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' 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.