What should I be doing instead of this?


May 31 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, May 23, 2011
The Savannah, Ga., quintet rose from the ashes of southern Sludge Metal outfit Damad, utilizing the band’s original members (including guitarist/vocalist Phillip Cope, widely recognized as the prime mover within the Savannah Metal scene), adding guitarist Laura Pleasants and shifting to a sound that incorporated Doom Metal riffage, psychedelic frippery and Jazz syncopation.  

Ronnie Baker Brooks

May 5 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, May 2, 2011
If you think it’s difficult for legends to live up their legacies, imagine their children following them into the family business and finding their second-generation work being measured by the first-generation yardstick of their parents’ achievements. Ronnie Baker Brooks knows every chapter in that book.  

Soft Funny Underbelly

Comedy unit Underbelly celebrates residency’s second birthday

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Underbelly has been entertaining in-the-know audiences since 2009 and has managed to spark sketch comedy’s resurgence in Greater Cincinnati and comedy in general at the Southgate House. Underbelly’s anniversary will be celebrated on May 3 at the group’s monthly first-Tuesday show in the venue’s Parlour.  

Kinky Friedman

May 1 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, April 25, 2011
Texas singer/songwriter/author/raconteur/politician/animal activist/cigar aficionado Kinky Friedman finds himself at the crux of a fascinating paradox: If he didn’t exist, his exploits are so incredible that only he could imagine someone as improbable as himself. And he has done just that on more than a few occasions.  

Vivian Girls

April 20 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, April 18, 2011
If you ever need a reminder of how incredibly valuable location and hype are to a band's success, take a look at Vivian Girls. When the New York City-based outfit bubbled up in the Indie Rock world in late 2007, they were greeted with buzz and excitement. That early positive push was crucial to giving them a solid fan base as they got used to being a band.  

The Black Lips

April 20 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, April 18, 2011
Let The Black Lips off their leashes, set them on an unsuspecting audience and witness the confluence of public nudity, various bodily fluids, remote control car races, indoor fireworks, animal parts and blazing instruments (literally) and turn up their guitars and amps to a concussive, eardrum-shattering level. That’s entertainment.  

Ungaming the System

“Chiptune” artists like Anamanaguchi move the 8-bit aesthetic beyond novelty

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It's been 26 years since the Nintendo Entertainment System came to North America, accomplishing the kind of colossal feats that few products do. In another example of how profound the Nintendo's impact was, a thriving subculture is still dedicated to tapping into the machine’s rudimentary sonic palette to make new Electronic music compositions. Chiptune (aka Chip Music) existed before the NES, but today the genre is predominantly associated with that console.  

Darren Hanlon

April 7 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Young and smartly romantic Australian musician Darren Hanlon will be accompanied at his latest stop at the Southgate House by Shelley Short (who provides harmonies and sings duets with him on I Will Love You At All) and Australian drummer Stephanie Hughes. Short, from Portland, will open the show and sing from her own recordings, with Hanlon and Hughes accompanying her.  

Hot Blues in the Wintertime

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Winter Blues Fest — created as a cold-weather sister event to the Cincy Blues Society’s massive summertime Cincy Blues Fest — returns to the Southgate House this Friday and Saturday. The event is the main fund-raiser for the Blues in the Schools program, which sends professional local Blues performers into area schools to educate students on the music’s rich history and encourage young musicians to play Blues. The Blues in the Schools Band, featuring some of those young musicians, will kick off both nights of the Winter Blues Fest at 6 p.m.  

‘Darkness’ Prevails

Icelandic composer brings fresh blast of Neo Classical air

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Twenty four-year-old composer/performer Ólafur Arnalds has released two albums and three EPs since 2007 and toured with Sigur Ros. His music is infused with the kind of awe for nature one might expect of someone from a nation as beautiful, but cold, as Iceland.