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Killer Spin Doctor

Plus, Metallica tribute band gets lawsuit threat, then apology, and a street artist sues over music video exposure

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Rapper Killer Mike makes a big impression working the spin room for Bernie Sanders after the most recent Democratic presidential candidate debate; a Metallica tribute band gets threatened with lawsuit, then offered an apology by the band itself for its "overzealous" representative's actions; and Dance Pop artist Kiesza gets sued by a street artist after daring to dance by his work on a public street while filming a video.  

Music: Bear Medicine

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Lexington, Ky.’s Bear Medicine is a four-piece group that creates a mesmerizing swirl of Indie Folk with guitar, cello, piano, flute, gentle percussion and captivating vocal melodies.  

Royal Holland, Leggy and Evening Redness Unveil New Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Royal Holland, the exhilarating alter-ego project from Cincinnati singer/songwriter Matt Mooney, is concluding the “Unfolded” trilogy of EP releases this Friday with Vol. 3 Program.  

David Bowie 1947-2016

Plus, Spotify gets sued by artists and a French soccer team might not use Phil Collins to get pumped up anymore

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The world loses one of its most influential artists to cancer, Spotify is facing two massive lawsuits instigated by songwriters David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick and a French soccer club might switch its walk-up music and no longer rely on an ’80s Phil Collins song to get them pumped up.

Music: Best New Bands Showcase

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The 7 p.m. show features New Artist of the Year nominees Go Go Buffalo, Dawg Yawp, Coconut Milk, JSPH and The Skulx.  

Best New Bands 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
CityBeat’s third-annual "Best New Bands" issue will hopefully give you a look at some of the city’s potential “Next Big Things” (either locally or beyond the city limits) while they still have that new-band smell.  

Ready, Set, Go Go

Cincinnati rockers Go Go Buffalo made waves in 2015 with a heavy, eclectic and eccentric sound and live show

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
With a progressive and heavy sound, Cincinnati-based foursome Go Go Buffalo made waves in 2015 by bringing its dynamic, somewhat psychedelic sound to many different audiences.   

Letting the Magic Happen

Following his Come On Caboose solo project, singer/songwriter Coran Stetter embraces the band life with Multimagic

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Calling music “infectious” is a music-critic cliché of the highest order. But when watching Cincinnati Indie Pop band Multimagic perform at last year’s big Bunbury Music Festival, there was no other word to accurately describe the band’s effect.   

Music: Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In October of last year, Indianapolis’ Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery released their stunning new album, Alyosha, a captivating Indie Folk release full of trippy atmospherics and fantastic songwriting.  

Happy Blues Year: Cincy Blues in 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Cincy Blues Society is gearing up for another big year in 2016, with the Winter Blues Fest just around the corner, the announcement of the national headliners for this summer's Cincy Blues Fest and a call to local artists to play this year's Cincy Blues Challenge. Plus, Arnold's launches a new weekly music series, Old Time Mondays.