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Jared Bowers

A former DIY booking dude with a love for under-heard bands and an appreciation for live music (when he can get to a show), Jared's a father of 2 super weird kids, married to an even weirder woman... and he wouldn't have it any other way. Writing about music since high school, he' evangelistic when it comes to the music he loves, friendly with everyone who cares to chat and always looking for the next noodly, off-time and mathy guitar driven band that nobody's ever hear of. He writes about local music and reviews albums as often as he's able.

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Interview: Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers

My genuine love and appreciation for this band has been there from the beginning, and as soon as they came back to life, it was easy to remember what I loved about them.

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Review: Toadies at Madison Theater

To say this show was worth the wait is a wild understatement. Obviously there’s a bit of nostalgia tied to the experience, but I’ll be honest here - Rubberneck still holds up all the way through.

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REVIEW: Lung - Let It Be Gone

The new album from Cincinnati art/goth/vibe punk/rock duo Lung (honestly, I don’t know how else to describe them at the moment) is a goddamn monster of an album. Moody, dense, vibrant, it’s challenging and engaging and never, never boring.

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Review: The Mountain Goats at Bogart's

Decked out in lowkey finery, suit jackets and button downs, their Rock Band Channeling Folk Band vibes ebbed and flowed as they worked their way through their catalog.
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Grave Clothes to Release Debut EP at MOTR Tonight!

Old City founder and longtime Cincinnati music staple Sammy McKee - here, better known as Grave Clothes - is set to take the stage tonight at MOTR along with SKRT and Siren Suit in celebration of his debut EP, out today, as well, via Lo Fi City.

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Review: The Harlequins shine on new album, TIME

Coming in hot as the weather (kinda) starts to cool down, The Harlequins latest release, TIME, is one part time capsule, one part homage, one part fuzz-filled nostalgia, and all “Rock n’ Roll.”

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REVIEW: My Chemical Romance at Heritage Bank Center

Watching this band do what they’ve done, listening to what they’ve created, has been wild and weird and, even though I have nothing to do with it, something I’ve been quietly proud of.

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Whited Sepulchre & Clandestine PR Present...

Every couple weeks, we’re going to share what Whited Sepulchre Records and/or Clandestine PR are up to in the area. They’ve been working on some of the most unique and exciting shows and events of 2022, and we want to make sure we’re getting you all the info you need to get out and see what all the fuss is about.

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National Barks Releases New video for "Funslinger"

Here we go now! Cincy spooky surf rock duo National Barks is at it again, and this time they’re bringing the fun.
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Cincinnati Emo/Pop-Punk Band Scarlet Street Releases New Single

Cincinnati’s own Scarlet Street has released their second single, “The Patron Saint of Bad Ideas.”
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Review: Hello Gone Days Tour at The Andrew J Brady Music Center

Like many of the tours I’ve gone to see over the past year, each and every band was thankful and appreciative for what they get to do, for the fans there to sing along with them, and all too aware that it can be taken away at any moment.