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Music: Chuck Ragan

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Chuck Ragan has made a unique career out of exploring unlikely paths. The son of a golf tour pro and a Gospel vocalist, Ragan came to prominence in the mid-’90s as co-frontman for Gainesville, Fla., Punk Rock outfit Hot Water Music.  

Ready to Happen

After two solid EPs, Cincinnati’s Let It Happen is prepared to take the next step with 'Cause + Effect'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Cincinnati quartet may have taken five years to release their first full-length, last year’s bracing and infectious Cause + Effect, but the members seem as energetic and eager to move to the next phase as they must have been when they first coalesced as a band half a decade ago.  

Behold the Brave with Pluto Revolts

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The band’s skronky Psychedelic Blues with a side of Soul and a sprinkle of Pop melodicism was an easy sell to local fans of the Buffalo Killers’ loping Psych Pop thunder and the Heartless Bastards’ quirky Indie Blues mutations.  

Sound & Shape with Day Camp and Sweet Ray Laurel

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Either there’s an evolution/revolution going on down in the hills of Tennessee or someone has spiked the water supply with a chemical blend of adrenaline and amphetamine, because the Riff Rock sounds emanating from the state these days could strip the bark off a redwood tree at 50 paces.
  

G-Eazy

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Given his killer flow and impeccable flair, G-Eazy’s famous could last as long as any of Hip Hop’s current practitioners.   

A Top Ten, or What I Did on My Bummer Vacation

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This year held such promise on Jan. 1, 2014.  

Ancient Shades of Jade

Greater Cincinnati’s Jade gets the shot they never got with the Shake It reissue of its lone album

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Last month, Shake It Records co-owner Darren Blase reissued Jade's only album, Faces of Jade.
  

Lagartha with Kate Wakefield

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Lagartha does Doom with a quiet fury and a roiling undercurrent that is deceptively Ambient and menacingly insistent.  

Tab Benoit with Samantha Fish and The Sonny Moorman Group

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
David Bowie and Neil Young will reinvent themselves at the drop of a press release and without the slightest provocation, but Tab Benoit is as reliable as the sun and just as warm and welcome.  

Steelism

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
In the studio and especially on stage, Steelism runs through its blistering originals and brilliant covers with a palpable sense of reverence and a breakneck intensity.