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Interview: Solar Flare

We caught up with Cincy's outstanding Power Metal band, Solar Flare and spoke with front man Ethan Jackson for his thoughts on their next gig.

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Interview: Winterhymn

Next up in our band spotlight for the upcoming Cincy Metal Scene Reunion show is none other than the Mighty Pagan Warriors, Winterhymn. We were honored to briefly speak with guitarist and clean vocalist, Draug. 

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Interview: War Curse

Our next spotlight for The Cincinnati Metal Scene Reunion Show on August 17th at the Columbia Community Center is War Curse.

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Review: Playboy Manbaby, Okilly Dokilly, and Mac Sabbath

Here is a little pro tip for the kids sitting in the back. Always take the time to see the opening band. Sure it can be tough sometimes waiting for the main act to finally take the stage and some openers aren’t quite up to snuff, but every now and then you are going to witness something fresh, new and soon to be on your playlist.

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Interview: Casteless

In preparation for the big Cincinnati Metal Scene Reunion show that is taking place on Saturday August 17th at the Columbia Community Center, we have interviewed as many bands as we could leading up to the show. The first band we are spotlighting is Casteless.

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Review: The Aquabats

Alright folks, let’s do things a little bit different today shall we? Today we are going to base this review through the eyes of a parent. Yes. A parent bringing their young child to a rock concert. On a Wednesday night no less.

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Interview: The Aquabats

Andrew sat down with the one and only Bat Commander from The Aquabats!

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The Jockey Club

When it comes to old school legendary punk venues CBGB’s out of New York City is often the first place to come across people’s lips. Or maybe the 9:30 club in DC or The Whiskey A Go-Go in LA. When it came to phenomenal punk rock shows many of today’s generation are unaware that Cincinnati had a killer punk venue in its own backyard.

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Cincinnati’s Rock ‘n Roll Laundromat: Sudsy Malone’s

I still talk to bands to this day who remember Sudsy’s with a warm fondness. It was a truly a Queen City gem.

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Northside Heavy Metal Festival

9 Bands. Free Cover.

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Review: Verment, Micawber, Cannabis Corpse, & Psycroptic

Psycroptic gave fuel to that primal need to just go nuts as the music hits you. Several pits broke out during their set much to the delight of the band and only further encouraged the already frenzied fans to go nuts, leaving everyone in attendance with a sore neck from head banging and a few bruises from mixing it up in the pit. All in all, the perfect way to end a Sunday night.  


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Record Store Day in Cincinnati 2019: Torn Light

If you are looking for to check out something new, perhaps something you never even knew existed, Torn Light is the place for you.