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Music: Sleater-Kinney

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
It seems slightly inaccurate to describe the past decade without the ebullient adrenaline rush of Sleater-Kinney as a hiatus.  

There’s Still a Riot Going On

Sleater-Kinney returns after a decade-long absence with its best album ever, 'No Cities to Love'

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
It seems slightly inaccurate to describe the past decade without the ebullient adrenaline rush of Sleater-Kinney as a hiatus.   

Sound Advice: Waxeater with Wolverton Brothers and Knife the Symphony

Saturday • Northside Yacht Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Waxeater is full-bore Post Punk/Hardcore with brains, brawn and balls. The band launched its 2010 Sleeper album with a track called “Are Those Fucking Beers Ice Cold Yet?” and devoted its latest, 2013’s Baltimore Record, to songs themed entirely around the HBO series The Wire.
  

Sound Advice: Moon Taxi with Firekid

Sunday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Moon Taxi’s roots go back to high school pals Trevor Terndrup (guitar/vocals) and Tommy Putnam (bass), who formed the band when both were attending Belmont University.  

Music: Moon Taxi

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2015
There can be an inherent danger in self-identifying or being identified as a Jam band.
  

Straight Outta Lockland

Inspired by the recent N.W.A. biopic, Cincinnati Hip Hop artist Sleep’s new album takes on the ’90s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Jeremy Spencer is first and foremost a writer, so it may well be that his Hip Hop handle, Sleep, is a reference to Hamlet’s “To sleep, perchance to dream.” And there’s the rub; Spencer doesn’t need to hit the pillow in order to dream.   

Sound Advice: The Queers with The Dopamines

Saturday • Northside Yacht Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
It’s both amazing and ironic that, at some point this year, The Queers celebrated their 33-1/3 anniversary. It was 1982, two years into Ronald Reagan’s first term, when New Hampshire native Joe King felt Punk’s inexorable pull.  

Music: The Queers

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
It’s both amazing and ironic that, at some point this year, The Queers celebrated their 33-1/3 anniversary. It was 1982, two years into Ronald Reagan’s first term, when New Hampshire native Joe King felt Punk’s inexorable pull.   
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All Jazz Hands on Deck

The Dave McDonnell Group gives its compositional/improv chops another workout on sophomore album, 'the time inside a year'

{CommentsCant} · Monday, November 23, 2015
That old trope about doers doing and non-doers teaching holds no currency with saxophonist Dave McDonnell. The Chicago native relocated to Cincinnati six years ago to complete his doctorate Jazz studies at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conserv...  

The Last Band Standing

Maynard James Keenan rolls out the new Puscifer album while Tool and A Perfect Circle wait in the wings

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The music industry is an odd construct in the human universe in which people sometimes generate as much interest for the things they don’t do as for the things that get done. Look at Axl Rose and Chinese Democracy.