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Noah's Arc

From gigging with local bands to writing sessions in Nashville, Tenn., singer/songwriter Noah Smith is an artist on the rise

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
While Noah Smith has been playing music in and around Cincinnati for more than a decade, it is only recently that his talent as a singer and songwriter has gotten the attention it deserves.   
by Mike Breen 01.14.2015 16 days ago
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Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Voting Ends Soon

The deadline to vote for this year’s CEAs is Thursday night at midnight

The 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony/party, presented by CityBeat to honor Greater Cincinnati’s amazing music scene, is just around the corner. The show — featuring performances by nominees like Young Heirlooms, Buggs tha Rocka, Mad Anthony, Injecting Strangers, The Cliftones and more — is set for Sunday, Jan. 25 at Covington’s Madison Theater. Click here to get your tickets now. VIP tickets are also available. VIPs get membership to the Cincinnati Music Heritage Foundation, a James Brown or Hank Williams T-shirt (or limited edition poster made with Eli's BBQ sauce!), beer, appetizers, soft drinks and private seating.  There is still time to vote for your favorite nominated artists — but not much. The ballot closes Thursday night at midnight. Click here to add your two cents before it’s too late. For a CEA warm-up, be sure to come to Bogart’s this Saturday for our annual Best New Bands showcase, featuring performances by New Artist of the Year CEA nominees Dream Tiger, Honeyspiders, Prim, Elk Creek, Leggy and Noah Smith, as well as fellow relative newcomers Kate Wakefield, JetLab, Harbour and Near Earth Objects. For more information on all of the performing artists, pick up this week’s CityBeat, our annual Best New Bands issue. You can also read the stories here and here. Tickets for Saturday’s 7 p.m. showcase are just $5 (or 50 cents per performer!) and can be purchased at the Bogart’s box office. 
 
 

Reeling in the Years

A decade after the crackerjack 'Commit This to Memory', Motion City Soundtrack revisits its sophomore record

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
While Motion City’s origins date back to the late 1990s, 2005 was important one for the band, with the release of Commit This to Memory — its second album — on June 7.  

Chuck Ragan with Jody & Sammy Stapleton

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Chuck Ragan has made a unique career out of exploring unlikely paths.  

Rodney Carrington

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Rodney Carrington is a songwriter and comedian who is not afraid to go “blue,” talking about the things we all experience in life that are of an adult nature.   

Particle with Freekbass

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
If you’re caught not gettin’ down at a Particle concert, it may be assumed that you’re either not hip enough to groove, have a fat rock in your shoe or are sadly too self-conscious to let your limbs loose.   

More Great Artists to Watch in 2015

JetLab, Harbour, Near Earth Objects and Kate Wakefield join CEA New Artist nominees at Best New Bands showcase

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
HarbourThe small town of Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County just north of Cincinnati, is known for its quaintness and historical landmarks (like the 212-year-old Golden Lamb Inn). But someday soon   

Best New Bands 2015

A look at some of Greater Cincinnati’s top musical acts to watch in the coming year

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
That new artists are the lifeblood of any city’s music scene is a fairly obvious statement.   

Leggy Pop

Punk/Pop trio Leggy might just be the next big local-to-national thing

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Leggy is hoping to hit the studio to record a full-length later in the year and will continue balancing the full-time job/touring regimen that occupied 2014.  

Surfing the Honeyspiders' Web

Honeyspiders’ patience has paid off with CEA nominations and the prospect of a big year on their own terms

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominations are announced and it’s hardly a surprise to see Honeyspiders in the New Artist of the Year and Rock categories.  

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