Shiny And The Spoon

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Shiny and the Spoon, Cincinnati's award-nominated folk-pop quartet, is gearing up to release their latest full-length album, "Box of Bullets" on August 31st! The 11-song project portrays stories of love's good and evil, heartache and redemption, and the highs and lows of romance. Shiny and the Spoon (www.shinyandthespoon.com) consists of Amber Nash, Jordan Neff, Matt Frazer, and Pete Brown. The group has been doing their thing throughout the midwest for the better part of 5 years, sharing their

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NPR Announces 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company have announced the 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest! The winner of the Contest will play a Tiny Desk concert behind the desk at NPR. Then, they'll go on a fully-funded tour of the United States with NPR Music and sponsor, Lagunitas Brewing...

Restore the Store: A Benefit for Rabbit Hash 

On February 13th, the General Store in Rabbit Hash went up in flames. Most us watched the news break on our phones and spent the rest of the evening grief stricken while the news of the destruction unfolded. Kelly Thomas was at The Southgate House Revival that night.  She has performed at the...

Benefit to Rebuild Rabbit Hash General Store 

This whole house event, at the beautiful Southgate House Revival, put together by local musician and Rabbit Hash lover, Kelly Thomas (Wilder - and the first lady of Cincinnati Music), to bring the local music community together to help raise funds to rebuild the General Store in Rabbit Hash...

Last Call for Tiny Desk Concert Contest Submissions 

Today is the LAST day to submit your submission to the Tiny Desk Concert contest! You have until tonight at 11:59pm EST to submit HERE. Remember, this is a contest about the creativity in your music, not the polish of your video. Last year’s winning entry was shot on an iPad!  The...

2016 Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

Want to play a Tiny Desk Concert? NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company are once again holding a contest. The winner gets to perform at Bob Boilen's desk at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.  To enter, make a video performing one original song behind a desk of your choosing. It could be...

Hockey, Local Music, Beer, Wine, Bourbon, and Moonshine 

Forget tailgating, take part in the ultimate unique pre-game experience! The Cincinnati Cyclones invite you to the Restaurant overlooking the ice at U.S. Bank Arena to watch warm-ups and enjoy a tasting of your favorite beverages! Whether you are a wine connoisseur, a craft beer enthusiast, or a...

Jerry Springer Comes Back Home for Podcast 

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Our Weekend Picks :: February 20, 2015 

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...

Annapalooza: A Benefit for Anna Mouch 

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And The 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Nominees Are... 

CityBeat has announced the nominees for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards! This year, the organization did things a little differently allowing the public to weigh in on the nominees before deciding on the artists we will all be able to vote for. Remember, not everyone can be nominated. This...

Taste of the Groove Previews The Cincy Groove Music Festival 

Taste of the Groove presented by CincyGroove.com is happening this Saturday at The Southgate House Revival! For your listening pleasure will be Shiny Old Soul and Shiny and the Spoon. Go grab an advance ticket HERE ($5 adv / $7 dos).  We sat down with the owner of CincyGroove.com, Scott Preston....

The Ridges, Shiny and the Spoon & The Mitchells 

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And the Nominees for the CEA's Are... 

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Reality Check with KT: Shiny & The Spoon hit the mark 

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Good old-fashioned boot-stompin’ with Shiny and the Spoon 

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MPMF Homegrown Schedule 

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