Sound Advice: Charlie Parr with Casey Campbell

Thursday • Washington Park Bandstand

· Jul 1, 2015 08:38 am

Three years ago, when I wrote about a Charlie Parr club appearance here, it was necessary to introduce him and his work to even those readers who followed acoustic Blues, Folk and Americana music.

Sound Advice: Yonder Mountain String Band with The Goodle Boys

Saturday • Moonlite Gardens (Coney Island)

· Jul 1, 2015 08:48 am

Ever since founding member Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2014, there’s been a question floating in the air among fans: How can the band be the same without Austin? ...

Aoife Madness

Aoife O’Donovan has plenty of fire and more than enough irons for this summer and beyond

· Jul 1, 2015 08:28 am

On paper, Aoife O’Donovan is the busiest woman in the music business. ...

Sound Advice: Eli Cook

Sunday • Southgate House Revival

· Jul 1, 2015 08:52 am

For more than a half century, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers has been the launching pad/finishing school for some of the world’s most formidable guitarists. ...

Sound Advice: Dale Watson with Straw Boss

Tuesday • Fountain Square

· Jul 1, 2015 08:55 am

If I hear another Bro Country song about a six pack, a lake, a pickup truck on a gravel road and girls who can’t get enough of all that goofy shit, my head may just implode. ...


Your Weekend Playlist: America!

· Jul 2, 2015 10:21 am

There’s a lot to celebrate this year, folks. After Supreme Court officially legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the feeling of freedom is especially felt in the LGBTQ community and the rest of those filled with joy for all the love in this ever-changing country. On June 25, history was...

Morning News and Stuff

Macy's dumps Trump; Ohio dumps PARCC test; will the state change the way it draws congressional districts?

· Jul 2, 2015 09:59 am

What’s up Cincy? No morning news tomorrow so I can chase down sources for a longer piece I’m working on. I’ll also be pre-gaming patriotism in preparation for the Fourth. But let me give you a brief rundown of a few things happening around town and beyond before I go. Locally-based Macy’s...

Stage Door

'Two Guvs' has a few last laughs; next week look for some brand new work

· Jul 2, 2015 09:59 am

With the Fourth of July falling on a weekend, most theaters will be dark, and all the hubbub around the All-Star Game means that most of them will wait until the dust settles at Great American Ball Park before they crank things up again. But if you’re jonesing for some good summer theater...


REVIEW: Bunbury Music Festival 2015

A belated look back at 2015's anticipated music fest on the river

· Jul 1, 2015 03:11 pm

A belated look back at June's big Bunbury Music Festival, from the music to the fans to the T-shirts.  ...

Northside’s Rock N’ Roll Carnival Returns

· Jul 1, 2015 08:30 am

Northside not only hosts the city’s most unique Fourth of July parade; the neighborhood also has the most one-of-a-kind festival to celebrate America’s independence in the region.

Creativity in Closed Captioning

Kanye West gets "ducked" by closed captioning, Katy Perry fights nuns and Sean Hannity doesn't get it (again; still)

· Jul 1, 2015 10:05 am

Those watching Kanye West's anticipated set at the Glastonbury fest in the U.K. on television with closed captioning on were treated to some amusing substitute "bad words"; Katy Perry is very rich, hated by nuns; and
Sean Hannity says if we can't buy Confederate flags then we shouldn't be able to buy Rap albums.

Aoife Madness

Aoife O’Donovan has plenty of fire and more than enough irons for this summer and beyond

· Jul 1, 2015 08:28 am

On paper, Aoife O’Donovan is the busiest woman in the music business. ...

Dan Karlsberg’s Brilliant Love Letter to ’Nati Jazz

· Jun 24, 2015 08:46 am

Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself. ...

Ms. Dynamite

Soul/Funk juggernaut Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings show strength and resilience in the face of adversity

· Jun 24, 2015 08:42 am

Much has changed for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings since the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based retro Soul/Funk band played the (old) Southgate House in Newport, Ky. in 2010. ...

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