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Locals Only: : Parks' Life Blurs

Former Cincinnatian drums on the leading edge of Progressive Indie Pop

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Calling Cale Parks busy is like calling an ant hill busy. The concept is abstract until you actually sit down and start counting. And like those tireless little critters, Parks knows no rest, owin  

Music: Born into Bands

Surf's down, but The Maladroits' familial musical legacy continues

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 12, 2006
What do MOTH and Foxy Shazam! have in common aside from exclamatory band names, busy tour schedules, impressive recordings, CEA wins and generally being two of the most talented and successful Cin  

Locals Only: : Band of Muthas

Banderas oozes decadence ... and other things

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Everybody knows at least one shitty dude. That guy with the startling disregard for his own safety, well-being and reputation who always gets invited to the party even though he is guaranteed to o  

Locals Only: : Armed Forces

1000 Arms grows through experimentation

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 10, 2006
"I'm just glad that you didn't ask us to describe our sound," says Gabe Molnar, guitarist and vocalist for 1000 Arms. His reluctance to hang a label on their music is understandable, since it   

Locals Only: : Serious Satellite

Local Indie big band swings in unique and unexpected ways

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Appearances can be a good indicator of what a band is going to sound like -- for example, Bluegrass bands with a full stack of amps are as rare as Metal bands with banjos. Following this logic, an  

Locals Only: : Southern Discomfort

Seven Orchids say they're just dudes that drink whiskey and play "Southern Rock Metal"

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Heavy Metal has seen glory and disgrace in its 40-odd years of existence. Despite being read last rites a few times in recent history, artists with the right mix of tradition and innovation have k  

Locals Only: : Cellar Dwellers

Lost Hands Found Fingers extol the virtues of staying in the basement

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2006
"I don't want to entertain people while they drink, I want them to come see us play," says Lost Hands Found Fingers bassist Danny Graham. It's one on a long list of reasons LHFF has for prefer  

Locals Only: : The Upward 'Spiral'

Peter Adams recruits a live band to support his 'one-man-band' album's runaway success

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Acclaim for Peter Adams' debut disc, The Spiral Eyes, has been snowballing since last year, making him a prime candidate to be the "next big thing" to emerge from the Cincinnati music scene. Th  

Locals Only: : Twain A Comin'

Some of the area's youngest "veterans" are back with a funkier sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Not many bands can say that their debut gig was the Midpoint Music Festival. For Marking Twain, a stacked résumé probably helped. The band contains former members of local teenage Pop Ro  

Music: Keepin' It Reelin'

Cincinnati AltRockers Crybaby succeed as songwriters and showmen

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 4, 2006
To make an indelible mark on music, a band needs two elements: They must be both catchy and quirky. This is a pretty broad generality, but when you hear that flamboyant mix of familiar and origin