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Galapagos Island in the Sun

Rivers Cuomo locked in for weird trip, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on B.o.B. flat-earth theory and Donald Trump mistakenly asserts white people don't get BET Awards

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Weezer offers pre-order perk that includes a Greyhound bus trip to the Galapagos Islands to go bird watching with singer Rivers Cuomo — and someone bought it; rapper B.o.B. insists the earth is flat, but Neil deGrasse Tyson schools him on reality; and Donald Trump defends lack of Oscar diversity by pointing out that "whites" don't get nominated for BET Awards, which — surprise! — is empirically false.

Music: Scott H. Biram

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Scott H. Biram is an acclaimed singer/songwriter who performs unaccompanied. But those going to his show expecting to see a laidback, unplugged troubadour are in for a rude (and often rowdy) awakening.   

Music: Otis

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Hailing from the small community of Sulphur Well in south central Kentucky, the four-piece band Otis takes its influences from a wide-range of electric Blues legends.  

Lazy Heart Celebrates Stunning Debut Release

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Engaging Indie Pop trio Lazy Heart celebrates its debut EP release, Cincinnati's music scene loses a remarkable player and Josh Eagle plays one more show before relocating to New York  

Killer Spin Doctor

Plus, Metallica tribute band gets lawsuit threat, then apology, and a street artist sues over music video exposure

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Rapper Killer Mike makes a big impression working the spin room for Bernie Sanders after the most recent Democratic presidential candidate debate; a Metallica tribute band gets threatened with lawsuit, then offered an apology by the band itself for its "overzealous" representative's actions; and Dance Pop artist Kiesza gets sued by a street artist after daring to dance by his work on a public street while filming a video.  

Music: Bear Medicine

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Lexington, Ky.’s Bear Medicine is a four-piece group that creates a mesmerizing swirl of Indie Folk with guitar, cello, piano, flute, gentle percussion and captivating vocal melodies.  

Royal Holland, Leggy and Evening Redness Unveil New Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Royal Holland, the exhilarating alter-ego project from Cincinnati singer/songwriter Matt Mooney, is concluding the “Unfolded” trilogy of EP releases this Friday with Vol. 3 Program.  

David Bowie 1947-2016

Plus, Spotify gets sued by artists and a French soccer team might not use Phil Collins to get pumped up anymore

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The world loses one of its most influential artists to cancer, Spotify is facing two massive lawsuits instigated by songwriters David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick and a French soccer club might switch its walk-up music and no longer rely on an ’80s Phil Collins song to get them pumped up.

Music: Best New Bands Showcase

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The 7 p.m. show features New Artist of the Year nominees Go Go Buffalo, Dawg Yawp, Coconut Milk, JSPH and The Skulx.  

Best New Bands 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
CityBeat’s third-annual "Best New Bands" issue will hopefully give you a look at some of the city’s potential “Next Big Things” (either locally or beyond the city limits) while they still have that new-band smell.