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Sound Advice: First Jason

Friday • Backstage Cafe

0 Comments · Thursday, April 7, 2016
I’ve got some surprising news for you: Jason Voorhees is real. Luckily those of us who prefer to have our heads attached to our necks, he’s more interested in keytars and Rock n’ Roll nowadays than he is about machetes. On Friday, the band First Jason will be gracing the stage of Covington’s Backstage Café. Fronting First Jason is Ari Lehman who, if the band name didn’t already tip you off, was the first man to play Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films.   
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Cincinnati Music, Mashed-Up and Live

Friday's "Cincinnati Soundclash" concert blends a variety of sounds and styles from the local music scene

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, March 24, 2016
If there’s one benefit to being a part of Cincinnati’s small but mighty music scene, it’s the ability to meet and mingle with artists far outside of your own particular genre. This accessibility to other musicians and creators is what led to the Cincinnati Soundclash show, featuring Jess Lamb and the Factory, The Clifto...  
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REVIEW: Jims – ‘Mandarin’ EP

Sweet Ray Laurel and Smoke Signals… member releases dynamic debut solo effort

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
An EP can be a risky endeavor for any musician. The shorter run time leaves little room for a filler track; the artist has to make their impression and showcase their style in the span of time it takes for some full-lengths to start stretching their legs. Of course, crafting a journey for the listener is a bit easier when their leader is a scene veteran with a wide array of releases to his name. A...  
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REVIEW: Siegelord’s ‘Ascent of the Fallen’

Cincinnati's symphonic Death Metal band Siegelord finally unleashes its powerful, anticipated debut album

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 18, 2016
Since its formation in Feb. 2013, Siegelord has been biding its time and waiting for the right moment to strike. After several sound, image and name shifts, the Cincinnati-based Metal band finally found its footing and began building a legion of fans. The quartet (vocalist Ulfr, guitarist Therod, drummer Sieven and bassist Warg) may have taken its sweet time releasing its first full-length, <...  

Music: Jess Lamb

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
This Friday, Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter Jess Lamb will be putting out a new EP, her first major release since her post-American Idol single, “Memories.”   

Jess Lamb Expands Her Sound with ‘Free’

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
This Friday, Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter Jess Lamb will showcase a new EP and musical direction with a free release show at MOTR Pub. Plus, Wonky Tonk hosts a local release party for her Stuff We Leave Behind full-length, "Kenny Ozzfest" returns with another lineup jam-packed with local acts and Kim Taylor is prepping the debut album from her new duo project, Water and Sand.   
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Ironfest Rumbles On

A local-music community favorite, Ironfest VI offers another two nights packed with great, diverse music

{CommentsCant} · Monday, November 16, 2015
Greater Cincinnati is now home to several major music events. Summer festivals like Bunbury and Midpoint capture a lot of the public interest and fill downtown for days at a time. But for fans like me who prefer their music with a bit more bite, there’s really only one fest in the area that matters — Ironfest. The two-day event, now in its sixth year, is held at Newport’s Southgate House Rev...  

Painful Splendor

Cincinnati’s Ethicist twists and challenges Black Metal stereotypes

0 Comments · Thursday, October 29, 2015
Cincinnati's Ethicist maintains Black Metal’s trademark filth, but manages to weave it together with moments of honest beauty. The band achieves this via a mix of Shoegaze, Crust, Punk, Heavy Metal and experimental Noise Rock.   
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Casino Warrior Unleashes ‘Centaur’

Area rockers introduce themselves with heavy debut EP

{CommentsCant} · Monday, September 21, 2015
Casino Warrior is a name that many local music fans aren’t aware of. So far, the quartet (bassist Kevin McNair, vocalist and guitarist Miguel Richards, guitarist Billy Buzek and drummer Chad Wolary) has only played two real shows, one of which was its recent EP release party. But rest assured, based on the strength of the band’s li...  

Making New ‘Memories’

With her American Idol contract up, Jess Lamb is pushing her career forward and reveling in her independence

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
While Jess Lamb's journey on American Idol was short, she has been spending her post-Idol time productively and is poised to take the next step on May 30 with the release of her first official single, “Memories.”