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
9:20 am
Mon December 23, 2013

The Runaway Hamsters: Runaway

“Abby picked 'runaway' and I [Isabella] picked 'hamsters' and then we put it together, Runaway Hamsters."

This week I'm breaking my usual format of covering locally-produced music, but I wouldn't do so if it weren't for a very good and noble reason.

While recently checking out the website fark.com, I discovered a story about The Runaway Hamsters , a 4-piece band of young rockers made up of siblings that include 9-year old Isabella and 8-year old triplets Abby, Gabby & Riley Keen.

The Hamsters are already gathering a lot of press across the country from such outlets as KNCI in Sacramento, CA and KTVB in their hometown of Boise, ID - if not so much for their punkish West Coast sound as for their incredibly big hearts.

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Album Review
5:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

IsWhat?!: Things That Go Bump In the Dark

Iswhat?! is MC Napoleon Maddox and saxophonist Jack Walker

How many hip-hop albums have you listened to recently that contained freestyle performed in French - or that combined heavy bass-drop with samples of birdsong?

Before you can begin to address the album "Things That Go Bump In the Dark" by IsWhat?!, you must first throw away any preconceived notions of what a hip-hop album is or what 'urban' music is -- because the aesthetic of this album lies somewhere between beatnik coffee-house poetry-jams and late-night dance club after-parties.

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Album Review
11:49 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Phratry Records 4-Band Split 7‚ÄĚ

Hot off the presses from Cincinnati label Phratry Records is a 4-band, 7" that features the groups Joe 4 from Zagreb, Croatia, Aperiodic - who have roots in Dayton - as well as Cincinnati's own Mala In Se and Knife The Symphony.

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Sharonville, OH
1:35 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Historical Holly Days at The Heritage Village Museum

The houses of the Heritage Village Museum are decorated for the holiday, in the style of the period

Operated by Historic Southwest Ohio, the Heritage Village Museum in Sharonville allows visitors to take a step back in time and to get a glimpse of what life was like in 19th century Ohio.  The village operates year-round and volunteers provide tours, as well as traditional crafts and cooking demonstrations.

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Album Review
1:15 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Sometimes: Moral Superiority

'Moral Superiority' by Sometimes

After a string of singles, several different arrangements, re-mixes and re-recording sessions, Sometimes out of Batavia, OH have compiled 6 tracks into a full-length album entitled "Moral Superiority," released by Apollo99 Records.

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