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The Return of Pike 27

Cincinnati Rock crew returns tonight after a six year absence with a new lineup and sound

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 1, 2013
Greater Cincinnati Rock band Pike 27 was a staple on the local club circuit in the early-to-mid-’00s, playing sweaty, raucous live shows to a dedicated following (headlining and opening for the likes of Dave Alvin and Chuck Prophet) and releasing the acclaimed full-length, Falling Down Hard, in 2001. But in 2007, frontman/guitari...  

New Local Music Compilation Benefits Musicians in Need

Plus, rising local Hip Hop MC Buggs Tha Rocka enlists Talib Kweli for his next album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The new compilation of Greater Cincinnati music, Passion and Compassion, featuring Walk the Moon, Noah Hunt and several other solid local acts, is set to raise money for the Play It Forward organization. Plus, Buggs Tha Rocka gets Talib Kweli to exec-produce his next album and play Cincinnati on Halloween.
  

Blues Brothers Blues

Plus, Guided By Voices needs a new drummer and Lights Over Paris are on hiatus

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A Dutch court is cutting into Dan Aykroyd's lucrative Blues Brothers licensing biz, Guided By Voices parts ways with their drummer after an eBay party foul and the singer for an obscure L.A. band who falsely acquired loans to finance his fake Rock Star life will now be rockin' prison.
  

Music: Play It Forward Compilation Release

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
In 2007, upon his retirement from the local airwaves, Cincinnati radio legend Gary Burbank and several area cohorts got together to form Play It Forward, a nonprofit organization set up to raise money  

Music: Night of the Living Dead: Resurrecting Hip Hop

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
On Halloween night, excellent Cincinnati Hip Hop MC Buggs Tha Rocka will be joined by modern Hip Hop legend Talib Kweli as they head up a strong lineup of local acts at Over-the-Rhine’s Rhinegeist B  

Music: The Winery Dogs

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Winery Dogs released their first album in July, but if you are a serious fan of Progressive Metal and Hard Rock, you were likely already familiar with the virtuosic instrumental prowess of the tri  
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Music Tonight: The Toasters at MOTR

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 28, 2013
New York City Ska legends The Toasters were the bridge from the late ’70s 2 Tone Records-fueled Ska revival in the U.K. to the one that brought Ska into the American mainstream in the ’90s. Easily one of the most influential Ska acts of all time, The Toasters were formed in 1981 by Robert “Bucket” Hingley, a U.K. native (and the group’s lone constant member) who had just moved to Th...  
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Music Tonight: Escondido, Dopapod and More

{CommentsCant} · Friday, October 25, 2013
• Nashville’s Escondido came together quickly but very naturally. The project of Jessica Maros and Tyler James (a solo artist who has also toured as pianist for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) got its start in James’ home studio when he was recording an artist with whom both were friends. During a recording break, Maros, a Vancouver native and successful clothing/jewelry d...  
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One More Girl on a Stage Festival Begins Tonight

Benefit for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer expands to three nights, two states

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, October 24, 2013
After taking a year off, the One More Girl on a Stage music festival returns starting tonight, bigger and better than ever. Founded by local musician Kelly Thomas (Kelly Thomas and the Fabulous Pickups, The Tammy Whynots), One More Girl (OMG) is striving to raise $10,000 for the American Cancer Society’s   
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Smartphones Piss Off Neko Case

Acclaimed singer/songwriter's Taft Theatre show last night got a bit contentious

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
So what the heck happened at the concert by the always dazzling Neko Case at the Taft Theatre last night? Case's biggest show ever in the Cincinnati area was musically solid, but didn't go as smoothly as planned thanks to flared tempers, the proliferation of smartphone cameras and some angry and/or obnoxious audience members. It's safe to say that you can add Case to the increasingly growing list ...