Free Energy originally started when two brothers, Scott and Evan Wells, and their friend, Paul Sprangers, left their home of Red Wing, Minnesota after the breakup of indie rock combo Hockey Night. They guys landed in Philadelphia, where they eventually joined up with Geoff Bucknam and Nick Shuminsky to form the deliberately and unironically heavy-jamming, guitar-blasting, hook-worshiping, feel-good rock band Free Energy.
Over The Rhine are a Cincinnati music institution. Much like The Afghan Whigs and more recently Heartless Bastards, OTR are a band that wherever they go and whatever they do, will always be closely associated with Cincinnati. Of course, the bands name is part of the reason, but their sound and the memories they have provided for fans tie them to the tri-sta
The Mates of State travelling road show made its way to the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley on Monday. Really, that’s the only way to describe it. Between the magician who got lukewarm-at-best reactions from the early crowd, comedian Todd Barry, Free Energy and the headliners, there was something for everyone. But that’s bound to be true with acts this disparate.
I know how I felt when I saw the initial lineup for this fall’s MidPoint Music Festival earlier this year. I thought, alright, that’s decent I guess, but is that all? If that had been it, I’m sure it would have been another solid year but not what …
It’s been a couple years since we had news of a new full length from Austin based psych rockers The Black Angels, and today the news comes in that they do indeed have a new album on the way. The follow up to Directions To See A Ghost will …
So, I had some time away from Cincinnati. Most readers of this site will remember this post and in the time since then I have found that my path led back to this area. And coming back, one of the things I wanted to do most was get …
It’s hot and humid in the midwest and especially in Ohio this summer. For some reason there are certain bands and music that lend themselves better to the summer heat, and I think Cloud Nothings is one of those groups.
Cincinnati boys Alone At 3AM have some new stuff on the way, and thats music to our ears as summer continues. We really enjoyed their debut album City Out Of Luck, which came out in 2008 on the Tiberius label but felt it was criminally overlooked by the city overall.
Cincinnati based 5-piece Enlou are back with a brand new summer release that is due to come out at the end of July. Enlou, who are friends with Pomegranates, and even share a label with them in Lujo Records will be releasing the Body Of Friends, Body Of Water EP and we have a song from the EP to share with you today.
Singer/guitarist Eric Earley has been writing songs since a very early age, combining the gentle spirit of his early Oregonian surroundings with his own interpretation of classic and modern rock. Over the last ten years, he’s poured some of his best songwriting into Blitzen Trapper. Confidently throwing weirdo guitar rock into intriguing alt-folk/country, the group nudged their own way into the hearts and minds of music fans with three self-released albums, culminating with the breakthrough Wild Mountain Nation.