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'McClainica' to Benefit Family of Late Local Musician

The Greater Cincinnati Punk Rock scene gathers for a memorial/benefit in honor of Dave McClain

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 20, 2014
In November 2013, Cincinnati’s Punk Rock scene lost one of their own when Dave McClain, a former member of several local outfits (including Martin Luther and the Kings and The Zvills), passed away. On that November night, a wife lost her husband, children lost their father and an entire music scene lost a brother. So they've rallied to raise money the best way they know how — by putting togeth...  

Niches Get Stitches

Cincinnati’s multifaceted Black Signal pushes the boundaries of Electronic music

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Sean “Scary” Garner, one half of Cincinnati-based Black Signal, claims his Electronica project got its moniker from garbled transmissions from outer space. It’s a fitting title given the unique brand of Electronic music that Garner and bandmate Matt Ogden have been assembling.
  

A Siren in the Dark

A clash of influences creates area band Siren’s dynamic Metal sound

0 Comments · Monday, December 30, 2013
In Greek mythology, a Siren was a gorgeous woman whose enchanting songs caused innumerable sailors to shipwreck, never to be seen again. It is somewhat ironic, then, that Northern Kentucky-based Siren is a Heavy Metal group featuring four very furry young men. But for local metalheads, Siren’s mix of a Doom foundation — with Thrash and Death Metal components — is just as intoxicating as the verses of old.  

Retrocentric's Rebirth

Sailor Gruzleski's retro photo studio builds women's confidence, one pinup at a time

1 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wearing horn-rimmed glasses, bright red lipstick and vintage shoes, with her short blonde hair in tight curls, Sailor Gruzleski appears to be plucked from the 1940s. Gruzleski passes this vintage charm along to other local women as founder and owner of Cincinnati’s only full-service pinup photo studio, Retrocentric...  

Taste the Moonbow

Heavy Northern Kentucky rockers Moonbow release anticipated debut album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
With their singer finished with his run on TV's Survivor and the rest of the members' schedules aligning, The End of Time, the debut full-length from heavy Northern Kentucky band Moonbow, is finally released.
  

Ready to Explode

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Mangrenade vocalist/guitarist Nick Thieme has just driven a sparkling new (to him, at least) van off the lot. But this new van (nicknamed “Vangrenade 2.0” or “The Deuce”) isn’t just a new touring vehicle, it is also a symbol of Mangrenade’s determination to make it, car payments be damned.  

Peaking Valley

Valley of the Sun expands its Hard Rock palette on forthcoming LP release

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cincinnati's Valley of the Sun takes Hard Rock to another level. In their psychedelic practice space, the local retro-Rock three-piece is busy writing its first full-length, Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk. Rest assured, the new jams are just as heavy, groovy and infectious as the group’s previous material. But it's also more.
  

Mad Anthony's Bass-Less Acclimation

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Since forming in 2007, Mad Anthony has been recording and touring almost non-stop. The Cincinnati band has also pared down to a trio. For guitarists/vocalists Ringo Jones and Adam Flaig, along with drummer Marc Sherlock, doing more with less and going back to basics are mantras that they’ve applied to all aspects of the band.  

Ride the Wild Surf

Though serious musicians, Cincinnati new-comers make decidedly not serious music

4 Comments · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Five surf-rockers, two go-go dancers and a guy in a gorilla suit walk into a bar … That’s either the weirdest setup for a joke ever or it means that Cincinnati’s only Surf Rock band, Doctor Bombay and the Atomic Bachelor Pad, has arrived.    
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The Personal Sting of Southgate/Mad Hatter Closings

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 30, 2011
There’s something about the written word that adds finality to a subject. Contracts are finished with a signature, newspapers are often considered bastions of truth and obituaries often put a person’s death in perspective for their loved ones. Perhaps this is why I put off writing this story for so long; I didn’t want to admit the truth: at the end of the year, two of the most important places in my life will cease to be. The Mad Hatter has already shuttered its doors and the Southgate House is closing after Saturday. And I can’t quite bring myself to accept that.