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Greater Cincinnati Gets the Blues This Weekend

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It’s Christmas in August this weekend for local Blues fans. The big event is the 22nd annual Cincy Blues Fest, presented Friday and Saturday at the riverfront’s Sawyer Point by the Cincy Blues Society.   

Music: Hi-Tek and Friends

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Cincinnati Hip Hop icon Hi-Tek’s legend began when he established his singular production sound with Cincy’s own Mood, as well as his early work with Mos Def and Talib Kweli.  

Junk: It’s What’s for Breakfast

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Thanks to a nobly health-food-conscious mother, growing up I was never allowed to wake up and eat a bowl of the alluring, overly sugared cereal that I would marvel over at the grocery store — packaged in boxes adorned with cartoon characters and often containing toys.  

The KillTones Go Wild on ‘Raw. Animals. Dance’

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
This Friday, superb Cincinnati rockers The KillTones host an album release party in honor of their new nine-track effort, Raw. Animals. Dance. The band will be joined by locals Lemon Sky and Philly-based Soraia for the free, 9 p.m. event at Over-the-Rhine club The Drinkery (drinkeryotr.com).   

Lucius with Sara Bareilles

Tuesday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Like Tegan & Sara (with whom they’ve toured), Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Brooklyn Indie Pop band Lucius wrap their vocals around each other, both in harmony and unison, with the impressive precision of two vocalists who’ve sung together their entire lives.   

Panic! Counter-Attack

Panic! at the Disco fights hate, 'Punk Starter Kit' sells out and using DJs for crowd control

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Panic! at the Disco counters hate group's protest by donating $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every protester that shows up, the handmade 'Punk Starter Kit' brings some Hot Topic flavor to Etsy and a Belgian mayor hires a DJ to chase away loitering 'gypsies.'  

Music: Macy's Music Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
After the relatively new Alternative music-focused Bunbury and last week’s brand new Country-centric Buckle Up, this weekend welcomes back one of Cincinnati’s classic fests — the two-day R&B/Soul music-celebrating Macy’s Music Festival.  

Music: Lucius with Sara Bareilles

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Like Tegan & Sara (with whom they’ve toured), Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Brooklyn Indie Pop band Lucius wrap their vocals around each other, both in harmony and unison.  
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Locals Buckle Up for Buckle Up Music Fest

Inaugural Country/Roots/Americana fest spotlights numerous Greater Cincinnati talents

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 18, 2014
Just like at last weekend’s Bunbury Music Festival, this weekend’s...  

Record Dealz for Kidz

Plus, Robin Thicke's now selling flowers and that Jimi Hendrix movie might suck

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sony reportedly offers tween Metal band contract potentially worth $1.7 million, Robin Thicke's Paula is a massive flop, but you can still buy Thicke-approved flower bouquets named after songs from it and the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic apparently has some truthiness issues.