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A Crushing Ignorance

Country fans (including Ted Cruz?) get upset over misinterpretation and Queen fans get psyched then bummed over biopic announcement

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Country fans call for a boycott of radio stations that play the new Little Big Town single after mistaking it for an ode to lesbianism, news that Sasha Baron Cohen will helm a Queen biopic gets instantly quashed by Queen guitarist and Ted Cruz says Rock was cool but after 9/11 Country became cooler.
  

Music: Earl Sweatshirt

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hip Hop artist Earl Sweatshirt’s name first came to the public’s attention when the group he was associated with, Odd Future (a collective that’s grown a bratty reputation thanks to live shows and its ridiculous Adult Swim program, Loiter Squad), became much-buzzed about.  
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Heartless Bastards Announce New Album, Two Cincy Shows

Cincinnati-spawned band to release fifth album, play Woodward Theater in June

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Former Cincinnati-based (now Austin, Texas headquartered) band Heartless Bastards have announced the release of its fifth album, Restless Ones, on the Partisan Records imprint on June 16. It’s the band’s first new full-length since 2012’s acclaimed Arrow, the group’s debut for Part...  

LiViD, Moxie Band and More Locals Celebrate New Releases

Plus, Ray's Music Exchange reunites for fourth annual show Saturday

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
LiVid, The Moxie Band, The Grove and Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle celebrate new releases this weekend. Plus, Ray's Music Exchange returns for fourth annual reunion show and announces new offshoot band Rays.
  

Viral Videos Infect Charts

Streaming music gets a boost, a U.K. fest goes off the grid and Record Store Day attracts critics

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Streaming music gets a boost from a pair of odd viral videos, the Innocent Un-plugged fest in the U.K. goes off the grid and Record Store Day attracts critics who says it's become 'just another event in the annual music industry circus."  
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Ray’s Music Exchange Returns, "Rays" Stick Around

Popular late ’90s/early ’00s band reunites and announces off-shoot group, Rays

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 24, 2015
One of Cincinnati’s best groups from the late ’90s/early ’00s, Ray’s Music Exchange, is returning to the stage this weekend for its fourth annual reunion show. The band, which crafted a wide-ranging sound that incorporated everything from Jazz and Rock to Electronic, World music and beyond, performs at Over-the-Rhine's Woodward Theater thi...  

Music: Sebadoh

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Influential Indie Rock band Sebadoh began in 1986 as an outlet for Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow, who showed a keen lo-fi, experimental sensibility early on but also proved himself to be a compelling songwriter.   

The Happy Maladies Showcase Collaborations with ‘Must Love Cats’

Plus, Go Go Buffalo and Dead Man String Band also celebrate new releases this week

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Adventurous Cincinnati Chamber Folk quartet The Happy Maladies unveil their stunning Must Love Cats project, featuring compositions from various outside composers. Plus, one-man-show Dead Man String Band celebrates the release of the new full-length I and heavy Psych Rock crew Go Go Buffalo unleashes its debut EP, It Ain't Worth It.
  

Beats V. Spotify, The Payment Round

Plus, Primus made an Illinois mom really mad and McDonald's makes first SXSW mistep of SXSW-complainng season

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Beats Music gets a PR leg up on Spotify when an independent musician reveals significantly higher per-stream payouts from the Apple-owned service. Plus, a mom in Illinois shoots up her TV while her kids try to enjoy some Primus and McDonald's gets off on the wrong foot during its first official foray into SXSW, then backtracks and offers to actually pay showcasing artists.
  

Music: Helmet

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 17, 2015
While Nirvana was bringing attention to the sound of many bands on the independent label Sub Pop in the early ’90s, Helmet was the first band to break wide with the sound of another important underground label of that era — Amphetamine Reptile.