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Michael Jantz

0 Comments · Thursday, March 28, 2002
Busking as a street performer can be a great way to really discover who you are as a musician and songwriter. Northern Ohio's Michael Jantz knows this as well as anyone. Frustrated with the "ban  


0 Comments · Thursday, March 14, 2002
It's an Indie Rock spectacular Saturday at the Southgate House, as local Indie instrumental group Ampline (which features two-thirds of the local group Thistle), return from a two-week tour for a  


0 Comments · Thursday, March 7, 2002
If you think energetic horn sections went out with the Ska explosion a few years back, think again. Columbus based six-piece Fenster inject their soulful, groovy sound with enough horny augmentati  

Tha Liks

0 Comments · Thursday, February 21, 2002
If you've ever wondered why Cincinnati doesn't have more live Hip Hop shows, this week Corryville club Top Cat's makes a run at being the top local source for the best of the genre. Besides Sat  

The Recipe

0 Comments · Thursday, February 14, 2002
Groovy, acoustic Roots rockin' band The Recipe have all of the makings of a great "Jam Band." The Morgantown, West Virginia-based group tours relentlessly, puts out its own CDs, hosts a big fes  

Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart

0 Comments · Thursday, February 7, 2002
As a high school dropout and teen mother who began her musical career in her late thirties (and in the shadow of her brother, Steve), Stacey Earle has plenty to write songs about. Most often liken  

Steve Wilson

0 Comments · Thursday, January 31, 2002
Switching between alto and soprano saxophones is as easy for Virginia native and New York-based STEVE WILSON as it is to change gigs as a sideman for Mulgrew Miller, Ralph Peterson or Diane Reeves. J  


0 Comments · Thursday, January 24, 2002
For Nearby Stars by New York City's VPN (formerly Very Pleasant Neighbor) is one of the finest Indie Pop albums of the past year that didn't show any overt Beatles/Big Star/Beach Boys influences  

Shawn Loescher

0 Comments · Thursday, January 17, 2002
West Coast alto saxman Shawn Loescher is an upcoming "Young Lion" on the Jazz scene, drawing the attention of Jazz critics and fans worldwide. At just 27, Loescher has been lauded with awards an  

Might As Well

0 Comments · Thursday, January 10, 2002
Jam Band fans will want to be on hand for the return of Ft. Wayne, Indiana's finest, Might As Well, as they celebrate/promote their newest release, To Whom, Brother. The band, whose own style res  

The Trash Brats

0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2002
If you're looking to stave that New Year's Eve hangover off well into the new year, we highly recommend the debauched Rock & Roll swagger of Detroit's bastard sons The Trash Brats. Live, the gr  

The Stepford Five

0 Comments · Thursday, December 27, 2001
Columbus-based Rock quartet The Stepford Five returns to Cincy in support of their new album, The Art of Self-Defense, the follow-up to last year's fine Mesh. The record is a highly textured affa  

Gig of the Week: : Moviola

0 Comments · Thursday, November 29, 2001
With oodles of singles and compilation appearances (and four full-length records) in their wake, Columbus-based Moviola have emerged as one of the best Indie bands to come out of the Buckeye state  

Gig of the Week: :Karl Denson

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Mixing Hip Hop influences, organ-fed grooves, Acid Jazz tinges and traditional Jazz roots, SoCal-based saxman Karl Denson's latest release, Dance Lesson #2 (Blue Note Records) is a study in the a  

Gig of the Week: : Cave In

0 Comments · Thursday, November 15, 2001
While Boston's Cave In began their musical life in 1995 exploring their Metal urges, the band's latest CD, Jupiter, shows just how far they've come from their vocal-shredding, head banging days