album review

Album Review
12:05 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Cha-Cha Chachi: Cincinnati's Finest Garage Rock

Like all great moments in history, it all started with a tweet.

Earlier in the week, I was all ready to review a different album (which will probably appear next week) when I received this message:

This moment was just too serendipitous; and I felt compelled to check it out, since they went to the trouble to contact me directly and, honestly, because I can not resist a sick bassline.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue November 12, 2013

The Kickaways: ShowYrTeeth

ShowYrTeeth is the second studio release from The Kickaways
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I love that the album cover for ShowYrTeeth shows a person immersed in a bathtub of glittering sludge inside a dilapidated room that looks like an abandoned industrial warehouse somewhere.  It is this combination of glitzy and gritty that exemplifies the sound and style of The Kickaways. ShowYrTeeth is a tantalizing mixture of glam with a touch of 'the ultra-violence.'

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

ADM: A Delicate Motor

I have a very love-hate relationship with technology.  On one hand, it is an amazing tool that has revolutionized how we view the world and each other.  It has allowed us to create amazing new things and paved the way for new inventions that can make the world a better, safer and healthier place.

However, it is so dreadfully easy to become dependent upon it that, when it fails, we can find ourselves virtually crippled and sitting in the dark, waiting for the lights to come back on.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

The Yugos: Life is Awesome and Then You Live Forever

The Yugos at The Comet
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In September of 2012, Caitin Behle of Each Note Secure called The Yugos “one of the most fun bands in Cincinnati.”  Now, just over a year later, that title appears to still be securely in their hands.

The Yugos’ second album, Life is Awesome and Then You Live Forever from Best Friend Records, is a bouncy, rollicking bombastic and rhythmic party full of good times, positive energy and great music.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Adelee & Gentry: Nice to Meet You...

Nice to Met You... by Adelle & Gentry has a sound that is lavish and easy on the ears

Dayton, OH has a deep musical tradition that includes R&B/Funk bands like Slave, Zapp and The Ohio Players.  They also lay claim to a rich and storied history that includes notable acts such as Guided by Voices, Brainiac and The Breeders, featuring the Deal sisters Kim & Kelly.  But now singer-songwriter sisters Adelee & Gentry Gates have added to the Gem City’s music legacy with the album Nice to Meet You….

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