Goin' Up the Country

Eleni Mandell explores a simpler path through the Zen of Country influence on Dark Lights Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
With a fan base as loyal as a Marine battalion and a catalog littered with nine sparkling gems of diverse Folk/Pop/Rock, including the ebullient Dick Van Dyke parks-and-recreational swing of last year’s Let’s Fly a Kite, singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell had no desire or inclination to subject her creative methodology to any severe course corrections.    

Jack Walker 1948-2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Longtime Cincinnati artist/musician Jack Walker passed away on July 20. He was 67.    

Behind the Heavy Metal Wheel of Sex

A piece of Bogart's lore (somewhat) explained

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
How a juvenile backstage gag ended up becoming a part of the legend of Bogart's.  

Pops Maestro Jazzed About Seth MacFarlane Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It seems today that all you see are sex-crazed talking teddy bears in movies and lewd cartoons on TV. But where are those good, old-fashioned crooners on which we used to rely? Luckily, there’s Seth MacFarlane.   

A Blazing Grace

Grace Potter is pumped up and ready to hit the road in advance of the release of her debut solo album

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Grace Potter’s rise in the music world has been steady. She has toughed it out with tour after tour for years, opening for and collaborating with artists like Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and others.   

Sound Advice: Death from Above 1979 with Deftones, Incubus and The Bots

Saturday • Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s easy to see why bands with lengthy histories and voluminous catalogs would consider getting back together, but those rationalizations don’t hold much water for Death from Above 1979.    

Sound Advice: Glass Animals with Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Tuesday • Taft Theatre (Ballroom)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Don’t let the patchouli-scented Jam band name fool you — Glass Animals have very little in common with that blissed-out branch of musical endeavor.    

Sound Advice: MisterWives with Handsome Ghost

Wednesday • Thompson House

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s been an eventful three years since Mandy Lee went looking for an ’80s cover band to provide the soundtrack for her birthday party.   

Sound Advice: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Friday • Lawrenceburg Event Center (Hollywood Casino)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
For all the grumbling about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor in the first place.   

Local Acts Announced for MidPoint Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A third batch of artists slated to appear at September’s MidPoint Music Festival was recently unveiled, revealing several of the Cincinnati-area acts performing at this year’s event, as well as more touring artists booked for the fest.