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Foxy Shazam with The Sounds

Nov. 3 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, October 26, 2009
Foxy Shazam, one of Cincinnati's hardest-touring bands, isn't going to get less busy anytime soon. It was recently announced that the eccentric keys-driven quintet has signed with legendary label Sire Records. Foxy Shazam is up for the Cincinnati Entertainment Award for "Best Musical Ambassador for the City" this year thanks to the group's insane touring schedule. They won the "Best Live Act" CEA in 2008.  

CEAs by the Numbers: 104 Nominees, 19 Categories, 13th Year

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Hard to believe it's time to announce the nominees for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music. As with previous years, you determine the winners of 16 public categories by voting online at citybeat.com. Voting continues through early November. Winners of the "big three" categories (Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and New Artist of the Year) are chosen by our panel of local music experts. Awards will be handed out Nov. 22 at the Madison Theater.  

moe.

Oct. 17 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Fresh off its well-deserved induction last week into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, moe. returns to rock your ass into the jamoe.sphere. Or thereabouts. It hardly seems possible that moe. has been plying its Zappa-by-way-of- Southern-Rock- with-a-twist-of-Dead improvisation triangulation on the Jam circuit for close to 20 years now, but calendars and catalogs don't lie.  

Buckethead with Wolff and Kan-Dee

Sept. 20 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Friday, September 11, 2009
Since picking up the guitar at age 12, Brian Patrick Carroll has been voted one of the 20 greatest and/or weirdest guitarists by various Rock magazines. If you don't recognize the name, it's because he doesn't use it. And you wouldn't recognize his face because he doesn't show it. That is the mystique of the blistering guitarist known as Buckethead.  

Gomez with Jason Isbell

June 4 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
When British Psych/Folk/Blues quintet Gomez got started nearly a decade and a half ago, they were all around 18 and the personification of the title of their 2006 singles/B-sides compilation, 'Five Men in a Hut.'  

Collective Consciousness

Of Montreal finds itself a decade-long overnight sensation

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Of Montreal, the non-Canadian, pro-vaudevillian, Ziggy Stardust-esque troupe from Athens, Ga., seemed to have come out of nowhere, even though they released their first album, 'Cherry Peel,' in 1997. But it wasn't until 2005, when the album 'Sunlandic Twins' was released, that Of Montreal began to cause a stir. Previously, their vibrant, synth-driven, flamboyant energy was seemingly fed the glittery residue left by bands long since deemed irrelevant to average music consumers: Queen, David Bowie and Prince.   

Todd Rundgren with George Hertzel

April 9 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Todd Rundgren. Just seeing the name stirs the ganglia of any self-respecting music fan, and for good reason. His accomplishments over the past 40-plus years are almost beyond comprehension.  

Cocked and Loaded

Shiny Toy Guns mix the spirit of the '80s with Modern Rock and dancefloor sounds

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
"They knew the lyrics to every song," Jeremy Dawson says. "It was freaking me out. They knew more of the lyrics than I did." Parents are rocking out to Shiny Toy Guns, and their '80s-like sound is bringing in the kids. "Maybe. Kids like what kids like, and normally they don't like what Mom and Dad like."  

Ingrid Michaelson with Newton Faulkner and more

Friday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Singer/songwriter and New York native Ingrid Michaelson is yet another success story tied to the phenomenal rise of MySpace and proof of the new adage that television is the new radio.  

Oh My God with Noctaluca, Buckra, Others

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Oh My God's triumphant appearance at the MidPoint Music Festival six weeks ago was more than merely a great gig by a renowned Chicago band with a fervent Queen City following. It was a celebration of survival, a transcendent Rock show that tapped into the joie de vive of life itself.  

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