The Black Shades are the kind of high-energy band you can’t help but love. With songs that are catchy and performances that are electrifying, The Black Shades have an image and sound akin to The Hives.
Seeing as Those Darlins cancelled their planned show in Cincinnati back in January and I couldn’t wait until Midpoint Music Fest to see Best Coast, I made the trek up to Columbus on Monday to see them together at Newport Music Hall. It was a great combination of bands with extremely strong lead women. Those Darlins followed the first opener, Way Yes, a band totally focused around per...
Born in Lake Charles, La., Lucinda Williams has the keen
ability to craft Southern tinged Country songs that attract both AltRock
and Country fans. In her
30-year career she’s become known as a deft lyricist, which is
appropriate because her father, Miller Williams, was a well-known poet.
Most recently, in 2011, she released the album Blessed, which reflected upon her growth as a musician.
It’s not hard to believe that Hayes Carll is
from Houston; it seems he embodies so many great things about the music of
Texas. A country drawl mixed with Rock & Roll, Carll’s most recent album, KMAG YOYO, was the Americana Music
Association’s No. 1 album in 2011. His strength really lies within his
songwriting; his song “Another Like You” won the American Songwriter’s No. 1
The inaugural Bunbury Music Festival — three days of top-shelf Alternative music at Cincinnati's riverfront Sawyer Point Park — starts TOMORROW! All this week, CityBeat's music blog has been featuring samples from some of our "sleeper picks" for the fest, artists who some may not be as familiar with as they are Weezer or Death Cab for Cutie or Jane's Addiction.
The inaugural Bunbury Music Festival — three days of top-shelf Alternative music at Cincinnati's riverfront Sawyer Point Park — is just three days away. All this week, CityBeat's music blog will be featuring samples from some of our "sleeper picks" for the fest, artists who some may not be as familiar with as they are Weezer or Death Cab for Cutie or Jane's Addiction.
Naming your band Friends is a good way to make it very difficult for people to find you on the Internet, but the relatively new Brooklyn band of that name is worth the few extra clicks — you can and should find them. Released earlier in June, Friends' debut album Manifest! is ready to become the soundtrack to every party you attend this summer.
A few years ago after a surge in popularity, In...
Makenzie Place strolled into the Northside Tavern wearing a sundress (how appropriate), telling me she had been at a birthday pool party all day. If I was nervous before she came in, I quickly felt at ease because Makenzie, bassist (and occasional trombonist) of Cincinnati's The Sundresses and co-founder of the new band, Buenos Crotc...
The Comet was packed Tuesday night in anticipation of seeing Nashville band The Black Belles and the Belles didn’t disappoint.
These women sure have created an identity for themselves. At any point, you could spot them somewhere in The Comet; they were hard to miss w...