0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last
year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp
Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death
of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance
of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself.
Plus, The Tempers release ballad collection, Buffalo Killers score a new record deal and School of Rock Mason preps pre-holiday shows
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Theatrical Cincinnati rockers Injecting Strangers promote their new EP release this weekend. Plus, Maurice Mattei and The Tempers celebrate the release of a new collection of ballads, Buffalo Killers sign with Sun Pedal Recordings and School of Rock Mason pays tribute to Neil Young, Van Halen and others with weekend shows.
Plus, The Tempers and Shiny and the Spoon celebrate new releases, Northside Music Fest returns and Kelly Thomas takes on classic with Switchblade Syndicate
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A new monthly, themed and curated Hip Hop night at Northside's The Comet, presented by local artist Abiyah, kicks off this week. Plus, The Tempers and Shiny and the Spoon celebrate new releases, the free Northside Music Fest returns this weekend and Kelly Thomas takes on an Everly Brothers classic with Switchblade Syndicate.
by Mike Breen
Fox 19, local musicians and others pitch in to help area victims of recent storms
Fox 19, in conjunction with the Red Cross, is airing a telethon all day today in an effort to raise money for the victims of the devastating tornadoes that recently blew through the area. The event — dubbed the "Road to Recovery Telethon" — runs until 11 p.m. tonight (and kicked off at 4 a.m. this morning). Click here if you'd like to donate online.If you want to check out some live music and help those same victims, you have some opportunities this weekend. Saturday at the Newport Syndicate, local "Party Rock" cover band DV8 will provide the tunes for an 8:30 p.m. benefit. Tickets are $15 at the door and all proceeds (and any additional donations) will go to the Matthew 25 Ministries, which has been helping with relief efforts (as it so often does). Click here for more info. On Sunday, several area musicians join forces for a benefit for Northern Kentucky victims at Duck Creek Country Club, just across the river from the Old Coney amusement park and Riverbend, in Cold Spring, Ky. The show features a mix of Roots, Blues, Country and Rock artists from the area, including The Tempers, Straw Boss, The Perfect Children, Stickey Honey, Muleshine, Wendy Oakley & The Posse, Mudpies, Dave Hawkins and several others. Music starts at noon. Raffles and other opportunities to give will be available. If you know of other benefits for area tornado victims, please post below.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Northside Rock 'n Roll Carnival/Parade/Festival features the best lineup of homegrown bands and musicians you'll find all holiday weekend. And you don't even have to miss the other Fourth of July events and fireworks displays around town because the fun takes place Friday and Saturday, with no events on the actual Fourth.
July 2-3 • Hoffner Park
0 Comments · Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Of all the area Fourth of July celebrations, the Northside Rock & Roll Carnival/Parade/Festival features the best lineup of homegrown bands and musicians. And it's so cool you don't even have to miss the other Fourth of July events and fireworks displays around town because the fun takes place Friday and Saturday, with no events on the actual Fourth.
0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday night at Covington's Mad Hatter, local Rock foursome Rosemary Device celebrates the release of its self-titled debut. Radio-friendly songwriting makes the band so effective and destined for wider exposure. Though peripherally similar to some of the Pop/Emo music that gets a lot of attention these days, RD's songs come off less forced and calculated and, therefore, a bit more timeless.
0 Comments · Friday, October 30, 2009
This posting is considerably later than I would have liked, and if blame is to be assigned then let it be on my hippie kidneys. I'm still waiting for a kidney stone to pass, which means cycles of writing quickly while I can sit upright and writhing on the floor and speaking in tongues. You read, I'll writhe.
0 Comments · Friday, May 29, 2009
This week's posting has been winnowed by a killer combination of my MidPoint Music Festival judging duties and a long holiday weekend, so try to contain your disappointment at the shortage of reviews. This week I tackle new releases from Michelle Shocked, Viva Voce, Maurice Mattei & the Tempers, Chris Gaffney, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women and Hatcham Social.