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A melting pot of stylistic nuance, honest ignorance and a wee bit of theoretical background, creates the slimy dreamy grit pop stoner jazz that encapsulates the Sylmar sound. A band of many tastes and many arguments, Sylmar's writing process is a bit like the wild things pitching—all over the place. A drum beat, a bass lick, a guitar melody or even a thoughtless yell can bring together a structured song, filled with time changes, false endings and crafty crescendos. After playing 50+ shows in

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On Saturday, May 27th FORIS, Sylmar, Patterns of Chaos, and General Baxter will be hitting the stage at Madison Live for a special show!

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Get Ready for Burritofest 

Much like the burrito itself, Burritofest intends to give patrons a little bit of several different ingredients.

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Soul Step Records Announce Collaborative Release with Sylmar 

Soul Step Records has announced SSR-053, another collaborative release with Cincinnati’s Sylmar.

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Sylmar Releases Video from Upcoming EP 

Sylmar shares the first glimpse of their upcoming Telford EP with a live version of the opening track “Wonder” shot and recorded in Somerset, Kentucky.

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Sylmar Release Double Singles and Play Top Cats 

Sylmar is a band that should be on the top of your radar. A melting pot of stylistic nuance, honest ignorance and a wee bit of theoretical background, creates the dreamy grit pop stoner jazz that encapsulates the Sylmar sound. This Saturday they are releasing not one, but TWO singles AND celebrating the tunes with a night of live slyme at Top Cats in Clifton.

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Sylmar Make Triumphant Cincinnati Return to The Woodward 

Sylmar joins Triiibe (formerly BLVCK SEEDS), and Pout for an exciting show at The Woodward Theater on Friday, March 23rd! This show is special as they are bringing different genres and different Cincinnati scenes together for an incredible night of music.

Double Release from Soul Step Records 

Soul Step Records is at it again! Two vinyl releases will be released to the public on Friday, October 13th.

Sylmar Launches Debut LP at Woodward Theater 

Local band, Sylmar, takes the stage with Brianna Kelley (Cin) and The Stoop Kids (Nash). After gracing the Cincinnati music scene with a years’ worth of high energy performances the five piece celebrates their debut LP this Friday, June 2nd at The Woodward Theater. Doors at 8:30 pm,...

Modern Aquatic Ready to Celebrate at MOTR Pub 

Modern Aquatic is celebrating their first complete year of being a band at MOTR Pub on Thursday, December 29th! What a year it has been for these guys! They were featured as Local Discovery of the Month on WNKU, played Midpoint Music Festival, the Catfish Ball, and had many other bucket list items...

Soul Step Records Announces SSR-014 & SSR-015 

SSR-014 is Nashville based REPUBLICAN HAIR. This artist, or project, conjures the flamboyant musicality of The Cars, Devo, The Clash and Talking Heads. The man behind REPUBLICAN HAIR remains a mystery but word has it he is behind some of current Country music’s biggest radio hits, which only...

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