Tuesday • Bogart’s
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Deer Tick frontman John McCauley is a
notorious rabble-rouser, the kind of guy who uses The Replacements’ Bob
Stinson-era hijinks as a guide to making drunken, ramshackle Rock &
by Mike Breen
Local Noise Pop trio inks deal for new album with esteemed indie imprint
Most who’ve heard or seen the widely buzzed-about Cincinnati Indie/Punk/Pop/Rock trio Tweens knew it was only a matter of time before a national label signed the band. It was no shock, then, when it was recently announced that the band — which just played the MidPoint Indie Summer series on Fountain Square and was hand-picked to open a string of high profile dates for The Breeders — had inked a deal with respected indie label, Frenchkiss Records. Frenchkiss, which was started in 1999 by Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav, has become known for its consistently high-quality signings and ability to discover bands who’ve taken their acts to the next level, including The Hold Steady and Passion Pit. The label is currently home to acclaimed artists Local Natives, Bloc Party, Crocodiles and The Drums.According to the label, the threesome — Bridget Battle (vocals, guitar), Peyton Copes (bass) and Jerri Queen (drums/baking vocals) — will be recording its debut album for Frenchkiss this summer. Tweens' next Cincinnati show is July 3, when they’ll perform as part of the outdoor Northside Rock and Roll Carnival. Read CityBeat's recent interview with Tweens and keep tabs on the group at facebook.com/tweencity.Here's a recent demo posted by the band for the song "Don't Wait Up."<a href="http://tweens.bandcamp.com/track/dont-wait-up-demo">Don't Wait Up (DEMO) by Tweens</a>
Oct. 2 • Southgate House
0 Comments · Monday, September 27, 2010
Irony is something The Hold Steady has worn for years — and really, the fact that multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay left the band in January seems like a stitch in that overcoat. 'Heaven Is Whenever,' released in May, finds Craig Finn and Co. trading some Indie Rock muscle for Alt Country kisses while also issuing their usual anthemic and ass-rattling Rock tracks like "The Smidge" and "A Slight Discomfort."
The Boss' music continues to inspire new generations of rockers, from Gaslight Anthem to The Hold Steady
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Bruce Springsteen hasn't played in Cincinnati since 2008, but various iterations of him promise to keep the local concert and record scene busy this fall. There are at least three major acts coming to town that — in the style and substance of their material — have been pronouncedly influenced by The Boss: Gaslight Anthem, playing Bogart's Sept. 22; The Hold Steady, playing the Southgate House Oct. 2; and John Mellencamp, performing at Music Hall Nov. 1.