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Music: Jeff Daniels and The Ben Daniels Band

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Although he has been performing music publicly and on a regular basis since 2000, most fans of film/TV/theater actor Jeff Daniels are probably not aware of his hobby-turned-side-career.   

The Part-Time Gentlemen Launch Debut Album

Plus, West Chester's Buckeye BBQ Fest showcases local Blues and Walk the Moon continues to climb charts

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Americana trio The Part-Time Gentlemen celebrate the release of Whiskey on My Breath with an afternoon party at Arnold's on Sunday, the Buckeye BBQ Fest in West Chester showcases local Blues acts like Ricky Nye Inc. and Noah Wotherspoon and Walk the Moon plays NBC's The Voice and continues to climb the charts.
  

Death of the Country Guitar Solo?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Billboard reports that due to radio/attention-span restraints, guitar solos are being cut more and more from Country singles, a new Jimi Hendrix biopic is announced, this time with the guitarist's estate's blessing and a data analyst has compiled a curious collection of musical genres and the words most distinct to the genre's song titles.
  

Music: Quiet Company

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
With an instantly, insistently catchy Indie Pop/Rock sound that has drawn comparisons to the likes of Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie, Austin, Texas’ Quiet Company has seen its national profile rise considerably with the release of each new album.  
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Walk the Moon to Play ‘The Voice’ Tuesday

As Cincinnati band’s “Shut Up and Dance” continues to climb the charts, the group gets set for primetime TV appearance

{CommentsCant} · Monday, May 11, 2015
If you have access to a radio or television set, then you’re likely well aware that “Shut Up and Dance” by Cincinnati Dance Pop crew Walk the Moon has become a bona fide Pop hit. The single has been certified platinum, meaning it has sold more than one millions copies. The catchy, danceable track is currently at No. 5 on Billboard’s singles chart and has also performed very well on ...  
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Free Summer Music in the Parks

This summer brings another wealth of free musical events to Downtown and Over-the-Rhine

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, May 7, 2015
Just a couple of decades or so ago, downtown Cincinnati resembled a ghost town in the evenings. Once 5 p.m. rolled around, most downtown workers hopped in their cars and headed home, rarely staying in or visiting the city’s core for any other reason (maybe a concert or sporting event, but that was largely a “parking garage/game/home” process). It’s hard to explain to some younger locals ju...  
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Rescheduled “Tunes & Blooms” Concerts Begin Tonight

Cincinnati Zoo reschedules three concerts after rain caused cancellations in April

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
 Every April, the Cincinnati Zoo presents an every-Thursday concert series called “Tunes & Blooms,” which showcases some of the finest local bands in Greater Cincinnati (as well as the Zoo’s Botanical Garden in full bloom). But for this year’s series, Mother Nature had different plans, as April showers brought cancelled concerts on April 2, 9 and 16.  The free concerts have b...  
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WATCH: Freekbass’ “Everybody's Feelin' Real” Music Video

Cincinnati Modern Funk musician enlists Mike Gordon, Bernie Worrell, Pete Rose and others for new clip

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The new music video from veteran Cincinnati funkateer (and relentless road dog) Freekbass recently appeared online. The clip for “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real” — the slinky, head-boppin’ Pop/Funk title track from Freekbass’ most recent full-length release — shows a variety of scenes and special guests to the viewer through a smartphone screen (fitting, as more and more people seem to b...  

Howard Brothers 'Go a Li'l Faster' on First Release in Seven Years

Plus, MusicLi project hosts happy hour, Tunes & Blooms dates rescheduled, Salsa on the Square returns and the Applachian Festival showcases area Bluegrass acts

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Rock trio Howard Brothers Band release first new album in seven years this week, new MusicLi project (which will benefit local businesses and local musicians) hosts an introductory happy hour, the Tunes & Blooms concerts at the Cincinnati Zoo begin rescheduled dates this week, Salsa on the Square heats up Fountain Square starting Thursday and the 46th annual Appalachian Festival showcases numerous local Bluegrass artists.
  

“Uptown Funk” Credits Grow

Plus, Ben Carson cops an Eminem song for campaign launch (with a Gospel twist!) and a Russian politician says U2 violated Russian law with its homosexual propaganda

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Funk-copping hit "Uptown Funk" sounds a lot like a lot of other songs, including a hit by The Gap Band, who were recently added to "Uptown"'s songwriting credits due to the similarities. Plus, anti-gay, anti-Hip Hop Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson had a Gospel choir sing an Eminem song during his campaign announcement and a Russian politician wants Apple and U2 investigated for free album giveaway, saying it was "gay propaganda" (and, therefore, illegal in Russia).