A few last minute gift ideas, featuring 2012 boxsets and from The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Grateful Dead, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Heart, Strange Euphoria, Bob Dylan, The English Beat, Elvis Presley, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Los Lobos and Taj Mahal.
Tickets for the 16th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, honoring some of the best of the local music scene, are on sale now and would make a great stocking stuffer, as would Cincinnati singer/songwriter Zak Morgan's major label debut, the kids' music masterpiece, The Barber of the Beasts.
Following a successful inaugural event in October, the
folks behind the Cincy Psych Fest — celebrating the best in local and
regional Psych Rock — aren’t just hanging out waiting for next year’s
festival to celebrate and revel in the trippiness.
Most people have some sort of plans for this
Tuesday. But for those who don’t celebrate Christmas — and, especially,
for those who need a family-gathering escape hatch — MOTR Pub and The
Guitars have an easy (and free!) out.
The sometimes clunky 12.12.12 concert helps Sandy survivors, Dave Grohl's new movie and Paul McCartney's new album sales. Plus, Deadmau5 tweets a marriage proposal to Kat von D and PSY's career narrowly avoids implosion after "anti-American" lyrics mistranslated.
The annual celebration of Greater
Cincinnati’s rich music scene, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards
(CEAs), didn’t occur in its usual time slot this year (around
Thanksgiving). The CEAs
will now be held in January to honor the best local music-makers from
the just-completed year. Here are the 2012 nominees.
You don’t often hear the terms “Crunk” and “Christian” in
the same paragraph let alone the same band description, but Family Force
5 has accomplished the rare feat of combining Rap, Punk, Hardcore,
Funk, Metal and Dance beats with a Christian perspective.
Since roaring out of the collegiate confines of Big
Rapids, Mich., a mere
eight years ago, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus has energized the national and
international Jam community with a diverse stylistic range and a
raucous and freewheeling approach to its live presentation.
In the realm of Death
Metal and Grindcore, Dying Fetus is more than good; it’s a band that has
not only survived and thrived over the past two decades, but has
managed to become an enduring influence on subsequent musical