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.
In neighborhoods like Price Hill and Carthage, CiNBA has begun a pilot program in conjunction with Price Hill Will and Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio's Su Casa Center to present a series of workshops that encourage working cooperatively, promote community involvement and provide Spanish speakers with the tools they need to start their own businesses.
The City Flea kicks off its fourth year in Cincinnati this Saturday in Washington Park. The City Flea is Cincinnati's original, curated, monthly urban flea market that features locally-made products, unique gifts and great food and entertainment.