Local Exposure

WVXU's Local Exposure focuses on the thriving music scene in the Greater Cincinnati area.

You'll find album & book reviews, interviews with local musicians as well as national artists coming to town, plus concert announcements, reviews and other music news.

Contributors include musicians, artists and a number of folks who have their finger on the pulse of the local and regional music scene.

Be Blessed by TRIIIBE

Jun 20, 2018

To some they are a band, to others they are activists, and to many they are heroes.

To me, the artists of TRIIIBE are all three.

Phasmids

Jun 19, 2018

Phasmids is an eclectic collective of artists and creatives. That approach to the band and the music is reflected in the synth-pop / prog-rock hybrid that makes Phasmids unique.

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Concerts, concerts, and more concerts all around the Cincinnati area are included in this week's edition of Music Notes.  You'll also hear about the passing of Danny Kirwan who was a guitarist with Fleetwood Mac, about a new film with Tom Waits appearing in it, and a new song released by John Fogerty & ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.  

When most people think of a 4th of July parade, certain images come to mind; but the Independence Day parade that, to me, most embodies the idea of freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the one that happens in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Northside.

Sharon Is Karen, the newest album from Tooth Lures a Fang, displays an acutely DIY approach to recording, which allows them to take full control of the process.

The music and lyrics are a result of a tenuous balance between the absurdly funny and the uncomfortably dark.

Lots of happenings coming up in the Cincinnati area this month including concerts by local and national musicians, the Juneteenth Festival in Eden Park, and the Rhythm & Brews festival at Miami Valley Gaming.  You'll also hear about the passing of Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, music-related jobs with ArtsWave, and much more on this week's edition of Music Notes.

Singer/songwriter Chris Knight doesn't like to talk about his music, saying that he likes his music to talk for him.  So, we were delighted when he agreed to talk with Elaine Diehl about his music career, his release Little Victories, and upcoming concert at Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky, on Thursday, June 14th at 9pm.   

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Waddell Falland, who recorded on King Records, passed away May 29, according to Walker Funeral Home. He along with Jimmy Railey were both members of The Solars, Bobby and the Expressions and The Famous Flames.  

By blending classic synth flow, improv jazz orchestration and hip-hop drive, the debut and title album by Flocks places them somewhere within the Venn diagram of Chick Corea, Childish Gambino and Frank Zappa.

This book by Amy Nathan, Making Time for Making Music: How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life,  certainly makes a case for the positive influences of music in our everyday lives.  

Dellan Stokesbary shares his thoughts about Nathan's book in a review which he recently recorded for Local Exposure.

On this week's Music Notes, Elaine Diehl shares details of many upcoming concerts, a festival at Miami Valley Gaming, and other musical news items.

Beginning June 5th at Noon, Radio Artifact, a local independent radio station based in Northside that showcases the talented musicians that perform in Cincinnati, will be broadcast on 91.7 WVXU HD-2.

This week's "Music Notes" features local concerts, new releases, a documentary starring Tatiana Berman,  music classes, and much more.  

This week's edition of "Music Notes" including information about new releases at Shake It Records and by Fred Hersch.  There are also many upcoming concerts and festivals.  Plus very special collaborative visual/musical projects by Ric Hordinski & Michael Wilson.  WVXU/WMUB will also air a 2-hour special about Joni Mitchell from 10pm-midnight on Saturday evening, June 2nd.

In this week's Music Notes, you'll hear about a new biography about Freddy Fender, a new release by the Manhattan Transfer, and lots of local concert information.  


Pat Linhart and Julie Spangler came into WVXU's studio May 8th and spoke with Elaine Diehl about their upcoming performance at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio, on May 19th.  During the interview, they talk about the difference between cabaret and musical theatre, the concept of the Fitton show, and some of the special guests who'll be performing with them.  

Acclaimed photographer Michael Wilson, whose work includes photos of Lyle Lovett, Hugh Laurie, Delbert McClinton, and Buddy Miller, embarked on a different kind of photography journey from January to March this year at the Manifest Drawing Center in Madisonville.  Eleven students learned the ins & outs of analog cameras from the making of prints to darkroom techniques.  The students were freshmen to seniors and from both private and public schools.

