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Cincinnati Blues Hits the Road

Plus, Lonesome Jared and the Heart Attacks and New Strange celebrate new releases and Dan Faehnle celebrates Wes Montgomery

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Local Blues artists The Whiskey Shambles and The Sonny Moorman Group prepare to head to Memphis to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. Plus, the CEAs are just around the corner, Lonesome Jared and the Heart Attacks and New Strange celebrate new releases and Dan Faehnle tributes Jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery.
  

Dazzling Secondly Wages

Plus, Neil Young's hi-def audio player/service gets criticized and Little River Band gets cancelled

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The website skyrange.net makes you feel worse about your paycheck by breaking down how much music's highest earners made per second, engineers working on Neil Young's PonoMusic reportedly question whether the "high definition" sound is any better than CD-quality and, with no original members, Soft Rock champs Little River Band get the axe from a Tonight Show appearance after former members complain.
  

Best New Bands 2015

A look at some of Greater Cincinnati’s top musical acts to watch in the coming year

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
That new artists are the lifeblood of any city’s music scene is a fairly obvious statement.   

More Great Artists to Watch in 2015

JetLab, Harbour, Near Earth Objects and Kate Wakefield join CEA New Artist nominees at Best New Bands showcase

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
HarbourThe small town of Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County just north of Cincinnati, is known for its quaintness and historical landmarks (like the 212-year-old Golden Lamb Inn). But someday soon   

Music: Wale

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 13, 2015
One of today’s top Hip Hop artists, Wale, started his rise to international acclaim in the mid-’00s when his track “Dig Dug (Shake It)” became a big local hit in his Washington, D.C. hometown.   

Chris Arduser Delivers Again with ‘Flibbertigibbet’

Plus, next week brings the latest Best New Bands showcase and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Veteran Cincinnati musician Chris Arduser releases his latest stellar solo album, Flibbertigibbet. Plus, the Best New Bands showcase lineup at Bogart's is announced and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert for the Rock School Scholarship Fund.  

He’s Never Heard of You, Either

Plus, They Might Be Giants restart 'Dial-A-Song' and car rental companies in Sweden might soon pay music royalties

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
After Kanye collab, a bunch of people jokingly ask, "Who is Paul McCartney?" triggering more than a few freak-outs, They Might Be Giants restart its Dial-A-Song project, where fans can call a number (or use other tech) to hear a new tune every day and a royalty collections company wants a Swedish car rental company to pay for having radios in its cars.
  

Music: Talib Kweli

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 6, 2015
In October, acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli was in the Queen City for a reunion show with Reflection Eternal, his duo project with renowned Cincinnati-based DJ/producer/artist Hi-Tek. This week, Kweli returns to the area to perform as a DJ.   

Top 10 Things I Learned from Top 40 Radio in 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
It’s been many years since I’ve listened to Top 40 radio and while there are moments where I want to jump out of the moving car (the repetition is the worst part of it), it hasn’t been that bad of an experience.   

Let Local Music Help You Usher in 2015

Plus, Annapalooza unites local musicians for a good cause

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday night is the perfect time for the uninitiated to go check out some of the fantastic musical acts from Greater Cincinnati’s especially strong music scene. Plus, numerous local acts team up to help a friend with the "Annapalooza" benefit concert.