In a little less than two years, Ryan
Spencer and Adam Pressley have gone from a potential career disaster to
having one of the most acclaimed albums of the year in the form of Wormfood, their debut as Jamaican Queens.
From Bach and contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli
to rarely performed operas and superstar vocal and instrumental
soloists, Cincinnati's fall arts season underscores the creative shifts in musical
programming. It’s not easy to choose highlights from an abundance of
great offerings, but here’s one per month.
The flamboyant frontman’s current tour is in support of his first new album in 18 years, the verbosely titled Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter, an often unexpectedly lo-fi effort that nonetheless features plenty of Ant’s carnally charged, fetish-indulging lyrics.
Mardou is a young Cincinnati band that’s
made a name for itself as an energetic Post Punk quartet. Having played
their first show May of 2012, the members of Mardou have released their
debut offering of four songs, known as Cardigan EP.
The members of Psych/Soul/Rock trio Heavy
Glow may be getting their mail at a Californian address these days, but
guitarist/vocalist Jared Mullins hails from the North Coast and his
trippy Hard Rock/Blues/Memphis Soul sensibilities are filtered through
his Cleveland, Ohio, roots and experiences.
Although it sounds like potentially the
worst show on the National Geographic channel, Diarrhea Planet is
actually the irrefutable evidence that Nashville, Tenn.’s music scene is
defined by much more than big hats and open mics at the Bluebird Cafe.