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Proper (and Mistaken) ID

Plus, Rap Genius angers Google and Dan Auerbach is not a creepy Dylan stalker

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A homeless man in San Francisco turns out to be a former Santana band member, while a man in Massachusetts turn out NOT to be the drummer from Whitesnake. Plus, Rap Genius gets back in Google's good graces after rigging search results and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach clarifies his battle for "Bob Dylan's hair."  

Bad Veins Regroups … Quickly!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
One of Cincinnati’s finest Indie acts ever, the brilliant Bad Veins, has split in two. Thankfully for BV fans, this is not the end of the group.  
by Mike Breen 02.11.2013

Ohio Against the World at The Grammys

Akron's Dan Auerbach cleans up at ceremony, including winning for an album featuring one of Cincy's best

Despite Frank Ocean's deft leg-syncing and Taylor Swift's torture-porn-disguised-as-wholesome-circus, Akron, Ohio's Dan Auerbach and The Black Keys were The Grammys' big story last night, winning five trophies, the most of any artist. While the Keys won the Grammys for Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, Auerbach scored two solo Grammys for his production work, winning the trophy for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) and also winning one for producing Dr. John's Locked Down, the Blues Album winner. While Grammys for album winners are usually given to the producers, engineers, mastering engineers and artists, hopefully Cincinnati's Brian Olive will also score one for his work on the LP. Auerbach — who has produced albums by both Olive and Cincinnati's Buffalo Killers — enlisted Olive (an original member of Cincinnati's Greenhornes) to work on the Dr. John album. Olive has songwriting credits on every track on Locked Down, and he's also credited with playing guitar, percussion and woodwinds, as well as providing background vocals. (Check out CityBeat's profile of Olive from 2011, about his Auerbach-produced Two of Everything album, here.)Kudos to Mr. Olive! That's him — the handsome feller with big side-burns playing sax (and a little guitar) in this video for the album's "Revolution." Check out all the winners from last night's Grammys here, and click here or here for some extra musings about the show.

Jessica Lea Mayfield

May 28 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, May 24, 2010
For someone who won't be old enough to drink in the places she plays until the end of August, Jessica Lea Mayfield certainly has an impressive resume. The 20-year-old singer/songwriter was born in Kent, Ohio, into a musical family and started playing with her family's Bluegrass band at age 8. Her stock has risen steadily over the past two years, through great notices for 2008's 'With Blasphemy So Heartfelt' and high-profile opening slots for The Black Keys and Avett Brothers.  

Dan Auerbach, Dex Romweber Duo, Miranda Lee Richards, Jorma Kaukonen and More

0 Comments · Friday, February 13, 2009
Now it's raining releases, making it more difficult to decide what I have the time to cover here. I'd love to talk about every new CD that comes out every week, but with my other writing assignments and, well, a life, that is more than impractical - it’s impossible. Still, let's start with 'Keep It Hid,' the debut album from Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach.