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Reggie and the Full Effect Coming To Southgate House Revival On 11/9 With Openers Pentimento and Royal Holland

Royal Holland

Royal Holland

Reggie and the Full Effect has come out of a 5 year hibernation and released a new album titled “No Country for Old Musicians.” The man behind Reggie, James Dewees, is embarking on a national tour to support the album’s release. The first stop of this landmark tour is Sunday, November 9th at the Southgate House Revivial in Newport, KY. Music will begin at 8:30 with Local opener Royal Holland, and continue with New York’s Pentimento. The tour will continue out to the West Coast where Dewees will meet up with Saves the Day for the continuation of the tour. The Newport stop will be the only show in the Cincinnati area. Read more

Americana singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc playing MOTR Pub on Saturday, November 15

Dylan LeBlanc

Dylan LeBlanc

Saturday, November 15, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm

Dylan LeBlanc’s sophomore album Cast The Same Old Shadow will be released on August 21st by Rough Trade Records. Born in Shreveport, Dylan moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama when he was 11 and he is the dark horse of the vibrant and close-knit musical community there that includes Alabama Shakes, Secret Sisters, and Civil Wars to name a few.

Dylan’s songs however, are considerably darker than that of his Alabama counterparts. He says “I wasn’t conscious of a theme before I made it – I didn’t mean to, but I just happen to base a lot of my work on emotions – and at the time, they just happened to be negative ones.” Read more

Primus Celebrate National Chocolate Day w/ video for Pure Imagination – Coming To The Taft Theatre on 11/7


In celebration of National Chocolate Day – TODAY — October 29th, we are delighted to share Primus’ new delicious lyric video for the track “Pure Imagination”. The video brings viewers into the inner workings of a chocolate factory, the same factory where the Primus Wonka Bars were made. Watch and share the lyric video from the new Wonka-inspired album Primus & The Chocolate Factory, courtesy of the Gawker site io9. Also, Primus will be performing a very special, intimate show at WNYC’s The Greene Space on October 30th, which will be available on livestream at 1pm EST. Read more

Booty Band Announce Plans For A 2015 Spring Release Of “Funk Life” – Performing At Cosmo’s In Covington On 11/15


Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

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Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Cosmo’s Grille Pub, 604 Main St, Covington, KY

Ambassadors of funk Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band are proud to announce plans to release a new studio album chock full of rump-shaking tunes inspired by the classic funk era. Funk Life, the quintet’s follow-up to 2013’s Onward! is set to be released next spring. As the band’s fourth full length album, Funk Life will deliver all of the classic Booty Band elements of deep grooves and smoking horns, with a smattering of special guests. Read more

Bobby Bare Jr Releases New Music Video “North of Alabama By Mornin” – Coming To MOTR Pub On 11/29

Bobby Bare Jr
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
10pm, Free, 21+

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Singer-songwriter Kim Taylor plays a hometown show at MOTR Pub on Thursday, November 20

Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor

Photos by Scott Preston

Thursday, November 20, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm

Kim Taylor, the Cincinnati-based singer-songwriter, is known for her folk-pop songs and haunting live performances. With three acclaimed full-length albums to her credit, she’s shared stages with artists ranging from Kris Kristofferson to Ollabelle and Grace Potter and has appeared on NPR’s World Cafe Live with David Dye.

Love’s A Dog (October 2013) is Taylor’s most recent release reuniting with producer/multi-instrumentalist Jimi Zhivago (Ollabelle) and drummer Devon Ashley (Lemonheads). Recorded at NYC’s Magic Shop (Rufus Wainwright) and mixed at Brooklyn’s Mission Sound, the 11 original tracks on Love’s A Dog explore loss and the complexity of human relationships. Read more

Gov’t Mule and Jackie Greene Coming To The Taft Theatre on Friday 10/31

Gov’t Mule

Gov’t Mule

Photo by Anna Webber

Gov’t Mule, Jackie Greene
Friday 10/31/14
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

As Gov’t Mule’s 20th Anniversary rolls on, the legendary rock torchbearers are diving into their vault and for the first time have announced a series of one-of-a-kind live archival releases that speaks to the Mule’s rich, sonically colorful history and shines a light on their incendiary live sets and improvisational heartbeat. These releases will coincide with Gov’t Mule’s ongoing Fall tour and their always-anticipated Halloween and New Year’s Eve shows. Also in store for early next year, fans will get their long-awaited dose of SCO-MULE, the highly revered collaboration between Gov’t Mule and jazz guitar great John Scofield. Read more

The Head and The Heart Release Enchanting Video For Sophomore Album Title Track “Lets Be Still” – Performing at The Taft Theatre On 12/12

The Head and The Heart

The Head and The Heart

Photo By Danny Clinch

The Head and the Heart’s sophomore album Let’s Be Still was released last October to hungry critics and fans alike who were awaiting the follow up to their self-titled breakout debut which featured such hits as “Lost in My Mind” and “Down in the Valley”. Since the albums release last year the band has been touring throughout the US, wowing crowds with their rowdy and inspiring live show. Now the band has taken a pause, releasing the fantastical video for their album’s title track, “Let’s Be Still” a beautiful dreamscape featuring a magical hot air balloon ride. The video was conceived by the band’s own Jonathan Russell and directed by Jon Jon Augustavo. You can view the video here: Read more

The Lone Bellow Announce Album And Release Video For “Then Came The Morning” – Coming To The 20th Century Theater on 12/9

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow
20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH
8pm show, $17 adv, $20 dos, Buy Tickets

The Lone Bellow will release their new album Then Came The Morning on January 27th, 2015. The album was produced by Aaron Dessner of The National and mixed by Peter Katis. The album features 13 songs written by The Lone Bellow and recorded in New York both at Aaron Dessner’s studio and Dreamland.

NPR Music revealed the first taste of The Lone Bellow’s highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut. The first track released was the title cut, “Then Came The Morning.” “The Lone Bellow has lost none of its sleekly soaring charm. You’ll hear a band that’s climbed the Van Morrison family tree straight to the highest branch,” said NPR.  The Track is available via iTunes and will also be released as a limited edition 7inch on Record Store Day’s Black Friday along with an exclusive B-side that won’t be on the forthcoming album. Read more

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Meghann Wright playing MOTR Pub on Monday, November 17

Meghann Wright

Meghann Wright

Monday, November 17, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm

Brooklyn songstress and independent artist advocate Meghann Wright announces a November tour in support of her self-titled EP, which came out on July 29th. The EP’s singles, “Can’t Carry Water,” “Cocaine,” and “Left My Heart in Brooklyn” were premiered via top tier sites American Songwriter, Bitch Magazine, and Property of Zack. Wright has also landed taste-maker features for her music videos, premiering “Cocaine” on Crave Online and most recently releasing the “Left My Heart in Brooklyn” video on The Alternate Root. Read more

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