Archive for September 2008

A DECADE OF YONDER LIVE- 10 Yr Anniversary Download Special, Pre-Order Today! A live show from each year of Yonder.

Ten years ago to the date (Sept. 25), Yonder played their first show together, an opening slot at the Fox Theater in Boulder, CO. In honor of the band’s first ten years together, we’re offering a very special download package on, featuring a live show from each year of the band straight from the archives (1998 thru 2007). Read more

AC/DC Extends Tour, Heads To ‘Rock Band’

AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville.

Tickets begin going on sale Saturday (Oct. 4). Eighteen previously announced shows have already sold out, according to the band’s label, Columbia.

The tour comes in support of a new album of the same name, due Oct. 21 exclusively via Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores and AC/DC’s Web site. First single “Rock’n’Roll Train” is No. 3 this week on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. Read more

Springsteen, Joel team up for Obama Benefit Concert

WASHINGTON – Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel are teaming up for their first joint concert to benefit Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Obama plans to attend the concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Oct. 16, the day after Obama’s final debate with Republican John McCain at Hofstra University, located several miles outside the city in Hempstead, N.Y. Read more

Slash reveals solo album details

Velvet Revolver and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash has revealed that he has demoed 14 songs for his forthcoming solo album.

He told NME Radio that he has recruited a slew of singers to appear on the album, but would not reveal who he has enlisted yet.

He added that he wasn’t sure whether the album would be released before the next Velvet Revolver album. The band are currently in the process of recruiting a new singer, following the departure of Scott Weiland earlier this year. Read more

80’s Pop…Rocks! IV – Benefit for STOP) AIDS

Event: 80’s Pop…Rocks! IV – Benefit for STOP) AIDS
Date: Saturday October 4th, 2008
Time: Show 8:00 PM-2:00 AM (doors open at 7:30)
Location: The Historic Southgate House
24 East. 3rd St.
Newport, Ky 41071
(Directly across from the Newport Aquarium)
Cost: 7$ for 21+ $10 for 18-20

34 of Cincinnati’s finest original bands performing renditions of 80’s songs in the Ballroom, raffles and 80’s Karaoke in the parlor, The 80’s Pop Rock’s IV event promises to be the place to be Saturday October 4th, 2008, Starting at 8:00 PM until closing, 34 of Cincinnati’s finest original Bands will perform in the ballroom throughout the evening with DJ Empirical spinning 80’s records between songs. The second floor will feature 80’s Karaoke throughout the evening. Read more

Interview with Bernie Worrell

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Bernie Worrell

In many circles, Bernie Worrell needs no introduction. From his work as a founding member and Musical Director of Parliament-Funkadelic to his contributions to the Talking Heads, Worrell has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Indeed, songs such as “Burning Down the House” and “Flashlight” wouldn’t have been the same without him, and Worrell’s keyboard prowess has only grown since those classic recordings. As one of the most sampled musicians in history, Worrell’s funky licks have graced hit songs by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, En Vogue and more. “One generation needs to segue to the next generation. So now I work with the sons and daughters, and we coincide.” Read more

Global Meets Local: The World Music Fest of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Sept. 18, 2008: Is a round-the-world trip vacation a little out of the budget? You can experience the sounds and culture of China, the Caribbean, Africa, New Orleans, the Middle East and much more at World Music Fest, one giant concert featuring 18 performing groups representing all corners of the world in a single night. Read more

Interview with Napoleon Maddox

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Napoleon Maddox

Interview and Photos by Scott Preston

Don’t adjust your speakers. That is the legendary riff to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” wailing on a tenor saxophone underneath the spitfire rhymes of Napoleon Maddox that you’re hearing. And the old man getting the led out on the horn who looks one part Henry Threadgill and one part Grady Wilson is Jack Walker–a little known avant jazz sage from Lincoln Heights (a section of Cincinnati best known as the original stomping ground of the Isley Brothers). Together the unlikely pairing form ISWHAT?!, one of the most groundbreaking hip-hop groups to emerge from the Midwest in recent memory. Busting out of Cincinnati with their 2004 debut, You Figure It Out, on HYENA Records, Maddox and Walker’s music was greeted by declarations like: “ISWHAT?! are going to rescue hip-hop. The trio are part of a movement that is promising to bring originality back to underground beats.” (STYLUS) and “They’re all about what’s happenin’ that a lot of people ain’t even hip to yet.” (Rahzel/The Roots). On August 29, 2006, ISWHAT?! attempts to match the level of such lofty praise with their highly-anticipated follow-up, The Life We Chose. While the core of ISWHAT?!’s sound is based on Maddox’s human beatbox rhythms and Walker’s sharp, incendiary horn lines, this time around they build upon their ideas with help from a vast cadre of friends and special guests, including Hamid Drake, Piakhan, Animal Crackers, Claire Daily, Ming & FS, Roy Campbell Jr., Fatal Prose, Lewis “Flip” Barnes and Daniela Castro among others. Read more

Photos – Midpoint Music Festival, 9/25 – 9/27/08, Cincinnati, OH



Photos by Scott Preston

9.25.08, Seabird, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH
9.25.08, Daughters and Sons, Below Zero Lounge, Cincinnati, OH
9.25.08, Addie Loy, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati, OH
9.25.08, Megan King, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati, OH
9.25.08, Ill Poetic, Inner Peace Hollistic Center, Cincinnati, OH
9.25.08, Sonny Moorman, Cadillac Ranch, Cincinnati, OH
9.25.08, The Newbees, New Stage Collective, Cincinnati, OH
9.26.08, Jon Justice Band, Arnolds Bar, Cincinnati, OH
9.26.08, IsWhat, Courtyard Cafe, Cincinnati, OH
9.26.08, Jayne Sachs, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati, OH
9.26.08, Seedy Seeds, Subway Lounge, Cincinnati, OH
9.26.08, Taini Asili, Javiers Bar, Cincinnati, OH
9.26.08, Tracy Walker, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati, OH
9.26.08, Troubadour Dali, The Lodge Bar, Cincinnati, OH
9.27.08, Wussy, Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH
9.27.08, Yoshi, Know Theater, Cincinnati, OH
9.27.08, The Koala Fires, Know Theater, Cincinnati, OH
9.27.08, Bill Kurzenberger, Blue Wisp, Cincinnati, OH

Random Midpoint Music Festival 2008 photos

Official Statement from Robert Plant Concerning Led Zeppelin Rumors

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are currently touring the USA on the last leg of their ‘Raising Sand’ tour. They played a benefit concert in Oklahoma City for victims of Hurricane Ike last Friday; Austin,Texas last Saturday and tomorrow they play Portland, Oregon before finishing the tour in Saratoga, California on October 5th. Read more

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