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Local Music Goes Into Celebration Mode

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 8, 2010
And so it begins. The next few weeks are loaded with "special" shows by local performers. Many have a holiday theme (that's right, I said "holiday," you intolerant Christmas warrior), but there are also plenty of gigs celebrating things other than the season (that'll end with the following three weeks of non-stop holiday madness). Let's check them out.  

Chakras (Profile)

Power outfit mixes up Metal, Hard Rock, Prog and Pop

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2010
In Eastern spiritual terms, chakras are points of power within the body. Given their varied governing influences, Chakras is the perfect band name for these local music veterans. Filtering their love of disparate but connected bands like Tool, Bad Religion, Dream Theater, Tori Amos, Corrosion of Conformity, Kings X and Queensryche through their own unique chemistry results in a sound that slams with Hard Rock's bombast, lulls with Folk/Pop and Prog's subtlety and shreds with Metal's intensity.   

Rock Together: Indies for Gulf Coast Relief

Sept. 3 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, August 30, 2010
Several area bands are teaming up with the local chapter of the United Way to present a benefit concert at the Southgate House to raise money to help with the clean-up in the oil-stricken Gulf Coast. "Rock Together: Indies for Gulf Coast Relief" features performances by The Mayors of Super Awesome Town, The Day Fish Band, Kelp, Chakras, One Eyed Ruby and The Guild of Calamitous Intent.   

American Roots Music Spectacular

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The annual Rivertown Breakdown has been the finest showcase of local Roots music practitioners for nine years now. And the lineup for this year's event (Saturday at the Southgate House) once again provides a "Cincinnati Roots Music Scene 101" for Americana fans who might not realize what a strong scene we have right here along the banks of the Ohio River. The music ranges from Bluegrass and Folk to Jazz, Blues and beyond on all three Southgate stages.