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Interview and Photos by Scott Preston
I had the chance to chat with Dave Katz, vocalist and keyboard player for one of my most favorite bands in the world, ekoostik hookah. My experiences with the band go back 15 years, hundreds of shows in 3 different countries (The U.S., Holland, and Jamaica), 23 hookahville’s, and a few thousand photos.
Cincy Groove: So this year is bringing up hookahville 29 and 30, has it sunk in that there has been 30 hookahville‘s?
Dave Katz: Actually now that you mention it, no. I think overall its pretty impressive, there aren’t too many festivals that have ever gone that many. Although its a little deceiving, since there are 2 a year but still.
Newport, KY-The Rivertown Music Club has been combining great local music and charity for the past 4 years. On January 19, 2008, RTMC’s series, “One More Girl On A Stage” will carry on that tradition. The series supports and celebrates women via monthly shows at Southgate House featuring local and national female musicians with a donation being made from each show to benefit a woman-focused charity/organization.
Chris Lee Benefit 1/12/2008 Dirty Jacks
Chris Lee, a long time music promoter , musican and supporter of the local music scene has been diagnosed with colon cancer. He under went an intense surgery that had him in the hospital for 10 days. He is currently doing well and is going through chemo. This benefit has been organized with the help of 13 local bands to assist Chris and his family with medical expenses.
Many thanks to Jen Schmidt for her help organizing of sound, stage setup and venue. Read more
Interview and photos by Scott Preston
One of the most fun and entertaining bands in Cincinnati , The Screaming Mimes will be releasing their latest cd titled “Tragedy Comic” on January 18, 2008 at The Southgate House in Newport, KY. The Screaming Mimes have assembled hundreds of hours of interview footage, live clips, and special behind-the-scenes & making-of segments for a spectacular video presentation. Their song “Super Dave”, which can now be heard in Cincy Groove’s Audio Lounge along with their song “More than Ever”.
Dave Storm (lead vocals and guitar) took some time out of his busy schedule to fill us in on whats going on in the world of the Screaming Mimes:
Cincy Groove: Where was the Screaming Mimes first show?
Dave Storm:Screaming Mimes first played at Head First in the Fall of 2002. We were really loud and the barmaid hated that she couldn’t talk to the regulars over us. Read more
Interview by Scott Preston
Richard Buerger of long time jamband Deepwater Junction, will be headlining a benefit concert for the Polly Klaas Foundation this Saturday January 5th at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY. Richard will be joined on stage by a few of his Deepwater bandmates: Christine Buerger~Vocals, Mike Sullivan~Acoustic Guitar, Steve Farris~Mandolin,Vocals, for an acoustic set. This will be the first time since 2001 that these members have performed together on stage. I myself am excited , I have had the pleasure of seeing Deepwater Junction perform back in the day starting in 1993 and even still have an old show poster for Deepwater from the Barrel House in 1997.
I also had the chance to sit down with Richard and ask him a few questions:
Cincy Groove:Are there plans for Deep Water to start playing out again?
Richard Buerger:As far as the future of Deepwater Junction goes, we’ll be taking it one day at a time, hopefully building it up to full electric outfit again. We just need to find the right musicians to fill those spots. As for now we plan on just getting out there in this acoustic format and see where it goes. Read more