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Ray of Light

How the late Ray Manzarek guided one writer down the path to Rock obsession

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 24, 2013
Last Monday, while surfing through the various music sites I routinely monitor in the course of a day, a brief notation in a chatbox simultaneously caught my eye and stopped my heart: "Ray Manzarek RIP." A quick Google search confirmed the terrible news that The Doors keyboardist had passed away on May 20 in Germany while seeking treatment for bile duct cancer. By virtue of my mid-'50s birth,...  

Music: Andrew W.K.

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In 2002, I interviewed Andrew W.K. about his debut full length, I Get Wet, famous for its cover shot of his hemorrhaging nose and ubiquitous hit single, "Party Hard." Back then, AWK was trying to br  

Music: New Found Glory

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New Found Glory is a rarity in contemporary music; a band that attains iconic status without succumbing to compromise or internal fracturing.  The Florida quintet coalesced in 1997 when vocalist  

New Found Glory

May 23 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
New Found Glory is a rarity in contemporary music; a band that attains iconic status without succumbing to compromise or internal fracturing.
  

Andrew W.K.

May 26 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
AWK recently sang lead for Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, a Ramones tribute, and his current show, The Human Party Machine Solo Tour, is a one-keyboard/one-mic frenzy of, as he puts it, "blood, love and courage." Get there, get set and get wet.  

Napoleon, Dynamite

Napoleon Maddox and IsWhat?! meld 17 years of experience into an explosive new album

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
European touring and apocalyptic anxiety influence the new LP, Things That Go Bump in the Dark, by Cincinnati music veteran Napoleon Maddox and his progressive Hip Hop/Jazz/Etc. group, IsWhat?!.
  

Music: IsWhat?!

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Long gaps between albums aren’t unusual for IsWhat?!  In fact, it took Napoleon Maddox and his Cincinnati-based genre-defying Hip Hop/Jazz/Rock/Soul collective three years after their 1996 for  

Music: The Killers

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
After close to six solid years of touring and a quintet of best selling albums (including a B-sides/rarities collection and a live CD/DVD set), The Killers began 2010 with the announcement that they w  

Music: Danny Schmidt

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
With the constant influx of talent into Austin, Texas over the past few decades, the true rarity is the singer/songwriter that actually hails from the city. Danny Schmidt is a member of that fairly ex  

The Killers

May 16 • Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
After close to six solid years of touring and a quintet of best selling albums (including a B-sides/rarities collection and a live CD/DVD set), The Killers began 2010 with the announcement that they would be taking a well-deserved break. But the need to create doesn't take convenient vacations.