“Fourth of July,” the centerpiece of Sufjan Stevens’ latest album — the stripped-down, Elliott Smith-esque Carrie & Lowell
— is as intimate and revealing as anything in the crafty
Founded in 2009 by rappers/singers Flynt
Flossy and Whatchyamacallit, crafty Hip Hop/R&B crew/label Turquoise
Jeep features a loose collection of collaborators who revel in the
Jeep’s ribald, unrelentingly humorous take on genre conventions.
With bands like Deafheaven moving up the sales
charts, the old notion of what gives a Black Metal band its identity is
gradually being eroded. But there’s one element that Cincinnati’s
Ethicist keeps alive in its spin on the genre. “It’s always gotta be nasty,” drummer Johnny Finger says.
One of the more renowned Cincinnati bands of the past few decades, Ass Ponys,
reunites this weekend for a pair of shows at Woodward Theater. The band will be playing songs from throughout
its career, with 35-40 rehearsed tunes to choose from each night.
One of the region’s most unique musical
events, the Blues & Boogie Piano Summit, is not just a “Blues
festival,” it’s also a two-day concert that spotlights a specific
sub-genre of Blues — Boogie Woogie.
Greater Cincinnati’s Jasmine Poole is the
first to admit that she’s hardly the life of any party. On the other hand, Wonky Tonk,
Poole’s Country-music alter ego, takes a stage like an occupying army,
storming in with purpose, confidence and conviction.