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Tidal Waves “Hello”; Public Sneers Back

Tidal enters the crowded streaming music scene, Common gets cut from speech and Ted Nugent is still Ted Nugent

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The new superstar-backed streaming service Tidal is unveiled to a largely skeptical public, rapper and Academy Award winner Common gets axed from college commencement speech over 15-year-old song and Obama-basher Ted Nugent calls Al Sharpton a "racist mongrel" to get attention.
  

Music: Zines, Screens & Screams Fest

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Zines, Screens & Screams Fest, a celebration of DIY music and culture, comes to Main Street in Over-the-Rhine this weekend for the first edition of what organizers hope to make an annual event.    

Music: Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
San Francisco singer/songwriter Chuck Prophet’s illustrious career began in earnest when he joined the influential and critically acclaimed Roots Rock band Green on Red right after high school.   

Old City Brings Back the Cassingle

Plus, Tunes & Blooms, Walk the Moon and Brian Newman return to Cincy, The Chris Comer Space Dub Sextet debuts and local acts unite for 80’s Pop Rocks benefit

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Cincinnati Indie Rock trio Old City celebrates the release of The Sun is My Light, the "Tunes & Blooms" concert series returns to the Cincinnati Zoo, the 80's Pop Rocks benefit celebrates ’80s music and raises funds for charity, Brian Newman returns from NYC for a rare local show, Jazz pianist debuts Chris Comer Space Dub Sextet and Walk the Moon plays sold out show at Bogart's.
  

A Crushing Ignorance

Country fans (including Ted Cruz?) get upset over misinterpretation and Queen fans get psyched then bummed over biopic announcement

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Country fans call for a boycott of radio stations that play the new Little Big Town single after mistaking it for an ode to lesbianism, news that Sasha Baron Cohen will helm a Queen biopic gets instantly quashed by Queen guitarist and Ted Cruz says Rock was cool but after 9/11 Country became cooler.
  

Music: Earl Sweatshirt

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hip Hop artist Earl Sweatshirt’s name first came to the public’s attention when the group he was associated with, Odd Future (a collective that’s grown a bratty reputation thanks to live shows and its ridiculous Adult Swim program, Loiter Squad), became much-buzzed about.  
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Heartless Bastards Announce New Album, Two Cincy Shows

Cincinnati-spawned band to release fifth album, play Woodward Theater in June

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Former Cincinnati-based (now Austin, Texas headquartered) band Heartless Bastards have announced the release of its fifth album, Restless Ones, on the Partisan Records imprint on June 16. It’s the band’s first new full-length since 2012’s acclaimed Arrow, the group’s debut for Part...  

LiViD, Moxie Band and More Locals Celebrate New Releases

Plus, Ray's Music Exchange reunites for fourth annual show Saturday

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
LiVid, The Moxie Band, The Grove and Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle celebrate new releases this weekend. Plus, Ray's Music Exchange returns for fourth annual reunion show and announces new offshoot band Rays.
  

Viral Videos Infect Charts

Streaming music gets a boost, a U.K. fest goes off the grid and Record Store Day attracts critics

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Streaming music gets a boost from a pair of odd viral videos, the Innocent Un-plugged fest in the U.K. goes off the grid and Record Store Day attracts critics who says it's become 'just another event in the annual music industry circus."  
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Ray’s Music Exchange Returns, "Rays" Stick Around

Popular late ’90s/early ’00s band reunites and announces off-shoot group, Rays

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 24, 2015
One of Cincinnati’s best groups from the late ’90s/early ’00s, Ray’s Music Exchange, is returning to the stage this weekend for its fourth annual reunion show. The band, which crafted a wide-ranging sound that incorporated everything from Jazz and Rock to Electronic, World music and beyond, performs at Over-the-Rhine's Woodward Theater thi...