local bands

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

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


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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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Buffalo Killers: Heavy Reverie

Bufalo Killers [l-r]: Zach Gabbard [bass]; Sven Kahns [guitar]; Joe Sebaali [drums]; Andy Gabbard [guitar]
Sun Pedal Recordings

Welcome to Spring in Cincinnati - a time that rejuvenates the soul and beckons the continuation of treasured traditions: Opening Day, Zoo Babies, The Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory, The Flying Pig Marathon and Record Store Day, to name just a few. To me, springtime in Cincinnati means that it is time to get ready for another awesome release by Buffalo Killers.  

As one of the hardest working bands around, every time Buffalo Killers enters the recording studio, they pretty much already have the album finished in their heads; and getting it down on tape is a mere formality. Likewise, every time they record, they seem to just get better and better.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Sleeves: Sex is Stupid

Sex is Stupid by Sleeves is available for free/pay-what-you-want download from their Bandcamp site.

Sleeves is the latest "insta-band" from Cincinnati.  What is an insta-band?

Shawn Abnoxious from the music blog Thwart describes it best when we writes, "insta-bands are those bands that seemingly pop-up overnight without warning... a sort of shock and awe version of a band."

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