Our Weekend Picks :: January 16, 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 app here).

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Friday, January 16:
Gates @ The Southgate House Revival [Interview]
The Whiskey Shambles @ Rivertown Brewing Company [Preview]
Technicolor Monster @ The Underground [Interview
Seabird w/Mike Mains & The Branches & Along The Shore @ Northside Tavern
Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) @ The Southgate House Revival
Wilder @ Wunderbar
Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery @ MOTR Pub 

Saturday, January 17:
CityBeat's Best New Band Showcase @ Bogart's [Preview] 
Turquoise Jeep w/Abiyah @ The Woodward Theater
Michael Buratto w/Beau Austin @ The Drinkery
The Missy Werner Band @ Willis Music Woodsongs Coffeehouse
The Tadcasters @ Plain Folk Cafe 

Sunday, January 18:
Generationals w/Elel @ The Southgate House Revival [Generationals Preview] [Elel Interview


ELEL Was Born With the Meeting of a Girl 

Nashville 8-piece ELEL had a big summer. Their debut track " 40 Watt", an effervescent blast of feel good indie pop, drew comparisons to the likes of Vampire Weekend and MGMT, winning over a slew of blogs and affording them the opportunity to perform at Bonnaroo Festival. The band are set to...

Technicolor Monster Has Exciting News 

Technicolor Monster has been busy! They are getting ready to undergo an IndieGogo campaign, have a show at The 86 Club tonight and have an EP Release show set for February 27th at The Underground.  We chatted with the band about #YEAROFTHEMONSTER! Tell us about your upcoming IndieGogo...

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Interview: Gates at SGHR Friday 

I don’t think there’s a conversation you can have about independent music where a band like Gates - and even Gates, specifically - can or should be dismissed. A big part of what’s made this particular moment in time so monumental for the current run of indie bands and labels is a...

Generationals to Headline Southgate House Revival 

Generationals are an American New Wave duo formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, consisting of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer. The band was named because as they often watched CNN's coverage of the 2008 presidential election as they recorded, the pair noticed that nearly every issue was dubbed a...

The Whiskey Shambles Beer Tapping 

Many blues songs have been inspired (or at least influenced) by alcohol, but it’s rare that a libation has been inspired by a blues band. In honor of The Whiskey Shambles' win at the Northeast Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) Blues Challenge, which qualifies them to compete at the International...

Best New Bands Showcase at Bogart's Saturday 

The 2015 Best New Bands Showcase will feature performances by 10 of Greater Cincinnati’s best local bands including performances by the Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominees for New Artist of the Year. I always enjoy the Best New Band Showcase each year as it has something for everyone....