Their photographs will be on display one-day-only at Manifest Drawing Center at 4905 Whetsel Avenue on Saturday, May 19th from 6-8pm. The exhibition is entitled, "Through Our Lens: Photographs from the Envision Project."  The work of the Ohio students will be then be sent to Columbus for a year-long exhibition by the Civil Rights Commission.

1. Jazz Standard's 11th Annual Fred Hersch Invitation Series in NYC - 5/8-13.

2. Greg Chako - gigs at Trotta's in Dayton KY & Washiington Platform

3. Blue Wisp Big Band  - Urban Artifact - Wednesdays until 12/26.

4. Gibson Guitars bankruptcy

5. Ricky Nye & Dottie Warner - Arnold's - 5/10

6. Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys - back surgery

7. Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket - Ludlow Garage - 5/11

Sofaburn Records

Adam Petersen who started A Delicate Motor as a solo project has now expanded his range, his repertoire and his band to include 6 people in the creation of their latest album “Fellover My Own.”

Melissa-Claire sat down in WVXU's studio this afternoon with Elaine Diehl to talk about her new EP of original music entitled, "Imperfect Timing."  She recorded 5 songs for it backed up by a number of Cincinnati musicians including guitarist Harold Kennedy and Chris Arduser.  Tim Goshorn spent 3 hours with her in the studio recording the last song on the EP, "Little Girl," not long before he passed away last spring.

Lauren Eylise is an independent, soul singer/songwriter & guitarist who's coming off an appearance at the Funk Fest and is now scheduled to headline her first show at the Woodward Theater at 8pm on Friday, May 4th.  She's added a horn section to her backup band, The Part-Time Lovers, for this show. The theme of the concert, "Running with the Wolves," was inspired by a book she loves.

Glen Phillips, most easily recognized as the lead singer of Toad The Wet Sprocket comes to the Ludlow Garage on Friday, May 11 for a solo performance. His visit provides me a great opportunity to reprise my conversation with him from March, 2017.

1. Ruins - debut album, Sample Size

2. Legendary jazz vocalist Bob Dorough passed away at the age of 94. YouTube videos: "I'm Beginning to See the Light" & "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most"

3. Trout Steak Revival, Nicholas Johnson & Mike Mains - all have shows coming up at the Southgate House Revival

4. Flying Circus Big Band & a host of jazz musicians at The Greenwich for a fundraiser for drummer John von Ohlen.  Both shows are now sold out!

5. Steve Schmidt - Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame induction celebration - Urban Artifact - 5/2

6. Mandy Gaines - Schwartz's Point w/Pat Kelly - 5/3 & Washington Platform 5/12.

7. Rita Coolidge - first album of new material in 25 years - "Safe in the Arms of Time" - 5/4 release 

A. M. Nice: End of an Era

Apr 25, 2018

Adam Nice, along with George Marshall Jenkins and Nick Hill are keeping the sound of the 90s alive with their band A. M. Nice - and their new album End of an Era.

I got to speak with Adam about the band’s history, their recent tour, their label - Phratry Records, and about the collaborative effort involved in the record-making process.

The album release party for End of an Era is Friday, May 4 at Southgate House Revival.

1. Phil DeGreg - Latitudes - 4/26

2. Ricky Nye - Brew River Gastropub - 4/26

3. Ariel Quartet - Corbett Auditorium - 4/26

4. Black Plastic record store   

5. Sam Amidon/Sam Gendel - Music Now Festival - 4/27 & 28

Comprador: Downstream

Apr 19, 2018

Comprador returns with their second full-length release - a massive 19-track double album called Downstream that full of insightful and explosive music. The band also has an all-new lineup that includes Jon Delvaux, Brianna Kelly & Corey Waddell joining primary songwriter Charlie D'Ardenne. 

1. Southgate House Revival - 4/18 (Tom Petty Tribute), 4/21 (Sierra Hull)

2. The Greenwich - Chasing the Trane film - 4/19

3. Cincinnati Opera's summer season

4. 4/20 - MOTR Pub, Madison Theatre, Northside Tavern shows

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