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Blue Wisp Big Band Lives On!

Despite losing their namesake venue, beloved local jazzers to continue every-Wednesday shows at Japp’s

{CommentsCant} · Monday, June 16, 2014
Much has changed for the legendary Cincinnati live music venue the Blue Wisp Jazz Club over its 40-plus-year existence. Though it has consistently been the club for Jazz in Cincinnati over most of that period, the Blue Wisp has moved four different times over four decades. In its most recent locale at the corner of Race and Seventh streets downtown, the club owners also tried to attract more busin...  

Northside, New Richmond Music Fests This Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Northside Music Festival, presented by Cincinnati design/branding/promotional company We Have Become Vikings, returns this week for its seventh annual event. For the first time, the fest will extend to two days, offering free, (mostly) local music on three stages at the Northside Tavern (northside-tavern.com) Friday and Saturday nights.
  

Beastie Boys: Still Not For Sale

Plus, Pharrell apologizes for headgear and Neil Young gets hacked

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Beastie Boys score another victory against a company that thought they could use their music in an advertisement. Plus, Pharrell apologizes for sporting Native American headgear on the cover of Elle UK magazine and Neil "Slut for the D" Young's Twitter account unleashes a barrage of porn and odd ramblings after allegedly being hacked.  

Music: Julian Velard

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday’s debut concert at the DownTowne Listening Room features acclaimed Piano Pop singer/songwriter Julian Velard.  
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Hip Hop Greats Perform in Honor of “Funky Drummer”

All-star “Alumni Tour” hits Evanston to commemorate the recording of one of the most sampled beats in Hip Hop history

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 6, 2014
Cincinnati’s King Records and its various subsidiary labels have been widely celebrated for its vital contribution to the development of popular music in the 20th Century. The legendary label’s groundbreaking, integrated roster of Roots, Bluegrass, R&B and Funk artists gave the world ...  
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Wussy Plays First, Last Local Show of the Summer Tonight

Wildly acclaimed rockers join Tigerlilies, Honey & Houston and School of Rock Mason for free MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 6, 2014
Since being released nationally in early May, Cincinnati rockers Wussy’s amazing latest album Attica! has been scoring an insane amount of neon-glowing reviews from many high profile outlets. Pitchfork, Pop Matters and ...  
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WATCH: Puck’s “Weekend Warrior”

Cincinnati Hip Hop artist drops compelling new track, video

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Local MC Puck has unleashed a great new track, “Weekend Warrior,” along with a solid accompanying music video (which includes a guest appearance from Cincy Hip Hop duo Those Guys). The young Hip Hop artist shows the positive effect and influence of Kanye West’s recent experimental work ...  

Cincy Blues Challenge Band Competition Returns Sunday

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
On June 1, area Blues singer/pianist/multi-instrumentalist Jimmy D. Rogers won the Cincy Blues Challenge competition for solo artists and duos after competing against several other performers at downtown club/restaurant Arnold’s. This Sunday, the Blues Challenge presents the band competition.
  

Jesus Christ, Bad Idea

Plus, Jack White and Exene Cervenka apologize

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour is canceled at the last minute due to poor ticket sales, Jack White offers The Black Keys (and others) an apology and X's Exene Cervenka backs off of her "Santa Barbara mass murder was a hoax" comments
  

Beat Our Fests

Greater Cincinnati is once again a hub for summer music fests

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The festival scene has long been a fabric of summer in Greater Cincinnati, with church and neighborhood festivals going down every weekend across the region. But during the past decade, almost as many music festivals have popped into the area as well.