One of the most sought after musicians in the Cincinnati area has to be Reuben Glaser. In addition to fronting one of our favorite bands in the area in the last decade, Pearleane, Glaser has found himself contributing in small and big ways to several other notable albums to come out of the Queen City in recent years as well.
It’s been a wild ride for the Pomegranates guys over the past couple of years. In that time they have released two albums and an EP, played dozens and dozens of live shows across the country and even had their second album, Everybody Come Outside!, released in the UK …
The internet was chattering big time yesterday after Cincinnati ex-pats The National made a big announcement. The guys have a new album and announced a handful of tour dates to go along with it. Since The National are one of our favorite bands of the past decade, we are pretty excited about the follow up to Boxer this May and wanted to not only let you know, but do a little speculating as well.
The Guitars ended up headlining their show at the Southgate House on Saturday night, but not exactly by design. The band was originally slated to open up the much-hyped Black Keys side project Drummer and ended up headlining the show as after Drummer cancelled. Although the Southgate Houseâ€™s ballroom was by no means packed, all those in attendance knew exactly what they were in for: a night of celebrating and jamming to home-grown Cincinnati rock nâ€™ roll.
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Most Cincinnatians remember the late night TV debut of Heartless Bastards last year, when lead singer Erika Wennerstrom quickly corrected David Letterman after he stated the band hailed from Austin. Of course, Heartless Bastards do currently hail from the live music capitol of the world, but their roots are deeply entrenched in their hometown still, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Fiery Furnaces have suddenly become an band that makes Cincinnati a regular tour stop. We have been around to see them play three times in the past three years, each time with a new album in tow, and now we get the Friedberger siblings again this winter, while they are out on a jaunt promoting their record from 2009, I’m Going Away.
The boys of These United States never fail to impress me with their enthusiasm and talent. After all, the guys have released three kick ass albums in a pretty short period of time and the rumor is they are already knee deep in album number four. So it’s no surprise that I really got a kick out of this new video from the band.
This past Friday night The Deep Vibration stopped through town, playing the ballroom of Southgate House as an opener for Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles. While the crowd arrived early, the tables and chairs were out which prompted most folks to sit throughout the entire evening, even for the headliner.
2010 marks the 5th year that Bryce Dessner and the MusicNOW crew have set up shop in Cincinnati, bringing incredible musicians to Memorial Hall downtown. And with the announcement today of another great group of musicians set to play this year, I thought it would be fun to look back at previous years.