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Locals Only: : Experience Required

Marvin and The Experience are on a "FunkHopSoul" trip

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2004
"What's the name of these guys?" a man asks me, nodding toward the band setting up on stage. I tell him it's Marvin and The Experience. "Are they any good?" asks the man, who looks to be in   

Locals Only: : Killing With Coolness

Straw Boss returns "Hillbilly music" to its rightful position

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 24, 2004
In 1956, Elvis was the coolest thing on the face of the planet. The slicked back hair. The sneer. The frantically played tunes that scared the hell out of almost everyone over the age of 30. Songs  

Cover Story: Jumping to Amazing Conclusions

Big Joe Duskin proves good things come to those who wait

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2004
For more info on the CEA's click here. "What's goin' on, Big Joe?" bass player Ed Conley asks. "Ain't nothing goin' on but the weather, time and old age," Big Joe Duskin replies. With a  

Locals Only: : A Little Big Star

Local MidPoint Music Festival showcasing band The Defrost Star takes sonic prisoners

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Do you recall the first time you heard a song and said to yourself, "This Rock & Roll -- it's for me"? Maybe you heard the song via an older sibling or at a friend's house or maybe during a lo  

Locals Only: : A warped perspective

Up Punk creek without a paddle

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 25, 2004
The Vans Warped Tour (aka "Punk Rock Summer Camp") made its Cincinnati stop at Riverbend Music Center Aug. 16. It's the largest national tour to feature several local acts, offering wider expo  

Locals Only: : Crime wave U.S.A.

The Thirteens steal the Rock from under you

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 4, 2004
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, American filmmakers like Arthur Penn and Martin Scorcese filmed homages to the outlaws of the 1920s with their movies Bonnie and Clyde and Boxcar Bertha. Those movie  

Locals Only: : Damn right he knows the blues

After harrowing personal experiences, The Reverend Billy Rose returns to the Blues world at full strength

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 21, 2004
The history of Blues music is liberally populated with figures that just quite can't overcome their own worst character traits due to a variety of conscious choices. It's equally -- if not more   

Locals Only: : Spoiling the funeral

Seductive metalheads Soul Casket work to claw their way out of the underground

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Soul Casket is your average Metal band. Singer/lyricist J-9 says there are no curse words in their lyrics. Guitarist Skratte (rhymes with rat-a-tat-tat) thinks that porn could be more artistic. Ke  

Locals Only: : Tears for Cheers

The Gravity Car connect with local audiences through intimacy, honesty and a hazy, sensual sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2004
The Gravity Car's vocalist and guitarist, Stephen Sunday, knows he's found kindred spirits. "I walked in to band practice and said, 'I'm writing a musical based on a translation of the work o  

Locals Only: : The Best of Both Worlds

Hyde Park Outrage makes music with a distinctly original flair

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Here in Cincinnati, there's a rather intense rivalry between bands that play original music and bands that play cover songs. It's a debate that rages in the clubs, on the streets, in people's h