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New Sincerity Works Turns Out ‘44’

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Even given the extensive experience of all involved, 44 is a remarkably accomplished debut effort, with Tittel’s songwriting being the prime reason.  

YouTube Now Offers Free Jams

Plus, guitarist-turned-hacker Geoffrey Commander jailed and the Grammy's use Twitter

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
YouTube is now offering an audio library that allows you to search for songs that won’t result in temporary banishment if you use them.  

In Defense of Saying “Happy Holidays”

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Fox News’ greatest holiday tradition and perhaps its greatest ongoing bullshit dissemination is its annual reminder that we are in the middle of a war — a “War on Christmas.”  

In Defense of Office Secret Santas

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Once you receive a present, you’ll always have something to give out for next year’s Secret Santa gift exchange. Just keep it wrapped.  

Music Tonight: Yelawolf and The Lone Bellow

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Alabama-born Hip Hop artist Yelawolf plays Newport’s Thompson House tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Yelawolf began making waves in 2005 after self-releasing his debut album, Creek Water. The gifted MC landed a major-label deal with Columbia within two years, but the deal fizzled out and Yelawolf returned to working the unde...  

Music: Spirit Animal and Pluto Revolts

0 Comments · Monday, December 8, 2014
With guitars that shift between big Rock riffage and a Funk shuffle, a dance-floor-ready groove and dashes of party-starting EDM, it’s no surprise that New York City’s Spirit Animal has become renowned for its energetic and wildly entertaining live shows.   

Music Tonight: The Pass, Nora Jane Struthers and More

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 4, 2014
Louisville Electro Pop artists The Pass, who’ve become popular with local audiences thanks to repeated visits to the Cincinnati area (providing highlight sets for more than a couple MidPoint Music Festivals), performs a free show tonight at Over-the-Rhine’s MOTR Pub. Local trio  

Music Tonight: Every Time I Die, Lera Lynn and More

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Veteran metallers Every Time I Die play Bogart's in Corryville tonight. The Ghost Inside, Hundredth, Architects and Backtrack are also on the bill. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $26.27.

ETID's creative approach has earned them fans outside of just...  

Cincinnati Dancing Pigs Celebrate New Release, Hall of Fame Induction

Plus, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards seek public input into the nominating process this year

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Long-running Americana group The Cincinnati Dancing Pigs celebrate their new album release and recent induction into the Jug Band Hall of Fame this weekend. Plus, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards are seeking public feedback for 2015's music nominees.

Russia: Now Scared of Gay People AND Death Metal

Plus, that recent comet landing made Aerosmith more money and Pomplamoose whines and shills

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Russia bands the album artwork and (Russian translated) lyrics of Death Metal giants Cannibal Corpse; we touchdown on comet, Aerosmith's Spotify streams increase; Pomplamoose band members does something slightly shady.