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Kentuckians Moore and Sollee team up to address unsound mining practices in Appalachia

0 Comments · Monday, February 8, 2010
Two years ago, regional Folk phenoms Daniel Martin Moore and Ben Sollee met at a Lexington show and began making small talk about music when the subject of Appalachian strip mining was broached. This mutual passion led to the collaborative album, 'Dear Companion.'  

Esme Kenney Memorial Benefit

Jan. 30 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday's memorial show is a fitting tribute to 13-year-old Esme Kenney, whose promising life was cut way too short. The show features music from Kim Taylor, Karen Bergquist and Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine, Ric Hordinski, The Hiders and The Chocolate Horse. Attendees will also be able to support a planned memorial sculpture at SCPA, Esme's school, in a silent auction featuring artwork by photographer Michael Wilson, woodcut artist Jay Bolotin and Esme's mother, Lisa Kenney.   

Coltrane Motion with Eagle to Squirrel, Bullying Ben Jones

Jan. 9 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Monday, January 4, 2010
It wasn't so long ago that Michael Bond and Matt Dennewitz packed up their respective keyboards and guitars and headed for Chicago after plying Cincinnati fans with their eclectic vision of droning noisy Dance Punk. They still make regular pilgrimages back to Cincinnati, but don't take their presence for granted. It's just a matter of time before Coltrane Motion gets noticed in a major way and their indoor musical maelstroms make them a buzzy sensation on the coasts.  

The Sundresses and Wussy

Dec. 26 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thanks to the weekend-friendly way Christmas falls this year, Saturday night looks like it might well take over alleged "biggest bar day of the year" (a.k.a. Thanksgiving Eve) honors. If you're a fan of original local music, a sure bet is the Northside Tavern, which a) has no cover charge and b) is hosting two of Cincinnati's best bands, Wussy and The Sundresses, for a night of sardonic wit and electrifying Indie Rock and Blues Punk.  

Men at Dirty Work

King Khan & BBQ Show are Garage Rock's high priests of filth

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Ask Mark Sultan how he's doing, and small talk threatens to turn scatological. As The King Khan & BBQ Show cruise past Oregonian woodlands en route to its Portland date, the singer/guitarist responds with a bill of clean health and quickly reports that the highlight of his drive has been a deer adorned with "a Mohawk of shit."  

Heavy Trash

Nov. 16 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Sunday, November 8, 2009
When Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray began the process of writing their third Heavy Trash album, 'Midnight Soul Serenade,' they had no intention of detailing the tragedies and triumphs of love. But after recording and finishing 30 songs within and beyond their Blues/Rockabilly style and winnowing the tracks down to the set they wanted to comprise the record, they recognized an emerging theme.   

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Regional Classical musicians converge monthly for relaxed bar sessions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Once a month, crowds gather at Northside Tavern for a hot session of trio sonatas and brass quintets. Or wind ensembles and string quartets. Or operatic arias. On a recent Sunday evening, an audience decked out in jeans, multiple tattoos and piercings ambled past the Cincinnati Wind Quintet warming up to perform a Viktor Ewald piece. It's another evening of Classical Revolution, Cincinnati's branch of a growing national network that bypasses the concert hall for bars and nightclubs.  

A Mighty Return for Mallory

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Cincinnati Indie/Post Rock trio Mallory returned to the local club scene several months ago after an extended hiatus, and this weekend the band celebrates the birthing of its long-awaited second release, '… Before It Grows.'  

The Chocolate Horse Album Release Party

Oct. 16 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Local rockers The Chocolate Horse corral the wagons around Northside Tavern on Friday to celebrate the release of their limited-edition vinyl album 'We Don't Stand on Ceremony.' This new collection exhibits the same honesty we've come to expect from The Horse. Raspy croons and cries meet with beautiful harmonies throughout the record, but the true expression might exist in the interplay between the vocal and musical arrangement.  

Birds of Avalon

Oct. 12 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Monday, October 5, 2009
It's been five years since bassist Paul Siler and guitarist Cheetie Kumar broke ranks from Garage Rock titans Cherry Valence, got married after nearly a decade of dating and assembled their new band project, Birds of Avalon. Steered by a love of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and John Coltrane and galvanized by a contemporary vibe, the band puts all of its energy into touring as much as possible.   

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