• Review

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Warms Up Madison Live

It was a celebration of the first full day of spring and the 3rd anniversary of the opening of Madison Live!, and they definitely knew who to call for such an occasion. Wisconsin-based Horseshoes & Hand Grenades brought their roving bluegrass jubilee to the small shotgun-style venue next to the Madison Theater.

Pigeon Forge Path to Fame Talent Competition Comes to Cincinnati

Tune your guitar, warm up your vocal cords and break out your best magic tricks, Pigeon Forge is searching for top talent to participate in its inaugural Path to Fame Talent Competition. Auditions in three cities will determine 12 semi-finalists who advance to the final competition in Pigeon Forge on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

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Punch Drunk Tagalongs Bring Nostalgic 90’s Grunge to The Comet

Punch Drunk Tagalongs roots are in Akron, but they recently moved north and found a home in Cleveland. Over the past year, the Punch Drunk Tagalongs have played 50 shows, started to tour regionally, and have been hard at work in the studio. Catch them at The Comet this Saturday!

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The Glorious Sons Bring Earnest and Catchy Tunes to The Taft

The Glorious Sons, is a Canadian band who released their sophomore album, Young Beauties & Fools, last October. Lead single “Everything Is Alright” was named Apple’s Music’s “Best of the Week” and rocketed straight to the Top 10 at Alternative Radio. Catch them at The Taft Theatre on Thursday, March 29th with J. Roddy Walston and the Business!

  • Festival

Bellwether Music Festival Announce Initial Lineup

Just announced! The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, Whitney and many more to play the inaugural Bellwether Music Festival! The Bellwether Music Festival is a 2-day, 2-stage alternative music festival with camping that will take place on August 10-11, 2018 at Renaissance Park in southwestern Ohio, just outside of Waynesville.

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Richie Ramone of The Ramones at SGHR

Richie Ramone may be best known as the former drummer for the world-famous Ramones from 1983-1987. He was in the band at the time of their performances and the legendary Jockey Club in Newport, KY (Now home to the Wooden Cask Brewing Company).

  • Feature

Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Chanell Karr

Chanell Karr is a force to be reckoned with behind the music scene in Cincinnati. She is the Event & Marketing Coordinator at CityBeat, a DJ on Inhailer Radio as well as at special events, manages two local bands (Beloved Youth & Season Ten), and is passionate about every single thing she does.

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Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at Madison Live

As sure the moisture will freeze inside your noise on a Wisconsin January morning, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades have found a way to package that existence in song and deliver it as pure Americana goodness.

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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.

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Paul Thorn Returns to His Roots

Paul Thorn is the son of a preacher man. Thorn spent much of his childhood in church, participating in multiple weekly services with his father as well as at neighboring African American congregations, where he became entranced with gospel music whose infection spirit is captured on his new album. Don’t Let the Devil Ride.

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Country Singer Carly Pearce Hits the Road with Blake Shelton

Coming off of her recent ACM nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year, Greater Cincinnati’s very own hometown girl and breakthrough country artist Carly Pearce is heading to Columbus Thursday, March 15th on Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks tour. I had the pleasure of catching up with Carly on her music, road to Nashville, and upcoming tour.

  • Review

Steve Earle at The Mercantile Library

He’s about to kick off a tour with The Dukes to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Copperhead Road, but last night we were fortunate to have Steve all to ourselves in the stunning Mercantile Library. It’s a gorgeous space, huge but intimate, a blend of glass, warm wood and metal. Thousands of volumes of words surround us and the remainder of the evening light filters through the tall arched windows as Steve takes the small stage.