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Neighborhood Venues in Cincinnati: MOTR Pub

MOTR Pub proudly sits on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine among other bars, tattoo shops, and bodegas. The venue boasts an eclectic beer selection, delicious food, and a patio, as well as a passionate staff dedicated to providing a one of a kind experience for both musicians and patrons. We had...

Cage the Elephant Dominates in Columbus

From humble beginnings in Bowling Green, KY to packing and selling out concert venues around the world, Cage the Elephant proves why they are on top. Soaring through song after song with minimal chatter in between, lead singer Matt Schultz somehow managed to headbang throughout the entire set...

10 Acts Not to Miss at Rock on the Range 2016

Rock warriors and metalheads, the time has come. Rock on the Range will descend onto Columbus, Ohio’s MAPFRE Stadium May 20th-22nd, and while I wholeheartedly encourage attendees to check out as many new bands as possible, I selected a few that tickled my fancy, that piqued my interest, that...

Interview: Bridesmaid Brings Doom to Cincinnati

Leaning up against the door of Bridesmaid’s practice space in Columbus, the sound and vibration of the room was almost overwhelming. Lights flickered as the two skulls hanging in the space stayed still.  Comprised of two drummers and two bass players, the band worked through a set list...

The Evolution of Keeps

Expect The Southgate House to get a little spacey with Nashville duo, Keeps. Gusti Escalante and Robbie Jackson met on the first day of college. Escalante asked Jackson, ‘Do you want to just come to my room and play music?’ and we ended up writing a song or two that day. For a week and...

Biz Markie brings his 80s vs 90s Tour to Bogart's Tonight

Biz Markie brings his 80s vs 90s tour to Cincinnati tonight at Bogart's. The legendary artist, who is known for "Just a Friend", his beat boxing segment on Yo Gabba Gabba!, and an upcoming 80s cruise has kept the talented rapper busy, all while managing to lose 150 pounds. Markie answered a few...

5 Concert Etiquette Tips

For me, concert season is every season but sometimes shows can be sullied by those who have no etiquette. This goes beyond tipping your bartender and saying “excuse me” when pushing to stand as close to your favorite performer as possible. This delves into the territory of cell phones,...

Crobot Commands Cincinnati on New Year’s Eve

Playing with his “favorite band of all time” is how Bishop, the sweaty bearded guitar player of the Pennsylvania space-rock-groove-funk band, Crobot, described Clutch with whom they are currently on tour. Before practice in Brandon Yeagley’s garage (lead vocalist and hip-shaker),...

Electric Citizen Return Home for Show at Woodward Theater

Returning to the Queen City for a hometown show this weekend, Electric Citizen will perform at The Woodward Theater with support from Carousel (Pittsburgh). Recently on tour with legendary metal outfits Pentagram and King Diamond, the band found time to record a follow-up to their debut album,...

The Griswolds LIVE at Bogart’s

Aussie indie-rock partiers, The Griswolds, are making a stop in the Queen City on The Wilderness Politics Tour (presented by Journey's) tonight at Bogart's. I briefly spoke with vocalist, Christopher Whitehall, about their strong ties to Ohio and when to expect the follow-up from their latest...

Review: Eagles of Death Metal at 20th Century Theatre

Witnessing Eagles of Death Metal's performance at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago was not enough to turn down another opportunity to see the band again. Instead of a Creedance Clearwater Revival entrance, the band walked onstage to the theme from the popular 70s/80s show, "Cincinnati...

Best of Riot Fest Chicago: Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal left a lasting impression on me after their performance on Saturday at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago. I don’t know if it was the perfect set list, the bass solo from Matt McJunkins, or Dave Catching, but I walked away feeling good, real good. Jesse Hughes aka...