Jared Bowers's Profile

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...

K. Flay Independently Progressive

Hip-Hop is meant to be progressive. Like every other genre, it can stagnate, it can lose its edge, it can stutter. Sometimes it crawls to a standstill. But like all genres, independent artists working within (or, without) that framework will always be there, have something to say, and prove...

Wild Ones Turn Up the Heat

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Wild Ones have crafted two recent releases that are among the best pop albums I’ve heard in the past few years. Between the two, the band - led by vocalist Danielle Sullivan - has toured relentlessly, making waves (and new fans) along the way.  Their...

Frontier Folk Nebraska - F**king Live, F**king Loud

It would be easy for some local bands to simply coast on the goodwill garnered through years of playing out, of putting in the time and effort necessary to build a dedicated network of fans and friends. It would be even easier for some local bands to simply take that for granted.  As fortune...

Deftones: Relentlessly Relevant

At this point in the history of Rock Music, it’s easy to write off a band that’s been around for 20 years simply by virtue of their continued existence. Our collective attention span being what it is (read: limited, if we’re being kind to ourselves), the fact that Deftones both...