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Nightwish Takes Over Madison Theater

The legendary Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish made their way to the Madison Theater Monday evening. The Covington stop is part of their “Decades” tour as the group plays many songs from their 20+ year spanning history.

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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).

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Mac Sabbath has to be Seen to be Believed

Forget the traditional Valentine’s Day routine of the boring gifts of heart shaped boxes of chocolates and overpriced flowers followed by a dinner and a movie. That’s so lame. Instead do something a little different this year and take your sweetie out for a night out of some awesome live music brought to you by a bunch of crazed fast food mascots.

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Review: In Plain Sight by Spring Grove

In Plain Sight is the 5-song debut EP by Cincinnati natives Spring Grove. After listening, it’s hard to believe this is the group’s first release. There is some real production value here. This is not the run of the mill album someone tries to sell you outside of a venue after a show. This is the real deal.

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Rock on the Range

It may be cold and downright miserable outside but don’t let that slow down your summer concert planning!

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Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Have you ever wanted to take the best parts of Christmas, heavy metal, and Dungeons & Dragons and place them in a blender?

Book Launch: Queen City Records: Record Stores of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

There is nothing like a good record hunt. Looking for that rare pressing or colored vinyl from your favorite bands across dusty antique shows, cluttered flea markets and of course, your local record store. When you finally manage to track down one of your elusive grails, it’s a rewarding feeling that sets you up for your next adventure.

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Review: Michale Graves

I have to admit something. I’ve never been to a show at the Northside Yacht Club prior to the Michale Graves show. Upon walking in, I immediately noticed how small of a venue it was. I was actually excited by this as smaller concert venues usually means the show will be in an imitate setting.

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Horror Punk at Northside Yacht Club

Halloween is a season of tricks and treats and this Thursday, horror punk fans will be receiving a big bag of delicious treats. The Northside Yacht Club is throwing a Monster Mash of sorts with a slew of monstrous horror punk bands featuring Michale Graves, Crypt Seeker, Treason and Bloodgate.

Epic Man Food at Louder Than Life

You know the routine when it comes to what kind of food to expect when you go to a music festival. Cardboard tasting pizza, dried out and over cooked cheese burgers and my personal favorite stale nachos covered in fresh nacho cheese made from water and some sort of mystical powder.

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Andrew W.K. is Bringing the Party

Cincinnati! Are you ready to party? Hard rock’s biggest party animal, Andrew W.K, is making his way to Bogart’s on October 8 as part of his surprisingly named, “The Party Never Dies Tour”.

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Louder Than Life Does it to the Extreme

Louder than Life is the extreme festival you have been waiting for. Whether it’s the bourbon, epic styled, “Man Food”, or the multiple heavy hitting bands that bring you to the festival, Louder than Life does everything to the extreme.