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Party Like It's Your Birthday

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The more prominent flavor trends of the past few years have succeeded in creating buzz and profits, but often there’s a limited shelf life for seasonal tastes. Who wants a Pumpkin Spice Latte in the middle of August? Who eats “peppermint stick” anything after December?
  

Them’s the Brakes

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Lockland Brakes, an excellent Cincinnati Pop Punk foursome, celebrate the release of their debut full-length, Attachments, Friday night at Northside Tavern (northside-tavern.com).   

Music: Calliope

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The four members of Calliope began to develop their hypnotic brand of Rock & Roll at the start of this decade in a basement in their Milwaukee, Wisc., hometown.   
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WATCH: Buffalo Killers, Afghan Whigs Recent TV Appearances

Two Cincinnati-spawned Rock acts featured on network TV on the same night

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, June 19, 2014
On June 4, two Cincinnati-born bands were featured on two different late-night network television shows. Rock foursome Buffalo Killers, promoting their excellent new album, Heavy Reverie, appeared on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly in a pre-recorded interview package sprinkled with some cool performance footage. It was the band’s network television debut.

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Mixtapes Frontman Finds Catharsis with New Solo Album

Ryan Rockwell releases Indie Pop solo album 'I Hate How Normal I've Become' as name-your-price download

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Cincinnati Pop Rock quartet Mixtapes formed about four years ago and immediately hit the road with a relentless dedication. The band’s hard work paid off and it has experienced great success, building a dedicated fan base across the country with great live shows and hook-drenched, nationally-release...  

Lift the Medium, Heavy Hinges Release Debut Albums

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Cincinnati Hard Rock foursome Lift the Medium has only been a band for a year, but you wouldn’t know it listening to its accomplished debut full-length, Mastermind.   

Bjork: Tech Genius?

Plus, Morrissey remains awful and a P!nk impersonator faces huge lawsuit for not being P!nk enough

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Björk’s innovative Biophilia program become the first app acquired for the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection and will also be used to teach kids about science, music and more in some northern European schools. Plus, Morrissey yet again cancels several tour dates, then tactlessly blames his opening act for getting him sick, and a professional singer in New York City is being sued for $10 million for not being P!nk enough.  
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REVIEW: Lift the Medium’s ‘Mastermind'

Year-old Cincinnati Rock crew release remarkably accomplished debut album

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Riff-tastic Cincinnati Hard Rock foursome Lift the Medium has only been a band for a year, but you wouldn’t know it listening to its accomplished debut full-length, Mastermind. The band celebrates the release of its rock-solid album with a show Saturday at   
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REVIEW: Heavy Hinges’ ‘Mean Old City’

Energetic, soulful local Rock group set to release first album Saturday

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Heavy Hinges is a new-ish band featuring some faces likely familiar to dedicated local music fans. Guitarist Jeremy Singer and drummer Brian Williamson have played in numerous groups over the past two decades, while singer/guitarist Dylan Speeg and bassist Andrew Laudeman were members of long-running, super-diverse Cincinnati crew Buckra. Maya Banatwala is the relative newcomer in the band, but h...  

Music: Old 97's

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Rockers Old 97’s stand as one of the most vital contemporary pioneers of what came to be called Alt Country, but the group’s music has always been its own beast.