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JJ Grey & Mofro with The London Souls

Friday • Taft Theatre

· Feb 25, 2015 11:15 am

Coming from a former family chicken farm and pecan tree grove in Jacksonville, Fla., you’d expect JJ Grey to exude the flavor of the South, and that’s just what he does. ...

The Contortionist with Revocation, Fallujah, Toothgrinder, The Requiem and Sea of Treachery

Saturday • Thompson House

· Feb 25, 2015 11:32 am

Although hints of growled dirty vocals sometimes form an undercurrent to the proceedings and even push to the forefront, The Contortionist seems detached from the Deathcore/Death Metal proponents with which it is often grouped. ...

 
 
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Let's be real: House of Cards premieres tonight; most of us probably won't leave the house this weekend

· Feb 27, 2015 02:04 pm

After fans were teased by its brief availability online two weeks ago — a “bug,” they say — the next chapter of House of Cards is finally here. Since some of us are guilty of binge-watching both previous seasons, it’s been more than a year since many viewers have spent some...

Freekbass Signs with Ropeadope

Cincinnati Funk artist inks deal with diverse and esteemed independent label

· Feb 27, 2015 12:33 pm

Veteran Cincinnati Funk bassist/singer/songwriter Freekbass announced this week that he has signed a deal with the esteemed Ropeadope Records. Freekbass’ next album — the follow-up to last year’s self-released Everybody’s Feelin’ Real (which you can stream/purchase here) — is...

Morning News and Stuff

Hamilton County Justice Center featured on reality TV; rally on Fountain Square tomorrow will memorialize trans murder victims; FCC says yes to net neutrality

· Feb 27, 2015 11:00 am

Hey all! It’s Friday. I have work to do. Let’s keep this brief, shall we, while avoiding a stupid debate about the color of any pictures of women’s wear that might be floating around the Internet. (I see both blue and black and white and gold depending on when I look. Yes, I am...

 

True to Life

Rod Picott writes about working-class life from an honest place

· Feb 25, 2015 11:50 am

Here’s a handy little mathematical equation to keep in mind when considering the state of popular music: Modern Country = lies. Americana = truth. ...

New Local Release News

40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend

· Feb 25, 2015 09:24 am

Locals 40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend. Plus, MC Till and friends plot out a new Hip Hop-centric album and book for kids and submissions are now open for showcase consideration at the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival.
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Thigh of the Tiger

Tiger Sex proves that imported local music is every bit as good as the homegrown stuff

· Feb 25, 2015 11:41 am

Tiger Sex has been a Cincinnati band for a little more than a year and has come to appreciate the local ins and outs.
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World Wider

World music is a leader in album sales, David Pajo gets life-saving assist from the Web and new study says old people easily distracted by music

· Feb 18, 2015 10:10 am

Despite overall decline, stats show that World music album sales grew more than any other genre in 2014, Slint guitarist David Pajo gets a life-saving assist from fans on the Internet and a new study suggests older people are overly distracted when listening to music while working on other tasks. ...

Showing Love for WNKU

Plus, local Jazz drummers unite, the Tie Dye Ball returns and Glassworld releases debut

· Feb 18, 2015 09:35 am

Oodles of local (and national/regional) acts perform this weekend to benefit Northern Kentucky radio station WNKU, local Jazz drummers unite for the BHM Drum Summit, the Tie Dye Ball, featuring Spookfloaters and Jerry’s Little Band, returns to benefit Play It Forward org and rockers Glassworld release debut EP. ...

Swans in Bloom

Thirty years after debuting, Swans are making the best music of leader Michael Gira’s career

· Feb 18, 2015 12:21 pm

Somehow, more than 30 years after debuting amid the height of the No Wave movement, Swans are making the best music of their long, twisted existence. ...

Wiki War

Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider revealed and Taylor Swift takes on Etsy artists

· Feb 11, 2015 09:33 am

After Kanye West's latest Grammys outburst, Beyonce fans attack Beck's Wikipedia page, Jack White's rider is revealed in a college newspaper (to his dismay) and Taylor Swift's lawyers are going after true criminals — Etsy crafters who use her lyrics in their artwork.
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