Tom Jenkins's Profile

Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins is originally from Upstate New York and a graduate of Marshall University. His favorite band is Cincinnati's own The National; he loves Twin Peaks and a "damn fine cup of coffee." If you see him at a show, his drink of choice is Bulleit on the rocks.

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REVIEW: Andy Frasco & The U.N. at Madison Theater

The wild man of jam bands returned to Madison Theater Saturday night for a once again 110 percent effort in becoming the world’s greatest bar band.

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REVIEW: Mannequin Pussy at Woodward Theatre

There really isn’t a full return to live music without a return to live punk shows and the intimate, rage-filled crowd setting that comes with it.
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REVIEW: Future Islands / Modest Mouse at The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center

With already several big-name acts playing The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center, fans have been given a whole new option for acts they otherwise may have had to travel to go see. And for bands like Modest Mouse and Future Islands, they were able to play in a venue that seemed to fit them perfectly.

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REVIEW: The Killers at PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION

Monday night, The Killers brought their “Imploding the Mirage” tour to PromoWest’s Pavilion at OVATION in Newport, Kentucky.

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REVIEW: Drive-by Truckers at Riverfront Live

The Cincinnati venue was the first of a long stretch of tour dates throughout the U.S., and as the band took the stage, you could see a sort of rejuvenation in Paterson Hood and Mike Cooley.

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REVIEW: Railbird Festival

The return of live music was never going to be the same, or at least to begin, it wouldn’t be. We now live in a different time that requires patience and a little understanding if we are to enjoy the experiences we had before the pandemic.

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Review: Jimmy Buffett at Riverbend

The Mayor of Margaritaville has been a mainstay of summer outdoor venues since the ’80s and gracing every backyard barbecue since the ‘70s.

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Review: Twiddle at Riverfront Live

After a year of uncertainty surrounding live music and when it would return, concerts have begun to pop up like wildfire.

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The Best Albums of 2020: An Enternity in Our Headphones

2020… the never ending nightmare of a year. This year was like watching a beautiful trainwreck that just kept piling up. Off to the side of the tracks, was many of us putting our headphones in and drowning out the world. Lucky for us, 2020 spawned some of the best music in years.

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American Head: The Flaming Lips Explore what it means to be American

So where does a band go now? One who has essentially free range to try anything at this point in their career? Naturally, an elegant existential exploration into the American psyche and what it means to be an American band.

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Shows to Couch Tour With

As we all bunker down for the long haul it looks as though, at least the beginning of our summer concert plans are on hold. All major festivals have either been postponed, rescheduled or canceled and the fate of single concert dates will all be based on whether we can all gather in large groups again this summer.

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Review: Goose & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Coronavirus was not stopping the dedicated fans of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (PPPP), or the music enthusiasts wanting to see the young phenoms in Goose, Wednesday night at Madison Theater.