Solitary Refinement

Owl City and Lights find wide audience with their solo crafted Electronic Pop

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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.  

Gym Class Heroes

Dec. 18 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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.  

CEA Show Details

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Get all the details about Sunday night's CEA show, performers, tickets and special surprises as well as the scoop on the wonderful people who helped to make the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards possible.  

CEA Music Peformers Announced, Tickets on Sale

0 Comments · Monday, November 9, 2009
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.  

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music

Nov. 22 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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.  

Machine Head with Megadeth, Suicide Silence and Arcanium

Nov. 20 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, November 16, 2009
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 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.  


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.