Jim Nolan http://wvxu.org en The Mitchells http://wvxu.org/post/mitchells <p>Delicate and crisp -- balancing electric guitar with banjo, cello and more eclectic instruments -- everything about <a href="http://themitchells.bandcamp.com/album/the-mitchells" target="_blank"><strong>The Mitchells'</strong>&nbsp;self-titled debut album</a> says indie-pop. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The music is light and drifting and would play perfectly as the soundtrack to the next <strong>Marc Webb</strong>&nbsp;film. It is hard to listen to this album and not imagine yourself leaning out the car window and letting the wind push firmly against your outstretched palm.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:12:16 +0000 Jim Nolan 28204 at http://wvxu.org The Mitchells Celebrate Independents' Week http://wvxu.org/post/celebrate-independents-week <p>As we prepare for our long Independence Day weekend, it is good to take a moment this week to celebrate the independent businesses in our communities that&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">make Greater Cincinnati a better place to work, play, and live.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:41:51 +0000 Jim Nolan 28687 at http://wvxu.org Celebrate Independents' Week Elk Creek: Greenfield Project http://wvxu.org/post/elk-creek-greenfield-project <p>I have a message for those who enjoy listening to live music of any kind - and for those who book the venues that host such events - get to know&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://elkcreekmusic.com/" target="_blank">Elk Creek</a></strong>. They are a group of very talented musicians that make some exciting new music and they sound really, really good together.</p><p>The story of <strong>Elk Creek</strong> is one of reunion. <strong>Aaron Price</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">[vocals]</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, <strong>Jeremy Brown</strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">[harmonica]</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and <strong>Brad Smith</strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">[guitar]</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;all grew up together and used to play in band called&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Hector </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">who had a practice space</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Trenton, Ohio located on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elk Creek Road. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two years ago when they 'got the band back together' they added&nbsp;</span><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Travis&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Estell</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>on drums and <strong>Nick&nbsp;</strong></span><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whittenburg</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on bass. They quickly noticed that their sound, style and songwriting had all matured. The end result of this reunion is the 7-song EP entitled&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><em>Greenfield Project</em></strong>.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Nolan 28252 at http://wvxu.org Elk Creek: Greenfield Project Treasures 4 Charity Introduces Shopping for a Cause http://wvxu.org/post/treasures-4-charity-introduces-shopping-cause <p><strong><a href="http://www.treasures4charity.net/" target="_blank">Treasures 4 Charity</a></strong> is an upscale resale shop&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">located in East Walnut Hills where you can shop for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">furniture and accessories and make a positive impact in your community at the same time.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:45:43 +0000 Jim Nolan 28440 at http://wvxu.org Treasures 4 Charity Introduces Shopping for a Cause Pop Goes the Evil: Love Stained Heart http://wvxu.org/post/pop-goes-evil-love-stained-heart <p>Do you remember <strong><em>Carnivàle&nbsp;</em></strong>- the creepy and surreal, yet sensual HBO series about a roving band of sideshow performers in the American dustbowl? Imagine that that show was made into a Broadway musical. Now, imagine that Jack White, David Lynch, Jello Biafra, Crispin Glover and Tim Burton all collaborated to write the score for this play, based on the writings of Syd Barrett. That will give you a rough idea of my first impression of <a href="http://www.popgoesthe.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Pop Goes the Evil's</strong></a> new album <em>Love Stained Heart</em>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To put it another way - I have absolutely no idea where to begin with this review. There is so much going on in this album that it's like trying to nail green Jell-O to a tree.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Nolan 27677 at http://wvxu.org Pop Goes the Evil: Love Stained Heart