CityBeat - Music http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-85-1-music.html <![CDATA[The Art of Perpetual Curiosity - At 75, experimental Jazz legend Peter Brötzmann remains prolific in his quest for new challenges ]]> Since emerging from Germany in the 1960s, Peter Brötzmann has become one of the titans of avant-garde Jazz.]]> <![CDATA[Powers of the Outsiders - An early LA Punk cult hero, Kid Congo Powers continues his legacy with the Pink Monkey Birds]]> When the history of Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival is written, there should be a chapter about the incendiary performance given by Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds to close out the 2014 event.]]> <![CDATA[Higher Power - Cincinnati’s Electric Citizen aims high and hits heavy with its sophomore album, <i>Higher Time</i>]]> The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the old saying goes. If you put any stock in the wisdom of platitudes, that one in particular holds some sway in the story of Cincinnati Rock band Electric Citizen, which is hoping to build on its growing global fanbase with the forthcoming release of sophomore album Higher Power.
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<![CDATA[A Crushing Farewell? - Indie/Electro band Poliça’s recent album, United Crushers, might be its last one]]> Poliça’s third album is another beat-driven, electronically enhanced affair that mixes the shimmering, high-lonesome vocals of Channy Leaneagh with the sleek production work of Ryan Olson.]]> <![CDATA[Cool Adia - Adia Victoria’s debut album, Beyond the Bloodhounds, arrives with a poet’s message and a true artist’s spirit]]> Adia Victoria has been working toward this year and this particular moment in her life for a good many years.
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<![CDATA[Rabbit, Redux - Area musicians step up to help Kentucky’s Rabbit Hash General Store after its recent devastating fire]]> In a matter of hours, the building that housed the town’s fabled General Store, a structure that stood for 186 years, had been reduced to smoking rubble; the cause was traced to an electrical short in an old Coca-Cola cooler.]]> <![CDATA[Guts and Glory - Thao Nguyen gets more adventurous and vulnerable on triumphant latest album, A Man Alive]]> It’s clear from the opening moments of “Astonished Man,” the first song on Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s excellent new album A Man Alive, that something has changed. ]]> <![CDATA[Six Strings for Solace - Guitars for Vets and others provide music for therapy throughout Greater Cincinnati ]]> Throughout the centuries, music has been both a tool of war and a remedy for the mental trauma and physical injuries sustained in battle. In Greater Cincinnati, numerous musicians are helping those in need through music.]]> <![CDATA[Boogie On, Reggae Children - Cincinnati’s Cliftones continue their mission to bring Reggae to the masses with debut full-length, Enemies Scatter]]> Reggae can be a tough sell to a Midwestern audience that’s been spoon-fed mainstream musical oatmeal long enough to forget what organic texture and rhythm feels like. ]]> <![CDATA[Concepts and Connections - Titus Andronicus follows its artistic instincts and creates a long and conceptual new album]]> Grandiose ambitions are nothing new to Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles. But Stickles and his merry band of pranksters might have topped themselves with their fourth long-player, The Most Lamentable Tragedy]]> <![CDATA[Soul and Inspiration - For Soultime!, Jersey legends Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes were motivated by classic R&B]]>

Southside Johnny Lyon is part of Jersey Shore’s Holy Trinity, along with Bruce Springsteen and Steve (“Little Steven”) Van Zandt.

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<![CDATA[Hands-On Learning - Nashville rocker Daniel Pujol talks about the DIY approach and challenging himself]]> Rural Tennessee native Daniel Pujol, who now calls Nashville home, has immersed himself in a whirlwind of activity since debuting his slanted Rock & Roll outfit Pujol in 2010, writing, recording and touring at a pace foreign to all but the most committed of DIY obsessives.]]> <![CDATA[Out of Darkness Comes Light - The empathy and compassion that grew out of a personal tragedy for Sam Baker shine through in his songwriting ]]> The foreboding but rewarding complexity of Sam Baker’s music is evident in the statement near the top of his website’s homepage: “Everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dream.”]]> <![CDATA[Score Keeper - Acclaimed guitarist Bill Frisell celebrates classic film soundtracks on his latest album and tour]]> Frisell is currently touring behind his When You Wish Upon A Star album, which puts a unique spin on some of the best movie soundtrack compositions from the ’60s and ’70s.
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<![CDATA[Mothers of Expression - Georgia quartet Mothers delivers more interpretation than influence on its full-length debut]]> The Athens, Ga., quartet plays a combination of rattling Indie/Math Rock and soothing Chamber Pop, topped off by Leschper’s quirkily compelling voice]]> <![CDATA[Northern Light - Tanya Tagaq’s music is a singular mixture of the traditional and avant-garde]]> Tanya Tagaq, the extraordinary Inuit throat singer, will provide vocal accompaniment to a screening of the silent film Nanook of the North at Cincinnati’s Woodward Theater this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Hello, Newman - Brian Newman divides his talent between playing with his own Jazz combo and backing old friend Lady Gaga]]> There aren’t many career paths that include studying at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and working for a boss in a meat dress.]]> <![CDATA[Instruments of Mass Construction - Zac Little utilizes a veritable orchestra of instrumentation to create Saintseneca’s AltFolk Rock brilliance]]> After listening to Led Zeppelin, a teenaged Zac Little came to the conclusion that if banging on four instruments was interesting, three times that many would be exponentially incredible.]]> <![CDATA[Common Law - Northern Kentucky band Common Center’s constant evolution is evidenced on its Jam-centric debut, Gypsy River]]> Over the past five years, through several iterations, Common Center has plied its Psych/Groove/Prog wares around Greater Cincinnati, amassing a loyal fan base while tweaking its Indie Jam sound.]]> <![CDATA[Dream Werks - The Werks roar back with their fourth and best album, the conceptual <i>Inside a Dream</i>]]> From the outset, The Werks have been content to be impressive contributors to the Jam scene, earning adoration from their loyal fan base and respect from the community’s critical arbiters.
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