album review

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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Album Review
7:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Gazer: Phone Commercial

Gazer's 4-song EP 'Phone Commercial' is available for pay-what- you-want from Bandcamp
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Gazer describes themselves as “a high-strung, Cincinnati-based noise punk band.”  And although that statement is true, there is a lot, musically, that separates them from other bands that I would consider “Cincinnati-based noise-punk” like Mardou or Smoke Signals….

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Album Review
9:44 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Magnolia Mountain: Beloved

Mark Utley, Renee Frye, Melissa English, Jeff Vanover, Dusty Bryant, Victor Strunk and Todd Drake

Magnolia Mountain is a Jack Daniel’s and Budweiser band in a town made for craft brew and Buffalo Trace -- and that seems to be just fine by them.

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Album Review
2:35 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Hiders: Temenos

Temenos is the 4th full-length release from The Hiders
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If it is true that you can be judged by the company you keep, then The Hiders’ Billy Alletzhauser is in a great place.

Much like fellow Ass Pony Chuck Cleaver, Alletzhauser has found a second family in The Hiders, and Temenos, the 4th full-length release from the group showcases amazing talent and depth.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Mardou: The Cardigan EP

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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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