From the exterior, Northside House, the new gallery that just opened on Colerain Avenue, looks exactly the way its name sounds: a nondescript red-brick house on a residential street. I accidentally drove past it. Within the weathered walls of this 1880 shotgun-style house, however, awaits an unusual experience for those adventurous enough to visit.
Together for eight years, Chaselounge just completed its third (technically second) album, 'Hush of Sound,' which they're releasing in conjunction with a series of three release shows that ends Saturday with a performance at Molly Malone's in Covington.
Shawny Scott relates Chaselounge's goal in music to the song "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman. He heard the song one night on the radio and realized that this was what Chaselounge was aspiring to: songs that stand up to the test of time. "The goal day in and day out is to keep the band viable and creative," he says.
Anyone who complains live music is dead in Cincinnati hasn’t been to Fountain Square in the summer. A diverse and exciting musical menu is presented just about every day of the week. This year, Fountain Square is adding international music to the mix. They will be featuring outstanding and often undiscovered local groups performing music and dance from around the globe as part of their World Wide Wednesday series. The season continues through Sept. 9
Lokua Kanza is a prolific singer/songwriter and one of the most accomplished Congolese recording artists. Kanza is currently collaborating with the Wacongo Dance Company and Africa Yetu, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting African culture, to put together a benefit show to raise both awareness and funds for the hundreds of thousands of women and girls in conflict zones who are kidnapped, tortured, raped and sexually enslaved daily as a result of the Democratic Republic of Congo's civil war. The concert is 8 p.m. Thursday at the 20th Century Theater.
Marcelina Robledo is a woman of many hats. Or, perhaps more accurately, many shoes. Robledo, 38, has walked the road less traveled, a collection of winding paths that has led her to her present place in life. She is a self-starter who is constantly reinventing herself, rolling with life’s punches and taking risks.
Anna VanMatre exhibits her latest series of graphite paintings in DeNatural Disaster. Her work is part of a group exhibition, Different Directions, at the Carnegie in Covington. Also view Alton Falcone's salvaged wood art and Mike Calway-Fagen's quirky installations. Different Directions is on view through June 26.
There’s rarely a chance these days to witness musicians who represent both the roots and evolution of a genre.
In the ’60s, for instance, you could see music history being written in Jazz clubs all over the country, featuring artists who were not just masterful players but creating and expanding an entire musical tradition.
Today, rarely is there a chance to witness musicians who represent both the roots and evolution of a genre. Cincinnatians will have the opportunity to experience musicians of this stature in the genre of Cuban music: The Afro-Cuban All Stars. Anyone unfamiliar with Afro-Cuban music need only think of the documentary film Buena Vista Social Club , which helped rocket Cuban music into the modern mainstream. 7 p.m.