Archive for December 2010
Chalk Dust Torture (6:32)
Quinn the Eskimo (4:25)
Halley’s Comet (6:11) Read more
Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline make their Cincinnati debut as the duo R.RING at MOTR Pub on 1/27
R.RING (featuring Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline) makes its Cincinnati debut at MOTR Pub on Thursday, January 27th. Andy Gabbard of Buffalo Killers opens the show.
Montgomery — member of longtime local Indie faves Thistle and Ampline and a well-respected producer and engineer — met Deal through Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers, who had brought the Breeder along to sing on a cover of Guided By Voices “Scalding Creek.” The band was recording with Montgomery at his Candyland Recording Studio for a tribute album in honor of the Dayton Indie Rock legends. Deal returned to work up her contributions later (she’s also doing some vocals on the Buffalo Killers’ new album, also recorded at Candyland) and during one session Montgomery mentioned that he’d been asked to open for Alone at 3am at the group’s release party, but was anxious about playing solo. Deal said she’d be interested in lending a hand — both had a bunch of songs they’d been working on that they felt would work.
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R.RING with special guests ANDY GABBARD
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time: 10 p.m.
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
For more information about Kelley Deal of R.RING visit www.kelleydeal.net
For more information about Mike Montgomery of R.RING visit www.tiberiusrecords.com
For more information about ANDY GABBARD visit www.buffalokillers.com Read more
Interview and Photos by Scott Preston
Hailing from all around Kentucky, the 23 String Band pays homage to the deep roots of American traditional music, while pushing forward with genre-bending, hard-driving originals and distinctive arrangements. Their youthful brand of “original hillbilly music” weaves in and out of old-time, bluegrass, acoustic roots, and anything else that strikes their fancy — it’s not uncommon to hear a Beastie Boys cover by these boys. It’s a contagious conglomeration that’s entertaining and energetic, and will get you on your feet and dancing every time!
The 23 String Band will be playing a FREE show on Saturday 1/8/2011 at Arnolds Bar, 210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH. 8pm
Cincy Groove: How did The 23 String Band get together?
Scott Moore: I guess you could say we got together through a series of friendships and jam sessions. Chris and Curtis met at a mutual friend’s house in London, Kentucky, and hit it off. Curtis and Dave knew each other through the Louisville music scene. By the time I joined the band, there was already an album, but the fiddle player had moved away. I’d met Dave at concerts and a few bluegrass jams, and I played my first 23 String Band gig in the summer of 2008. Martin came on board in the fall of 2010; he moved to town, heard us play, and knew we were looking for a full-time bass player; we got together with him and it was instant awesomeness. So music and friendship brought us all together — which makes sense, since we have a great time not only playing music, but just hanging out too. Read more
Photo by Scott Preston
ekoostik hookah is getting ready to celebrate New Years Eve at their home venue, The Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH. Opening the night will be Freekbass & Tobotius from Cincinnati. January and February has the band traveling to KY, MI, IL, and OH. Each of the members of ekoostik hookah also like to spread their wings and play with other musicians in their side projects. Tour dates for ekoostik hookah and each of their side projects is listed below. Read more