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Big Joe Duskin (2004)

Piano legend proves good things come to those who wait

0 Comments · Monday, November 2, 2009
"Ain't nothing goin' on but the weather, time and old age," Big Joe Duskin is known to say. With all due respect, he's wrong. There's plenty going on for Big Joe these days. One might be tempted to call it a comeback, but in order to "come back" you have to go away, and that certainly doesn't apply to the King of Cincinnati Blues. Besides, he knew about coming back years ago.   

Cover Story: Bottom's Up

After Months of Speculation, Local Band Bottom Line Finally Signs With A Major Label and Re-Introduces Themselves In The Process

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2005
In August 2004, local Pop/Punk band Bottom Line got some fairly life-changing news. Word came down that the album following their final CD for Cincinnati-based Nice Guy Records -- the forthcomin  

Locals Only: : Of Mutts And Monkeys

Locals Foxy McCoy sharpen their 'fun hodgepodge'

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2005
When someone says they want to be a fire truck when they grow up, you know you're in for a different kind of experience. When this someone is Bebhin Blank, lead singer/guitarist/vice president (  

Locals Only: : 'Billy Club

Local trio Rumble Club are Psychobilly lovers and fighters

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2005
The saying goes, "Rock & Roll will never die." And, while that might be true, it depends a bit more upon who's keeping it alive, particularly when it comes to Rockabilly music. Some oldies cove  

Locals Only: : Bluer Shade Of Pale

Rhonda Everitt ditches the band thing and digs up some beats for her new Pale Beneath the Blue project

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2005
"I want to do a CD of nothing but Billy Idol covers," says Rhonda Everitt, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist of Pale Beneath the Blue. I think she's only half-joking, but you never know quite what  

Locals Only: : Mime Kampf

What's so funny 'bout peace, love and The Screaming Mimes?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 9, 2005
I'd heard the stories about The Screaming Mimes -- the wild parties; the Herculean abuses of various substances; the general air of decay and decadence that hangs around them like a cloud. I wen  

Locals Only: : peaceful, uneasy feelin'

Paul and Brian Otten of the Paul Otten Band reign on a Bad Parade

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Paul Otten, guitarist/vocalist/pianist of the Paul Otten Band, presents a package called "Pleasant Sounding Songs" with a long warning label attached to it on his band's new CD titled Bad Parad  

Locals Only: : Cunning Langus

Music, sex and more sex with Langus

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2005
"We're 21-years old, what else are we going to write about?" asks Brian Bruemmer, bass player for Langus in regard to his band's favorite subject, sex. But, if you dig deeper, you also find th  

Locals Only: : Naked Screaming Terrors!

The Terrors are an antidote to sonic euthanasia

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2005
If your dream of music is a world in which Ashlee Simpson is unable to lip sync to her own caterwauling while her band soldiers on without her, then The Terrors are pretty damned frightening. Mel  

Locals Only: : do robots dream of organic grooves?

Diet Audio: half the carburetors of Electronica with all the taste

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 29, 2004
In Paris in the 1950s, a man named Pierre Schaeffer made what was termed at the time as musique concrete, which used both sounds from conventional instruments and recordings from Schaeffer's surr