Jim Nolan

Interactive Communications Manager, Host of Local Exposure

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Gazer: Phone Commercial

Gazer's 4-song EP 'Phone Commercial' is available for pay-what- you-want from Bandcamp
Credit gazerohio.bandcamp.com

Gazer describes themselves as “a high-strung, Cincinnati-based noise punk band.”  And although that statement is true, there is a lot, musically, that separates them from other bands that I would consider “Cincinnati-based noise-punk” like Mardou or Smoke Signals….

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Album Review
9:44 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Magnolia Mountain: Beloved

Mark Utley, Renee Frye, Melissa English, Jeff Vanover, Dusty Bryant, Victor Strunk and Todd Drake

Magnolia Mountain is a Jack Daniel’s and Budweiser band in a town made for craft brew and Buffalo Trace -- and that seems to be just fine by them.

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Music Hall
1:27 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

The climactic final battle begins at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, BC
Stephen Tucker/zelda-symphony.com

On October 27, Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, comes to Cincinnati's Music Hall for one night only.

Now touring the United States and Canada, Symphony of the Goddesses brings Zelda fans and symphony goers alike an entirely new and exciting multimedia experience that honors over 25 years of the classic video game franchise The Legend of Zelda.

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Album Review
2:35 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Hiders: Temenos

Temenos is the 4th full-length release from The Hiders
thehiders.com

If it is true that you can be judged by the company you keep, then The Hiders’ Billy Alletzhauser is in a great place.

Much like fellow Ass Pony Chuck Cleaver, Alletzhauser has found a second family in The Hiders, and Temenos, the 4th full-length release from the group showcases amazing talent and depth.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Mardou: The Cardigan EP

Good kitty

If things were simple, my review of Cardigan by the band Mardou would consist of two words: "Holy $#^+!" Because those are the first two words I said when I heard this EP.

Within 23 seconds of the track "Margaret," I was rapt, sold, converted and owned.  The pop-punk pseudo-surf feel of this song struck a resonating chord deep in my heart.  When I started doing local music reviews, this was the album I was hoping to find.

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