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
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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Album Review
1:56 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Electric Citizen

Electric Citizen: Ross Dolan (guitar), Laura Dolan (vox), Nick Vogelpohl (bass) and Nate Wagner (drums)
electriccitizenband.com

As autumn approaches, most of us are put in the mindset of witches, ghosts and creepy characters.  It is appropriate then that I present the self-titled EP by Electric Citizen.

With the first listen of Electric Citizen, I was transported back in time to an era before cell phones, before digital downloads and, yes kids, before the internet.

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MidPoint Music Festival
1:54 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

MPMF 2013: A local band primer

John Crowell and Caitlin Behle from Each Note Secure

In preparation for this weekend's MidPoint Music Festival, I met up with John Crowell and Caitlin Behle from Each Note Secure to talk about what local bands are on their must-see lists and how to best prepare for the fest.

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Coming September 28
1:30 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Time for Zombie Walk 2013 - the 'undead' take a stroll

The walking dead of the Queen City are back – it’s the second annual Zombie Walk on Saturday, September 28. Organizers Rocky Doll and Rev-D join Jim Nolan to preview this night of undead fun, including the after-party on Fountain Square featuring the band Hematosis.

Album Review
7:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Buffalo Killers: Ohio Grass

Buffalo Killers is a band that doesn’t seem to ever sit still.

Shortly after the release of their 4th full-length recording, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., they were quick to follow it up with Ohio Grass,  a 6-song EP specially-crafted for release on Record Store Day.  Ohio Grass comes out swinging with the opening track, ‘Baptized’ -  a soulful and deeply-resonating hymn.

Since the band’s formation in 2006 the Buffalo Killers’ sound has been compared favorably to such giants as Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Cream and The Black Crowes, with whom the band toured, shortly after the release of their self-titled debut album.

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