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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Get Lost in Lo Fi City's Compilation 8

For Lo Fi City, Cincinnati’s own alt/indie/lofi/fuzzrock label, the art is most certainly not lost. It’s thriving. It’s fascinating. And most importantly, it’s fun.

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Album Review: Siren Suit - Monstrous Chitterings

I can’t recommend Siren Suit’s Monstrous Chitterings strongly enough. Consider my attention caught, y’all.

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Remembering a Friend - Local Bands Play Benefit Show This Friday at SGHR

This October, members of Covington, KY math rock band Old Pictures / New Pictures were faced with the untimely death of a close friend, Jon Wells.

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Show Review: The Menzingers & Co. Sell Out SGHR

This is my fourth time seeing The Menzingers at The Southgate House Revival, fifth or sixth time all told. For 10 years, the Scranton, PA have been doggedly criss-crossing the country, bringing their unique blend of punk rock, melody, angst, and joy to ardent and voracious fans.

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Adam Flaig Invites You To Show & Tell

Calling all Cincinnati (and surrounding areas) creators! Adam Flaig wants YOU.

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REVIEW: Thrice at Bogart's

When I found out last week that I would get to review the Thrice show - held this past Saturday night at Bogart’s, with Self Defense Family opening and Touche Amore as direct support - I smiled.

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J. Stout - Thrills & Disappointments, Love & Doubt

I had the opportunity to ask Jonathan a few questions about what he’s been up these past 18 months, what Lo Fi City is all about, and what it means to release a new album during a global pandemic.

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Interview: Ill Poetic - Collaboration is Key

“The more I’ve grown as an artist, the more I hold tight to the idea of exploring directions that don’t fit into boxes…”

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Travis Talbert Tears It All Down

Built from various pieces of his own musical identity, Mavis Guitar presents The Teardowns, what Travis Talbert is calling this particular Mavis Guitar Adjacent project, is an exercise in easy listening. And when I say, “easy listening,” I don’t mean in the “standing in an elevator, background music” kind of way. It’s music that is, quite simply, easy to listen to. Repeatedly.

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Working Class Villian Gets Funky

The album itself features the juxtaposition of earnest and sincere lyricism that sometimes plays at odds with the more upbeat and noodly guitar rock, with vibrant percussion and keys rounding everything out.

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Album Review: You Are - Jess Lamb and The Factory

For musicians, it’s been a struggle to survive, as venues have had to close - some permanently - and the touring industry has been brought to its knees. What’s a creator like Jess Lamb to do when the main source of sharing the music they make is taken away from them? Who do they lean on? Who do they turn to?

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Listen, 2020 Sucked - Jared's Favorites from a Dumpster Fire Year

Right now, as it has been for most of the year, music continues to be a balm. Sonic comfort in an incredibly, increasingly uncomfortable world. One of the few bright spots if I’m being honest.