The husband and wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann
Hearst, better known as Shovels & Rope, were slated for an
appearance at MidPoint Music Festival here in Cincinnati last fall, but
an offer to open for Jack White convinced them to bow out of the fest.
Writing since his teen years, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran became a star in the U.K. in 2011. His U.S. success picked up in earnest last year and now Sheeran appears to be on the verge of becoming a household name in the States.
The 16th annual Cincinnati Entertainment
Awards — honoring Greater Cincinnati's local music scene — take place at the Madison Theater in Covington this Sunday, featuring live performances from Bad Veins, The Dopamines, Jess Lamb, Gold Shoes, Ricky Nye and much more.
Calling your band Gringo Star is a surefire way to raise
some eyebrows. Throw in the fact that your music immediately conjures
the holy trinity of British Invasion bands and you’re doubly damned in the eyes of
Ever fantasize about vacationing in the serene English
hillside? If the answer is yes, we're happy to introduce
you to Skinny Lister, a vibrant, Punk-in-spirit Folk/String band that
will appease those idyllic sensibilities.
Last year was a busy one for The Natives — the Hip Hop aggregation released two new
albums as free downloads, maintained a high profile in the local club scene,
produced a handful of videos and nabbed a Cincinnati
Entertainment Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year.
Public’s debut four-song EP, Red,
released last summer through the local Counter Rhythm Group, offers the
yelping howl, martial cadence and galloping verve of Modest Mouse
without the thick icing of ironic hipster cool.
During their journey, The Heartless
Bastards have experienced a few personnel changes and a record label
switch, as well as a major relocation from Cincinnati to Austin, Tex.,
all of which occurred within a few years. The one constant has been the original
songs, guitar playing and vocals of Erika Wennerstrom.
The band known as the DAAP Girls is made
up of all guys, has barely anything to show as far as web-presence and
has yet to release any music. Still, they have been chosen as a nominee
for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards’ New Artist of the Year, and
These days, it’s more and more unusual to
see a so-called “Country music band” that features a pedal steel guitar
onstage. Now, in Cincinnati, believe it or not,
there is band carrying a steel guitarist called Jeremy Pinnell and the