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REVIEW: The Frankl Project - 'Standards'

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 21, 2013
With its first three releases and about a decade worth of live shows across the region, The Frankl Project has honed a sound that has earned notice for its crafty blend of Rock, Pop, Punk and Ska. But the Cincinnati trio’s recent album, Standards, showcases the sound of a band finding its own unique voice and running with it.  While those aforementioned influences are still evide...  
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Music Tonight: The Spits, Red Bull Thre3Style U and More

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, October 17, 2013
• Originating in Michigan and now based in the Pacific Northwest, Punk Rock trio The Spits pattern "their own new-millennial take on Punk after heroes like NOFX and The Ramones, but also tapping into the ‘70s Synth Wave dissonance that distinguished bands like Wire and Spizzenergi and presenting a theatrical component as engaging as Devo in their prime," according to CityBeat's Brian Ba...  

Golf Legends and the AriZona Beverage Company

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A recent study found that athletes who endorse unhealthy food and beverages create the illusion (especially for kids) that those products are far healthier than they actually are. LeBron James is in a  

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Plus, Jamwave and Darlene release new recordings, Red Bull's Thre3Style U DJ competition comes to Play and Jubilee Peace Fest returns to Loveland

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Cincinnati Blues scene lost an anchor last weekend with the passing of Them Bones bassist Larry Malott. Plus, Jamwave and Darlene release new recordings, Red Bull's Thre3Style U DJ competition comes to Play and Jubilee Peace Fest returns to Loveland
  

Baby DJs, Kanye's Fluke and a Costly DJ Request

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A DJ school for babies opens in a thrift store in Brooklyn, Kanye scores a Top 20 hit based solely on a fluke viral video and Deadmau5 WILL play some Bon Jovi for you … if you cough of $200,000.
  

Music: Those Darlins

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Nashville, Tenn., quartet Those Darlins first grabbed national attention with the 2008 self-titled debut and picked up even more steam with 2011’s Screws Get Loose, introducing the group as a purvey  
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R.I.P. Larry Malott

Bassist for local Blues band Them Bones passes away following aneurysm

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 14, 2013
The local music scene lost one of its veteran players this past weekend. Larry Malott — also a veteran of the Vietnam War — suffered a brain aneurysm last Wednesday from which he never recovered.

A gifted bassist, Malott (who was 65) was the low-end anchor of hard-working, popular local Blues band Them Bones. Along with regula...  
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IsWhat?! Curates Night of Art, Music, Poetry and Film

Friday at The Greenwich, adventurous, globe-trotting group offers eclectic "show and tell"

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, October 10, 2013
Great Cincinnati-based experimental Jazz/Hip Hop group IsWhat?! is gearing up for another one of its frequent European touring jaunts, but before the group leaves, the members will be presenting a night of film, art, poetry and, of course, music,   

Hate, with a Passion

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 I feel some of the same vitriol expressed in many of these angry tweets. But it’s not that hard to resist the urge to publicly express irrational rage related to a sporting event. Especially so pointedly directed at a single person.  

Can Music Save Mountains?

Benefit to spread awareness about mountaintop removal mining returns and IsWhat?! curates a night of art

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The successful Music for the Mountains project, which spreads information about the practice of "mountaintop removal" coal mining, releases its second local Roots music compilation album and multi-act concert this Saturday in Newport, Ky.