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Sprouts & Stouts: Weekend Garden and Music Festival in Covington

Sprouts & Stouts features music from The Newbees, The Turkeys, School of Rock, The Sharp 4, and Joe Moore, as well as great food, craft beer from breweries in NKY, art activities for children, vendors, and of course, gorgeous locally sourced flowers!

JSPH Releases “When you”

JSPH has released his newest single, “When You” produced by DJ Corbett! JSPH has had quite the year so far. He independently reached two million streams on Spotify & 75,000 monthly listeners.

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Billy Strings Bringing High-Energy Bluegrass to SGHR on April 24

I got the chance to meet Billy Strings (William Apostol) and talk to him about his psychedelic-tinged bluegrass band’s upcoming April 24 show at the SGHR while backstage at the Columbus BrewGrass Festival in early March. Billy Strings had just finished a tour opening for bluegrass heavy hitters Greensky Bluegrass, and I was curious whether the band had a different mindset when opening vs. the headlining tour that is coming through the SGHR.

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The Matildas Ready to Take Home the Prize

On Saturday, April 14th, The Matildas are opening at the Madison Theater Band Challenge Finals! They will be competing with 6 local bands for a chance to win some of the $6,000 in prizes up for grabs.

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Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons Back at SGHR

Ohio rock and roll group Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons will perform Tuesday, April 10th at The Southgate House Revival! The band is fresh off their March tour and they released a live split vinyl March 30th with Nashville friend Erica Blinn.

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Interview: They Might Be Giants

John Flansburgh was kind enough to take time out from their fifty-city U.S. tour to answer some questions in advance of their upcoming show at the Madison Theater. He shared insights on revisiting Flood in its entirety, the mysteries of why parts of the new album rock, the potential pitfalls of writing “kids” songs and how caffeine and fans factor into their longevity.

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Interview: John Bechdel of Ministry

John Bechdel has played with some of the most iconic bands in the industrial music scene. You may not be too familiar with the person, but you are familiar with the music. Starting his professional behind the keys with Killing Joke and continuing today with Ministry, John Bechdel took a few minutes to chat with me about his career and his upcoming documentary: Killing the Joke - The John Bechdel Story.

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The Wood Brothers Ready for Sold Out Taft Ballroom Show

The Wood Brothers–Oliver and Chris Wood with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix–are bringing their tour to a sold out Taft Ballroom on April 17 with the incredibly impressive Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers as the opening act. The trio has an enormous sound that is going to blow the roof off the intimate Taft ballroom.

Cincinnati May Festival Seeking Area Musicians

The Cincinnati May Festival is seeking talented area musicians who perform a diverse array of genres to take part in “Sing Hallelujah!,” a special one-night-only performance on Sunday, May 20 at the beautifully renovated Music Hall. Auditions for musical performers of all types and genres can submit video auditions through Friday, April 20, 2018, via YouTube.

Record Store Day in Cincinnati: Featuring Your Favorite Record Store

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. This year, Record Store Day is on Saturday, April 21st.

Interview: Yungblud

Dressed in all black with high pink socks, Yungblud’s energy filled every inch of the stage as he opened up for K.Flay’s Everywhere is Somewhere tour at the 20th Century Theatre. While his wild dance moves, flinging himself and his guitar every which way, make for a fun show, if you take a moment to really listen to what he’s singing about...there’s quite a message. That’s the whole point of Yungblud, Dominic Harrison’s, career.

Gaslight Property Management Acquires Historic Ludlow Garage Music Venue

David and Claudia Taylor, owners of the Clifton-based apartment rental company Gaslight Property Management, today announced their acquisition of the historic, 292-seat Ludlow Garage music venue and restaurant on Ludlow Avenue. The deal became effective last weekend.