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Beats V. Spotify, The Payment Round

Plus, Primus made an Illinois mom really mad and McDonald's makes first SXSW mistep of SXSW-complainng season

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Beats Music gets a PR leg up on Spotify when an independent musician reveals significantly higher per-stream payouts from the Apple-owned service. Plus, a mom in Illinois shoots up her TV while her kids try to enjoy some Primus and McDonald's gets off on the wrong foot during its first official foray into SXSW, then backtracks and offers to actually pay showcasing artists.
  

Music: Helmet

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 17, 2015
While Nirvana was bringing attention to the sound of many bands on the independent label Sub Pop in the early ’90s, Helmet was the first band to break wide with the sound of another important underground label of that era — Amphetamine Reptile.  
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WATCH: Walk the Moon on 'The Ellen Show'

Cincinnati band takes "Shut Up and Dance" to daytime TV

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Yesterday, Cincinnati Alt Pop foursome Walk the Moon continued its promotional blitz behind its sophomore major label album, Talking is Hard, with a performance on Ellen DeGeneres' popular daytime talk/variety show. After being introduced by DeGeneres as a "great Rock & Roll band from Cincinnati, Ohio," the group played it...  

Buffalo Killer Goes Truly Solo on New LP

Plus, new release news about Bad Veins, Ronnie Verl & the Wallbangers and Sean Geil

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Buffalo Killers' Andy Gabbard gets set to release his debut solo effort, Fluff. Plus, Bad Veins remake their second album as The Mess Remade (releasing next week), Ronnie Verl & the Wallbangers celebrate their new album, Mostly Drinking Songs, and The Tillers' Sean Geil is on schedule to release four albums this month.
  
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Bad Veins Prepare for 'The Mess Remade' Release

Cincy Indie Rock duo reconfigures its 2012 sophomore album and lands a new label home

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 10, 2015
On Tuesday, March 17, Cincinnati duo Bad Veins will see its latest album, The Mess Remade, released nationally. The 13-track effort isn't an entirely "new" album, but a re-recorded/remastered version of Bad Veins' sophomore full-length, The Mess We've Made, which came out in 2012 on the Modern Outsider label. The record — which features new cover art, as well — comes after some b...  

Music: Cassandra Wilson

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2015
One of contemporary Jazz’s greatest song interpreters, dynamic vocalist Cassandra Wilson has a voice that has long been reminiscent of Billie Holiday in the skill, passion and soul evident in every note sung.  

Honey & Houston Release ‘Barcelona’

Plus, Freekbass signs to Ropeadope, natihiphop.com launches and the Bunbury Music Festival reveals 2015 lineup

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Americana/Folk/Country group Honey & Houston releases its stunning debut album, Barcelona. Plus, Freekbass signs to Ropeadope Records, local Hip Hop music blog natihiphop.com celebrates its launch and the Bunbury Music Festival reveals its 2015 lineup.  

New Music Tuesdays to Become New Music Fridays

Plus, despite haters, tons of people still love U2 (and listen to that free album) and researchers develop music for cats

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced that, starting this summer, all countries will put out new releases on Fridays, a survey found that a quarter of iOS users who listened to music in January listened to U2 and researchers develop music specifically for our feline friends.
  
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Watch: Electric Citizen’s “Light Years Beyond” Music Video

Cincinnati rockers debut new video clip on Vice/Noisey

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Local Rock crew Electric Citizen (winners of a 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the “Hard Rock/Metal” category) just unleashed a new music video for its delicious slab of trippy heaviness, “Light Years Beyond.” The clip, which features some cool throwback visual stylings and was directed by David Brodsky, ...  

Music: Hey Mavis

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Great Northern Ohio Americana band Hey Mavis is headed to town to participate in UC Blue Ash’s “Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash” series this weekend, just ahead of the release of its new album What I Did.