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Girls Will Be Boys

DAAP Girls’ new album will change the world … as soon as they release it into the wild

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Stuart MacKenzie isn’t kidding when he confesses a certain lack of business acumen.  

Badboxes with Injecting Strangers, Wax TV and Coconut Milk

Saturday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Badboxes frontman Harrison Wargo has dubbed the sound of his Electronic trio “Northern Pop,” and that’s a fairly descriptive tag.   

The Head and the Heart

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
While not quite a critical darling, The Head and the Heart has used its organic formation and deeply felt belief in its songs and each other to attract a large, intensely loyal and well-deserved fan base.    

Exit Verse with New Sincerity Works

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Early last year, former Karate vocalist/guitarist Geoff Farina joined forces with Brokeback/Tight Phantomz bassist Pete Croke and ex-Chisel drummer John Dugan to create Exit Verse, a power trio for the 21st century.   

PHOX

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Equal parts fun and fierce, the Indie Pop sextet PHOX delivers the exact sound required for properly shaking off the way-too-early cold weather we’ve been experiencing.  
by Mike Breen 12.10.2014 10 days ago
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Buggs Tha Rocka Releases Masterful Album for Free

Cincinnati Hip Hop artist unleashes Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet online today

One of Cincinnati finest Hip Hop artists, Buggs Tha Rocka, is making his new album, Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet, available for free starting today on various outlets across the internet (it’s already generated fairly widespread buzz, including write-ups from the U.K. and France). Buggs recently spoke with CityBeat’s Brian Baker (who called the new LP a “masterpiece”) about the new release (which features guest spots from Donte from MOOD, Moxy Monster, Tanya Morgan, Aida Chakra and Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish among others) and his progress in the Hip Hop world.  “The type of Hip Hop I do has always focused on technicality and emotion,” Buggs said. “I take pride in being a wordsmith. That’s where the ‘American poet’ came from. And ‘scattered thoughts’ is really what it is. It’s everything I’ve been through, things I’m seeing in the news, a little bit of everything. My ups, my downs, my life in one CD. Instead of putting on a facade and an image, it’s really organic and natural.”You can read Baker’s full interview with Buggs here. Buggs is hosting an intimate release party/performance this Friday at Over-the-Rhine club Maudie’s. Showtime is 9 p.m., admission is $7 ($5 in advance here) and Buggs will be joined by MOOD’s Donte (and probably other guests?) at the show. Buggs has unveiled several videos (made in conjunction with Alvin Jordan and others) for various tracks from the album leading up to the release. Here’s a clip for “Angel of Death” featuring Piakhan: Buggs tha Rocka ft Piakhan - Angel of Death (Concept Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo. Here’s the clip for “Bad Habits”: Buggs Tha Rocka - Bad Habits (Official Music Video) from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo. Here’s Buggs and Pappadon in the clip for “OuterXSpaceXLove”: OuterXSpaceXLove Feat. Pappadon from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo. Here’s “Rapture” featuring Phoenix Aphrodite: Rapture feat. Phoenix Aphrodite from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo. This is the clip for “My$tery”: Buggs Tha Rocka | MY$TERY from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo. And here is the newest clip, for the track “Religiously,” which was released today: Buggs Tha Rocka - Religiously (Official Music Video) produced by Hop Trax from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo. Visit Buggs’ official site here for the latest info and to download the album. You can also click below to check out and grab a copy of Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet. <a href="http://buggstharocka.bandcamp.com/album/scattered-thoughts-of-an-american-poet">Scattered Thoughts Of An American Poet by Buggs Tha Rocka</a>
 
 

Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters with The Goodle Boys and Mamadrones

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Johnny Campbell was born into a family of fiddlers. So naturally, he started his music career as a …  rhythm guitarist?  
by Mike Breen 12.04.2014 16 days ago
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Music Tonight: The Pass, Nora Jane Struthers and More

Louisville Electro Pop artists The Pass, who’ve become popular with local audiences thanks to repeated visits to the Cincinnati area (providing highlight sets for more than a couple MidPoint Music Festivals), performs a free show tonight at Over-the-Rhine’s MOTR Pub. Local trio JetLab (which just released its self-titled debut last week) opens things up around 10 p.m.The Pass’ show tonight is the start of a tour in support of the band’s new EP release, High Road, which follows the release of four 7-inch singles at the start of 2014 and comes out this Tuesday. “Take You Out,” a track from the new release, was debuted on the website We All Want Someone to Shout For yesterday. The site says the track "deliver(s) a world of glossy synths, love-sick vocals, and a feel-good atmosphere that you can’t shake anywhere else but the dance floor. With so many electronic groups relying heavily on computers and other effects these days, it’s great to see The Pass deliver such groovy tunes as a full live band. It truly separates them from the rest of the pack."Check it:• Nashville-based Americana artist Nora Jane Struthers and her band The Party Line play Newport’s Southgate House Revival tonight. Mike Oberst of local Folk faves The Tillers opens the show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.  Struthers was born in Virginia and raised in New Jersey, getting her first taste of the musician’s life as a tween fiddler and traveling to festivals and conventions with her father (a banjoist). Struthers decided to pursue a career in teaching, but after a few years she switched her focus back to music, inspired by watching Tim O’Brien perform at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Her 2010 debut solo album showcased her stellar lyrical abilities and mastery of traditional Americana and Bluegrass sounds. She hit her stride with last year’s Carnival, bolstered by her full-time band, The Party Line. Struthers is gearing up for the release of her new album with The Party Line, Wake, which is due in February of next year. The album is said to be more eclectic and nods in a more Rock direction, inspired by her love of recent albums by Hayes Carll and Jason Isbell. NPR’s Ann Powers recently interviewed Struthers about the new album (read it here) and unveiled the new album track, “The Same Road.” • According to B-105 FM’s website, tonight’s Toys for Tots benefit show at Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill is sold out (the bar’s website says there may be “limited tickets” available at the door tonight). The 8 p.m. concert features headliner Easton Corbin, plus up-and-comers Maddie & Tae and RaeLynn. Click here for show details and read Deirdre Kaye’s preview of Maddie & Tae’s performance for CityBeat here.  Click here for more live music options tonight in Greater Cincinnati.
 
 

What’s Up, Rocka?

Cincinnati Hip Hop sensation Buggs Tha Rocka anticipates the genre’s future and drops a masterpiece

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Few artists understand the changing face of Hip Hop as well as Buggs Tha Rocka.  

The Lone Bellow with Robert Ellis

Tuesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Music often rivals politics in the bizarre art of making strange bedfellows and displaying stranger-than-fiction truths.  

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