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Umphrey's McGee Take Over The Taft Theatre

Umphrey's McGee have released a dynamic new track "Looks" just in time for their two-night residency in Cincinnati! Featuring a defiant bass strut and percussive wallop, "Looks" combines 80's tinged progressive rock with contemporary beat production. This announcement comes just a few days before the release of the band's wide-ranging 11th studio album it's not us, out this Friday, January 12th.

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Ben Miller Band: Choke Cherry Tree

Ben Miller Band has been at this since 2005. They hail from Joplin, Missouri in the heart of the Midwest, and their music unabashedly up front and honest. They have a few albums under their belts at this point. Most notably an album aptly dubbed Record for Joplin in which the album is a tribute to all of those that suffered through the devastating tornado in 2011.

Record Pop-Up to Benefit The Aruna Project

Sundays were made for crate digging and coffee sipping. Head out to The Frock in Covington, KY for Banded PR’s Record Pop-Up on Sunday, January 14th from 11am-3pm. A handful of local vendors will be selling records, CD’s, cassettes, t-shirts and more. While shopping, enjoy coffee from Felix Coffee Co and Lil’s Bagels at the bar.

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Flobots Address Womenomics

This past October, Jonny 5 of Flobots spent 2 weeks in Japan reuniting with his Japanese friends and loved ones, including the host family he stayed with during a year of study abroad in college. While re-immersing himself in Japanese language and culture, the #metoo movement was just gaining momentum in the United States. When Jonny 5 arrived back home, he was asked by the Japan American Society of Colorado to create a piece addressing the theme of "Womenomics". "Duel Lingo" is the result.

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Balcony TV: Music with a View

Balcony TV operates in 60 countries and hundreds of cities worldwide, including New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Madrid, Barcelona and more. It has hundreds of thousands of social media followers and over 100 million video views over a decade. DownTowne Listening Room has brought BTV to the Queen City!

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Homecoming Announces Initial Lineup

The initial lineup for Homecoming has been announced. The National will perform two unique shows over two nights and will be joined by Father John Misty, Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney, Alvvays, Big Thief and MORE TO COME!

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Columbus Brewgrass Festival Announce Lineup

The Columbus Brewgrass Festival’s inaugural event promises to bring the best of two wonderful worlds – craft brews and progressive bluegrass – to downtown Columbus. Showcasing bluegrass music and craft beer together is becoming an increasingly popular idea because, well, it’s a damn good idea. And this 2-night event at The Bluestone on March 2-3 looks to be no different as it boasts an impressive line-up in a fitting venue, a combination that has CincyMusic excited to take the drive up I-71.

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Stereo Transmissions with Daniel In Stereo

Check out the latest episode of a new webseries entitled Stereo Transmissions. Daniel In Stereo takes us through his thought process of events happening within his musical journey. Join the ultimate professional and our good friend, Daniel In Stereo on this journey.

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Americana Spotlight at Urban Artifact

Young Heirlooms will be collaborating with Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound and Eric Bolander Band to bring an Americana Spotlight to Northside’s Urban Artifact on Saturday, January 6th!

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Album Review: Warrick & Lowell

For a few years now Warrick & Lowell have been gigging around our Queen City. Playing the Southgate House or The Crow's Nest along with playing the Whispering Beard Folk Festival, and now, finally, they have a put out an album of eight cut your teeth on country tunes. The wait is finally over and they truly make the old saying real "patience is a virtue beholden by few." They truly made it worth it.

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Favorite of the Year: All Hail Having Failed Does Not in Fact Fail

Having just joined the CincyMusic team, I was unable to do an immediate review of Suck the Honey’s debut full-length album, All Hail Having Failed. Fortunately, I have the perfect excuse to show my praise through this end-of-the-year piece!

Introducing The Pistol Mystics

With influences that read like a history lesson on punk rock – from the melodic precision of second wave bands like NOFX and Bad Religion, the blues-infused anthems of punk pioneers Johnny Thunders and The Ramones, all the way back to the Father of Rock N’ Roll, Chuck Berry – The Pistol Mystics blur the line between rock and punk. Their debut EP, aptly named Ammunition, just had its digital release!