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Bones Jugs at The Crow’s Nest on Friday

Bones Jugs, formerly Bones Jugs ‘n’ Harmony, are a quartet hailing from southern Illinois and the town of Urbana. Which for anyone aware of that area is close to Champagne where the University of Illinois is located, but I digress. This band is comprised of four members who are: Charlie...

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The Whiskey Chronicles: Stephen Williams

A few years ago, at The Whispering Beard Folk Festival, which is held in Friendship, Indiana, I was introduced to this guy who had a thick Alabama drawl, an epic beard, and wasn’t wearing any shoes while working a hammer and I thought “now this is somebody I need to know.” Sure...

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Jean Dowell

It was two years ago at The Comet here in Cincinnati when I first saw and heard Jean Dowell. Mike Oberst (The Tillers and Blue Rock Boys) was hosting a month-long residency there. A friend and I thought it would be fun to stop in, grab a drink and a burrito, and listen to some great music. Mike...

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Keep it Together: Lily & Madeleine

Lily and Madeleine are sisters from Indiana whom last year released their third studio album called Keep It Together. They have been touring the Country on it, and for a couple of sisters from Indiana they could not be more grateful. Over the past few years they have been gaining success and...

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A Conversation with Sara Watkins

Sara Watkins is headed to Ludlow Garage on Thursday, January 26th.  Young in All the Wrong Ways, is the third album release from Sara Watkins. You may recognize her from her supporting role in The Decembrists and on A Prairie Home Companion, and most notably drawing crowds with her fiddle...

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Review: A Tribe Called Quest

It’s been eighteen years since we last heard a Tribe album. It’s been eighteen years of quiet, and since 1998 a lot has changed within the rap/ hip-hop game. It has undergone its changes much in the same way of a lot of mainstream music, but for fans like myself hearing the new record...

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Christmas with: The Sunburners and Queen City Silver Stars

The Sunburners and Queen City Silver Stars are teaming up for an evening in the Over-the-Rhine district in Cincinnati for a night of island music with the Christmas spirit at Mr. Pitifuls. They are dubbing this “Island Christmas Holiday” and the two gentlemen that brought this together...

Aaron Lee Tasjan: Silver Tears

Aaron Lee Tasjan has put an album together of 12 songs, Silver Tears. It was one of NPR’s first listens, and has reached some acclaim since the release of it back on October 28th via New West Records. He also gained some acclaim with a Rolling Stone review per their Country Fall...

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Review of Rapid Cycle by Shannon Vetter

Shannon Vetter is a singer and a songwriter who hails from Maysville, Kentucky.  It was a joy to speak with him about his upcoming solo record entitled Rapid Cycle and all things music. We spoke a little through email and Facebook, and found out we have some mutual friends most notably the...

Modern Myths: Calumet

About three or four Thursdays ago, I was invited out to a church where the fellas from Calumet practice, and where a couple of them live. The church was built in the mid to late 1800’s, and at one point was operational. Eventually it was sold, and through chance, a couple of the members began...

Femme Fatale: Hosting the Female and the Feminine

Molly Morris (of Harlot) is one of the curators of Femme Fatale along with her good friend Devin Brooks. This event showcases the “female and the feminine” according to Molly. This is done through many forms of creative arts. While solely focusing on the female side, to really bring to...

Interview: Lisa Loeb

Lisa Loeb has been a staple in the music scene since her breakthrough hit from the cult classic movie, “Reality Bites” and her song, “Stay.” How she got to that point and where she had come from to get there was rough, as is pursuing any passion. It always takes some hard...