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Locals Only: : Ralph Nadir

Kentucky's Ralph Jones Band reach dizzying heights of uniqueness with their eclectic, melodic sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2005
It's a Saturday night, and I'm out seeing live local music, as usual. This time it's at the York Street Café in Newport. We get there late to see The Thirteens and Campfire Crush, because   

Locals Only: : Check the Stats

Prolific newcomers The Staggering Statistics release first of many CDs

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2004
"When you're picking (band) names, you don't want your name to be better than your band," John Curley quips when I ask him where the clever moniker for his latest project came from. Curley (f  

Locals Only: : a study in socialsology

Punk trio The Socials thrive on not being like everybody else

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 3, 2004
'When you think about it, what other city has music awards that include Punk Rock?" This is what singer and guitarist Miss Communication says when I ask her what she thinks of the music scene in  

Music: Notes For Votes

Even local musicians are getting fired up this presidential election season

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 18, 2004
As I write this, one of the biggest pieces of entertainment news is about the "Vote For Change" tour, which will hit America's swing states this fall encouraging people to vote -- specifically  

Music: Flying Home on TransLove Airways

Former local musician returns to Cincinnati with new project

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2004
I've been anxiously waiting to see the live show of one band featuring a "hometown-boy-made-good" in Cincinnati this year. No, not our beloved "Dulls" and his Twilight Singers, but Steve Lay   

Locals Only: : Horse Flies

With Readymaid on hiatus, Jason Snell and Andrew Higley saddle up their Chocolate Horse

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Combining saw and bow, upright bass, French horn, acoustic guitar, trumpet, piano and a beat machine affectionately dubbed the "R2Beat2," local trio The Chocolate Horse have been creating eclect  

Locals Only: : Meadoe Blaster

Two local musicians find a wealth of material down in the Meadoe

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Northside bar The Comet has been a hangout for creative people of all types for years, and it can also take credit for being the breeding ground of some of the area's best local music. With new g  

Locals Only: : Eternal Sunshine of Two Spotless Minds

Looking for gloomy, downtrodden Indie Rock? Don't come knockin' on sunny local duo Wil-o-ee's door

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 31, 2004
As another long Cincinnati winter grudgingly drags itself away, and another brief Cincinnati spring sheepishly tiptoes in, nearly everyone around here is craving the sunshine. If we can't get it   

Locals Only: : Room on Fire

After more than a decade and several lineup changes, The Green Room returns stronger than ever

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Cincinnati's The Green Room has been playing in various incarnations for over a decade. If you haven't heard them yet, as the tagline on their Web site asks, "What are you waiting for?" The c  

Music: Give the Drummer Some

Shawn Elsbernd has emerged as one of the local music scene's most reliable timekeepers

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Not too many live music listeners pay attention to the drummer. When people go see a band, they notice the good-looking front person, or the killer guitarist. But the drummer typically goes unnot