CityBeat - Music http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-85-1-music.html <![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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<![CDATA[The Year in Local Recordings - A look back at some of our favorite 2015 releases by Greater Cincinnati music-makers]]> As always, numerous albums, EPs and singles by musical artists from Greater Cincinnati caught our ears in 2015. But know that the list you are about to read is just a snapshot. ]]> <![CDATA[Sincerity Now! - Mike Tittel’s New Sincerity Works is poised for enshrinement in the pantheon of Cincinnati Pop]]> Mike Tittel is soft spoken, self-effacing and unassuming, but, like the soft-spoken, self-effacing, unassuming and wildly talented singer/songwriters before him, Tittel saves his “Big Statements” for the studio and stage. ]]> <![CDATA[The Sky Has No Limits - 'Dos,' the second album from Cincinnati’s Lemon Sky, is a masterful, contemporary spin on Rock classicism ]]>

Based on their name — inspired by a Kevin Bacon movie that was based on Lanford Wilson’s play — the members of Cincinnati’s Lemon Sky refer to their particular genre as “Citrus Rock.”

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