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Vinyl release sales spike, and it's not just for nostalgia's sake

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It hasn't happened yet, but Shake It Records co-owner Darren Blase expects it to start occurring soon. "The next big thing will be people trading in their CDs to buy vinyl," he jokes. Yet as Record Store Day approaches on Saturday, new and used vinyl has become a booming growth area at Cincinnati stores observing the event. Shake It and Everybody's, in fact, have converted rooms entirely to vinyl.   

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.  

The Seedy Seeds

Nov. 25 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, November 23, 2009
People sure do love The Seedy Seeds. The endearing Folktronica trio cleaned up at this year's Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, claiming three trophies: Album of the Year, Best Live Act and Best Alternative/Indie. The relatively young group now has six CEAs to its name. They're performing at the Southgate House with tourmates The Young Republic and D.C.'s Vandaveer.  

A 'Point of Pride

2009 MidPoint Music Festival persevered and thrived despite the rain

3 Comments · Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Now in its eighth year, MidPoint 2009 faced rain each of its three nights. But, in a testament to how much the festival's reputation has grown since its inception, attendance hardly seemed impacted by the grey, wet weather. Even on the Thursday opening night (traditionally the "slow" night of the event), a steady drizzle didn't stop local and regional music fans from packing the clubs, tents and makeshift venues.  

And the Fests Keep Comin'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Early fall is starting to shape up as "music festival" time in Cincinnati. After another spectacular MidPoint Music Festival, you'd think folks might want some down time. Instead, they have plenty more "fest" choices this weekend: Popopolis, Clifton Heights Music Festival, Pharaohfest and a Jake Speed-led tribute to Woody Guthrie.  


Oct. 2-3 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Monday, September 28, 2009
On Friday and Saturday Fountain Square keeps the good vibes from MidPoint and this summer's MidPoint Indie Summer concert series going with a new incarnation of the "Popopolis" event, which was founded in the late '90s as a way to bring the best in Power Pop and other versions of melodic Pop/Rock to Greater Cincinnati. Friday is "reunion night," featuring sets from some of the festival's original performers, while Saturday has performances by Bad Veins, Wussy, The Seedy Seeds and other current acts.  

Bad Veins Fly with Dangerbird, Plus New CDs from Kings of Tragedy and Illshot

2 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2009
They've spent the past couple of years working their orchestral Indie Pop magic to music fans and the music industry around the country, and now Bad Veins finally has a record label home. They're soon to become Dangerbird Records recording artists; the deal is in place, and papers just need to be finalized.  

Holiday Music on the Radio, Children's Music in Norwood, Messerly & Ewing Return and More

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tune into WAIF-FM this and next Thursday for a couple of special holiday editions of the talk/music program 'The Curved Air Show.' Hosted by veteran local musicians Roger Yeardley and Marcos Sastre, the next two shows will feature a variety of local musicians playing all sorts of holiday songs.