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Free Downtown, Over-the-Rhine Music Series Heat Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Although summertime doesn’t officially begin until June 21, the popular free music series at downtown’s Fountain Square and Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park are officially in full swing starting this week.   

Residents Lose an Eye

Plus, Art Garfunkel slams Paul Simon and sensationalistic "drugs at music fests" study questioned

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
One of the giant eyeballs worn by pioneering art rockers The Residents has reportedly been stolen, Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon an idiot and a jerk, but still wants a reunion and colorful "drugs at music fests" infographics making the rounds is dressed down by Electronic music site Thump.  

Music: MidPoint Indie Summer Series with Surfer Blood

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Headlining Indie Summer’s opening night is Surfer Blood, the superb, Florida-spawned Indie Pop Rock group.  

Over the Rhine Raises Funds to Raise a Barn

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Band Over the Rhine announce fundraising concerts this weekend at its new barn-turned-performing-arts-center, Nowhere Else. Plus, Americana/Blues/Bluegrass foursome The Goodle Boys celebrate their debut album and singer/songwriter Billy Catfish throws a musical shindig.
  

The Physicist as Rock Star

Stephen Hawking does Glastonbury, Killers singer saves shaved facial hair and Pop hits aren't too bright

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Stephen Hawking ups his Rock Star credentials with a scheduled appearance at giant U.K. music fest Glastonbury, The Killers' Brandon Flowers reveals he has a bag full of seven years' worth of his facial hair and an analysis of recent chart toppers reveals that most are written at a second- or third-grade reading level.
  

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 ...