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Not a Petty Girl

How Ani DiFranco learned to stop worrying and love having a ball

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
One of the real changes in how Ani DiFranco approaches live performing these days may be something that, in a strict sense, isn’t actually part of what she does on stage. But rest assured, DiFranco says, it’s making a difference in her performances.  

Girl, Interrupted

San Antonio trio Girl In A Coma learned and grew from a series of unfortunate events

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
If there’s a recurring theme that seems to sum up the events of the past few years for Texas trio Girl In A Coma (including the trio’s latest album, Exits & And All The Rest) it boils down to one word — growth.
  

Jane's Conviction

Revitalized fest pioneer Perry Farrell helps launch Cincy’s inaugural Bunbury Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Revitalized by a new album, Perry Farrell now has decades of experience “putting on a show,” especially with the work he’s done with his trailblazing Lollapalooza, which continues to have a big influence on today’s ever-expanding multi-act music festival scene, including this weekend's Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati (which Jane's headlines Friday).
  

You Can’t Unwrap a Download

Last-minute ‘hard copy’ gift ideas for the music lovers in your life

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Music always makes a great holiday gift, and this year the record industry has again put together a wide selection of box sets and other collections to please fans of just about any style of music. Here are some excellent options if you’re stuck and looking for a last-minute present.
  

The ’Bears’ Switch Project

Soul/Funk/Rock ensemble Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears find their voice on Scandalous

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears usually get compared to classic R&B, Soul and Blues artists like Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown and Wilson Pickett — obvious enough touchstones considering the group plays a hard-hitting blend of Soul, Rock & Roll and Blues.    

Group (Re)Think

Umphrey's McGee is adapting to a changing musical landscape

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Like many of today’s bands, Umphrey’s McGee has found itself debating the question of how to best release new music into the market. Some musicians and industry professionals have gone as far as to declare the album a dying format. Especially with younger music fans, the iPod and similar devices has changed the way they listen to music.  

Music: Umphrey's McGee

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Like many of today's bands, Umphrey's McGee has found itself debating the question of how to best release new music into the market. Some musicians and industry professionals have gone as far as to declare the album a dying format. Especially with younger music fans, the iPod and similar devices has changed the way they listen to music. They want to download their favorite songs and aren't as interested in buying full albums by their favorite artists. %u2028  

The Promise of Music Box Sets

Last-minute holiday present needs? You can't go wrong with these music collections

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This wasn't a plentiful year for CD and DVD box sets, but there weren't many misses in this year’s crop of releases, either. Here are the best of the bunch to my ears and eyes, from Springsteen and Hendrix box sets to DVDs of legendary 'Soul Train' and 'T.A.M.I. Show' performances.  

Music: Country Throwdown Tour

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Country Throwdown Tour offers something new as the first traveling, all-day, multistage festival in mainstream Country. The most established act performing is Montgomery Gentry, who’s joined on the main stage by Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town (pictured) and Jack Ingram. Friday at Riverbend.  

Throwdown In Yo Town

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman tries his hand at Country music

0 Comments · Monday, May 17, 2010
Kevin Lyman has seen the future of Country music, and he's bringing it to an amphitheater near you in the form of the Country Throwdown Tour. Featuring a bill dominated by the scene's rising stars, the package tour on several levels embodies the new world Lyman expects the Country music industry and its artists to face in the not-distant future.