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Music: Smart Move

Former local drummer Jason Smart embarks on a new Odyssey

0 Comments · Thursday, October 17, 2002
If you feel the need to welcome home drummer Jason Smart when Jazz trio/young-old souls Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey play the Mad Frog Thursday night, do so. Know, good-hearted ones, that it isn't ne  

Dayton native Bob Pollard's latest project teams him with a fellow Indie Rock icon

0 Comments · Thursday, February 28, 2002
Guided By Voices' Robert Pollard and Superchunk's Mac McCaughan are Go Back Snowball. It began as an offer made on New Year's Eve 2000. It culminated on Feb. 26 with the release of the LP Calli  

When not pushing Pop, singer/songwriter Jason Wells is making his own musical salvation

0 Comments · Thursday, October 4, 2001
What would you do to subsidize what you really want to do? Local singer/songwriter Jason Wells goes to work promoting acts that fill arenas with thousands of dollars and middle schoolers. It's a  

Dayton's Guided By Voices flood the Southgate House with a career-spanning retrospective

0 Comments · Thursday, June 21, 2001
Bob Pollard, by CityBeat's estimation, is now on tour in support of three LPs. One of these is currently available. Expect this from someone who only half-jokes about writing five hundred songs a  

Chris Collier spreads the word about Cincy Folk

0 Comments · Thursday, June 7, 2001
Chris Collier is unintentionally instructing a clinic in Newport, Ky. The singer/songwriter/guitarist is performing at York St. Café a few Sunday nights ago as part of the first Songwriters S  

Locals Only: : Brian Lovely

Local guitarist/songwriter discusses his upcoming album project

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2001
"Band membership is more fun. Band leadership is more rewarding." With a nod, Brian Lovely explains the difference between leading the band and being a member of it. Believe him. He knows. On the   

Local Garage rockers draw local reverence, national acclaim

0 Comments · Thursday, April 26, 2001
Is The Greenhornes one of the first great recordings of 2001, or one of the last great recordings of 1965? Who cares? "Can't Stand It," the opener, is 3:21 of a peak quality answer. Drummer P  

Local Hip Hop ensemble Animal Crackers get interactive hosting weekly throw-downs

1 Comments · Thursday, April 19, 2001
Local Hip Hop ensemble Animal Crackers get interactive hosting weekly throw-downs Hip Hop culture, for many a Cincinnati youth, tastes like Animal Crackers. Snack time and place is Wednesday nights   

Homunculus is evolving into a song-based band

0 Comments · Thursday, April 12, 2001
Homunculus keyboardist/vocalist Ben Doepke pulls open his shirt, revealing a wookie-like patch of chest hair. Perhaps I should explain. I'm interviewing Doepke and vocalist/guitarist Kevin Shima  

Music: Lethal Dose

An unique Hip Hop collaboration makes it to the live arena for a rare Playhouse show

0 Comments · Thursday, March 15, 2001
"With Circle, my original intention was to use every single genre I could think of," says local DJ Boom Bip (Bryan Hollon) of his acclaimed album with former University of Cincinnati student, cu