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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.
  
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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.
  
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The Clean and the Unclean of Comedy

Comedy doesn’t need to be dirty to be funny (but it’s pretty hilarious when it is, dickhead)

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Eddie Murphy’s best story about his early success has been told in various forms, but this is my personal favorite.  Murphy, of course, became a sensation in the early ’80s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and with his frenetically urban stand-up act. He then showed his power as a box-office draw with 48 Hours, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop. In 1...  

Chris Isaak

Nov. 21 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
There’s a case to be made that musicians often draw on their acting skills as performers and that actors channel their inner Rock star when working a crowd. Chris Isaak has totally blurred the line between those two constructs.
  

'Heart' Core

Now living in Cincinnati, singer Levi Benton discusses Miss May I’s rise to the forefront of Metalcore

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
When Miss May I frontman Levi Benton relocated from his home in Troy, Ohio, to Cincinnati earlier this year, he fully expected that people might recognize him on the street. After all, his Metalcore quintet has been the recipient of some potent buzz recently, including a cover feature in Alternative Press.