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Music: Wale

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 13, 2015
One of today’s top Hip Hop artists, Wale, started his rise to international acclaim in the mid-’00s when his track “Dig Dug (Shake It)” became a big local hit in his Washington, D.C. hometown.   

Chris Arduser Delivers Again with ‘Flibbertigibbet’

Plus, next week brings the latest Best New Bands showcase and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Veteran Cincinnati musician Chris Arduser releases his latest stellar solo album, Flibbertigibbet. Plus, the Best New Bands showcase lineup at Bogart's is announced and School of Rock Mason hosts a benefit concert for the Rock School Scholarship Fund.  

He’s Never Heard of You, Either

Plus, They Might Be Giants restart 'Dial-A-Song' and car rental companies in Sweden might soon pay music royalties

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
After Kanye collab, a bunch of people jokingly ask, "Who is Paul McCartney?" triggering more than a few freak-outs, They Might Be Giants restart its Dial-A-Song project, where fans can call a number (or use other tech) to hear a new tune every day and a royalty collections company wants a Swedish car rental company to pay for having radios in its cars.
  

Music: Talib Kweli

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 6, 2015
In October, acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli was in the Queen City for a reunion show with Reflection Eternal, his duo project with renowned Cincinnati-based DJ/producer/artist Hi-Tek. This week, Kweli returns to the area to perform as a DJ.   

Top 10 Things I Learned from Top 40 Radio in 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
It’s been many years since I’ve listened to Top 40 radio and while there are moments where I want to jump out of the moving car (the repetition is the worst part of it), it hasn’t been that bad of an experience.   

Let Local Music Help You Usher in 2015

Plus, Annapalooza unites local musicians for a good cause

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday night is the perfect time for the uninitiated to go check out some of the fantastic musical acts from Greater Cincinnati’s especially strong music scene. Plus, numerous local acts team up to help a friend with the "Annapalooza" benefit concert.
  

Yorke Goes to Bandcamp

Plus, Bob Marley fans can expect unreleased music in 2015 and someone else is mad at 'The Interview'

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Thom Yorke's music distribution experiment finds its way to Bandcamp, unreleased Bob Marley music and video footage is slated for release in 2015 and a singer who was negotiating to have her song included in The Interview broke off negotiations and is now suing after the filmmakers used the song anyway.
  

Music: The Appleseed Collective

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Since forming about five years ago, the dynamic Americana string band The Appleseed Collective has become one of the more critically acclaimed Roots bands in the land.   

Music: Torche

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
During the 10 years since forming, Florida foursome Torche has become one of the best acts to come out of the so-called “Stoner Rock” scene, due in large part to the members’ willingness to go beyond the genre’s expectations and clichés.   

Music: The Guitars

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Local Rock/R&B/Pop crew The Guitars remedied that situation when they began hosting a free Christmas show. Thursday marks The Guitars’ fifth annual Christmas performance at MOTR Pub.