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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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.
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Interview: Ben Jorgenson of Armor For Sleep

I was given the opportunity to chat with Ben Jorgenson, vocalist, guitarist, and founder, about what it means to come back to a scene that is vastly different from what it was when they started. We talk a bit about the new album, touring with Dashboard Confessional and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, and even reminisce a bit about the very special time in New Jersey when it seemed like the bands from the state were basically taking over the world.

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Get To The Gig: Signals Midwest Headlines SGHR!

Tomorrow night at The Southgate House Revival, Cleveland by way of Pittsburgh emo/rock/punk rock band Signals Midwest brings their headlining tour to the region for the first time in over 5 years.
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Review: Less Than Jake, Bowling for Soup, The Aquabats, Don't Panic!

Less Than Jake took the stage and, as they do, completely stole the show.

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Review: Drop The Sun - Wanderlust

When things start off with trumpets and Central American flair, you know that an album titled Wanderlust is aptly named. A loose narrative combined with a band in search of who, and what, they are, Drop The Sun works their way through a catalog of vibes, sounds, and genres to create an interesting and often ambitious record.

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Coffee, Food, & Techno - A Zvrra & flow Experience

Local label Whited Sepulchre has teamed up not just with Chicago-based artist Zvrra, but also flow, a wine style bar experience… but with coffee.

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Old Pictures/New Pictures Release New Live EP

Short-lived (though perhaps only dormant for the time being) trio Old Pictures/New Pictures are celebrating the release of their 3-song EP, Live at Rhine Records.

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Get To The Gig: Narrow/Arrow Makes Their Way To Cincy

Bringing their unique stage setup, tongue in cheek song titles, and epic, sweeping, often moving take on off-time and buoyant math rock, Columbus trio Narrow/Arrow arrives in Cincinnati this weekend.

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Lo Fi Records Release Juneteenth Compilation, Peace Beast

Cincinnati’s own Lo Fi City has released a new, 14 track compilation - titled Peace Beast - with all proceeds from sales on June 17th going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, as well. So for the day, 100% of sales will go to this great organization - what’s not to like?