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Music: The Texas Guitar Women

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Starting in 2008, the five members of the Texas Guitar Women possess the kind of resumes that would drop the jaw of the most jaded music professional. Texas Music Hall of Fame inductee Cindy Cash  

Music: Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
An interesting trend has developed over the past couple of decades — Punk bands have inexplicably become a reliable farm system for acoustic Folk/Americana/Bluegrass explorations. The reasons f  
another cultural landslide

REVIEW: Another Cultural Landslide - Last Days Last Days

The Cincinnati expatriates of Another Cultural Landslide release compelling (and free) new full-length

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Is it merely coincidence that I revisited Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music in the same week that the latest missive from Another Cultural Landslide wound up in that same CD drawer? Probably. Is it happenstance that ACL's new soundtrack for the imminent end of the world, Last Days Last Days, is coming out at a moment in hum...  

Stepdad

Nov. 14 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
With tour response reaching a fever pitch and new material working its way into recent sets, Stepdad and its “8-bit Power Pop” could be the breakout sensations of the new year.  

Basia Bulat

Nov. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Bulat's latest album, Tall Tall Shadow, has fans and critics alike buzzing with excitement, from the album’s dynamic range of more energetic, Rock-tinged arrangements and heart-rending quietude to Bulat’s powerful yet vulnerable voice, an effective blend of Tracy Chapman and Florence Welch, to lyrics that are slightly more enigmatic and less narrative than her previous releases.  

Music: Distant Correspondent

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
How can a fifth album be a debut? With David Obuchowski’s compartmentalization skills, almost anything is possible.  Three years ago, Obuchowski relocated from New York to Colorado and struck   

Music: Freedy Johnston

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
There are few better examples of the injustice of the term “one-hit wonder” than Freedy Johnston. Although he fits the description with his lone hit single, 1994’s “Bad Reputation,” his outp  

Freedy Johnston

Oct. 30 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 There are few better examples of the injustice of the term “one-hit wonder” than Freedy Johnston. Although he fits the description with his lone hit single, 1994’s “Bad Reputation,” his output before and after his one ubiquitous smash has been every bit as deserving of commercial acceptance.
  

Distant Correspondent

Nov. 4 • Mayday

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 Distant Correspondent has been described as “wintery,” “moody,” and “Joy Division if Ian Curtis had been on antidepressants,” all of which are appropriately applicable to the band’s darkly cinematic ‘70s-to-now soundscapes.
  

Good 'Dog'

Along with a new album and fruitful foray into acting, Cincinnati’s Kim Taylor is now looking to write songs for other artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Cincinnati singer/songwriter Kim Taylor’s new album, Love’s a Dog, coincides with the local premiere of I Used to Be Darker, the critically-acclaimed indie film in which she co-stars.