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Music: Walk the Moon

1 Comments · Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Until recently, Walk the Moon's membership had more turnovers than the Bengals in the fourth quarter. The band's lineup has fluctuated since vocalist/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca officially put WTM together three years ago, but that situation changed in 2010. Since recording their debut full length 'I Want! I Want!' in late 2009, the band underwent yet another complete shift with the addition of bassist Kevin Ray and drummer Sean Waugaman.  

MidPoint Indie Summer Series Featuring Dawes

August 6 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Monday, August 2, 2010
Dawes' debut album, last fall's 'North Hills,' evokes the desert sunset beauty of the best of SoCal's '70s Country/Rock movement while the band makes its sound and message completely relevant to Indie fans of the here and now. Fans of early Wilco, Son Volt and My Morning Jacket will find plenty to embrace in Dawes, who play this week's MidPoint Indie Summer show with Messerly and Ewing, The Sweep and Goose.  

Music: Peter Frampton and Yes

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Peter Frampton’s career spikes over the past four decades make our recent economic roller coaster seem like gently rolling countryside. However, Frampton's current roll has been all upward. His 2006 instrumental album Fingerprints won a Grammy; his latest album, Thank You Mr. Churchill, is generating great press; and his ongoing tour with Yes is doing good business in a slumping concert economy.  

Music: Ellery

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Last year, following a particularly productive writing period, Ellery’s married brain trust, Tasha and Justin Golden, hit the studio with renowned producer Malcolm Burn to begin their fourth full-length album. They will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at The Carnegie Theater in Covington, Ky.  

Music: Amy London

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 1, 2010
In the liner notes to 'When I Look In Your Eyes,' Jazz vocalist Amy London’s 2007 debut CD as a band leader, radio host and author Sheila Anderson cites London among an "elite group of female stylists, including Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Nina Simone and Shirley Horn." High praise indeed for a singer whose voice has been described by acclaimed pianist Fred Hersch as "a beautiful and expressive vocal instrument." Like Hersch, London has Cincinnati roots, so her upcoming appearance here will be a homecoming of sorts. London performs Friday and Saturday at Blue Wisp Jazz Club.  

Music: Henry Rollins

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Rollins' stage presentation these days consists of three-hour caged tiger monologues of political, cultural and behavioral observation, written narratives strung together with improvisational riffs and rants that slam into head, heart and soul with the impact of a concussion grenade. See him at the Southgate House.  

Music: The Lions Rampant

0 Comments · Monday, March 8, 2010
The Lions Rampant's new album, It’s Fun to Do Bad Things, features snarling, primal Garage Rock with extra helpings of deep fried Soul. Soon to be nationally distributed by Deep Elm Records, the group hosts a CD release concert/dance party with The Guitars at The Mockbee.  

Music: moe.

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Fresh off its well-deserved induction last week into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame — where it joined the likes of Ani DiFranco, Willie Nile and the Goo Goo Dolls — moe. returns to rock yo  

Music: Bobby Broom

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Guitarist Bobby Broom may not have the kind of high profile that some of his Jazz contemporaries enjoy but he has the kind of résumé that would make a good many of them green with envy. The New York City native began his Jazz career before high school graduation — at 16, he played Carnegie Hall behind Sonny Rollins and Donald Byrd. Broom worked in stints with Art Blakey, Dave Grusin, Tom Browne and Hugh Masekela while taking classes at Long Island University; in the mid-’80s, he moved to Chicago to focus intently on his career. Since then, Broom has successfully balanced his formidable schedule as a guitarist for hire with his burgeoning solo career. He plays with his trio at the Blue Wisp.  

Music: Buckethead

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Since picking up the guitar at age 12, Brian Patrick Carroll has been voted one of the 20 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time (GuitarOne), one of the Top 25 Weirdest Guitarists (Guitar World) and among the Top 50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time (ask anyone). If you don’t recognize the name, it’s because he doesn’t use it. And you wouldn’t recognize his face because he doesn’t show it. That is the mystique of the blistering guitarist known as Buckethead. He plays the Madison Theater with Wolff and Kan-Dee.