Local Exposure

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This Saturday, Northside Presbyterian Church will be filled with thousands of LPs, EPs, 12-inch, 10-inch and 7-inch vinyl, 45s, 78s, and everything in-between as the 2nd Annual Northside Record Fair, presented by Dome, a local music promotion company and record label, opens its doors.

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.

The idea of beer & sausages is not new to Cincinnati, but what is new and cool is The Growler Stop, located next to Wags Park on Church Street in the heart of Newtown.

Though just a few weeks old, The Growler Stop has made connections with many of the great local beer makers in town, including Rhinegeist, Blank Slate, MadTree, 50 West, Rivertownand Mt. Carmel Brewery.

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The Cincinnati chapter of AIGA presents INK BLEEDS 4; a rock-n-roll gallery exhibition that features poster art from 'the most audacious and provocative artists throughout the region.'

Featured print artists include:
Powerhouse
Brian Methe
Southpaw
Erica Williams
Neltner
Small Batch
WarnickArt
TommyInk

Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is almost upon us, and I doubt that anyone hates malls more than I do.

Fortunately, the BuyCincy Holiday Event (previously "Cincinnati Unchained") promotes the benefits of shopping locally while bringing holiday traffic to locally-owned, independent businesses in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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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.'

thedragonflyfoundation.org

The Dragonfly Foundation based here in Cincinnati helps families of children with significant health issues while they’re being treated and also during their recovery process.

ADM: A Delicate Motor

Nov 5, 2013

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.

Hemptations Revisited

Jan 15, 2013

On January 11, 2013, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer addressed the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors regarding the development of industrial hemp.

Last May we spoke with Beach, the owner and operator of Hemptations in O'Bryonville.  Hemptations is the region's largest proprietor of hemp-based products which include clothing, paper, lotions, soaps, thread and many other products for everyday use.

The House of 'WOW!'

Jan 10, 2013

Dean Regas is the Outreach Astronomer for The Cincinnati Observatory in Mt. Lookout.  The observatory is home to, among other things, the oldest telescope in the United States which is still in use on a daily basis.


Price Hill Will

Dec 19, 2012

Price Hill Will is an organization dedicated to growing and sustaining a strong Community in Cincinnati’s largest neighborhood -- through economic development, community engagement and physical revitalization.

I met with Matt Strauss, Director of Marketing & Neighborhood Promotion for Price Hill Will at Corner BLOC Coffee to talk about the neighborhood, its history and its future.

1207 Returns to OTR

Dec 11, 2012

A new music venue is opening in OTR!

It is called "1207" - a throwback to the original venue from the 1990's.

Located just upstairs from Cincy by the Slice, Venomous Valdez - a regular friend of the show says it will be a "little room with an emphasis on Americana/Folk/Jazz/Blues/Indie Rock."

The "soft opening" will be this Thursday, December 13th.

Keith Maupin tells his story about how he turned his personal loss into The Yellow Ribbon Support Center, an organization that continues to provide support to the men and women serving in the military overseas.

Sugar, spice and gratitude are the main ingredients used by Rachel DesRochers in her Grateful Grahams.

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