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In With the New

New faces and hometown pride dominate the 19th-annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

· Feb 3, 2016 09:53 am

For the 2016 CEAs, which were given during a performance-filled Sunday night (Jan. 31) at Covington’s Madison Theater, while there were certainly some repeat winners, several first-timers took home awards. ...

Best New Bands 2016

· Jan 13, 2016 12:13 am

CityBeat’s third-annual "Best New Bands" issue will hopefully give you a look at some of the city’s potential “Next Big Things” (either locally or beyond the city limits) while they still have that new-band smell. ...

Bang Your Skulx

The Skulx tap into the primal essence of Rock on self-titled debut

· Jan 13, 2016 12:22 am

When Cincinnati rockers Foxy Shazam went on an extended and possibly permanent hiatus late in 2014, trumpeter Alex Nauth considered his next steps. His higher gear became the seminal launch of The Skulx, his first post-Foxy project. ...

JSPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcareer

JSPH envisions old-school Soul through a 21st-century filter on powerful 2015 EPs Rest and Rule

· Jan 13, 2016 12:26 am

Joseph Nevels has followed a tangled Google map of life paths in his brief existence. But through all those disparate experiences, Nevels never abandoned music. ...

Ready, Set, Go Go

Cincinnati rockers Go Go Buffalo made waves in 2015 with a heavy, eclectic and eccentric sound and live show

· Jan 13, 2016 12:30 am

With a progressive and heavy sound, Cincinnati-based foursome Go Go Buffalo made waves in 2015 by bringing its dynamic, somewhat psychedelic sound to many different audiences. ...

Letting the Magic Happen

Following his Come On Caboose solo project, singer/songwriter Coran Stetter embraces the band life with Multimagic

· Jan 13, 2016 12:33 am

Calling music “infectious” is a music-critic cliché of the highest order. But when watching Cincinnati Indie Pop band Multimagic perform at last year’s big Bunbury Music Festival, there was no other word to accurately describe the band’s effect. ...

The Milk of Human Coconuts

Coconut Milk joins the Cincinnati pantheon of Indie Rock greatness with its first two EPs

· Jan 13, 2016 12:35 am

At 6 feet 6 inches tall, frontman Alex Baker is an imposing stage presence, but he exhibits the same quiet reserve in conversation as he does when he’s presenting his exuberantly melancholy Indie Pop songs in the live context. ...

Who Let the Dawgs In?

Dawg Yawp might be one of the most original and intricately considered bands in Cincinnati’s musical history

· Jan 13, 2016 12:39 am

Although Dawg Yawp’s Cincinnati Entertainment Award nomination for New Artist of Year accurately reflects its freshly minted band status, nearly everything else about Rob Keenan and Tyler Randall dates back several years. ...


Place your votes for the 2016 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards here, and read the entire "Best New Bands 2016" issue here. Voting ends Jan. 21; ceremony takes place Jan. 31 at Covington's Madison Theater.

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Voting Opens

· Dec 29, 2015 04:25 pm

On Jan. 31, 2016, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards winners will be announced at the 19th-annual ceremony/show/party at Covington’s Madison Theater. Today we are happy to announce the nominees for the CEAs, which are presented by CityBeat and honor Greater Cincinnati’s rich and eclectic music scene.  ...