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Music: See Emily Play

Final 97Xposure winner Emily Strand finds increasing success, room to grow and a full band

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Emily Strand was, until late last year, mainly a solo acoustic performer in Cincinnati (where she was born and raised) and Dayton (where she now lives and works). Before that, she honed her chops  

Locals Only: : The Itch Is Back

After waiting 17 years to have sex, at least the cicadas will have a cool soundtrack to hump to

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
They rise from the earth. They sing. They mate. They die. No, it's not a VH1 Behind the Music -- it's cicadas, and they're due to arrive in the Cincinnati area in a few weeks. Five billion of t  

Locals Only: : Norust for the Wicked

Impressive up-and-coming rockers Norust find themselves in music

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2004
First, let's get the pronunciation straight -- it's not "No rust" as in, "There is no rust on the prow of the ship." It's "nor rust," as in ... the name of the band. "It comes from Neil  

Locals Only: : Who Will Save Your Soul?

This looks like a job for ... Derrick Sanderson's Soul Expression!

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 24, 2004
As most know, Cincinnati has a rich history of Rhythm & Blues and Soul music. There's King Records and James Brown's session there in the label's heyday. Every summer, for 40 years (until 2002)  

Music: Tout Le Bond

Despite relocating to Chicago, datawaslost's Michael Bond remains one of Cincinnati's top Renaissance men

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Michael Bond is a man of many hats. In fact, he might just have invented additional hats for himself to wear somewhere along the way. Along with Tim Heyl and Matt Dennewitz, he's one of the main   

Music: Fantastic Voyage

Turn off the TV and radio -- there's something spectacular and fantastic in your own backyard

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Mike Detmer, local songwriter and musician extraordinaire, heads up The Spectacular Fantastic. The former trio features Detmer on lead vocals/guitar, Jon Sheperd on vocals and guitar, Doug Baum on  

Cover Story: Catch 22

A summit with 22 women in Cincinnati's Rock music scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2004
In mid-December, CityBeat asked 22 area women musicians (including one sound technician) to participate in a panel discussion about women in music at the York St. Café. Timed to the emerging  

Cover Story: Not Mama's Lillith Fair

Chicks RockFest founder Jen Schmidt says it's all about a good time

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2004
CityBeat: What's the history of Chicks RockFest (CRF)? Jen Schmidt: It's a festival that I put together kind of as a joke at first in 2000 -- the "First Annual Chicks RockFest." I just wante