Photos – Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, 4/14/14, WNKU Studio 89, Highland Heights, KY

Jimbo Mathus

Jimbo Mathus

Photos by Scott Preston

http://jimbomathus.com/

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Photos – Particle, 4/12/14, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

Particle

Particle

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.particlepeople.com

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Goo Goo Dolls Release Live EP “Warner Sound Sessions” – Performing A Sold Out Acoustic Show on 4/25 & Riverbend Music Center on 7/1

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The Goo Goo Dolls are performing a SOLD OUT acoustic show on 4/25 at Miami University – Middletown and July 1 at Riverbend Music Center.

Goo Goo Dolls are releasing a live EP - Warner Sound Sessions­ - available digitally April 8 via Warner Bros Records. Recorded last April for The Warner Sound series The Live Room at East West Studios in Los Angeles, the EP features 4 tracks from the band’s highly-acclaimed new album Magnetic, as well as the classic hit “Slide.” Available on iTunes.

Warner Sound Sessions Tracklisting:

  1. Rebel Beat
  2. When The World Breaks Your Heart
  3. Slide
  4. Come To Me
  5. Keep The Car Running

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band has just kicked off a 3-week acoustic tour called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The sold-out tour offers fans a rare opportunity to see the band perform in an intimate setting that fosters a “story teller” format allowing the band to dig deep into an extensive catalog spanning their nearly 30-year career. Read more

Brooklyn indie-punk band Swearin’ plays MOTR Pub on Wednesday, May 28

Swearin'

Swearin’

SWEARIN’ with PRETTY PRETTY
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 9:30pm
www.motrpub.com

Swearin’ operates and shines like a well-oiled, pragmatic machine. Their complimentary personalities, solid work-ethic, and similar backgrounds in DIY punk, have helped them thrive. Formed in 2011 in Brooklyn, Allison Crutchfield (guitar) and Kyle Gilbride (guitar) had been making demos for nearly a year before inviting Keith Spencer (bass) into the equation. The trio eventually added longtime friend and Philadelphia resident Jeff Bolt on drums, releasing their demo EP What a Dump shortly thereafter.

The demo received instant praise from Brooklyn’s indie punk scene and beyond. It combined the sounds of Gilbride and Crutchfield’s prior bands (Big Soda and P.S. Eliot, respectively) while stretching into new territories of fuzzed guitars and compounded song structures. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras Present Busy Spring Concert Programs

The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) and Cincinnati Symphony Youth Concert Orchestra (CSYO Concert Orchestra) present their final concerts of the 2013-14 season throughout April and May. Highlights of the spring schedule include the CSYO’s annual Side-by-Side concert on stage at Music Hall with Conductor John Morris Russell and the world-class musicians of the full Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the CSYO Concert Orchestra’s participation in the New Richmond Bicentennial Celebration, and both orchestras’ annual Memorial Day concerts.

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
John Morris Russell, conductor *
William White, conductor**
Jackie Tso, violin
Music Hall
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tickets are $10 and are available by calling: CSO Box Office (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org/csyo Read more

Photos – Freekbass, 4/12/14, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

Freekbass

Freekbass

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.freekbass.com

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Photos – Keb Mo, 4/12/14, Miami University, Middletown, OH

Keb Mo

Keb Mo

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.kebmo.com/

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Red Wanting Blue announces upcoming new release “Little America,” arriving July 1st

Red Wanting Blue

Red Wanting Blue

Columbus, Ohio-based band Red Wanting Blue returns this summer on July 1st with Little America, it’s most personal and promising album to date. “Black Canyon,” an album cut from the new record, is available via an exclusive premiere courtesy of American Songwriter now.

In the years since vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry formed Red Wanting Blue, the band has gone on to establish itself as a quintessential example of American perseverance and hard work, building an exceedingly loyal fanbase based on non-stop touring, all without any industry support. Read more

Washington, D.C. rockers U.S. Royalty return to MOTR Pub on Thursday, May 15

U.S. Royalty

U.S. Royalty

U.S. ROYALTY with PUBLIC
Thursday, May 15, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
Free, ages 21-up, 10pm
www.motrpub.com

U.S. Royalty searches for home on their sophomore album Blue Sunshine. Chronicling the search for connection, intimacy, and acceptance, the album recounts times of confusion giving way to moments of clarity. From the tender swell of lead track “Into The Thicket” to the orchestral thrust of album title track “Blue Sunshine,” the album explores the tension between polished composition and raw energy.

After relentlessly touring the U.S. over the last few years and performing at festivals such as SXSW, Art Basel, and the Sweetlife Festival, the Washington, D.C.-based band (John Thornley, Paul Thornley, Jacob Michael, and Luke Adams) wanted to take a season to reflect. With the unexpected passing of John and Paul’s father and the disorientation upon returning to a city forsaken for the road, they felt the need to start fresh. To focus on reflection and new approaches to songwriting, the band isolated themselves with longtime friend and engineer, Justin Long (Mirrors) for six months in a house overlooking a cemetery near Great Falls, MD. Read more

Photos – Flatland Harmony Experiment, 4/11/14, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

Flatland Harmony Experiment

Flatland Harmony Experiment

Photos by Scott Preston

http://flatlandharmony.com/

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