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Music: Almost Frozen

Icebound escapades with local faves, The Fairmount Girls

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2004
I have a Joker card in my hand. On the face of it, Dana Hamblen has written "Melissa Fairmount" and a phone number. She has invited me to travel with her band to Columbus for a show. So at 3 p.  

Locals Only: : Alter Boys

The Cathedrals creative alteration of '80s and '90s Post-Punk and Alternative influences makes them the new band to watch in 2004

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2004
It's a packed house as the band takes the stage. Girls are lined up in the front two rows screaming, before the first note is played. I turn to my friend and say, "Geez -- you'd think it was Th  

Cover Story: Oh Dana ...

Indie Rock goddess Dana Hamblen is one of the most prolific and influential musicians in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Local music vanguard Dana Hamblen has been performing her unique brand of Rock for more than a decade. I asked her recently about her own history in music, how far she thinks women in music have c  

Locals Only: : Non-Sexual Healing

Old friends make amends and form the wholly unique musical entity, Me or the Moon

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Through friendship, turmoil, division and reconciliation, Cincinnati duo Me or the Moon have been creating their unusual brand of "rhythmic storytelling" for the past few years. I sat down recen  

Top 10 Guilty Pleasures of the Cincinnati Music Scene in 2003


0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2003
10. Drinking too many $1 beers at the most fun press conference I've ever been to. Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian know how to throw a great party. Not only was the MidPoint Music Festival this y  

Locals Only: : New Clear Reaction

The sky's the limit for new "weird super-group" The Reaction

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2003
The Reaction is so new, it hasn't even officially had a "first show" yet. So why is CityBeat doing a story on an as yet unproven band? Because of its stellar line-up of established musicians, t  

Locals Only: : Let The Bastards Get You Down

The Heartless Bastards make an underground buzz right out of the gate

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Erika Wennerstrom is a woman of few words, unless she's got a guitar on her shoulder and she's singing. In the liner notes of the band's demo, she writes, "I've wanted to be a songwriter and   

Locals Only: : Stone Cold Foxx

Viva La Foxx look to bring the entertainment value back to Rock shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Combining influences from Gospel (singer/guitarist Amy Combs grew up singing it, and Dad is a Pentecostal minister) to Delta Blues (Reuben Glaser of Pearlene is one of their guitarists) to Hip Hop  

Locals Only: : The Band Who (Almost) Was 'Not' There

Innovative locals The Not form by chance and become one of the area's most talked about new bands

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2003
You might know The Not are nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2003 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. You might also know they've released a self-titled debut album on Shake It Records (th  

Locals Only: : Unlike a Virgin

Local scene Indie Renaissance man Sammy McKee juggles a label, several music projects and family life with little sleep and a lot of moxie

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2003
It is early on a Saturday evening and I am having coffee with one of Cincinnati's busiest men -- Sammy McKee. When he isn't performing in his solo electronic project, Fotos, he can be found drum