Jared Bowers's Profile

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Tides of Man - Live, alive, and thriving at Southgate House Revival

This past Thursday felt like a long time in the making - for me, personally, anyway.

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Kali Masi, Punchline, Mest, & Less Than Jake - Present, Past, & Future

If you’re a fan of music at any level - underground, indie, mainstream - you get to a certain point where everything either disappears, or somehow, sometimes inexplicably, comes back around again. 

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Record Store Day in Cincinnati 2019: Plaid Room Records

There are buds on the trees. Daffodils are blooming. And music nerds and record collectors are preparing for one of the biggest days of the year. Record Store Day is an annual celebration of all things vinyl, all things local, and all things music.

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Mercy Union - Opening for Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers

On Wednesday, April 10, Mercy Union bring their East Coast brand of nostalgic punk and rock to the Thompson House opening for Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers.

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Kali Masi - Live, and SOLD OUT, at Top Cat's with Less Than Jake

If you’re going to the SOLD OUT Less Than Jake show on April 11, get there early! Kali Masi opens the whole thing up.

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Silent Planet has a lot to say. I hope you're listening

Silent Planet, now 10 years into their career and remarkably humble for a band that just sold out a 200 cap room, were playing an off date from their current tour opening for The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail.

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Saving Escape - Young Blood, Old Souls - EP Release Show Preview

On Saturday, January 19, they take the stage at Bogarts with Liberty Deep Down, Bare Fuzz, and The Vatics in celebration of the release of their Old Soul EP.

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An Horse. An return. With Saves the Day and Kevin Devine

I’m excited to have seen An Horse live this weekend, and am genuinely looking forward to what comes next for them. If they come back through Cincinnati, I’ll be there singing along

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Matt & Kim - Bright Lights, Little City

The set itself played to new and old fans. I think the shows are just as much for Matt & Kim as they are for the people who listen to the music. And I sincerely appreciated that. 

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Maps & Atlases - This Lightlessnes is Something New

I had a chance to talk with Dave Davison, vocalist and guitarist of Maps & Atlases, a Chicago trio (formerly 4-piece) who had been missing from a scene that they helped usher in for over half a decade.

Tooth Lures a Fang - First Single and Video from New Album

Today, we’re excited to share the first single and video from Tooth Lures a Fang’s new full-length, Sharon is Karen, releasing on Lo Fi City this June. 

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How Sweet It Is - Witnessing the Squirrel Nut Zippers Revival at SGHR

I spent some time before the Squirrel Nut Zippers’almost hour and forty-minute set thinking about how I might write about the trappings of nostalgia, or the idea of theatrics and persona and the possibility of deception - that it was all a schtick. And this would have been a valid angle considering the bands’ very specific aesthetic, both sonic and visual.