Everyone’s always looking for a sure thing, and the music industry is no exception. When an American label looks to sign an overseas act, it’s just good business to make sure that the act in question has something of an established fan base in its home country.
Some words that describe legendary underground Cincinnati band The Wolverton Brothers include: enduring, eccentric, inventive, singular, influential. The band adds three more words to that canon with their sixth album, Old, Ugly and Loud, which is being released by Ionik Recordings this Saturday at the Northside Tavern.
Chances are, if you went out to see live original music in Cincinnati in the late '80s/early '90s, you've likely seen Jim Antonio on stage. Antonio was one of the best frontmen in town when he led Lizard 99, an Art Punk band in the vein of early Jane's Addiction.
Cincinnati’s finest and most popular Reggae crew, Super-Massive, will unveil its first album with two release parties this week — Wednesday at Stanley’s Pub and Thursday at The Mad Frog (where they’ll be joined by special guests Jah Roots, from Missouri).
Making cute, passionate Indie Pop with an electronic backbone and a folksy heart (banjo, acoustic guitar and accordion are the main instrumentation), The Seedy Seeds are one of the most interesting bands in Cincinnati. They also might be the most beloved.
with a few of them, like ‘Flame,’ our sort of Disco number. If I’m honest, I think our strongest stuff is the moanier, wrenching stuff, but we wanted to get beyond that and do joy, because we’ve never really done joy before, convincingly. For us, it’s really hard and we’re very inspired by bands like The Flaming Lips, who do it so well.
Shortly after those early raucous shows where the band forged its sound and themes — love of felines, distrust of corpo rate entities, an appreciation for murder and multiple references to political hot topics — their debut album, The Only Tourist in Town.