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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A Late Night with Andy Frasco & The U.N.

With a Jameson bottle in one hand and a mic in the other Frasco was true to form. Smoking cigarettes and joints from the crowd, Frasco was a man of the people and fed off the crowd. When Frasco came out on stage you could see his genuine surprise, as he was greeted by a packed house of Cincinnati’s dedicated jam base. “I didn’t realize there would be this many people,” said Frasco as he sat down at his keyboard. 

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Review: Carriers

As millions of people walked the streets of Cincinnati to experience the lights and sounds of BLINK, some of the lucky on-lookers may have walked across the performance of Cincinnati based indie rock band Carriers.

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Review: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers / Senora May

Thursday night at The Southgate House Revival, North Carolina group Sarah Shook & The Disarmers would return to what Shook called one of their favorite venues in the country. Along with Kentucky folk/ country singer songwriter Senora May opening. 

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Review: Black Keys

Six years ago, the biggest name in Rock Music without a doubt would’ve been Akron, Ohio’s The Black Keys. Racking up Grammys left and right, with albums like ‘Brothers’ and ‘El Camino’ offer entire albums worth of hits. The garage rock duo were at the height of their success, at a time where Kanye West and Drake were releasing arguably their best work and hip-hop artists were becoming the new rock stars. 

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Review: Rhythm & Brews Festival

As Festival season comes to a close fans gathered at the newly renovated Riverfront Live, to finish out the three-day festival Rhythm and Brews put on by Sweetwater Brewing. 

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Review: Bad Suns

Many bands draw influence from past decades but it is a challenge to almost recreate it, while still breaking new ground on your entire sound as a band. California’s dream pop indie rockers, Bad Suns were able to bring a packed crowd back to what a show may have been like at the Whiskey A Go Go, during the 1980’s.  

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moe. Review

In the annals of jam bands and jam history moe. has a special place. They have a dedicated fan base that isn’t just off season Dead heads or Phish fans. They have a long standing series of their own festivals in Upstate, New York, both ‘moe. down’ and ‘snoe. down’ which along with Phish was a revolutionary concept for modern festivals

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Review: John R. Miller at The Southgate House Revival

John R. Miller a singer-songwriter out of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Miller is one of those songwriters who is able to make the listener experience his songs through his heartfelt and witty writing.

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A Special Evening with Jeff Tweedy: Cincinnati Music Hall

Wednesday night, the Wilco front man played to a crowd of what seemed to be longtime fans of his. Fans from the Uncle Tupelo days, to diehards of Wilco, and those who may even have been fans of his family band Tweedy. 

Review: Ona

Ona’s no stranger to the Cincinnati music scene, even going as far to say that they look at Cincy as a second home. Each show they have done here continues to grow in size along with a dedicated fan base.

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Review: Hagfest

Saturday night, at Southgate House Revival nineteen bands paid their respect to Merle at the third annual Hagfest. The ticket proceeds for the festival were donated to the Appalachian Prison Book Project, that help provide books and education to inmates. A cause that Merle would have surely been proud to support. 

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Interview: Ona

Sunday, Ona will play Madison Live in Covington and for them it’s sort of a home coming. “We sort of see ourselves as a Cincinnati band in some respects… Cincy was always one of our favorite places to play,” Goodall said.