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The Gold Rush

Gold Shoes is ready for platinum sales and legions of fans … and might just get it

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 15, 2012
People about to change the world rarely look like people about to change the world. Take Gold Shoes — central casting didn’t assemble a new millennium Monkees to storm the music world with calculated precision. Gold Shoes is comprised of oddly yet perfectly meshed parts.   

Wu Tang Clan, Bono and Steven Tyler

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Fans of East Coast Hip Hop institution the Wu Tang Clan probably once never imagined that Method Man and Redman would become deodorant pitchmen one day, so maybe the announcement that their fellow Wu-man GZA is set to lecture at esteemed universities like MIT and Cornell this spring about — what else? — physics isn’t a huge shocker.  

Good Dog

Dr. Dog has evolved from a project duo to a hard-working band

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Charting the history and progress of Dr. Dog requires a flexible perspective. The more recent development of Dr. Dog as a band unit actually arcs much further back to Dr. Dog as the musical teenage pursuit of Philly childhood friends Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken.  

The Year of the Comeback?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2009
In honor of our Cool Issue and fall preview, we wanted to take a look at some local-music-centric things. As it turns out, a theme this year could be “The Comeback,” as several artists and a late ’90s/early ’00s festival return to not just bask in their former glory, but to also take the projects to a new level.  

Cletus Romp (Profile)

Offering a Country/Garage Rock kick in the teeth

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Two guitarists in a band is fairly standard, and even two drummers has been done successfully. But two bassists? Now there’s something you don’t often see, unless you follow the exploits of Cletus Romp.   

Western Union

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Local Country/Western band Mack West celebrates the release of its self-titled debut CD this Sunday at the Northside Tavern. The show — featuring an opening set from Bill Alletzhauser of The Hiders — starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5, or $10 if you want a CD with your cover charge.  

Tinsley Ellis Rocks the Blues

Hitting the road with new material

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Nobody understands life’s cyclical, circular nature any better than Tinsley Ellis. After learning guitar at an early age and then joining The Alleycats in the late ’70s and in 1982 forming The Heartfixers, Ellis eventually felt the pull of a solo career when he realized he wanted to be a Blues songwriter, not merely a Blues interpreter.  

Finding Comforts

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
On their Web site, The Comforts call themselves “crowd pleasers at biker bars and church festivals.” Listening to their latest release, the six-song EP Come On In!, it’s hard to tell whether that nod to their evident fan base is tongue-in-cheek or honest, because the Anderson Township-based band actually sounds pretty damn good for a grown-up bubblegum band content with hitting the suburban circuit.   

Sugary Goodness

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2009
If you were to place a bet as to what local band will be the next to follow the likes of Bad Veins, Pomegranates and Daniel Martin Moore into the ranks of “nationally acclaimed” Cincinnati area artists, putting your money on Electro/Indie foursome Eat Sugar is a pretty safe wager. One listen to the band’s excellent new EP, It’s Not Our Responsibility!, and you couldn’t be blamed for betting your life savings.   

Sony Gets Hip, Green Day FAIL and Aerosmith Scratch-Offs

2 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
During a recent interview, Sony CEO Howard Stringer made some comments that suggested maybe some in the corporate music world might just be ready to enter the 21st century. The music industry has become a bit of a joke for its out-of-touch reaction to technological developments  

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