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Music Television Lives?

SoundClash to debut on VH1, Cher & Wu-Tang collaborate and Kenny G tells Chinese when to go home

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
New live music program SoundClash to debut on VH1, Cher and Wu-Tang collaborate (as do Tommy Lee and Smashing Pumpkins) and Kenny G tells people in China when to go home.  

Music: of Montreal

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Founded in the ’90s in Athens, Ga., and guided by the mad-genius Avant Pop songwriting instincts of Kevin Barnes, of Montreal is one of the more compelling Indie acts going.  
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Benefit Concert Tonight for Ailing Local Musician

"Ackfest" takes over the Southgate House Revival tonight to benefit area guitarist Ed Ackerson

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 9, 2014
A diverse collection of local bands will be performing at the Southgate House Revival in Newport tonight, all to help out one of their own. Tonight’s “full house” Southgate show (with music on all three stages) was designed to raise money for Ed Ackerson, a veteran local musician who has played with numerous bands over the years, includin...  
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Founding Fathers Offer Album Preview Saturday

Cincy Funk/Dance Rock band to issue four-song EP at MOTR Pub gig

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, May 8, 2014
Cincinnati Alt Funk/Dance Rock quartet Founding Fathers have built a buzz locally over the past few years with their energized live shows and infectious, slanted grooves. The band has been hard at work lately in the studio, recording those grooves for a forthcoming full-length.
Earlier this year, Founding Fathers gave the public its first taste of the new recorded material in the form of a musi...  

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas with The Yugos

Thursday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas' latest release, the EP Demons, is perhaps the group’s most impactful effort yet, seamlessly blending classic Soul, slanted AltRock and dark and shadowy gypsy/cabaret sounds into an aural mélange that suggests a supergroup starring Janelle Monáe, Dap-Kings, ZZ Ward and Gogol Bordello.   

Hitting High Notes

Plus, The Libertines tell the truth and the "Courtney killed Kurt" crowd gets excited

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra capitalizes on new pot laws in Colorado with forthcoming "Classically Cannabis" series, The Libertines admit what most other reuniting bands won't — it's all about the money — and the "Courtney killed Kurt!" crowd declares note found in Cobain's wallet is evidence of foul play, but it turns out the scribblings were likely written by Love.
  
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REVIEW: Sleep’s ‘Branded: The Damon Winton Story’

Cincinnati Hip Hop artist crafts a wildly engaging story on new album release

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The album is an endangered concept in music, with MP3s and streaming encouraging more and more people to listen to tracks “a la carte.” If people aren’t listening to a collection of songs intentionally put together by an artist in a specific order, why should the artist bother trying? It’s one of the reasons releasing EPs seems to have become more popular than issuing full-lengths.With som...  

The Afghan Whigs to Headline MidPoint

Plus, Hip Hop artist Sleep releases stellar new album 'Branded'

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
One of Cincinnati's finest musical exports, The Afghan Whigs, will return to where it all started and perform at the 2014 MidPoint Music Festival this fall. Plus, Cincy MC Sleep releases the brilliant, gritty and emotional new album Branded: The Damon Winton Story.
  

Music: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Last fall, Detroit ensemble Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas issued their latest collection of compelling, dynamic songs with the EP Demons.  

PUBLIC Reveals New Tracks, Headlines First Show

Plus news on Flesh and the Devils, Catapult Music Festival and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
After revealing new tracks over the past few weeks, Cincy Indie Pop/Rock trio PUBLIC gears up for its first headlining show this weekend. Plus, Musicians' Desk Reference goes subscription, progressive Hip Hop/Electronic fest Catapult debuts in Northside, Flesh and the Devils release their debut 7-inch single and Tunes & Blooms closes with one more (rescheduled) show.