If it’s possible to get drunk on sound
alone, The Whiskey Charmers’ intoxicating self-titled debut album will
do it. And it’s utterly unfathomable for me to comprehend how something
that sounds like a soundtrack to a spaghetti western’s most sexy boudoir
scene could possibly come from Detroit. And yet …
Northern Kentucky Indie Rock foursome Philosopher’s Stone is set to unveil its first full-length in a decade, When Life Rafts Begin To Fail, in conjunction with a free show at Covington’s Avenue Lounge this Saturday. The show opens at 9 p.m. with guest Andyman Hopkins.
Start the holiday weekend early at 811 Race St. downtown, the one-time home of the Herzog recording studio where Hank Williams' legend was made. The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation hosts a party to celebrate the Dec. 22, 1948, recording session that birthed the American music classic "Lovesick Blues," a song recently inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., and attendance is limited to 100 people.
The annual Rivertown Breakdown has been the finest showcase of local Roots music practitioners for nine years now. And the lineup for this year's event once again provides a "Cincinnati Roots Music Scene 101" for local Americana fans: Rumpke Mountain Boys, Magnolia Mountain, Straw Boss, Jake Speed & the Freddies, Frontier Folk Nebraska, Shiny and the Spoon, Faux Frenchmen, Cincinnati Dancing Pigs, Rubber Knife Gang, Marmalade Brigade and many, many more.
The annual Rivertown Breakdown has been the finest showcase of local Roots music practitioners for nine years now. And the lineup for this year's event (Saturday at the Southgate House) once again provides a "Cincinnati Roots Music Scene 101" for Americana fans who might not realize what a strong scene we have right here along the banks of the Ohio River. The music ranges from Bluegrass and Folk to Jazz, Blues and beyond on all three Southgate stages.