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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah with Public, Dream Tiger and Danny & His Fantasy

Friday • Fountain Square

· Jul 22, 2014 12:04 pm

It hardly seems possible that a decade has gone by since the original formation of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, although given the band’s current status, there’s an argument to be made that the quintet didn’t actually make it to the 10-year mark. ...

Royal Blood with Valley of the Sun

Saturday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

· Jul 22, 2014 12:08 pm

What if they threw a band party and only the rhythm section showed up? That’s the oddly conceived question that has been answered by vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, doing business as the Garage/Psych/Blues duo Royal Blood. ...

Lucius with Sara Bareilles

Tuesday • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

· Jul 22, 2014 12:12 pm

Like Tegan & Sara (with whom they’ve toured), Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Brooklyn Indie Pop band Lucius wrap their vocals around each other, both in harmony and unison, with the impressive precision of two vocalists who’ve sung together their entire lives. ...

 
 
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Cranley Annoucnes Immigration Initiative

Initiative will work to attract immigrants with economic development in mind

· Jul 24, 2014 11:36 am

Mayor John Cranley today announced the creation of a 78-person task force that will work toward making Cincinnati "the most immigrant-friendly city in the country."The effort will work to bring more investment and highly-educated, well-to-do immigrants to the area, though few specifics were...

Morning News and Stuff

VP in Cincy, city tops for recreation, and $100,000 to work on your dream project

· Jul 24, 2014 09:12 am

Tons going on today in Cincinnati. Check it out.Vice President Joe Biden spoke this morning at the National Urban League Conference, which is here in town this year. Biden’s speech touched on the challenges the black community has historically faced and the progress the country has made toward...

From The Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the July 23 issue of CityBeat

· Jul 23, 2014 02:53 pm

The well of vocab was no longer dry this week thanks to our cover story "America's Best Worst Politicians," a supplement from the Association of Alternative Newspapers. You’ve got to read it to believe it, folks. And yes, I copy edited the entire, 15-page piece (Oxford commas and all) and I...

 

No Filter

Up-and-comer K. Michelle uses reality TV and intimate, honest songwriting to build her audience

· Jul 22, 2014 12:21 pm

While most R&B and Dance Pop artists keep things light lyrically, singing playful songs about the opposite sex, going to clubs, partying and other just-for-fun subjects, there’s not much sweetness and light on K. Michelle’s debut album, Rebellious Soul. And don’t look for any typical heartbroken anthems, either. ...

The KillTones Go Wild on ‘Raw. Animals. Dance’

· Jul 22, 2014 03:44 pm

This Friday, superb Cincinnati rockers The KillTones host an album release party in honor of their new nine-track effort, Raw. Animals. Dance. The band will be joined by locals Lemon Sky and Philly-based Soraia for the free, 9 p.m. event at Over-the-Rhine club The Drinkery (drinkeryotr.com). ...

Bond of Brothers

Dave and Phil Alvin find 'Common Ground' in Big Bill Broonzy

· Jul 21, 2014 02:32 pm

Dave and Phil Alvin hadn't made an album together since Dave left The Blasters in the mid-’80s. But their longtime mutual love for Blues icon Big Bill Broonzy recently brought them back together for a new full-length, Common Ground.
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Panic! Counter-Attack

Panic! at the Disco fights hate, 'Punk Starter Kit' sells out and using DJs for crowd control

· Jul 22, 2014 12:32 am

Panic! at the Disco counters hate group's protest by donating $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every protester that shows up, the handmade 'Punk Starter Kit' brings some Hot Topic flavor to Etsy and a Belgian mayor hires a DJ to chase away loitering 'gypsies.' ...

Mixtapes Play Hometown Warped Show, Announce Hiatus

· Jul 15, 2014 03:33 pm

Cincinnati Pop rockers Mixtapes have been playing numerous dates on this year’s Warped Tour, including the local stop at Riverbend Music Center (riverbend.org) on Wednesday. The band’s hometown fans should probably make plans to attend the all-day show, as it will be one of the last chances to catch the group locally for some time. ...

You Meta, You Bet

Sturgill Simpson gives cosmic context to Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

· Jul 15, 2014 03:07 pm

Last spring, singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson was overly anxious about the arrival of his debut album, High Top Mountain. He’s spent this year simultaneously anticipating the birth of his debut child and the reception of his just-released sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.  ...

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Dirty Jack's Last Night
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