Interview with Native Run – Opening for David Nail 10/26 At Bogart’s

Native Run

Native Run

Interview by Scott Preston

David Nail with openers Native Run
Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm, Buy Tickets

Cincy Groove: How did the two of you start playing together?

Native Run: After college the two of us met at church playing on the worship team together. It was divine intervention in a way.

Cincy Groove: What did you listen to growing up?

Native Run: (Bryan) I really started listening to music in the third grade.  The kids on the bus were listening to Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis.  Those were some of the first cds that I bought.  There was a store called Waxy Maxy’s that my dad would take me to on the weekends.  Eventually I started listening to metal music, bands like Metallica. Then came bluegrass, Nickel Creek, Infamous Stringdusters.  Really all over the map for me. Read more

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 Groove Sessions with Moriah Haven, 10/12/14

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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

Mikhael Paskalev, San Fermin Coming To The Woodward Theater Nov 12th

Mikhael Paskalev

Mikhael Paskalev

Credit: Lasse Førde

San Fermin with Mikhael Paskalev
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Doors at 7:00PM, Show at 8:30PM, Ages 21+
$15 advance, $17 day of show, Buy Tickets

Entrancing tales and a sparkling pop outlook: Sayonara Saigon is the forthcoming 4-song EP from bewitching Oslo singer/songwriter Mikhael Paskalev. The captivating, globetrotting Scandinavian has already charmed the pants off his native homeland and the folks Down Under, and now Paskalev is headed to North America this fall to tour with rising acts Courtney Barnett and San Fermin.

Paskalev set the music world aflutter last year when he donned a pair of tighty whiteys and “pretended to be Tom Cruise.” The cheeky ‘Risky Business’-inspired video for the single “I Spy” turned Paskalev into a star back home in Norway and amongst the Aussies this past year, amassing over 2 million YouTube views around the globe. The jubilant, all-in crowd sing-a-long has become a commercial hit in Norway, a Triple J Radio staple in Australia, and has traveled to the United States, landing 5.5 million Spotify plays thus far. Read more Presents: Taste of The Groove featuring Shiny and The Spoon, Shiny Old Soul, 11/1/14, Southgate House Revival

taste_of_the_groove_11_1_14c Presents: Taste of The Groove featuring Shiny and The Spoon, Shiny Old Soul
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 9pm show, $5 adv, $7 dos, Buy Tickets

Shiny and The Spoon will also be performing at The Cincy Groove Music Festival on 11/22 at The Southgate House Revival. Goto the festival website for more details –

Shiny and The Spoon
Formed in 2008, Shiny and the Spoon quickly established itself as one of the most intimate and honest folk acts in the Midwest. Videos of living room performances gained viral status, while a tightly knit group of fans packed performances in listening rooms and local “dive” bars. Read more

The Littlefield announces Halloween concert and party to benefit CNCURC with The Hiders and The Perfect Children


Halloween concert at The Littlefield with The Perfect Children & The Hiders
3934 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223
Friday, October 31 – all night
No Cover, 9pm

About the event: Northside’s newest bar will host a Halloween party and concert with The Hiders and The Perfect Children. The event will take over the space next door in Pallet 23, and proceeds will benefit Cincinnati Northside Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CNCURC).

The Hiders will kick off the evening followed by The Perfect Children to end the night. Throughout the event The Littlefield will offer beer and drink specials, costume contests, and food all night. Read more

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