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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.  

Everlasting Love

Five years of effort pay off on The Kiss Me Everlasting’s debut album

0 Comments · Friday, January 4, 2013
Cincinnati Indie foursome The Kiss Me Everlasting features a quartet of veteran musicians who've used their wide-ranging experience to do things right, making it easier to balance their busy schedules.
  

Family Force 5

Dec. 14 • The Underground

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 11, 2012
You don’t often hear the terms “Crunk” and “Christian” in the same paragraph let alone the same band description, but Family Force 5 has accomplished the rare feat of combining Rap, Punk, Hardcore, Funk, Metal and Dance beats with a Christian perspective.   

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus

Dec. 14 • The Mad Frog

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Since roaring out of the collegiate confines of Big Rapids, Mich., a mere eight years ago, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus has energized the national and international Jam community with a diverse stylistic range and a raucous and freewheeling approach to its live presentation.    

Dying Fetus

Dec. 18 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 11, 2012
In the realm of Death Metal and Grindcore, Dying Fetus is more than good; it’s a band that has not only survived and thrived over the past two decades, but has managed to become an enduring influence on subsequent musical generations.
  
cincyblueslabels

Review: Various - 'Play It Like You Did Back to George Street'

Shake It Records once again shines a light on Cincinnati's musical history with pre-war Blues compilation

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Cincinnati enjoys a reputation as a city with a rich and colorful musical history, exemplified by the influential reach of Syd Nathan’s roster at King Records, a label that attracted and embraced every conceivable style of music and musician. And there’s a case to be made that King’s diversity was simply a reflection of the city’s broad creative scope — then, now and perpetually, it’s ...  

Classical Blast

Branford Marsalis flashes his Classical chops with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
While modern Jazz hero Branford Marsalis is slightly more inclusive in his musical activities than his brother, Wynton, he is no less a perfectionist in those pursuits.
  

Mr. Gnome with Shadowraptr

Nov. 30 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Few duos make the visceral impact or cover the incredible range of Cleveland’s Mr. Gnome, comprised of impish guitarist/vocalist Nicole Barille and hammer-and-tong drummer/keyboardist Sam Meister.