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.

Pages

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.

Read more
September 26-28
1:30 am
Fri August 23, 2013

MidPoint Music Festival gearing up for 12th year

Now celebrating its 12th year, the MidPoint Music Festival returns to venues around Cincinnati September 26-28. Dan McCabe, the festival’s executive producer for the last six years, joins our Jim Nolan to preview this year’s event and highlights some of the musicians who will be performing including headliner Shuggie Otis.

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?

Read more
Covington, KY
3:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

The London Police Invade Northern KY

Bob Gibson and Chaz Barrison of The London Police hard at work on thier mural inside CVG

Greater Cincinnati has been synonymous with murals for generations. 

In 1932, Winold Reiss created 23 towering mosaics for Union Terminal -- though 14 of them have since been moved to the airport for preservation.

One of Cincinnati’s most iconic pieces of art is the mural for the Terrace Plaza Hotel, created in 1947 by Joan Miro -- that now sits across from the Terrace Café in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Cincinnati’s own ArtWorks has been decorating facades and exterior canvases since 1996.

In 2010 muralist Shepard Fairey plastered his imagery – quite literally – all around town. 

And just last March, Irish artist Maser’s mural “Get Up” was installed on the side of a building on Pendleton St.

Now, the London Police are back in town.

Read more
Album Review
3:47 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Moonbow: The End of Time

Moonbow: David McElfresh, Steve Earle, Ryan McAllister and Matt Bischoff
Credit Moonbow Facebook page

The opening strains of Moonbow's debut album, The End of Time, draw you in like the first hill of a monster roller coaster.  The off-tune violin and rustic guitar hint of something yet-to-come; and once the drums and bass kick-in, you're over that first big hill, screaming with a combination of thrill and terror. You're gravity's prisoner now, so you best just hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

Read more

Pages