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Rockets To Mars have their act together for the launch of Underneath the Halflight

0 Comments · Thursday, September 13, 2001
Remember when 2001 seemed like it was a looong way off? Remember when rockets to mars existed only in the films of Ed Wood, had visible strings and were wrapped in what looked like tinfoil? Well,   

The Fairmount Girls ready the release of their latest album, Tender Trap

0 Comments · Thursday, July 5, 2001
"In the beginning, Melissa and I would just sit and play acoustic guitars," remembers Jane McBrain, on the origin of her Fairmount Girls. "And then we'd look at catalogs!" On the eve of the  

Music: Believo or Not

Dayton native John Schmersal garners Indie Rock acclaim with the eclectic Enon

0 Comments · Thursday, May 3, 2001
Boston, Kansas, Alabama, Chicago, Europe, Idaho, Berlin, Enon. Enon? That's right, you can add John Schmersal's band to the list of those named for places, because apparently Enon is a small tow  

Local svengali/entrepreneur Mark Liggett spills the secrets to his success

0 Comments · Thursday, January 11, 2001
Do you wanna be a Rock & Roll star? Or do you want to be successful in the music business? Most featured in these pages would answer yes to both, or ask, "Aren't they the same thing?" But Ci  

With an already-firm grasp on the classics, Crazy Chester is now forging their own identity

0 Comments · Thursday, December 14, 2000
My first exposure to Crazy Chester came this summer at the Mad Frog. Nursing what I thought was my last beer, an ex-bandmate and I were discussing future musical endeavors out on the patio. As a   

In its 15th year, 97X's local music band competition stands as one of the best of its kind in the region

0 Comments · Thursday, November 16, 2000
Locals Only Xposing One's Self BY JASON ARBENZNo doubt one of the greatest thrills in the life of any musician is hearing your own music on the radio for the first time. Whether your band is The B  

Music: Locals Only

Ruby, Do Take Your Love To Town With some familiar faces, Ruby Vileos is emerging as one of Cincinnati's most promising newcomers

0 Comments · Thursday, October 26, 2000
For 15 years, the best radio station that few of us can hear, Oxford's WOXY (97.7 FM), has hosted its 97xposure competition. Area modern rockers are invited to submit their original songs in the   

Local trio Culture Queer's multimedia performances come to the CAC

0 Comments · Thursday, October 12, 2000
Locals Only"It was our seventh show before we had one that didn't feature at least the threat of the band breaking up!" The room laughs as Sam Womelsdorf chronicles the volatile history of his thre  

Local drummer Tony Franklin moves from the Rock world to Jazz without missing a beat

0 Comments · Thursday, August 31, 2000
Esteemed local pianist Phil DeGreg plays a regular Tuesday gig at The Blue Wisp downtown. My partner and I arrive just in time (9:30 p.m.) to grab the last empty table in a room crawling with twen  

Local singer/songwriter Swarthy's cheeky, emotive Pop songs find a loyal audience amongst fellow musicians

0 Comments · Thursday, August 17, 2000
Under a tent in Greenhills, amid painted faces and funnel cakes, I take in my first Swarthy show. Tonight, the dark-complexioned one is backed by members of Crosley, as he looks out over the assem