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Music: Willie Sugarcapps

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Recorded on a porch and produced by the band along with Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker, Willie Sugarcapps’ eponymous 2013 debut sounds every bit as natural and unforced as its origin.   
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REVIEW: To No End's 'Peril & Paracosm'

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 13, 2014
Nick Dellaposta is a graphic designer, web developer, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Cincinnati/Dayton band To No End. If he did brain surgery on the side, he'd be Buckaroo Banzai.  And for a guy with little discernible local profile, Dellaposta has a metric ton of history that begins with learning guitar and writing songs at age 14. His father Bob fronted the Broken String Band and t...  

Cheap Time with Cha-Cha-Chachi

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Eight years ago, ex-Rat Traps vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Jeffrey Novak envisioned a Garage-stained band that would nod toward Glam Rock and Power Pop influences, fueled by the Punk he’d been playing since his teenage years. The Nashville native formed Cheap Time and released the well-received self-titled debut full-length in 2008.  

Mayer Hawthorne with Quadron

Saturday • Madison Theater

1 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Stones Throw label honcho Peanut Butter Wolf heard some of Mayer Hawthorne’s early songs and was convinced they were real Soul deals from the ’60s/’70s, retooled from a modern mindset. When the truth was revealed, Wolf signed Hawthorne instantly.  
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Bosco Makes You Feel All Right

A tribute to a lost family member and all of the gifts he gave

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was headed downstairs with a basket of laundry and when I got to our kitchen doorway, I automatically raised my right leg to clear the baby gate. We haven't had any babies in the house since Clinton's first term, but we wound up using our long-neglected toddler barriers as a method to contain Bosco, our rambunctious Boston terrier. Initially, we thought we'd use the gates ...  

Janiva Magness at Winter Blues Fest

Saturday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Blues chanteuse Janiva Magness has channeled her tragedies into an impressive body of work that stands with the best the genre has to offer.
  
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REVIEW: Black Owls' 'Wild Children'

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 4, 2014
If you are even a marginal fan of Black Owls (whose members split time between Cincinnati and Granville, Ohio) and have not yet visited their Bandcamp page to purchase a copy of their recent recorded triumph, Wild Children (which came out late last year), off with you. I'll wait. The Owls' fourth&n...  

Tear Out the Heart with Palisades, Famous Last Words, One Last Look, So Many Ways, Death of a Poet, A Liar’s Eyes, Witness and This Fragile Future

Friday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
From the name, you can guess that Tear Out the Heart (TOTH) won’t be opening for One Direction on their next Stateside tour.
  
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REVIEW: The Tigerlilies - In the Dark

Longtime local rockers celebrate new album release tonight at MOTR Pub

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 24, 2014
It has been much too long since Patrick Hennessy and any viable version of The Tigerlilies have committed to a studio regimen and the clear goal of emerging with something/anything approaching the scorching delight of their first three discs, 1992's Deeper, 1997's Space Age Love Songs and 2003's   
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The Many EPs of WolfCryer

Cincinnati Folk singer/songwriter Matt Baumann goes on a prolific release spree with much more music coming soon

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, January 23, 2014
Five years ago, Matt Baumann was exploring the fringes of avant garde Jazz and creating sparse Ambient soundscapes with nothing more than his alto/tenor saxophones (he occasionally duoed with friends Eric Barnett and Jim Feist, but largely worked on his own) and a vision of crafting a quietly powerful body of work.