local bands

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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Benefit Concerts
1:48 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Ironfest IV

Ironfest IV is November 1st and 2nd at The Southgate House Revival.
Ironfest IV Facebook event page

Tonight is the opening of Ironfest IV at The Southgate House Revival.

Ironfest is an all-out, no-holds-barred local band rock-fest put together in honor of the late "Iron" Mike Davidson who was a huge supporter of, and contributor to, the local music scene.

The 2-day event features 35 bands, all from the Greater Cincinnati community who have come together to pay tribute to Mike and to help raise money for his family.

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Music Sample
10:58 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Formerly Ghosts: Predisposed

As a special Halloween treat, from the forthcoming album Dead in Ohio, here is "Predisposed," a single from Cincinnati's Formerly Ghosts.

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