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Heartless Bastards Announce New Album, Two Cincy Shows

Cincinnati-spawned band to release fifth album, play Woodward Theater in June

Former Cincinnati-based (now Austin, Texas headquartered) band Heartless Bastards have announced the release of its fifth album, Restless Ones, on the Partisan Records imprint on June 16. It’s the band’s first new full-length since 2012’s acclaimed Arrow, the group’s debut for Partisan. (The band took local group Wussy on tour after Arrow's release.)The Bastards, who recently opened some arena concert dates for Rock music legend Bob Seger, also announced a string of tour dates beginning in June that will bring them back to Cincinnati for a two-night stand at Woodward Theater.  The band plays the newly remodeled/reopened Over-the-Rhine venue June 25-26 with opener Craig Finn (frontman for The Hold Steady). A limited number of tickets for the Woodward shows are available starting today at noon through a special songkick.com presale. Click here for details. 

Bob Seger

April 5 • US Bank Arena

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2011
In 1975, Bob Seger formed the Silver Bullet Band and released Beautiful Loser, featuring the near-hit “Katmandu.” Months later, Seger opened for Bachman Turner Overdrive on their two-night stand at Detroit’s Cobo Hall (I was at the first night’s show) and Seger announced the show was being recorded. The resulting double album, 1976’s Live Bullet, made Seger a star, hitting the Top 40 and remaining on the charts for over three years.  

A Summer to Remember

On the weekend of Bonnaroo, Cincinnati remembers a monumental Rock festival from 40 years ago

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The June 1970 Cincinnati Summer Pop Festival didn't take place on a farm, as Woodstock had the year before, but rather at a ballpark in the West End. At Crosley Field, home of the Cincinnati Reds, 14 Rock bands played a daylong festival. With new bands like Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Mountain and Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the performers didn't reflect the Age of Aquarius but of what was coming for Rock music in the new decade of the 1970s.  

Animal Collective, Snoop Dogg, Bob Seger and More

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Snoop Dogg has made his rep in Hip Hop by delivering his gangsta hype in an almost offhand way, perhaps a natural by-product of his blunt intake. He seems equally at ease turning out deep Dub atmospherics and textures, hardcore Hip Hop beats or smooth R&B grooves. Snoop's 10th album, 'Malice N Wonderland,' finds him doing what he's always done best: rounding up a talented slate of producers and performers and putting together a conceptual extravaganza.