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LISTEN: Ill Poetic’s “It’s All Around”

Former Cincinnati Hip Hop artist gears up for new EP release, tour and a local show in late April

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Now residing in San Diego, Calif. (where he co-runs the Beat Box Records shop with another Ohio transplant, DJ Inform), former Cincinnati Hip Hop MC/producer Ill Poetic is readying his first new release since 2012’s   

Leggy in the UK

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Independent British record label Damnably is issuing the first full-length release by Cincinnati “Lush Punk” trio Leggy later this month. Plus, Ethicist's album II is getting a vinyl release through locally based label Phratry Records; springtime brings the return of the Cincinnati Zoo's free Tunes & Blooms concert series; and Southgate House hosts a showcase of some area artists who performed at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in January.

Rules of will.i.am Engagement

Plus, a viola player sues the Royal Opera House after hearing damage and The Rolling Stones are still getting banned

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
A reporter reveals the crazy list of demands journalists must allegedly follow when interviewing "Hip Hop artist" will.i.am; after having his hearing blasted by the brass section during rehearsals for Die Walküre, a viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for the loss of his career; and The Rolling Stones are still getting "banned" after all these years.

Music: Twin Limb

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Dreamy, gauzy Indie Pop outfit Twin Limb initially began with Lacey Guthrie (vocals, accordion, keys) and Maryliz Bender (drums, guitar, vocals), who entered the studio with producer Kevin Ratterman to record an album.   

Frontier Folk Nebraska Goes Live on New Album

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Featuring songs from all three of Frontier Folk Nebraska’s self-released full-lengths (beginning with 2009’s Pearls and focusing fairly heavily on 2014’s jaw-dropper, Frontier F**k Nebraska), This One’s for the Kid in the Back: Live at the Southgate House Revival should help put the band’s music in front of a much wider audience thanks to distribution through Old Flame Records.   

Sound Advice: Fred Hersch

Sunday • Gallagher Student Center Theater (Xavier University)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Cincinnati native Fred Hersch is one of the most respected and celebrated artists in Jazz today.   

Music: Fred Hersch

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Cincinnati native Fred Hersch is one of the most respected and celebrated artists in Jazz today.  

Music: Circuit des Yeux

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Circuit des Yeux is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/sound-sculptor Haley Fohr, who began mixing experimental soundscapes and evocative Indie/Psych Folk songs during college in Bloomington, Ind. before moving to Chicago in 2012.   

WATCH: Bummers Eve’s “I Want Your Drugs” Video

Cincinnati band Bummers Eve reveals new video for self-titled debut album’s lead-off track

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Earlier today, music website Northern Transmissions premiered the music video for “I Want Your Drugs,” the endearingly noisy and melodic first song on Cincinnati fuzzy, lo-fi Rock trio Bummers Eve’s recently released self-titled full-length. The trippy sheen that coats the song (a highl...  

R.I.P. Phife Dawg

Plus, Dave Grohl continues

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 29, 2016
A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg's death brought tributes from a variety of mourners, showing his (and the group's) far-reaching influence on culture; Dave Grohl stands up for teenage Metal band barred from rehearsing, offers sound-proofing tips; a Beatles fan (or perhaps real estate opportunist) adds "Ringo Starr" to her collection of Beatles' childhood homes.