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You, You're Awesome (Profile)

Experimental live-Electronica/Rock band puts you in the video game

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Yusef Quotah draws bunnies and monsters, box-headed characters that obscure the the faces of he and his band partner Kevin Bayer in all photos, putting emphasis on the music rather than looks. Accidentally discovered, the bunny drawings have become signature band artwork, part of the package. Growing up in Saudi Arabia, in 2000 Quotah came to the University of Cincinnati to study design at DAAP. Currently, he focuses on animation ... and electronic music with Bayer.  

entheos (Profile)

Trip Hop/Electronic trio returns with new EP and an honest vision

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Entheos' sophomore EP, 'Sense,' was recorded by a slew of talented sound engineers. Sister-and-brother Alison and Carl Shepard share vocals, pushing out soaring angelic harmonies, altering leads. With more electric guitar and Justin Webb's drumming on this release, the overall feel is fuller and more intense than their previous work.   

Nose Ring = Devil Worship

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Someone thought my nose ring was a sign of the devil. Or gross or inappropriate, I'm not sure. In any event, he/she complained to the management at a club where I fill in as a substitute yoga teacher. I'm not sure exactly what the client said, but I wish I knew. That would be awfully entertaining.   

Krononauts (Profile)

Pop/Electro/Experimental band is on track for the futures

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2009
All four members of Krononauts wear glasses. True thinkers, they pause before speaking. See, they're worried. Outside of music, they work together. Closely. And revealing the intricacies of their jobs could have catastrophic results.  

Hyacinth House (Profile)

Duo carves out a place in the ElectroPunk scene

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Dirty, sexy, seedy. And without a doubt kickin'. A souped-up Beta Band. LCD Soundsystem with a li'l bit of Modest Mouse. High energy, this music's got "late late night trouble," dark rooms, weird lighting and couch surfing written all over it.  

Music: Hyacinth House

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Electropunk band Hyacinth House is dirty, sexy, seedy. And without a doubt, kickin’. A souped-up Beta Band. LCD Soundsystem with a li’l bit of Modest Mouse. That about hits it. High energy, this music’s got “late late night trouble,” dark rooms, weird lighting and couch surfing written all over it. In a good way, nasty. They play the Blue Rock Tavern Wednesday.  

Sayler Park 'Second Saturday' Series

West Side oasis hosts outdoor music, art and love

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Drive carefully down narrow, tricky River Road. Twenty minutes from downtown, Sayler Park magically appears. A vividly green place lost in the deep southwest corner of Cincinnati, it's a hidden artistic community with a small-town, old-time feel. Every second Saturday of the month from June through September, Nelson Sayler Memorial Park holds rich concerts backed by local artists; this week's lineup features A Day Late, Jane Andra and entheos.  

Paul's Wall

3 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This sunny day, Paul and I sit on the wall outside my apartment building. My good friend and neighbor admires my purple-painted toes. "You don't want to see mine," he says. "Especially since the chemotherapy."  

Music: Sayler Park Second Saturdays

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
born in 1911. Every second Saturday of the month from June through September, Nelson Sayler Memorial Park holds rich concerts backed by local artists. The next Sayler Park outdoor show is this Saturday at 4 p.m. with A Day Late, Jane Andra and entheos.  

Watson Park (Profile)

After a battle with cancer, drummer Nate Staggs returns strong

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2009
When I step into Reality Tuesdays, a Covington coffee joint, I scan the room for "band signs" — tattoos, Chucks, skate shoes, black clothes, wrecked hair or wicked T-shirts, the usual dead giveaways. Then I see two guys huddling in a booth — early twenties, whispering about sound systems. Bingo. Watson Park.