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Knoxville's The Rockwells have learned from the best

0 Comments · Thursday, September 25, 2008
There are plenty of interesting topics on which to quiz The Rockwells: their fantastic experience playing Bonnaroo in 2006 or the fact that the Knoxville-based band is made up of two sets of brothers.   

The Koala Fires (Profile)

Connected friends burn with amped-up Indie Rock

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
What's the first thing you do when you've thought up a clever band name? Google it, of course. When Koala Fires singer/guitarist Matt Mooney did this, he was pleasantly surprised that he didn't  

Locals Only: : Karizmata


0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
While Cincinnati's Indie and Garage Rock acts continue to get the lion's share of the national spotlight, there are still quite a few straight-ahead Hard Rock bands in town, and Karizmata is amo  

Music: Introduce Yourself

Grassroots support and touring nets a record deal for Foxy Shazam

0 Comments · Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sometimes singer Eric Nally will put a _________ (noun) in his __________(body part) on stage. Sky White was once __________ (verb pt) by his own keyboard because it was too __________ (adjective  

Locals Only: : Caterpillar Tracks

New 'Scrape the Summer' EP captures band at their best

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
"Didn't we just do this shit two years ago?" vocalist/guitarist Shane Johnson laughs incredulously when I jokingly start the interview with a question about the band's musical influences. Thre  

Locals Only: : view-finder

Local Indie quartet takes casual approach to creativity

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 21, 2007
News flash! Local band view-finder is not reuniting. Possibly because they never broke up. Despite two years of complete dormancy in terms of shows and releases, the Indie Rock quartet have conti  

Locals Only: : Too Live Coo

After several years of band projects, local singer Aya has begun making waves under her own name

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
If you saw a picture of this exotic, diminutive beauty with the caption, "Vocalist from Canton," you might be thinking, "Chinese?" Well, you'd be doubly wrong. The sultry singer was actually   

Cover Story: Back to the 'Point

Repeat performers sound off about the MidPoint Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 20, 2006
When you come down to the fifth annual MidPoint Music Festival this weekend, of course you'll see a lot of familiar faces from the local music scene. But as the festival matures, there's a grow  

Locals Only: : Music-Like Symptons

Local experimental rockers 24hourflu prepare for CD release

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
In the slippery world of sick-day notification, the "24-hour flu" is often code for "awful hangover." Given this, the Northern Kentucky quartet 24hourflu seems appropriately named, as members  

Locals Only: : Tears In The Sum

Noctaluca's long-awaited CD captures the essence of their evolution

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 9, 2006
"There was a time for each of us during the making of this album when we just wanted to give up," says Jason Ludwig of Noctaluca's full-length debut, Towering the Sum. " 'What the fuck are we