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The Bled with I Am Messenger and The Paramedic

Jan. 11 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Monday, January 4, 2010
Over the past nine years, The Bled has lived up to its name in more ways than one. The Tucson Post-Hardcore quintet formed in 2001, initially billing itself as the Radiation Defiance Theory and then almost immediately (and wisely) shortening it to The Bled. A pair of EPs within their first year raised the band's profile, making them a hot local club draw and ultimately leading to the band signing with Miami's Fiddler Records.  

Heroes of the Zeroes

Fifty reasons why real music fans were lucky to live in Cincinnati in the ’00s

3 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2009
As we approach the beginning of a new decade, I decided to try to think of 100 reasons why I've enjoyed covering Cincinnati music over the past 3,650 days. At first I was worried I might not be able to come up with enough. A couple of hours into an "off the top of my head" list, I considered changing it to 1,000 reasons. After some hard editing choices, I've managed to squeeze the decade down into 50 items.  

Six Education

Electric Six presents an arsenal of genres on new album

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
In an era when a lot of music has scaled back and become overly somber, Electric Six has revived the concept of "more is more." Their high-energy guitar, shimmering banks of synthesizers and humor (featuring equal measures of tongue and cheek) have reinvented the Rock experience as a contemporary high-energy vaudeville act.  

The Features with Turnbull ACs

Saturday • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It's been a momentous four years since the postmodern New Wave blurt of The Features' major label debut EP, "The Beginning," and their first semi-full length album, "Exhibit A." The band has managed to maintain a consistent sound through personnel shifts, infusing contemporary verve into their classic Pop/Rock influences.