Jared Bowers's Profile

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...

Circa Survive - Connection Through Honesty

It would be easy for me to rehash my thoughts on Circa Survive, to expound on my admiration and appreciation of a band that has been so important to my overall appreciation and understanding of music. Instead I’ll simply ask that you first take a few minutes and check out what I had to say...

The Devil Wears Prada Take Off

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve managed to maintain a certain amount of curiosity about how my taste and appreciation for various things might change with age. Heavy music was a staple of my early adolescence, to the point where it actually defined who I was and how I was viewed by others....

Growing Up, Tooth Lures a Fang is Finally Teefin’

Cincinnati lo-fi garage rock aficionados Tooth Lures a Fang are set to release their first full-length, Teefin’, on October 3, 2015. Self-recorded, produced, and mixed, the album is the follow-up to their debut EP, Two Floors of Hang, which was also self-everything’d, and included the...

Sweetening The Pot - Get Down with Sweet and the Sweet Sweets

There’s an unmistakable market for nostalgia. Sweet and the Sweet Sweets obviously figured that out. TV, movies, music. Rinse, recycle, repeat. The upshot, though, is that in revisiting certain things, we come to a deeper understanding of what made us fall in love with them in the first...

Caspian – Heavy Hearts, A Heavier Release

We’ve talked with Caspian before - so it should come as no surprise that we’re excited for their return to Cincinnati for this year’s MidPoint Music Festival. Much like our first chat with the band in 2013, this appearance brings them back to Queen City closely following the...