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Down

Jan. 30 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The inherent problem with forming a supergroup from members in successful working bands is finding the time for any of the normal things a band is supposed to do. Down is the poster child for that problem.
  

Mice Parade

Jan. 31 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
It’s been nearly a decade and a half since New York City percussionist Adam Pierce anagrammed his name in order to christen his new solo project Mice Parade.   

Shovels & Rope

Feb. 5 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The husband and wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, better known as Shovels & Rope, were slated for an appearance at MidPoint Music Festival here in Cincinnati last fall, but an offer to open for Jack White convinced them to bow out of the fest.  

Arturo O'Farrill Trio

Jan. 27 • Blue Wisp Jazz Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
 As a composer, educator and performer, Arturo O’Farrill is on the leading edge of enlightening new generations to the rhythmic wonder of Latin Jazz.   

Going Natives

Indie/Hip Hop collaborative The Natives’ 2012 highlights included two albums and a pair of CEA nominations

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Last year was a busy one for The Natives — the Hip Hop aggregation released two new albums as free downloads, maintained a high profile in the local club scene, produced a handful of videos and nabbed a Cincinnati Entertainment Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year.  

Public’s Display of Affection

Public blends a dark Pop streak with Indie Rock sensibility on debut EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Public’s debut four-song EP, Red, released last summer through the local Counter Rhythm Group, offers the yelping howl, martial cadence and galloping verve of Modest Mouse without the thick icing of ironic hipster cool.  

Hotter Than Hell's Heavy Hinges

Heavy Hinges exude the joy and channel the sadness of their first year together

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The New Artist nomination for Heavy Hinges might be the most ironic of this year’s slate of Cincinnati Entertainment Awards candidates.   

Stephane Wrembel

Jan. 19 • Blue Wisp Jazz Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sometimes it only takes a well-placed reference to bump an artist up to the next level. French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel was already enjoying an acclaimed career when director Woody Allen tapped him to score the theme of his 2011 Academy Award-winning film Midnight in Paris, which he performed live to the millions who tuned into the ceremony’s telecast.
  

Swear and Shake

Jan. 9 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, January 7, 2013
Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Swear and Shake coalesced just a couple of years ago, but from the sound of its debut full-length Maple Ridge, you’d swear (and shake) that this electric Folk marvel has been percolating over the course of a decade or more with a half dozen previous releases under their belts.
  

Denney and the Jets

Jan. 11 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, January 7, 2013
Apparently, Chris Denney has only been writing songs for the past four years, but he’s clearly channeling a lifetime of pent up creative energy in the tunes he’s unleashing with his Nashville quintet, Denney & the Jets.