CityBeat - Music http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-85-1-music.html <![CDATA[Jody Time - Cincinnati singer/songwriter Jody Stapleton’s first solo album finds him overcoming turmoil with tranquility]]>

Jody Stapleton might not be drinking hot and cold running champagne from a solid gold faucet, but he’s certainly achieved a measure of critical success over the years. 

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<![CDATA[Shamble On - Cincinnati’s The Whiskey Shambles aged in the barrel for years before tapping into their top-shelf Blues]]>

The Whiskey Shambles’ membership seems like the set-up to an elaborate shaggy dog joke.

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<![CDATA[San Rise - Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s San Fermin goes from acclaimed recording project to popular touring machine]]>

After graduating from Yale, where he studied musical composition, Ellis Ludwig-Leone secluded himself in Alberta, Canada, for six months to work on his debut album as San Fermin.

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<![CDATA[It’s Never Too Late - Garland Jeffreys’ successful second act continues at age 71]]>

Veteran singer/songwriters stop performing and recording for all kinds of reasons — health, fatigue, lack of success, too much success or changes in music trends all sometimes figure into it. But the reason the New York City-based musician Garland Jeffreys, who will be performing Wednesday at Southgate House Revival, didn’t issue a U.S. album of new material from 1992 until 2011 because he wanted to spend time with his daughter. 


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<![CDATA[Let It ‘Bleed’ - Cincinnati’s 500 Miles to Memphis returns with its most accomplished and mature album yet]]>

 500’s success has always been a group effort and the group pushed itself harder than ever on Bleed.

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<![CDATA[Young at Heart - Gov’t Mule brings the music of Neil Young to life at special Mule-O-Ween show]]>

On Oct. 28, the Classic Rock giants played their last-ever concert at New York City’s Beacon Theater.

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<![CDATA[Pulling the Thread - We Were Promised Jetpacks shift focus with Unravelling]]>

Unravelling notches several firsts for the Jetpacks; primarily, it’s the band’s debut as a quintet, with the permanent installation of touring keyboardist/guitarist Stuart McGachan.

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<![CDATA[Happy Accidents - The Coathangers’ party-starting Rock testifies to the power of chasing whims and instincts]]>

The group’s skittish, disheveled, loud, lo-fi-leaning and often tongue-in-cheek music syncs seamlessly with the band’s origins.

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<![CDATA[Four Runs, No Hits, No Errors - Cory Branan turns his diverse musical taste into the schizophonic Americana bash of The No-Hit Wonder]]>

Cory Branan has a way with words but there’s one that sticks in his throat: compromise.

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<![CDATA[Some People Call Him Maurice - Singer/songwriter Maurice Mattei details the pompatus of loss on Celebrity Issue]]>

After 21 albums and countless gigs, Mattei remains fresh and engaged in the process.

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<![CDATA[Changing Tides - Reluctantly, singer/songwriter Mirah adapts to the evolving music business as best she can]]>

Mirah’s voice is a versatile thing of beauty, childlike and endearing one minute, haunting and rich the next.

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<![CDATA[Sound City - The MidPoint Music Festival tops itself once again with its 13th annual event]]>

MidPoint has become not only a showcase of adventurous music makers from around the world, it is also a showcase of the immense progress Cincinnati’s downtown and Over-the-Rhine have made in a relatively short period of time.

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<![CDATA[Home is Where the Art Is - Dealing with self-doubt and writer’s block, Brett Dennen rediscovered his muse in a familiar place]]>

On tour behind his 2011 album Loverboy, the singer/songwriter found himself wearing down, getting stuck creatively and unsure about where to go with his music.

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<![CDATA[Caged Heat - Born Cages successfully integrate Rock and Electronica in a band short on history and long on ambition]]>

The question that’s on a lot of minds — particularly that of Born Cages guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Vlad Holiday — is, “Why can’t Rock and Electronica co-exist in a single entity?”

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<![CDATA[Get Weller Soon - Paul Weller’s lifetime of musical creativity is (partially) encapsulated in his second solo hits collection ]]>

Paul Weller’s career, in total, has generated an astonishing 32 hits collections (including B-sides/rarities compilations) and six box sets.

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<![CDATA[Bone Structure - New Orleans' Trombone Shorty discusses his musical inspirations]]> Trombone Shorty's latest album, Say That to Say This, has made history by bringing together the original members of the seminal New Orleans band The Meters for the first time in more than three decades.]]> <![CDATA[Swinging Sensations - Keith Jones and the Makeshifts shake, rattle and roll their way to a growing fan base]]> Keith Jones has perfected his stage show and his band’s homage to Bill Haley and the Comets-era Rock & Roll and Rockabilly.
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<![CDATA[From Brazil With Love - Cincinnati Jazz pianist Phil DeGreg continues his long love affair with Brazilian musical tradition ]]>

Cincinnati Jazz pianist Phil DeGreg talks about his recently released third album of Brazilian Jazz exploration, Brazilian People, and the state of Jazz in Cincinnati and beyond.

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<![CDATA[We Built This Old City - Piece by piece, Old City has come together to become one of Cincinnati’s sonic powerhouses]]>

After issuing a trio of EPs since 2012 — originally on old school cassettes — and a live album back in January, the current incarnation of Cincinnati’s Old City concluded it was time for a proper full-length release.

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<![CDATA[Making Big Daddy Proud - Cedric Burnside carries on a family tradition of Mississippi Hill Country Blues ]]>

Cedric Burnside learned how to play the Blues at the side of his legendary grandfather, R.L. Burnside. Since then, Cedric has gone on to win four Blues Music Awards for Best Instrumentalist: Drummer, including this year. His current band is the Cedric Burnside Project, featuring guitarist Trent Ayers. The duo’s latest album is Hear Me When I Say.

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