Local Exposure

Local Exposure (LX) is WVXU’s on-location Arts, Events and Culture program that seeks out the known and not-so-well known niches that make Greater Cincinnati such a unique place to visit, live and shop.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

New Sincerity Works: 44

44 was written and recorded by Mike Tittel - with help from his friends - at Fruit Hill, OH

44 is a very difficult number to deal with. I know because I'm there.

At 44 you're closer to 50 than you are to 30 and yet you still feel like 30 is old. Sure, you may have the kind of job where you don't have to mop up before you go home; but you also can't party until 3 am because you have to get up at 7 to get the kids on the school bus. So what do you do when you find yourself saying, 'Who am I - and how did I get here?'

If you're Mike Tittel, the creative force behind the band New Sincerity Works, you sit down and write a painfully honest album that feels like a musical version of therapy and you call it 44.

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Music and Film
2:35 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Olivia Frances and 'The Art Carvers of Music Hall'

Olivia Frances' album 'Back to Happiness' is available from iTunes and CDbaby

Olivia Frances calls Nashville home, but she has not forgotten her Cincinnati roots.

Frances' music is featured in "The Art Carvers of Music Hall" - a short film by Melissa Godoy that is returning to Cincinnati World Cinema as part of their Women in Film Weekend, December 6 & 7. 

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NPR Content
11:21 am
Tue December 2, 2014

NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest

ATTENTION LOCAL BANDS:
If you have a song, a desk and a camera then please read this:

Have you ever wanted to play a Tiny Desk Concert? Now's your chance: NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company are holding a contest, and the winner gets to perform at the famous tiny desk at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

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Album Review
6:09 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Subsets: twothousandfourteen

Subsets at Covington's Three Kings
Photo by Christopher Vercheak

Grab your favorite tattered flannel and strap on your 10-hole steel-toed Doc Martens, because Subsets are bringing back the eighties with their new album twothousandfourteen.

For sixteen and a half minutes, every note of twothousandfourteen is a relentless assault of viking fury, packaged to sound like the best of underground bands from labels like SST and Epitaph Records.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Ohio Knife: Our Neighborhood

Ohio Knife celebrates the release of 'Our Neighborhood' with a party on Wednesday, November 26 at The Woodward Theater.

Ohio Knife always gives you more than you expect, yet you still want seconds. If there is a real-life personification of the "this one goes to eleven" mentality, you can find it in this Cincinnati band made up of Scotty Wood [bass], Andrew Higley [keyboards], Joe Suer [drums] and Jason Snell [guitar, vocals].

Everything about Ohio Knife is big, bold, loud and full of serious in-your-face attitude. The same can be said for everything about their latest release Our Neighborhood.

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