This story is featured in the March 8 issue of CityBeat.
An epic combination of grunge, punk and shoegaze is what you’ll experience at Legends Bar and Music Venue when Cincinnati grunge/shoegaze band Tedward brings a set filled with musical peaks and valleys. With songs both energetic and imperturbable, Tedward guides the listener through a fuzzed-out and sonically saturated landscape.
Drawing inspiration from ‘90s icons like Nirvana and Weezer as well as favorites like Ovlov and Bachelor, Terrance Lee – Tedward’s creative force – braids his influences seamlessly with his own personal style, creating original music that’s both heavy and catchy.
Tedward’s first full-length album Floater, scheduled for release on March 18 on bright blue cassettes via Los Angeles indie label I’m Into Life Records, has eight powerful and dreamy tracks. Dotted with J. Mascis-style guitar hooks and earworm melodies, Floater will demand multiple listenings.
Teward began in 2021 with Lee releasing a self-produced and self-performed five-song EP titled Burnt Ends. Following their first live set at the Q-A-Palooza music festival, Tedward contributed a song to an online charity Bandcamp compilation. That got the attention of I’m Into Life Records, which later offered to release Floater. The record-release show will feature Lee’s current live lineup, with Lee on vocals/guitar, Greg Olsen on bass and Cole Hundley on drums.
Tedward plays Legends Bar & Venue at 8 p.m. March 18. Cataracts, Knavery and Odd Polly also are on the bill. Info: legendscincy.com.