Jared Bowers's Profile

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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Listening in angles - An Interview with Cursive's Tim Kasher

We talk about where it all began, the band 311, how he stays inspired, the concept of authenticity, and his appreciation of the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills. 

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Clutch at Bunbury - Reading along with the Book of Bad Decisions

When: Sunday, June 2, at 6:30pm on the Sawyer Point Stage

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Let's talk about Morbid Stuff - Pup comes to Cincinnati

Pup arrives in Cincinnati with Ratboys and Casper Skulls this coming Wednesday, May 22, where they’re headlining Bogarts

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Madison Theater - A Chat with Ian Bolender

I was able to chat with Ian Bolender, Programming & Marketing Coordinator at Nederlander Entertainment, and the person responsible for bringing so many memorable shows to Madison Theater. He talks about the venue’s history, as well as his own history booking shows, and gives us some great insight into what it’s like to work with one of the most unique spaces in the area. 

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Top Cat’s - A Chat with Rob Thomas

Top Cat’s was a Cincinnati live music staple for years, and has been a part of the vibrant, varied, and at times, worrisome history of Short Vine since the 1920’s. Throughout the 90’s into the early aughts, it was a hotspot for indie bands of all stripes.

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Run the Jewels at Bunbury - And the crowd goes...

Their latest, RTJ3, is something of a revelation. It’s a bit more palatable than their previous two efforts - no less caustic or weird - but a more straightforward interpretation of their particular brand of mischievous and playful skewering of the standard hip-hop formula. And, frankly, it has some absolute bangers.

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Review: Lucius

It’s rare I get to trot out the phrase “a transcendent experience,” but I’ve seen Lucius live at Memorial Hall in what is ostensibly an acoustic performance, and I’m hard pressed to come up with a phrase more apt that doesn’t stretch into hyperbole.


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Tides of Man - Live, alive, and thriving at Southgate House Revival

This past Thursday felt like a long time in the making - for me, personally, anyway.

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Kali Masi, Punchline, Mest, & Less Than Jake - Present, Past, & Future

If you’re a fan of music at any level - underground, indie, mainstream - you get to a certain point where everything either disappears, or somehow, sometimes inexplicably, comes back around again. 

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Record Store Day in Cincinnati 2019: Plaid Room Records

There are buds on the trees. Daffodils are blooming. And music nerds and record collectors are preparing for one of the biggest days of the year. Record Store Day is an annual celebration of all things vinyl, all things local, and all things music.

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Mercy Union - Opening for Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers

On Wednesday, April 10, Mercy Union bring their East Coast brand of nostalgic punk and rock to the Thompson House opening for Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers.

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Kali Masi - Live, and SOLD OUT, at Top Cat's with Less Than Jake

If you’re going to the SOLD OUT Less Than Jake show on April 11, get there early! Kali Masi opens the whole thing up.