What should I be doing instead of this?

Before 2015, Animal Circles Go to 'Summer Camp'

Plus, Zak Morgan and The Guitars offer musical celebrations for Christmas

0 Comments · Monday, December 22, 2014
Indie Rock trio Animal Circles closes out 2014 with its excellent new Summer Camp release. Plus, Zak Morgan and Ric Hordinski collaborate on a Christmas album and The Guitars perform their fifth annual Christmas night show.  

MC Till and All That Jazz

Local Hip Hop artists teams with all-star group of area players for Jazz/Hip Hop album

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Saturday, local Hip Hop artist MC Till celebrates the release of his Jazz/Hip Hop fusion album, The Neighborhood, featuring veteran local artists like Ric Hordinski, John Von Ohlen, Steve Schmidt and more.  

BRINK Music Festival and More Great Shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Block out next Saturday, Nov. 13, on your day planner for the 10th annual BRINK New Music Showcase, which this year morphs from a one-venue event (at the Southgate House) to a multi-venue extravaganza in Northside. Tied to the annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, BRINK is a chance to check out the next wave of new, original bands in the Cincy area.  

David Wilcox

Nov. 9 • The Monastery

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 2, 2010
This past April, North Carolina-based Folk/Pop singer/songwriter David Wilcox came to Cincinnati to record a unique "live album" at The Monastery, the recording/performance facilities run by local producer/guitarist/singer/songwriter Ric Hordinski. The resultant album, 'Reverie,' is being released Tuesday, and in its honor Wilcox will be in town to perform a more traditional "concert" at The Monastery.  

Roky Erickson, Apples in Stereo, Ozomatli, Shelby Lynne and Matt Pond PA

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Another week, another teetering pile of releases to consider. I've already run seriously short on time again for this posting due to accumulating deadlines and last-minute assignments from a variety of sources. Good for my bottom line, bad for my schedule. This week I'm checking out new CDs from Roky Erickson, Apples in Stereo, Ozomatli, Shelby Lynne, Sweet Apple and Matt Pond PA.  

David Wilcox

April 16-17 • The Monastery

0 Comments · Monday, April 12, 2010
Seeing your favorite artists live is always a kick, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in while they recorded an album? Fans of David Wilcox can do that very thing Friday and Saturday, when he visits Ric Hordinski's Monastery studio in Walnut Hills.  

More Help for Haiti

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The problems in Haiti aren't going to end anytime soon, so thankfully the stream of local Haitian relief benefit concerts continues to flow over the next few weeks (and hopefully months). Here are several Haiti-related happenings this week.   

Help for Haiti, Remembering Esme and Beating the Winter Blues

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Organizers for Sunday's "Help for Haiti" benefit at Oakley's 20th Century Theatre put together a show in just a few days, and the massive and diverse roster of performers shows just how quick to help local artists are when an important cause comes up. The 6 p.m. concert will have Them Bones featuring Cheryl Renee, Freekbass, Kathy Wade, Kevin Fox, Sonny Moorman, Scotty Anderson, Phil DeGreg Trio, Steve Schmidt, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Robin Lacy and DeZydeco and many more acts. Suggested donation is $20. Proceeds go to the Red Cross.  

Venus Hum

Jan. 22 • The Monastery

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A decade ago, Cincinnati native Tony Miracle headed off to college in Nashville and wound up with more than a degree. A high school multi-instrumentalist, he crossed paths with vocalist Annette Strean and together the duo began creating songs. Adding second multi-instrumentalist Kip Kubin, the trio blended chilly '80s Synth Pop with soulfully traditional Pop and came up with a sound akin to an Americanized Sugarcubes.  

Ellery (Profile)

Warming up for a special full-length release with a Christmas-themed album

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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."