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 June 3, 2014

Sheet Ghost: Silent Ritual

Music does not recognize borders; it doesn't care where you come from or where you call home -- and though there is a lot of attention being paid lately to the Cincinnati local scene, there is plenty great music being made on 'the other side' of the Ohio river.

Sheet Ghost is a heavy post-punk quartet from Independence, KY who just recently rebranded themselves after deciding that their former name, Come Here Watson, no longer reflected their music or their style. This change in identity came as the band was assembling their new EP, Silent Ritual.

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Second Sunday on Main
10:37 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Dog Days at Second Sunday on Main

secondsundayonmain.org

Update: additonal information and links added.

On Sunday, June 8th, the Over the Rhine Chamber of Commerce will begin its ninth year of Second Sunday on Main - the eclectic neighborhood street festival on Main Street in OTR.

Second Sunday celebrations have something for everyone - including the family pet! 

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Over the Rhine
11:06 am
Thu May 29, 2014

A Music Preview: Second Sunday on Main

The first event of the season is Sunday, June 8 from noon to 5 PM
Provided, Second Sunday on Main

2014 marks the ninth season of Second Sunday on Main, the eclectic monthly street festival located in historic Over-the-Rhine. The first event of the season is Sunday, June 8 from noon to 5 PM with the theme “Main Street Block Party.” 

Aside from the many local vendors, food trucks, street performers and specials available from area shops, galleries, and restaurants, there will be an abundance of great local music.

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Tattoo Art
3:13 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Nightshade Ink: The Art of the Tattoo

Christopher Sanders, owner of Nightshade Ink

There is often a vague distinction between the art of the tattoo and that of more 'traditional' art  - the kind that you might find hanging on a gallery wall.  Now, thanks to the folks at Rock Paper Scissors and Nightshade Ink, that distinction will be erased. 

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Shiny and the Spoon: Box of Bullets

Shiny and the Spoon: Amber Nash, Pete Brown, Matt Frazer and Jordan Neff
shinyandthespoon.wordpress.com

I've been doing this local music review gig for almost a year now and I have learned that trying to produce one piece each week can be a very interesting challenge.  

It seems like just about every band in town locks themselves away throughout the winter to hibernate in their separate recording studios and to work on a new release.  Then in spring, like the crocuses, daffodils and irises in my wife's flower garden, there is suddenly a colorful explosion of new music and I find myself weeks - if not months - behind in reviewing some band's 'new' release.

Such is the case with Shiny and the Spoon's Box of Bullets.

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