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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.

  

Music: Dopapod

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Even a cursory spin through Dopapod’s third album, 2012’s Redivider, is a jaw-dropping exercise in suspending disbelief. When the album was recorded earlier that year, Dopapod had only been togeth  

Music: Tech N9ne

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Rolling Stone recently dubbed Tech N9ne “the hardest-working rapper,” and this calendar year is potent proof of that assertion.  In August, Tech dropped the blazing Something Else, which deb  

Music: Rusko

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
With his shorn sides/unkempt mop top haircut and defiantly Punk energy, Rusko has the period look of one of Ian Dury’s Blockheads circa New Boots and Panties. But his birth in 1985 places him in a d