· Sad news for the local Blues scene this past weekend. Police reported that a body found wrapped in a blanket on Gilbert Avenue on Jan. 5 was Paula Wolfe's, a local Blues harmonica player who jammed with various bands and at open Blues jams in the area. Reports say Wolfe had been shot. Those with any information about the apparent murder are encouraged to call 513-352-3040.
· A new, free Monday night Blues series kicks off this week at Habits Café in Oakley Square. Each Monday, the club will present a different local Blues artist, starting at 7 p.m. This Monday, the series begins with guitarist/singer/songwriter Sonny Moorman. Future featured acts include Ricky Nye (Jan. 22), Them Bones (Jan. 29), Greg Schaber (Feb. 5), Cheryl Renee (Feb. 12), Robin Lacy (Feb. 19), Steve Coghill Trio (Feb. 26) and 46 Long (March 5).
· Local Hip Hop hero Mr. Dibbs is beginning the monthly dance night, Crème, this Friday at Clique Lounge in Covington, joined by DJ Esplanade, as well as Nati Kid from Animal Crackers. A world-renowned DJ, Dibbs has toured internationally as a solo act and with superstar Indie Hip Hop group Atmosphere.
· If local Indie Pop singer/songwriter Peter Adams wasn't so damned talented, we'd wonder what sort of "favors" he's been giving the editors of Indie music magazine Magnet. Adams — whose sole release, the lush, alluring, self-made The Spiral Eyes, has drawn international critical praise — started off the year with a full-page profile in the mag's January/February issue. In the current issue of Magnet, Adams is again featured, this time as one of the magazine's "Who's Next?" picks for big things in '07, alongside "hot" artists like Band of Horses, Beirut and Art Brut. The story reports that Adams might work on a follow-up album with Nashville's Chris Grainger, who has done projects with Wilco and Viva Voce. Adams and his band, Nocturnal Collective, next play in town on Jan. 25 at downtown's Poison Room. Adams is slated to perform a solo set this Friday at Kaldi's in Over-the-Rhine. (peteradamsmusic.com)
· Indie/Electro Pop crew (in)camera are playing for a potential worldwide audience this Friday. The band performs a live set on the surging online Alt radio station woxy.com at 4 p.m. The local five-piece — whose debut EP has been getting spins on WOXY — is currently working on new songs for their next CD release; (in)camera's next local show is Jan. 19 at Northside's The Comet. The radio performance is a part of the locally-based station's awesome "Lounge Act" series, which, in the past, has featured in-studio sessions with everyone from Frank Black, Neko Case and The Hold Steady to local favorites like Buffalo Killers, Heartless Bastards, Pearlene, Staggering Statistics, Viva La Foxx, Wussy, The Sundresses and The Greenhornes. Kudos to WOXY for the exposure they continue to give locals on a regular basis. You can listen to all of the past archived Lounge Acts on the station's Web site. (incamerasound.com)
· Cincinnati native Kameron Corvet (formerly known as Jonz and currently based in Atlanta) returns to Cincy this Saturday for a 9 p.m. show at Crush (above Union Station on Main Street, Downtown). The singer/songwriter/guitarist is fresh off some European dates promoting the national re-release of his latest CD, Saying Things, a gorgeous slab of slinky Neo-Soul peppered with Rock, Hip Hop and Electronic flourishes (he's been compared to D'Angelo, Terrence Trent D'Arby and Lenny Kravitz). (kameroncorvet.com)
· Another former Cincinnatian, Bryan Hollon (better known as Boom Bip) is also keeping busy since leaving the area a few years back. Now based in Los Angeles, the Electronic artist recently announced a new project with Gruff Rhys of Welsh faves Super Furry Animals. On his MySpace profile, Hollon says he's finishing up the recordings, which are based on the life of troubled car-maker John DeLorean and feature guests like The Magic Numbers and ex-Pharcyde MC Fat Lip, plus other cameos he can't yet reveal. He also reports that he is working on a new EP for 2007, followed by an international tour and then a possible full-length. Bip, who did several U.S. dates with Interpol this past fall, has also produced half of RoadKillOvercoat, the new album by stunning West Coast MC Busdriver, which is due Jan. 30 on Anti-/Epitaph. (boom-bip.com)
CONTACT MIKE BREEN: mbreen(at)citybeat.com