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by Mike Breen 10.31.2014
Posted In: Live Music, Local Music at 09:04 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

LISTEN: Injecting Strangers’ Spooky, Fun “Haunted Heavens”

In this week’s CityBeat we review Patience, Child, the debut full-length from Cincinnati’s theatrical Progressive Pop madmen Injecting Strangers. Given some of the album’s playfully spooky tracks (including the two-part horror story “Nightmare Nancy”), it’s fitting that the band is celebrating the album’s release tonight at a free Halloween spectacular at Over-the-Rhine’s MOTR Pub. Nashville’s New Wave Rebellion opens the show at 10 p.m.  Here is a track from Patience, Child that would make a great addition to your Halloween mixtape. From the review: “‘Haunted Heavens’ also fits the (Halloween) vibe perfectly, with its sinister spoken-word passages and eerie choral background vocals. It’s like Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ filtered through Queen, Public Image Limited and The Nightmare Before Christmas and then re-filtered through a modern Indie Rock mindset.” <a href="http://injectingstrangers.bandcamp.com/album/patience-child">Patience, Child by Injecting Strangers</a> Read the full review here. And click here to download Patience, Child for free or a donation.
by Mike Breen 10.28.2011
Posted In: Live Music, Local Music, Music Video at 10:22 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Squeeze the Day for 10/28

Vaski, ANR, Delloween and Other Spooky Treats

Music Tonight: If you're hitting the bars and clubs this weekend, there's an extremely high probability that you'll run into Halloween hijinks. If you're a Bluegrass fan, the best place to get your groovy-ghoulies on and kick off the elongated weekend Halloween celebration is Covington's Madison Theatre. After a summer of hitting the fest circuit hard, Bluegrass legend Del McCoury, inventive guitarist/composer/improviser Keller Williams and The Travelin' McCourys (Del's sons' band) are presenting the two-day "fest on wheels" dubbed Delloween (the second night of Delloween takes place Saturday in Roanoke, Va.). The show promises lots of special tricks and treats, including two costume contests. The best overall costume winner wins $250, while the best Del McCoury costume will net you a pair of tickets to McCoury's annual outdoor festival, DelFest. The show is also featuring a food drive — bring non-perishable food items if you go (also, half of the money from sales of Delloween posters will be donated to the Children's Hunger Alliance). Del plays first, so if you'd like to see a living legend perform, get their by the 8 p.m. start time. Williams plays second, performing a rare "no loops" set, then The McCourys (with Williams) will do a "late-night" jam to close the festivities. Tickets for the all-ages show are $20.

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