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Locals Only: : Screaming Mimes

Local popsters return with sophomore CD, 'Tragedy Comic'

0 Comments · Friday, January 18, 2008
The Screaming Mimes' four members have families, full-time jobs and responsibilities that occupy time most bands set aside for practices, writing, recording and gigging. And they're of an age a  

Locals Only: : The Turkeys

Give thanks for their new CD, 'Every Night's the Same'

0 Comments · Monday, January 14, 2008
The Turkeys' tunes pull on the ear like a slow, sucking magnet. With Every Night's the Same, released in late 2007, Chris Cusentino (bass, guitar, vocals) and Kyle Knapp (drums, guitar, vocals)  

Locals Only: : Chris Arduser

Singer/songwriter releases 'Hapless' with guest stars and murderous anti-love

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Damn. So close. We've all had those loves gone wrong. Maybe the fantasy turned real, becoming ridiculously crazy. Stalkerville. Maybe it was merely longing and the reality never happened. Maybe  

Locals Only: : Fillmore's Therapy

Eric Bates feeds the family with his violin and his muse with his guitar

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
One would think that Eric Bates has quite enough on his plate with a 12-year stint as a violinist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and a wife and two kids at home. And yet with a career and   

Locals Only: : The Blue Wisp

One of Cincinnati's oldest Jazz institutions is under new management

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Jazz isn't big in Cincinnati, and Downtown isn't heavily frequented. So why would three separate parties compete to buy a struggling downtown Jazz club that had been left in debt? Because it's the  

Locals Only: : The Way Downs

Lee Gallagher's new Rock band punches out hard, all guts and no effects

0 Comments · Monday, December 10, 2007
"The writing seems effortless ... it's more just riffs and rockin'," singer Lee Gallagher says. "I love Soul singers. It seems different than a lot of stuff that's going on. I play harmonic  

Locals Only: : Eclipse

Jam band performs with vibrancy and an edge that eclipses the competition

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The new Jam band Eclipse didn't exactly steal a bunch of other bands' best players. It just looks like it. With a lineup of some of Cincinnati's most creative talent, the group boasts founder  

Locals Only: : The Cincinnati Suds

The Wild Blast must go on!

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
"Fuck you!" That's how it starts. Two words to separate those who are aligned with the "Wild Blast" and those who are against it. What exactly is the Wild Blast, you ask? Well, that's not a  

Locals Only: : Mark Utley

Rock veteran unplugs, amplifying roots and heart with Magnolia Mountain

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
When I arrive, songster/guitarist Mark Utley is M.I.A. Actually, he's upstairs tucking one child in bed. As a rule, youngsters aren't drawn to me. Frequently, when I hold babies, they twitch, th  

Locals Only: : Caterpillar Tracks

New 'Scrape the Summer' EP captures band at their best

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
"Didn't we just do this shit two years ago?" vocalist/guitarist Shane Johnson laughs incredulously when I jokingly start the interview with a question about the band's musical influences. Thre  

Locals Only: : entheos

Acoustic duo evolves into full-on electric Dream Pop band

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
At the MidPoint festival this year, I wandered into New Stage Collective, pleasantly happening upon breathy, soul-driven tunes that poured out from the theater, spilling down the stairs like a lon  

Locals Only: : MC Till

Grassroots and still growing, MC makes beauty and rawness interact

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Adam Hayden, also known as MC Till, figures out how to engage others in his music and his point of view. And in Cincinnati, where more MCs line the city's blocks than churches and liquor stores,   

Locals Only: : Poke

The debut CD from playful rockers Poke has been a long time coming

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
As they assemble on the front porch of the Southgate House, the members of Poke do the Hokey Pokey, all putting their right feet in to show they have independently shown up for their Paul K. and t  

Locals Only: : Eric Leyton

Former WLW traffic reporter pays the bills with cover gigs, but his heart is in his originals

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Eric Leyton works hard at his musical endeavors. The former WLW traffic reporter self-released Waiting for the Sun, his solo singer/songwriter CD, earlier this year and he wants to move toward a p  

Locals Only: : Steve Gattermeyer

After a hiatus that could have been a retirement, Rock specialist Steve Gattermeyer returns to the local original music scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Like Michael Corleone, Steve Gattermeyer tried to get out of the life but the life kept pulling him back in. But unlike that fictitious mobster, "the life" for Gattermeyer doesn't include havi