CityBeat - Music http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-85-1-music.html <![CDATA[Aoife Madness - Aoife O’Donovan has plenty of fire and more than enough irons for this summer and beyond]]>

On paper, Aoife O’Donovan is the busiest woman in the music business.

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<![CDATA[REVIEW: Bunbury Music Festival 2015 - A belated look back at 2015's anticipated music fest on the river]]>

A belated look back at June's big Bunbury Music Festival, from the music to the fans to the T-shirts. 

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<![CDATA[Ms. Dynamite - Soul/Funk juggernaut Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings show strength and resilience in the face of adversity]]>

Much has changed for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings since the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based retro Soul/Funk band played the (old) Southgate House in Newport, Ky. in 2010.

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<![CDATA[Out of Exile - Chicago rockers Twin Peaks draw inspiration from The Rolling Stones and their vinyl upbringings on new LP]]>

Twin Peaks is the sound of four guys, each barely old enough to drink legally, having fun doing what they love.

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<![CDATA[Becoming BoyMeetsWorld - ]]>

The latest Cincinnati Pop/Punk band with the potential to punch its ticket would make a great reality show.

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<![CDATA[Bigger Brothers - Acclaimed group The Avett Brothers takes its expanded sound on the road with an expanded lineup]]>

Fans who go to see The Avett Brothers this summer and expect the kind of stripped-down acoustic performance that was the acclaimed Folk Rock group’s trademark for the first decade of its career will be in for a whole new experience.

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<![CDATA[Bunbury Music Festival Must-Sees - ]]> This year’s Bunbury Music Festival, the first since it was acquired by Columbus, Ohio’s PromoWest Productions, features an ambitious and diverse lineup. ]]> <![CDATA['Prime' Time - Cincinnati guitarist Brad Myers takes center stage with his debut solo Jazz album]]>

Guitarist Brad Myers could benefit from shaving down his to-do list.

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<![CDATA[Making New ‘Memories’ - With her American Idol contract up, Jess Lamb is pushing her career forward and reveling in her independence ]]>

While Jess Lamb's journey on American Idol was short, she has been spending her post-Idol time productively and is poised to take the next step on May 30 with the release of her first official single, “Memories.”

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<![CDATA[More Than Blood, Sweat and Tears - Following the release of his acclaimed new memoir, ‘Rock Star’ Steve Katz comes to Newport]]> Veteran music man Steve Katz reflects on his rich history in music with a new memoir and an acoustic/storytelling performance Friday at Southgate House Revival.]]> <![CDATA[Rudd, Wiser - With his new multi-cultural band and new album Nanna, Xavier Rudd is ready to show the world what’s up]]> Successful Australian singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd was compelled to push his art in new and interesting directions. Long desiring to assemble an Impossible Missions Force of global musical talent with the express purpose of refracting his ideas through fresh contextual prisms, for his new album, Nanna, Rudd achieved his goal with a new band that he's appropriately dubbed the United Nations.]]> <![CDATA[Persistence of Vision - Indie Rock stalwarts Interpol’s latest album El Pintor finds the band still in peak form]]>

Since debuting in 2002 with the acclaimed Turn on the Bright Lights, Interpol has remained one of the leading bands on the Indie Rock circuit, recently releasing its latest full-length, El Pintor.

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<![CDATA[Poet Aureate - Kevin Barnes takes of Montreal to new Glam/Dance heights with Aureate Gloom]]>

There is an odd circularity in the work of Kevin Barnes. Back in 2005, of Montreal’s amazingly prolific and profoundly talented frontman was pursuing an Electronic/AfroBeat direction on The Sunlandic Twins and celebrating the arrival of his daughter Alabee. Ten years and five albums later, Alabee is a 10-year-old tween and Barnes and his wife Nina are navigating the stormy seas of separation and divorce.

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<![CDATA[Gunn’s Range - After critical acclaim for his uniquely textural, broadly influenced sound, Steve Gunn hits the road with Wilco ]]>

When Wilco plays Cincinnati this week, the opening act will be a singer/songwriter and guitarist whose textured, ethereal, slightly dazed and bluesy Rock sound is earning him comparisons to The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile. He is Steve Gunn.

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<![CDATA[Hooked on Sonics - Influential early Pacific Northwest rockers The Sonics make an unlikely comeback]]>

After years of hearing others talk about their influence on Rock musicians, pioneering Pacific Northwest rockers The Sonics have returned with a tour and brand new album, This Is the Sonics.

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<![CDATA[In a Galaxy 'Faraway' - Rusty Burge and Steve Allee take the vibes/piano concept to a quietly powerful new place with Faraway]]>

Cincinnati vibraphonist Rusty Burge has amassed an impressive curriculum vitae over the past 20-plus years, including four album releases. His latest, Faraway, is a collaboration with Indiana-based pianist Steve Allee.

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<![CDATA[Beyond the Mat - The Mountain Goats poetically explore the lives of small-time wrestlers on the new Beat the Champ]]>

The Mountain Goats have dropped 15 albums since 1994, the most recent of which, the just released Beat the Champ, is yet another effort in which frontman John Darnielle’s hyper-literate words and modest but expressive voice take center stage.

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<![CDATA[Prophet, Sharing - The collaborative-minded Chuck Prophet’s latest, Night Surfer, is one of the best albums of his storied career]]>

Chuck Prophet is making some of the best music of his career. Jangly, unique and rocking, Prophet’s jams should be reaching a bigger audience. But fickleness and modern tastes don’t always coincide with true creativity that may be lying in the grass like a snake.

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<![CDATA[The Utley Truth - Cincinnati’s Mark Utley releases his second solo effort, Bulletville, and resurrects Magnolia Mountain ]]>

Prolific singer/songwriter Mark Utley has released a single album’s worth of songs. And that’s all. Bulletville, Utley’s excellent sophomore solo album, is not a double-set on a single CD or accompanied by a new release from his band Magnolia Mountain or another musical vessel for the songs that pour endlessly from his head, heart and hands.

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<![CDATA[Moore Is More - Dallas Moore’s new album, Dark Horse Rider, caps an amazingly fruitful stretch for the Country/Rock kingpin]]>

In the years between 2002's High on the Hog and 2008's Tales from a Road King, Greater Cincinnati Country artist Dallas Moore and his band  toured relentlessly with a boundless appetite for the road and its greater and lesser sins. Since Road King, he’s put out several releases, including his latest album of powerful originals, Dark Horse Rider.

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