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It’s the Most Winter Blues-iest Time of the Year

Winter Blues Fest returns and local artists and more unite to raise awareness for austism

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Cincy Blues Society's Winter Blues Fest returns this weekend with two strong national headliners and oodles of top-notch local talent. Plus, Prizoner, Sonny Moorman, Stagger Lee and more unite to raise autism awareness at the fifth annual Autism Rocks benefit concert.
  

Music: Eilen Jewell with Frontier Folk Nebraska

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Eilen Jewell has become an international favorite in just a few short years thanks to her deft ability to combine vintage influences ranging from Blues and Jazz to Folk, Country, Rockabilly and even S  
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WATCH: The 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

Live video from Jan. 26 CEA ceremony now available courtesy of ICRCTV

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 3, 2014
Last Sunday's Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show — which featured 19 awards for local musicians and nine top-notch performances — is available to watch now courtesy of the fine folks at ICRCTV. Now's your chance to watch, in the comfort of your home, the show about which people have said was "fun," "blerg," "entertaining," "disappointing," "amateurish," "too noisy" and "lacking in chairs"!&n...  

New Afghan Whigs Album Due This Spring

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Last month, one of the greatest, most influential Rock bands to come out of the Cincinnati music scene, The Afghan Whigs, announced their return to the concert stage.  

Grammy Haters, RELAX!

Plus, flatulence isn't always funny and Prince still hates the Internet.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Open up your social media feeds from Jan. 26 and you’ll learn that this year’s Grammys were a crime against music and all involved should be executed.  

That's Entertainment

Annual CEA show packs Madison Theater for a night of awards, great performances and general debauchery

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Several of the night’s CEA winners gave appreciative acceptance speeches that inadvertently showed just how much they’ve accomplished in the past year, both in their hometown and around the world.   

Music: Crooks on Tape with New Strange

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 28, 2014
In the ’90s, guitarist/singer/composer John Schmersal was the guitarist for progressive Electro Rock champs Brianiac, one of the best bands to ever come out of Dayton, Ohio. In the 2000s, Schmersal   
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CEA 2014 Winners

Who won what at the 17th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

{CommentsCant} · Monday, January 27, 2014
Check out a wrap-up of last night's 17th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show in this Wednesday issue of CityBeat. (Spoiler alert: It was an amazing night.)
In the meantime, below are the winners in each of the CEA categories. Congratulations to all of the performers, presenters, nominees and other attendees for making last night's show at the Madison Theater such a success. ...  
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Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Return Sunday

Seventeenth annual celebration of Greater Cincinnati's music makers goes up against The Grammys this year

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 24, 2014
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony/party returns for its 17th annual celebration of the Greater Cincinnati music scene this Sunday at Madison Theater (730 Madison Ave., Covington, madisontheateronline.com). The show is open to music fans of all ages and kicks off at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)This marks the first year the CEAs have gone up against that OTHER music awards show, The Grammys (made possible by the CEA ceremony’s move from November to January last year). Don’t worry — you can DVR The Grammys or check out the best bits later online.
Along with the presentation of awards in 19 categories and lots of fun planned by first-time host (and CityBeat Arts & Culture Editor) Jac Kern, this year’s CEAs will feature more live performances than ever. The show will open with a secret — an all-star crew going by the name Saint Ain’t Mangled Angels. There will also be a special appearance by Folk trio The Tillers, who will pay tribute to their former bassist, Jason Soudrette, who passed away last year. Rounding out the great performance lineup are 2014 CEA nominees DAAP Girls, The Almighty Get Down, Moonbow, Valley High, Honey & Houston, The Yugos and The Upset Victory. (Check out all of this year's nominees here.)
Immediately after the CEA show, ticket holders are invited to attend the famous/infamous after party at BLDG (30 W Pike St., Covington, 513-491-4228). Indie/Electronic band Dark Colour will perform and Melissa Fairmount and Dana Hamblen of The Fairmount Girls will once again be doling out the “Fashion Trashies,” special handmade awards given to the best/worst/weirdest dressed CEA attendees (so be sure to look your best/worst/weirdest on the red carpet!). 
Tickets to the CEA show are available at cincyticket.com for $20 (they’ll be $25 at the door). Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation. Also available at cincyticket.com are special VIP tickets. For $40, VIPs get some goodies from the Heritage Foundation (including a membership), food and drinks, private seating, performances by DJ squad Selectas Choice and more. 
For those who can’t make it Sunday, follow @CityBeatMusic on Twitter to find out who wins what live as the awards are handed out.
Click below to check out this year’s nominees in first time category, Best Music Video. The videos will be shown on the big screen at the Madison a half hour before the 7 p.m. start time.   

Tigerlilies Do It "In the Dark"

Plus, music-packed 17th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards set for this Sunday

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Enduring Cincinnati Power Pop/Rock champs The Tigerlilies return with a new album, In the Dark, while the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards celebrates its 17th anniversary this Sunday in Covington.