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Jason Isbell Returns to Cincinnati 

Jason Isbell is on his way to legend status. I first discovered Isbell in 2013. The amount of times that I have listened to “Elephant” and bawled my eyes out is off the charts.  Isbell was a part of the Drive-By Truckers from 2001 until 2007. He released his first solo album in...

Bonnaroo: How a Giant Looks at Fifteen 

For a decade and a half now, Bonnaroo has stood alone on the American festival scene. Although other American festivals have higher annual attendance (Lollapalooza regularly breaks 100,000) or pull rarer gets (even entering its tamer years, Coachella still reigns supreme for reunions), only...

Review: Jason Isbell 

Jason Isbell is no stranger to the Taft Theatre. He opened for Ryan Adams there not long after the release of Here We Rest, took to the 500-capacity basement Ballroom with his band the 400 Unit, graduated to the big theater with his breakthrough Southeastern, and on Tuesday, in his first Cincinnati...

John Prine has Timeless Tales to Tell 

John Prine is a special kind of storyteller. He’s got a peculiar eye for detail, zeroing in on characters others wouldn’t bother with and settings others would fly over. On Friday, he’ll let us into their lives under the beautiful proscenium of the Taft Theatre. Prine grew up outside of...

Jason Isbell’s Victory Lap Rolls Into Riverbend 

Jason Isbell has been a busy man. His Ohio River Throwdown appearance on Saturday is his 92nd show of 2014, with 18 more to go beyond that. This will be his third show in the Cincinnati area since the Southeastern tour began in June of last year (he headlined last year’s Whispering Beard), in...

Our Weekend Picks :: January 31, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

CALLING ALL BEARD FANS! 

Do you have a beard?  Do you like beards?  Join in with other beard fans for the 6th Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Friendship, Indiana for the weekend long party of picking, singing, and dancing beards.  The outdoor show features traditional folk music to preserve and inspire fans young and...