Country/Americana group Wilder issue its debut EP with a Kentucky Derby-themed release party, Plastic Ants celebrate the vinyl release of their debut album, Ellery hosts a book launch party in honor of singer Tasha Golden's poetry collection and Automagik premiere a new single/video but delay planned EP release.
Kelly Thomas is well known in local music circles for
her many benefit concerts and events, as well as releases with Second
Sister, The Tammy WhyNots and a duo album with 500 Miles to Memphis’
Ryan Malott. Now, what Thomas calls her “primary band” — Kelly Thomas and the Fabulous Pick-Ups — is finally gearing up for its debut album release.
Last year, following a particularly productive writing period, Ellery's married brain trust, Tasha and Justin Golden, hit the studio with renowned producer Malcolm Burn. But just months after finishing recording 'This Isn't Over Yet,' Tasha, who has dealt with mild depression for years, was overwhelmed by several personal and professional situations, leading to an almost crippling doubt about the future.
After recording a full-length album this summer with Grammy-winning producer Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop), Ellery was inspired to punch out 'Down, Down, Down,' its 2009 holiday EP. The full-length will come out this spring. Justin Golden explains: "We're in that interesting place many artists now find themselves, deciding whether to release an album on our own or on a label — it's a lot to weigh."
Drive carefully down narrow, tricky River Road. Twenty minutes from downtown, Sayler Park magically appears. A vividly green place lost in the deep southwest corner of Cincinnati, it's a hidden artistic community with a small-town, old-time feel. Every second Saturday of the month from June through September, Nelson Sayler Memorial Park holds rich concerts backed by local artists; this week's lineup features A Day Late, Jane Andra and entheos.