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WATCH: The Afghan Whigs’ “Algiers” Video

Cincinnati music greats unveil first single from comeback album, 'Do to the Beast'

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 18, 2014
One of the Queen City’s greatest musical exports, The Afghan Whigs, have just unveiled the music video for their new single, “Algiers.” The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming Do to the Beast album, the Whigs' first all-new full-length release in 16 years. The album is due for release April 15 on Sub Pop Records, the label that first exposed the band to a worldwide audience i...  

Music: Bunbury Lineup Launch

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Just a few acts — including Fall Out Boy and Paramore — have been announced for this summer’s Bunbury Music Festival, which returns for its third year along the riverfront July 11-13.   
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WATCH: Buggs Tha Rocka's 'State of Hip Hop Freestyle' Video

A pair of Cincinnati Entertainment Award winners team up for new music video shot in Amsterdam

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 14, 2014
Creative Cincinnati MC Buggs Tha Rocka has just released a video for his “State of Hip-Hop Freestyle” track, featuring sounds from the late, great J. Dilla and taken from 2012’s The Wrath of Zeus mixtape, which was hosted by DJ Clockwork and is available for f...  
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New Wussy Album Due This May

Shake It Records announces spring release for ‘Attica’

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 13, 2014
Besides being rid of this depressing winter weather, there's another great reason for local music fans to be excited about the coming spring. One of the more celebrated and acclaimed bands in and outside of Cincinnati, Wussy, will release its new album, Attica, on May 6. The recording will be the band’s fifth full-length of all new material and is once again being issued on the local labe...  
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Local Hip Hop Artist Up for MTV Spins

Vote for Santino Corleon’s “Night Still Young” clip in MTVu’s The Freshmen competition

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Cincinnati Hip Hop MC Santino Corleon’s latest music video, “Night Still Young,” is one of the five music videos by emerging artists currently featured in MTVu.com’s “The Freshmen” competition. If the 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards nominee beats out the...  

Love Is All Around (Local Venues)

Valentine's Day brings some cool musical events to Greater Cincinnati this weekend

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Over a dozen area musicians will gather on Valentine's Day to perform the acclaimed (and massive) 69 Love Songs album by The Magnetic Fields. Plus, the Valentine's Day Rebound Show brings an eclectic lineup to Covington and Cincinnati once again participates in the World Sound Healing Day with a big event on Valentine's Day.
  

Sneaky Sneaker Drop

Plus, Pop music at the Olympics and, spoiler alert, sometimes musicians mime on TV

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Nike releases Kanye West's new shoe like Beyonce releases a new album, Russia scrambles to find relevant Russian pop cultural touchstones for the Olympics' opening ceremonies and the social media world freaks out because the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't plug their instruments in during the Super Bowl halftime show.
  

Music: Hopsin

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Marcus Hopson — the 28-year-old DIY rapper better known as Hopsin — got his start with legendary Hip Hop imprint Ruthless Records, but the relationship soured and the MC left the label under conte  
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Winter Blues Fest Kicks Off Tonight

Cincy Blues Society’s annual winter fest showcases top-notch headliners, wealth of local talent

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 7, 2014
A satellite event to the Cincy Blues Society’s huge outdoor, summertime Cincy Blues Fest, the Winter Blues Fest — which returns to The Phoenix (812 Race St., Downtown, thephx.com) tonight and tomorrow — has truly grown into its own. This year’s lineup features two of the fest’s biggest national headliners yet. 
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Reminiscing in the Supermarket

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In January of 2010, I wrote my very first Lost in the Supermarket column, investigating the weird little items I’d always seen at the neighborhood grocery store and wondered, “What the hell is tha