by Mike Breen
• Brooklyn Indie Folk quartet Jus Post Bellum comes to
Over-the-Rhine's MOTR Pub tonight for a free, 10 p.m. show with local
headliners Young Heirlooms. Inspired by traditional American Roots,
Blues and Country music, as well as modern Folk, the Civil War and
American history in general, Jus Post Bellum (latin for "justice after
war") features the captivating dual vocal approach of
guitarist/keyboardist Geoffrey Wilson and Hannah Jensen and is fleshed
out by the bass and cello of Daniel Dieber and drumming of Zach Dunham.
The group's live shows are said to be quiet, mesmerizing affairs, so
maybe keep your loudmouth drunkard friends at home for the night.
Jus Post Bellum's second album, Oh July, is set for a Nov. 12 release. Here is the new album track "Gimme That Gun":
Jus Post Bellum "Gimme That
Gun" from Jus
Post Bellum on Vimeo.
• For Dar Williams' latest album, last year's In the Time of Gods,
the veteran Folk singer/songwriter looked to the past to address modern
challenges. The songs on the album, featuring guests Shawn Colvin and
Larry Campbell, use characters and tales from Greek mythology to
poetically examine today's personal, social and political issues. Always
noted for her fantastic lyric writing (which often showcases her sharp
wit), In the Time of Gods and its interesting device find
Williams really challenging herself and, ultimately, succeeding on
levels she hadn't reached before.
Williams brings her Gods tour to Oakley's 20th
Century Theater tonight. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $25-$30. The
show is not general admission; seats are reserved by section.
Here is the opening track from In the Time of Gods, "I Am
the One Who Will Remember Everything":
• Impressive new Cincinnati band Temple plays tonight at
Northside's Mayday, the launch of a mini-tour with Columbus Sludge Metal
crew Bridesmaid. The band makes compelling progressive, psychedelic Metal and
features members of local acts like Black Dove, Paralyzer, The Awakening
and Ohio Knife. Tonight's show also features local band Crushed Velvet
and kicks off at 10 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge.
Click here to check out a pair of songs from the band, or just hit the play button below:
• Tonight's show at Bogart's in Corryville featuring star
rapper Yo Gotti has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the point
Click here for more live music options tonight in Greater Cincinnati.