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Locals Only: : the revolution will not be downsized

Despite setbacks, Junior Revolution's multifaceted Punk continues to soar

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2005
One frontman is one too many for some Rock bands, with histrionics and egotism often eclipsing potential. So how does a band survive having four? In the case of Junior Revolution, they wouldn't   

Locals Only: :sweet 'honey' in the rock scene

Local Rock powerhouse Bastion readies their debut release

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2005
"Sorry about the porn and shit, hopefully you got enough info for an article," read drummer Greg Slone's e-mail the day after our interview. Admittedly, their creative methods of expediting ra  

Locals Only: : One For the Records

4192 is a sure bet for Blues experimentation

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Although they haven't had any hits yet, the band 4192 -- named after Pete Rose's record-breaking base hit -- wears the tag like they earned it fair and square. With an increasingly heavy and foc  

Locals Only: : Inter-Stella Overdrive

Free Jazz futurists 3-Legged Stella put creativity first

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2005
All the members of 3-Legged Stella agree that forging a unique sound isn't easy in theory or in practice. But the instrumental trio wouldn't have it any other way. The realization came early for  

Music: Rock & Roll High School

Some of the most interesting radio in the area comes from a very unlikely source

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Like many Tristate Alt Rock fans, my hopes for terrestrial radio went to the grave with 97X. Aside from a few fantastic shows on WAIF and other community stations, eclectic Rock programming is a   

Locals Only: : Untamed West

Zach Mechlem trades his sitar for a six-gun

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Multi-instrumentalist Zachary Mechlem's heritage is Eastern European Gypsy. This is indicative of his far-flung stylistic leaning, which wanders from India to Spain and lifts sound from all point  

Music: Magical Misery Core

Veteran local band Black Magic Rhythm's dark, evolving Dance Rock stays ahead of the curve

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2004
I've got a prophecy: I predict we'll be hearing a lot of moody Dance Rock on the radio in 2009. I didn't have to consult chicken bones or wait for angels to visit with this information; I simply adh  

Music: Fair and Fair Alike

Father and son making marks on the music scene and one another

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 16, 2004
What would it be like to have your old man working in the same music scene as you? When I discovered that not only are there two guitar-playing Mike Fairs in Cincinnati, but they are also father a  

Music: Spirit of 77

Super77 rocks hard and loves you even harder

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Before I had ever seen Super77, I was already hearing good things about them. Mainly about how nice they were. This is usually a compliment relegated to skirting a band's lack of talent, but comp  

Music: Death Becomes Them

Death in Graceland waters the roots of Punk with their piss

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2004
An old friend once related his version of Jimi Hendrix's final moments. "Yeah, he choked on his own puke, but Clapton was there making sure he stayed on his back, and Keith Richards was giving t