local bands

MidPoint Music Festival
1:54 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

MPMF 2013: A local band primer

John Crowell and Caitlin Behle from Each Note Secure

In preparation for this weekend's MidPoint Music Festival, I met up with John Crowell and Caitlin Behle from Each Note Secure to talk about what local bands are on their must-see lists and how to best prepare for the fest.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Sun September 22, 2013

MidPoint Music Festival

Album Review
2:16 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

umin: antiv

antiv is the third full-length release by umin
Credit umin.bandcamp.com

The album antiv is the third full-length release from experimental art-musician, umin.

Umin’s music is dominated by baritone ukulele explorations and digital sequencing of various sound forms.  The compositions are non-linear, non-objective and are tied to little, if any, musical conventions.  The tracks are at times hypnotic, meditative and frantically unsettling.

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Local Music
1:30 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Over the Rhine's new CD: "Meet Me at the Edge of the World"

Local music icons Karin Bergquist and Linford Detwiler, better known as Over the Rhine, have a new CD coming out (“Meet Me at The Edge of the World”) and a live concert at Coney Island on September 13. They stopped by our studios for a talk with Ron Esposito about the new music and what fans will hear at the Coney Island event.

Album Review
7:46 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The Happy Maladies: new again

If Marcel Duchamp had started a band, it would sound like this.
Credit thehappymaladies.com

In a recent review, I compared Moonbow’s first album The End of Time to a roller coaster.  If that metaphor stands true, then the album new again by The Happy Maladies is the merry-go-round – and this ride is missing a gear or two; and the ride, and its operator, have a few screws loose.

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