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Locals Only: : Jonuh

Local trio Jonuh delivers crystal clear Pop/Punk Rock songs

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
The air is thick and humid. A wet, lung-hurter. As I walk by The Mad Hatter, the club's glass side door busts open. Then skin. A shirtless, rib-revealing-thin guy flies out of the door, landing o  

Locals Only: : Shawna James

Singer-songwriter hits Scotland, flying solo with debut CD

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Think of the smooth, yellow ooze. Honey. Picture it dripping slowly from jars, spilling, sticking to fingertips, the sides of lips, the backs of throats. One slight drop is enough to wake a tongue  

Locals Only: : Matthew Shelton

Skilled wordsmith releases new CD and single inspired by Visionaries and Voices

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Recently, Matthew Shelton and I braved a treacherous, mountainous hike through wild, wolf-ridden woods, getting lost in the tangled trees. Kidding. Actually, we walked on a well-tread path throug  

Locals Only: : Tonefarmer

New CD plants a memorable atmosphere played by local legends

0 Comments · Monday, August 6, 2007
Back in 1990, I could recklessly drive my crappy Olds down to Vine Street, park illegally and haul a psuedo-laundry bag into Sudsy Malone's, sneaking inside to sit on a washer and enjoy the tunes  

Locals Only: : Slant

Indie four-piece busts out with a youthful Post Punk sound mixed with sincere, bare lyrics

0 Comments · Monday, July 16, 2007
At 18, lightning-sky vivid, vocalist Michelle Korn laughs more than she talks, maintaining a sparkly presence. Numerous crimson-blonde waves dance around the edges of her fiery red hair. Known for  

Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton: Knives Don't Have Your Back (Last Gang)

CD Review

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2007
When Emily Haines last performed with Metric in Cincinnati, she wore a black, homemade dress riddled with angled slits. Enough holes to show skin, but still remarkably classy. With too-long bangs   

Living Out Loud: : I Don't Need an Exorcism

Dealing with bipolar stigma

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2007
When I get home from work, I sometimes morph into a couch potato. Particularly, I like CSI: New York. I keep hoping that Stella and Mac will get it on. They never do, but those bastard writers have  

Locals Only: : 7 Speed Vortex

Foursome releases creative CD with vintage flare

0 Comments · Saturday, July 7, 2007
The quirky band 7 Speed Vortex relaxes at Biagio's Bistro in Clifton, slowly sharing a bottle of red wine, interrupting each other as if they're at a family reunion. Lights dim. They relax and k  

Living Out Loud: : Sit or Spin II

Love and the Laundromat

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I struggled from my Chevy to the Laundromat's automatic door, limp-walking, balancing the laundry basket's weight against my stomach. As the glass slid open, I paused before entering. To my left, a  

Locals Only: : The Dandybeards

Duo turns a friend's tragic death into a reason for hope

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 19, 2007
At times I've been told that I appear unapproachable, intense or aloof. I'd rather study a piano in a restaurant first, then eat. I have another term for it: introverted. I might "stare off" during