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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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The Return of Thursday (On a Saturday)

It would be easy to dismiss the return of most bands after a lengthy “hiatus.” Money grabs and nostalgia mining are common occurrences, rarely indicative of any kind of actual desire to either perform or recapture what made a band so special in the first place. Sometimes, it’s a...

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R.Ring Find Comfort in the Chaos

It’s something I’ve touched on before - the fact that musicians with any kind of solid foundation could always make the choice to coast on past accomplishments. Most don’t, some do, and others just go, “Yeah, well. Whatever. We have other plans.”  R.Ring falls...

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William Matheny Charts His Own Path

Friends Frontier Folk Nebraska Rolls Out The Welcome Mat  The goal of most musicians is, more or less, to exhibit and express originality. Sometimes that means taking timeworn and road tested chords and ideas and making them your own. Sure, you run the risk of sounding fake or like...

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Frontier Folk Nebraska Goes to War

The most surprising thing about Frontier Folk Nebraska is that they, sincerely, continue to surprise me.  It would be easy to coast on past accomplishments - a great record, a phenomenal live album, regular touring in places where they actually know your name. In fact, they’ve just...

Interview: Ill Poetic

This weekend Cincinnati welcomes an array of Hip-Hop icons (Atmosphere and Nas, anyone?), local, regional and international. While the draw might be some of the larger acts - indie Hip-Hop, all told, has some incredible, intense and ultimately hard acts to follow – it’s one local act in...

Frontier Folk Nebraska - 10 Years and Counting

Making it a full decade as a band is no small achievement. Regardless of changes in lineup, there are few bands of local, or even regional importance that can say they’ve accomplished as much. So celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Frontier Folk Nebraska is an especially, and sincerely,...

Mad Anthony & Automagik Arrive In the Jungle

In a surprise move, Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate will be hosting a kickoff party for Bunbury Music Festival tonight and have invited local Rock ‘n Roll hooligans Mad Anthony and Automagik to regale customers with acoustic versions of fan favorites and new jams.  Mad Anthony, now over...

Kevin Devine - Spirited Interests

Life.From experience, I can tell you that becoming a parent changes things. The proverbial “things” covers it - because it’s not just something, or any one thing, or everything. It just changes… things.  Things have changed for Kevin Devine. We speak 6 days after the...

Frontier Folk Nebraska - Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun

I’ve spoken before, at length, of my appreciation for Frontier Folk Nebraska - and not just their music (which happens to scratch a Rock and Roll itch few know they really need taken care of), but also for them as genuinely decent people. I may not make it out to every live performance (shame...

Frontier Folk Nebraska Live Track Premiere/Album Release

The idea of recording a live album might not seem like the most obvious one, but for Covington’s Frontier Folk Nebraska, it makes complete and total sense. A band whose reputation lies heavily on a style of almost pure rock and roll, the live setting is absolutely essential to truly...

Unheard Favorites of 2015

All Dogs - Kicking Every DayProbably my favorite album this year (aside from the one mentioned at the end), and it might be tied with my next suggestion. Either way, it’s an incredible full-length debut. Soulful, emotionally driven indie rock/pop with engaging lyricism, presented with...

The De-Evolution of Every Time I Die

In a genre regularly infiltrated by young and untested upstarts, fake emotion, and trivial, usually contrived musicianship, it’s minor miracle that some bands manage to make it past their second or third album with any sort of dignity intact. So when a band ages with not just grace, but...