Snoop "Snoop Doggy Dogg" Dogg might be the quintessential 21st-century Rap star. On the music side, he was a big part of the legendary 'Chronic' album by Dr. Dre and his first couple of solo releases are almost as classic. But it's what Snoop has done after his initial musical success that's made him representative of Rap stardom today.
A little Country, a little Pop and a lot of Texas-spun, story-laced Americana, singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen's latest release, 'The Rose Hotel,' has been hailed as one of the best of his storied career. His show Saturday at the Madison Theater in Covington features support from Bobby Bare Jr.
From the humblest of beginnings Adam Young has built a 21st Century Pop juggernaut called Owl City that's traveled the information superhighway on a meteoric rise to fame and acclaim. Opening on Young's current tour is the lovely and talented Lights, whose birth name is Valerie Poxleitner. In a way, you could call her the female and/or Canadian version of Owl City. The similarities are striking.
I've got to hand it to the guys in Gym Class Heroes. They accomplished something I might never have even dreamed of attempting for the sheer improbability of it: They made my teenaged daughter sing a Supertramp song.
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The 2009 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music will be handed out Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Madison Theater in Covington. Live performances include The Lions Rampant, Magnolia Mountain, You You're Awesome, II Juicy, Small Time Crooks and Brian Olive. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
Local musicians and the fans who love them will be getting gussied up for the 13th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music Sunday night at Covington's Madison Theater. Even if you disdain the concept of award shows, the CEAs are always one of the best parties of the year and totally down to earth. The afterparty ranks up there too — buy a ticket and get into the post-ceremony shindig at The Mad Hatter, where The Fairmount Girls will hand out their Fashion Trashie Awards.
When Machine Head roared out of Oakland 17 years ago, they were hailed as one of the most brutal and potentially one of the best Metal acts to come down the heavy gauge pipe in a long time. Their current American jaunt on Megadeth's "The Endgame Tour" will be followed by dates with Metallica and a European run.
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.
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.