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.

  • Review

Hail The Sun - Progress is Progress(ive), A Live Show Review

A co-worker is a big Hail The Sun fan. I told her that I hadn’t listened to them yet, and had no intention to do so, as it’s been awhile since I’ve gone into a show cold, with little or no knowledge of one of the bands performing. And I asked her to explain them to me, why she liked them.

  • Video

"Ghost On the Tap" Video Premiere - Frontier Folk Nebraska Conjures Pure Rock 'N Roll

Always thinking about what’s next - even while working on something for the here and now - Frontier Folk Nebraska are ready to premiere a brand-new video for their Record Store Day 2017 release. A Shake It Records and Rhinegeist joint release, this 45 split with The Tillers was offered in-store only during Shake It’s annual Record Store Day celebrations.

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Tooth Lures a Fang at SGHR Tonight

The trials and tribulations of creating music - and really, any kind of art - can be daunting. But change is inevitable, and even when it's expected it can cause some interesting things to happen. For Cincinnati progressive garage rock band Tooth Lures a Fang, change is more or less a part of who they are.

  • Review

Taking Back Sunday: No Nostalgia

I honestly thought the highlight of the night was going to be getting to see Every Time I Die play new tracks from Low Teens, one of the best heavy albums to come out in the past half-decade and a personal favorite album from last year. I hadn’t actively listened to Taking Back Sunday for probably that whole half decade or so, much to my chagrin.

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Tegan & Sara, Then & Now

As they approach a milestone most bands never see - 20 years of existence - Tegan & Sara are looking back and keeping an eye on the future at the same time, with a poise and sense of purpose that’s hard to comprehend. Indie stalwarts turned mainstream hitmakers, Tegan & Sara find themselves on a trajectory neither saw coming.

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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...

  • News

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...