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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Over the Rhine
11:06 am
Thu May 29, 2014

A Music Preview: Second Sunday on Main

The first event of the season is Sunday, June 8 from noon to 5 PM
Provided, Second Sunday on Main

2014 marks the ninth season of Second Sunday on Main, the eclectic monthly street festival located in historic Over-the-Rhine. The first event of the season is Sunday, June 8 from noon to 5 PM with the theme “Main Street Block Party.” 

Aside from the many local vendors, food trucks, street performers and specials available from area shops, galleries, and restaurants, there will be an abundance of great local music.

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Tattoo Art
3:13 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Nightshade Ink: The Art of the Tattoo

Christopher Sanders, owner of Nightshade Ink

There is often a vague distinction between the art of the tattoo and that of more 'traditional' art  - the kind that you might find hanging on a gallery wall.  Now, thanks to the folks at Rock Paper Scissors and Nightshade Ink, that distinction will be erased. 

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Shiny and the Spoon: Box of Bullets

Shiny and the Spoon: Amber Nash, Pete Brown, Matt Frazer and Jordan Neff
shinyandthespoon.wordpress.com

I've been doing this local music review gig for almost a year now and I have learned that trying to produce one piece each week can be a very interesting challenge.  

It seems like just about every band in town locks themselves away throughout the winter to hibernate in their separate recording studios and to work on a new release.  Then in spring, like the crocuses, daffodils and irises in my wife's flower garden, there is suddenly a colorful explosion of new music and I find myself weeks - if not months - behind in reviewing some band's 'new' release.

Such is the case with Shiny and the Spoon's Box of Bullets.

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Downtown Cincinnati
12:46 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Turn off and tune in at the DownTowne Listening Room

Scott Skeabeck in The DownTowne Listening Room

There is a new live music venue coming to the downtown area that will be doing things a little bit differently.

The DownTowne Listening Room, located in in the historic Shillito building (151 West 7th Street), is a place where people can turn off their phones and turn on to the music.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Leggy: Cavity Castle

leggy.bandcamp.com

If you happen to be into super-sexy, lo-fi, swank-rock, then dust off your go-go boots and get a taste of the brand-spanking-new release by Leggy called Cavity Castle.

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