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Cover Story: Hot Issue: Peter Adams As Bedroom Maestro

His forthcoming second album is already receiving nods of approval from the music industry

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Be prepared for stirring violins, softly psychedelic Rock, orchestral undertones, textured classic acoustic guitar and multi-layered songs that conjure up visions of an artistic octopus. Dream-dre  

Locals Only: : Fickle

Four-piece Rock band releases CD and heads out for an extensive tour backed by national radio

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
After hearing Fickle's music -- stirring Rock with a fiery, soft-Metal essence -- I imagine they'll appear wearing mostly black, with at least one skull T-shirt. OK, I'm being stereotypical, bu  

Locals Only: : Frontier Folk Nebraska

Band emerges in Cincinnati's vibrant Folk/Americana scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska sounds best on vinyl, roughly crackling out from the needle, an authentic American man telling us what it's like to be in his callused skin, delivering natural legen  

Locals Only: : Pomegranates

Eclectic, eye- and ear-opening Indie newcomers are on the local music fast track

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Pomegranates came together by chance in autumn, 2006. A progressive, edgy Indie band that makes use of live Electronica, they're both startling and alluring as all Hell. Check out their curious u  

News: Will It Stay or Go?

Sitwell's Coffeehouse faces an unclear future

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Even in the pre-rush, quiet morning hours, Lisa Storie, Sitwell's Coffeehouse owner, works feverishly, darting behind the shop counter, making drinks, sliding cookies into the oven. She worries   

Living Out Loud: : The Blacksburg I Know

A presence of peace

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
When I turned on the television and viewed the news that 32 people died in a Virginia Tech classroom in Blacksburg, I thought at first it was a movie. I changed the channel repeatedly, making sure.  

Locals Only: : Vanity Theft

All-female Indie Rock group breaks out of Lebanon, chewing on momentum

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
To vocalist/guitarist Brittany Hill, the name Vanity Theft suggests the idea of "being humbled. Experiences can kick you down." But this four-piece, all-women Indie group doesn't feel the need  

Locals Only: : Wojo

Local five-piece delivers upbeat, wet Soul with 'Borderlands'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2007
My chair leg sinks into a crater-sized hole in the wood floor at Arnold's Bar and Grill where Justin Lynch (vocals, guitar) works. We sit in the back by the heater. Weirdly enough, behind us anot  

Locals Only: : Ryan Muddiman

Singer/songwriter's emotional voice holds ethereal power

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Years ago, at a house in Xenia, I was in the shower when my friend Bobby sneaked in, put a boom box on the counter and yelled, "Listen!" High volume, a haunting male voice leaked, then poured o  

Music: Some of 'Em Jump

No CD; next gig: underground park (if it's sunny)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 14, 2007
For six years, I worked like a dog for a limousine company. We provided ground transportation for most big acts that came to Cincy. I never asked, but pit seats would often magically appear one ho