 'Show Men

Expansive Indie Pop quartet pictureshow keep their eyes on the prize

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Four boyhood friends kept looking up, no matter what, and eventually grew to be men. Now they're pictureshow, a lowercase quartet of madmen and lovers. Whenever and wherever they play, a string of   

Locals Only: : Cellar Dwellers

Lost Hands Found Fingers extol the virtues of staying in the basement

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2006
"I don't want to entertain people while they drink, I want them to come see us play," says Lost Hands Found Fingers bassist Danny Graham. It's one on a long list of reasons LHFF has for prefer  

Locals Only: : Jake Sez

Local folksinger Jake Speed begins weekly "songatorial" project online

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2006
In the late '30s, American music icon Woody Guthrie began writing the "Woody Sez" column in the People's Daily World newspaper. The column -- a collection of musings and political cartoons --   

Locals Only: : Severe Emotional Standard

Ashley Peacock, leader of on-the-rise local act The Times, talks about the passion

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 1, 2006
"Music is not to be toyed with. It's very powerful. If we can keep some kid from cutting his wrists, then sign me up," Ashley Peacock, The Times' frontman, says. The Times' music is powerful,  

Locals Only: : Color Me Jazz

Steve Schmidt releases New York-flavored Red and Orange

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Steve Schmidt plays piano. Even in the absence of a piano. His muscular, almost ruddy, fingers are splayed, drumming, no -- tickling -- the tabletop of a bar-side booth at Kaldi's on Main Street.  

Locals Only: : The Upward 'Spiral'

Peter Adams recruits a live band to support his 'one-man-band' album's runaway success

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Acclaim for Peter Adams' debut disc, The Spiral Eyes, has been snowballing since last year, making him a prime candidate to be the "next big thing" to emerge from the Cincinnati music scene. Th  

Locals Only: : Twain A Comin'

Some of the area's youngest "veterans" are back with a funkier sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Not many bands can say that their debut gig was the Midpoint Music Festival. For Marking Twain, a stacked résumé probably helped. The band contains former members of local teenage Pop Ro