The annual, worldwide Record Store Day
returns Saturday. The celebration of
independent record sellers means innumerable limited-edition releases
will be made available from music manufacturers big and small, and
several shops in Greater Cincinnati will once again be hosting special
events for RSD.
In response to new blatantly anti-LGBT laws in certain states, artists have begun cancelling concerts; this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a hot mess; and Axl Rose thrills fans on opening Guns N' Roses "reunion" dates … by sitting down the entire show.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.