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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.

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Review: Greensky Bluegrass at Madison Theater

If you haven’t seen Greensky Bluegrass live, then you’re missing one of the most talented road acts working right now. From the musicianship to the inventive covers Greensky is a party. 

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Review:Mike Gordon at the 20th Century Theatre

From bringing out the “Clones” at Madison Square Garden during Phish’s four night run this past New Year’s Eve, to the small stage at the 20th Century Theater. Mike Gordon in the past month has gone from the world’s largest stage to playing some of the countries smallest venues. 

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Mike Gordon at the 20th Century Theatre

Phish co-founder and bassist Mike Gordon will stop through Cincinnati’s 20th Century Theatre in Oakley on his 13 stop solo tour tonight! The accomplished bassist is bringing his funk, jam driven solo act, on the heels of Phish’s most recent New Year’s Eve run at Madison Square Garden.