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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The Local Exposure podcast is available on Stitcher.
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Album Review
7:45 am
Tue September 10, 2013

The Frankl Project: Standards

The Frankl Project: Jake Tippey, Joe Frankl an Paul Schroeder

As real as a scar and as honest as a deathbed confession, Standards, the first full-length release by The Frankl Project, is bittersweet, dark and full of basic, human truth.

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Album Review
7:46 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The Happy Maladies: new again

If Marcel Duchamp had started a band, it would sound like this.
Credit thehappymaladies.com

In a recent review, I compared Moonbow’s first album The End of Time to a roller coaster.  If that metaphor stands true, then the album new again by The Happy Maladies is the merry-go-round – and this ride is missing a gear or two; and the ride, and its operator, have a few screws loose.

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Compassion Games
11:02 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Cincinnati Fights for Survival of the Kindest

Jeremy Bilby and Diane Wright of Compassionate Cincinati

For 11 days starting this September 11th, Cincinnati will be one of several cities competing in The Compassion Games.  The games are an outreach program by the Charter for Compassion, a worldwide network whose goal is to advance the spirit and practice of the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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Album Review
9:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

The Guitars: Higher Action

The album Higher Action by The Guitars is a time machine upholstered in crushed red velvet and fine Corinthian leather.  Every note, every verse and every track is perfectly crafted to wrap you in luxurious comfort and style.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Smoke Signals... The Collapse

Smoke Signals... guiding you through The Collapse
Credit Smoke Signals... Facebook page

I was fortunate to stumble upon the band Smoke Signals... recently at The Southgate House Revival.

The Newport-based trio played in the Lounge – the smallest of the three stages – and they immediately filled the room to capacity with exuberant fans, curious onlookers like me, and an unearthly powerful sound.  As soon as their set was finished, I made a beeline to the merch table and picked up a copy of their 6-song CD, The Collapse.

The songs on The Collapse read like a post-apocalyptic diary written by those left behind after the cataclysm, but who have still been deeply affected by something much bigger and scarier than themselves.  The tracks are punctuated by bits of radio static or odd recorded clips that seem to cry out “Is there anybody out there?

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