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 July 1, 2014

Elk Creek: Greenfield Project

Greenfield Project is the 7-song debut EP from Greater Cincinnati's Elk Creek

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 Elk Creek. They are a group of very talented musicians that make some exciting new music and they sound really, really good together.

The story of Elk Creek is one of reunion. Aaron Price [vocals], Jeremy Brown [harmonica], and Brad Smith [guitar] all grew up together and used to play in band called Hector who had a practice space in Trenton, Ohio located on Elk Creek Road. Two years ago when they 'got the band back together' they added Travis Estell on drums and Nick Whittenburg 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 Greenfield Project.

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East Walnut Hills
2:45 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Treasures 4 Charity Introduces Shopping for a Cause

Treasures 4 Charity is an upscale resale shop located in East Walnut Hills where you can shop for furniture and accessories and make a positive impact in your community at the same time.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Pop Goes the Evil: Love Stained Heart

Pop Goes the Evil: Jacob Grove, Lucas Frazier and Evan Roberts

Do you remember Carnivàle - 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 Pop Goes the Evil's new album Love Stained Heart.

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.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Mangrenade: Severed Part One

Mangrenade is the type of band that can spit a mouthful of the angriest venom in your face and make you smile about it. Their music assaults you with a 'Live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse' attitude.

Severed Part One, their just-released project on Red Moth Records, is a pretty drastic and heavier departure from their 2013 EP, Lions in the Parking Lot, which was far smoother and groovier. Severed is much more ferocious and propelled by head-banging power and fist-pumping energy. This 'new sound' for Mangrenade can easily be likened to late 1980's West Coast heavy metal.

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Ault Park
12:05 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Celebrating Celestial Summers at The Cincinnati Observatory

Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory
cincinnatiobservatory.org

The Cincinnati Observatory, 'The Birthplace of American Astronomy' and home to the oldest professional telescope in the US, is always a wonderful destination for anyone, of any age, who is curious about science, astronomy and the world around them.

This summer, the observatory has several activities lined up to engage, entertain and enlighten those interested in the sun, the moon, Saturn - and other cosmic entities that make up our own solar system.

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