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The Avett Brothers

June 7 • Fraze Pavilion (Kettering)

0 Comments · Monday, June 4, 2012
Remember a few years ago when you couldn’t walk into a Starbucks without hearing the words, “Three words that became hard to say/I and love and you?” At the time, you probably rolled your eyes, but The Avett Brothers ended up becoming kind of a big deal. While “I and Love and You,” as a song, was mostly mellow and Folk-ish, it’s far from a decent indicator of the sort of noise the Brothers are capable of creating.  

A Memorial Day Playlist

Music videos to help you remember those who fight and die so you don't have to

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 25, 2012
Memorial Day (originally called “Decoration Day”) was founded after the Civil War. The amount of men both the South and the Union lost during the Civil War was so staggering that it is often still referred to as our bloodiest war. Needing a way to grieve for their fallen loved ones, women and children took to the cemeteries to decorate the graves of their killed husbands, fathers and brothers....  

Hoots & Hellmouth

May 23 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Friday, May 18, 2012
Wailing guitars and screaming Rock stars have their place in the hearts of many Americans, but they’re certainly not needed to make great Rock music. A quick listen to Hoots & Hellmouth will prove exactly that. The boys of Hoots make music that may be different from what graces Top 40 radio, but it’s far from unique. They’ve fashioned their tunes after stuff we’ve listened to for decades.  

The All-American Rejects

May 13 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 8, 2012
 Calling all recently dumped Cincinnatians! The All-American Rejects are coming to town and they know just how you feel. Let the musical therapy begin.  

Rise Against

May 5 • PNC Pavilion

0 Comments · Monday, April 30, 2012
While many bands spend years toiling around, looking for their place within the music scene, Rise Against found their niche over a decade ago. They lead the way in making mosh pit-stirring music with actual substance.   

Trampled by Turtles

April 28 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Friday, April 20, 2012
 Bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles was originally formed as a side project so the original four members could take a break from their Rock bands, but the exercise was comfortable and rewarding enough to warrant giving up Rock and moving full-time to Bluegrass.

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

April 20 • Millett Hall (Oxford)

0 Comments · Friday, April 13, 2012
 One need not be a fan of Bluegrass to enjoy the music of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. They make music for anyone who squirms giddily at the symphony or geeks out over complicated arrangements and often ignored time signatures. The Flecktones are now touring in support of their newest album, Life in Eleven, the first album to be recorded by the original lineup since the ’90s.  

Blue October with Girl in a Coma

April 13 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Friday, April 6, 2012
To say that Blue October has taken a rocky road to stardom would be a bit of an understatement. Inarguably Blue’s most notable song, “Hate Me,” was written as an apology for the hardships lead singer Justin Furstenfeld put his mother through while addicted to drugs. Blue October’s two latest albums were both spawned by Furstenfeld’s nasty divorce and subsequent custody battle. There is no simple life, though, which is perhaps what draws so many people to Blue’s music.  

Review: Alison Krauss at Taft Theatre

{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 2, 2012
Some musicians get jaded and cynical when they become mostly known for only a handful of songs that aren’t even necessarily the best examples of their work. When this happens, bands sometimes fall entirely on their most popular songs and use them as a crutch. Or they shy away from playing them at all. 
Alison Krauss and Union Station may have earned their biggest media coverage and adde...  

Snow Patrol

April 4 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, April 2, 2012
Remember when every single song played on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy suddenly became a hit? That’s how nearly everyone (stateside, at least) became infatuated with Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars.”
The Irish/Scottish band might have formed 12 years earlier, but it took “Chasing Cars” to earn them some well-deserved hype in the U.S. Pop/Rock scene. Since finding their niche, they’ve received numerous accolades, including a slew of Meteor Music Awards.