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Peter Rowan, The Hackensaw Boys, The Tillers, Buffalo Killers and More

Aug. 28-30 • Whispering Beard Folk Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The tranquil lakeside pastures of Thorn Hill Farm, 30 minutes south of Cincinnati, will be pulsating with fresh Folk vibes and dancing feet as more than 25 bands perform an entire weekend's worth of tunes. Musical acts include local favorites like The Tillers, Buffalo Killers, Jake Speed and the Freddies, Rumpke Mountain Boys and Wonky Tonk, plus national headliners Peter Rowan (pictured, Saturday) and The Hackensaw Boys (Friday).  

The Rock Stars Next Door

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster reach mainstream, stay humble

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
"I've never had a reason not to be humble," says Dallas Taylor, lead singer of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, shortly after pulling the band's tour van into a motel parking lot somewhere in Illinois. He, along with the other five members of the Birmingham-based Metalcore outfit, is still in the first half of a nationwide tour to promote the latest Maylene album, 'III,' which was released June 23 and has since placed 70th on Billboard's Top 100.   

Smoke 'Em While You Got 'Em

FDA imposes regulations on electronic cigarettes

5 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Since Ohio's statewide smoking ban went into effect in December 2006, making it illegal to smoke tobacco products in bars, restaurants and most other enclosed workspaces, smokers have been forced to keep their habit in check or at least make it more discreet. Recent technology, however, has given them the chance to fight back and reclaim their right to suck down nicotine anytime anywhere without the risk of legal consequence.  

Music: Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, a Birmingham-based Metalcore outfit, is still in the first half of their nationwide tour to promote their latest album, titled III, which was released on June 23 and has since placed 70th on Billboard’s Top 100. The band has risen from the murky depths of the Southern Rock underground and emerged as one of the genre’s most promising mainstream acts without compromising their sound or mission. They play the 20th Century Theatre opening for Emery.  

Mead-eorology

Local mead hall offers a glorious taste of Vikingdom

3 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Cincinnatians would have to cross an ocean and endure multiple layovers to behold the crippled remains of an authentic Viking mead hall, where epic heroes like Beowulf spent their Friday nights getting hammered and exchanging tales from the Warfield. Or you take in the mead hall experience at Woodstone Creek, Cincinnati's own neighborhood-friendly meadery.  

Bunk News Is Good News

Collective brings new energy to Cincinnati's art scene

9 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
A handful of young local artists has worked since early February to build an art community that lacks pretentiousness, exclusiveness or any other barrier that would inhibit the community from being about anything but the art. The band of artists operates under the moniker of Bunk News. "(Bunk News) is a collaborative group of friends and artists where each person is bringing different media, styles, skill sets and perspectives into one somewhat focused direction," says Ben Brown, one of the four founders and a fine arts student in UC's Design, Art, Architecture and Planning program.  

Events: Cincinnati Flower Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Hailed “the king of all flower shows” by Better Homes and Gardens, the 20th anniversary celebration of the Cincinnati Flower Show features world-class exhibits, including the Grand Marquee — a massive pavilion dominated by lush, colorful gardens that incorporate a blend of trees, shrubs, blooming plants and architectural elements. A lecture series composed of distinguished national speakers like Melinda Meyers, Helen Dillon and Ed Libby provides visitors with the opportunity to gain insight for their own gardening from the best of the best. Through April 26 at Symmes Township Park.  

Events: Victory of Light Expo

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The Victory of Light Expo at the Sharonville Convention Center offers insight, advice, instructions and goods for each of these things and plenty more. Considered one of the largest metaphysical and holistic conventions for the general public, the expo will feature over 50 free seminars on topics including past lives, soul mates, meditation and holistic healing. The expo will also feature free public demonstrations of various psychic abilities, such as psychic handwriting analysis, clairvoyance, angel messages and tarot card readings. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  

Events: Project Northside Fashion Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Northside Tavern hosts “Project Northside” Saturday to showcase the work of local boutiques and designers, including Ali’s Boutique, Avant Garage, the Mustard Seed Boutique, Pangaea, NVision, Suki and several other shops that almost any Northside local is sure to have seen on the Hamilton strip. The event will also feature work by Shoetopia and Pinnokios, along with Rock performances by The Pack A.D. and Fists of Love. Designs will be available the night of the event. The fashion show lasts 7-10 p.m. followed by musical performances beginning at 10:30.  

Events: Cincinnati Wine Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The 2009 Cincinnati Wine Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday at the Duke Energy Center with over 100 wineries set to attend. Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur or just an intrigued beginner, there will be more than 600 wines available for tasting so that everyone is certain to find the bottle that suits them best. As guests travel from booth to booth, they can enjoy live music, gourmet food and a silent auction between stops.