Iris DeMent with Pieta Brown

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

· Mar 3, 2015 05:46 pm

In the Folk/Gospel/Country realm, few singer/songwriters are as acclaimed, respected and beloved as Iris DeMent by devoted fans as well as her adoring peer group. ...

The Life and Times with Ashes and Iron

Thursday • MOTR Pub

· Mar 3, 2015 05:55 pm

Indie Rock power trios are as common as crime, but the ones that rise to the top of the form defy the limitations of their numbers by sounding more expansive than the standard guitar/bass/drums set-up. ...

The Church with The Sharp Things

Sunday • Woodward Theater

· Mar 3, 2015 06:01 pm

In the late ’70s, Australia exported a fair amount of bracingly unique Alternative Rock that rivaled anything produced by America or Great Britain. ...

Justin Townes Earle with Gill Landry

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

· Mar 3, 2015 06:03 pm

When you are Justin Townes Earle and you are the son of the famous musician Steve Earle, the bonus of name recognition soon gives way to overt scrutiny. ...


Morning News and Stuff

3CDC eyes Ziegler Park; streetcar contract drama; an unclear sentence could cost millions their healthcare

· Mar 4, 2015 10:20 am

Hey all. Let’s get this news thing going before the snow comes once again and grinds everything to a halt. Or just dusts the ground with a little inconvenient powder, depending on how much you trust weather forecasters. Yesterday I told you a bit about 3CDC’s presentation to City Council’s...

Watch: Electric Citizen’s “Light Years Beyond” Music Video

Cincinnati rockers debut new video clip on Vice/Noisey

· Mar 3, 2015 04:09 pm

Local Rock crew Electric Citizen (winners of a 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the “Hard Rock/Metal” category) just unleashed a new music video for its delicious slab of trippy heaviness, “Light Years Beyond.” The clip, which features some cool throwback visual stylings and was...

Morning News and Stuff

3CDC: we're doing stuff; dog law to go before council; car trunk abduction a hoax

· Mar 3, 2015 11:18 am

Morning y’all. Here’s what’s up today. First, I have a couple previews of stories that will be in the print issue tomorrow. We’re taking a deeper look at these issues, but here’s the teaser:I skipped doing the morning news yesterday so I could check out council’s Law and Public Safety...


What Can Brown Do For You?

Pieta Brown’s musical DNA is just one part of her amazing story

· Mar 4, 2015 10:23 am

Pieta Brown’s decision to go into the family business was not one to be taken lightly.  ...

Honey & Houston Release ‘Barcelona’

Plus, Freekbass signs to Ropeadope, natihiphop.com launches and the Bunbury Music Festival reveals 2015 lineup

· Mar 4, 2015 12:10 pm

Americana/Folk/Country group Honey & Houston releases its stunning debut album, Barcelona. Plus, Freekbass signs to Ropeadope Records, local Hip Hop music blog natihiphop.com celebrates its launch and the Bunbury Music Festival reveals its 2015 lineup. ...

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 Music Tuesdays to Become New Music Fridays

Plus, despite haters, tons of people still love U2 (and listen to that free album) and researchers develop music for cats

· Mar 4, 2015 12:21 am

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced that, starting this summer, all countries will put out new releases on Fridays, a survey found that a quarter of iOS users who listened to music in January listened to U2 and researchers develop music specifically for our feline friends.

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.

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.

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. ...

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