The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Nominees for 2016 Induction

The JB's

The J.B.’s

Cleveland (October 8, 2015) – The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 are:

  • The Cars
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chicago
  • Cheap Trick
  • Chic
  • Deep Purple
  • The J.B.’s
  • Janet Jackson
  • Los Lobos
  • Steve Miller
  • N.W.A.
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Smiths
  • The Spinners
  • Yes

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2016 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1990.

Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 800 artists, historians and members of the music industry.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning October 8 and continuing through December 9, 2015 fans can visit to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2016 inductees. Read more

Louis Langrée’s conducting mentor makes Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut

Semyon Bychkov

Semyon Bychkov

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor, Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Music Hall
8:00 P.M. Friday, Oct 16, 8:00 P.M. Saturday, Oct 17
Tickets start at $12 in advance
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) welcomes two guest artists for their CSO debuts during its next concert weekend 8:00 P.M Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at historic Music Hall. Conductor Seymon Bychkov, the conducting mentor to current CSO Music Director Louis Langrée, will lead composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Read more

Elliott Brood w/ Ben Knight & The Welldiggers at MOTR Pub Nov 7

Elliott Brood

Elliott Brood

Elliott Brood with Ben Knight & The Welldiggers
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
10pm, 21+, Free

Formed in 2002, Elliott Brood (the name, a bastardized homage to the fem fatal character in the 1984 Baseball film The Natural) united teenage pals Mark Sasso and Casey Laforet over their grown-up love for Neil Young, The Band and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Stephen Pitkin was an accidental miracle: he fell into the group after working sound at one of their earliest concerts, offering to record their first EP, Tin TypeTin Type was a college radio hit and soon this compact trio was making some big noise. Across five subsequent albums, sharing vocals and trading instruments – each of the band-members seems to play everything – Elliott Brood have become one of the premier acts in Canadian roots music. Work and Love  their latest off October 21st, 2014 on Paper Bag Records. Read more

Stringband Modernists Mipso Performing at Eli’s BBQ on 10/21



Photo by  D.L. Anderson

Eli’s BBQ, 3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH, 6:30pm

Drawing inspiration up through layers of North Carolina soil, maverick stringband Mipso embrace the present day while continuing to explore their local legacies on their new album Old Time Reverie, to be released via Robust Records on September 4, 2015. Spawned from the ongoing renaissance currently enriching and expanding the traditional vocabularies of old time and bluegrass music, Mipso put time-honored tools to work on new terrain, with evocative, intoxicating with evocative, intoxicating results. Years of constant touring has tightened their attack, lending a new degree of authority and cohesion to their sound, while the addition of fiddler and vocalist Libby Rodenbough to the existing lineup of Jacob Sharp (mandolin), Joseph Terrell (guitar), and Wood Robinson (bass), has added new colors to an already rich palette. Read more

Photos – The Nth Power, 10/3/15, Madison Theater, Covington, KY

The Nth Power

The Nth Power

Photos by Scott Preston

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Colin Hay Continues Momentum With Latest Album, Next Year People, Taft Theatre On 11/7

Colin Hay

Colin Hay

Colin Hay
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

Though Colin Hay made an indelible mark on pop music back in the ‘80s, he’s been far from idle in the years since his unmistakable tenor and witty, ska-inflected songs sent Australian band Men at Work to the top of the charts. His second-chapter career includes 12 solo albums (his latest, Next Year People, was released in February on Compass Records) and a variety of acting gigs; multiple appearances in the TV showScrubs alone endeared him to a new generation of fans. Read more

Mayor Cranley and City Council Expected to Designate King Records Landmark


(Cincinnati OH) After unanimous votes from the Historic Conservation Board, Planning Commission, and City Council Neighborhoods Committee, City Council and Mayor Cranley are poised to designate the remaining former King Records buildings and parcels as a Landmark Designation.  Joined by Evanston Community Council President Ms. Adkins, King recording artists like Otis Williams, Denise Kinnard, Jimmy Railey, Philip Paul, and the proposed King Records Experiential Learning Center, the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation’s and Bootsy Collins Foundation’s joint application has helped to significantly raise the importance of these buildings. Read more

Nicholas David Performing at The Woodward Theater October 22

Nicholas David

Nicholas David

During his 2012 appearance on NBC’s hit talent show “The Voice,” season finalist Nicholas David wowed the crowd with his vocal flexibility—taking on covers of everything from Jimi Hendrix to Corrine Bailey Rae for an ultimate 3rd-place finish. However, what resonated most with the audience was his undeniable old-school and old-fashioned soul, which has been a common thread throughout his career and showcased to perfection on his latest EP, Make Hope. Read more

Vocal Arts Ensemble 36th Season Features World Premiere Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Collaboration

CINCINNATI—Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city’s only professional choral ensemble, announces the details of its 36th season, the third under Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, who recently won a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Highlighting the season is a world premiere performance (April 30 & May 1, 2016) of a full-length oratorio, Canticle, by Philadelphia-based composer Kile Smith, commissioned by the VAE as part of its commitment to the development and presentation of modern choral chamber music. The work will also be performed during the Chorus America Conference in Cincinnati in June 2016. Read more

Tommy Emmanuel Bringing Christmas and Classics Show to Cincinnati Dec. 9

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitar legend, Tommy Emmanuel, will be coming back to Cincinnati to perform his first ever Christmas show called Christmas and Classics Wednesday December 9 at 7:30 PM at the McAuley Performing Arts Center. The show is presented by the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society (GCPAS) and is part of a seven show series. Emmanuel will perform many of his signature songs in the first half of the show and bring out several guests to help celebrate the Christmas season in the second half.

Emmanuel is a virtuoso guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. Although originally a session player in many bands, Emmanuel has carved out his own style as a solo artist in recent years, releasing award winning albums and singles. In the May 2008 and 2010 issues of Guitar Player Magazine, he was named “Best Acoustic Guitarist” in their readers’ poll. In June 2010 Emmanuel was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. Read more

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