Category Archives: Cincinnati

Bunbury Festival featured artist: The Black Tape

The Black Tape performs on the AliveOne stage at 12:00pm on Sunday, July 15

The Black Tape is a Chicago four piece that blends sixties influenced rock, Motown sound and power-pop flare. Influences include: The Kinks, The Zombies, The Beatles, The Crystals, The Byrds, and Motown

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

Sounds like a mythical berry from middle earth, or from the picture some sort of bee? Or a A Bunbury is a tasty psychedelic Pastry popular with music obsessed Cincinnatians that love to have a good time.

What are 3 facts that you know about Cincinnati?

WKRP in Cincinnati, it’s a 5 ½ hour drive from Chicago, and that they’ve got something called Skyline Chili that we’re dying to try.

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Higher Level Art’s Talk @ TEDxCincy About Transforming Spaces

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Ohio based art collective Higher Level Art spoke to TEDxCincy  earlier this month about transforming sometimes sterile spaces like classrooms and corporate offices into vibrant and engaging creative zones via technics learned from their graffiti experience.

Bunbury Festival featured artist: Pet Clinic

Pet Clinic performs on the AliveOne stage at 12:45pm on Friday, July 13

Pet Clinic is a five-piece rock band from Pittsburgh, PA that sounds straight out of the early ’90s alt-rock scene. For fans of: Nirvana, The Strokes, Silversun Pickups, Richard Hell, The Toadies

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

Bunbury: a smiling kitty that can’t stop purring

What are 3 facts that you know about Cincinnati?

  1. It’s on the way to Alabama
  2. Ford had a plant there that closed
  3. Pete Rose, the gambler

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Radiohead tour includes stops at Blossom on June 6, Riverbend June 5

Radiohead added some US tour dates for the summer, including a welcome date at Cleveland’s Blossom on June 6 with Other Lives and Riverbend in Cincinnati June 5. Tickets for the new dates (in ital) go on sale Thursday.

Radiohead 2012 North America dates:
03/05 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center *
03/07 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center *
03/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center *
03/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center *
03/13 – Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center *
03/15 – Glendale, AZ @ Arena *
04/09 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *
04/11 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion *
04/12 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol ^*
04/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol ^*
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/29 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
05/31 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
06/01 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
06/03 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
06/05 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
06/06 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

06/08 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/10 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
06/11 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hils
06/13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
06/15 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/16 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park

* = w/ Other Lives
^ = w/ Caribou

(via Consequence of Sound)

David Lynch Remixes Zola Jesus’ “In Your Nature”

Sacred Bones normally likes to approach their label like a curated, and continuous art project. They have an in-house design team (David Correll and Caleb Braaten) and a short-film director((Jacqueline Castel). The design is informed by cinema. So imagine how stoked Sacred Bones is that David Lynch remixed the Zola Jesus song In Your Nature . The remix will be available on the “In Your Nature” single to be released on February 21 via Sacred Bones Records

Listen to David Lynch’s remix of In Your Nature below:

Mr. Lynch went through Zola Jesus’ album Conatus, and choose this cut to re-envision. Lynch only kept the vocals. He replaced the original version’s strings with guitar and drum parts, written and performed by himself and engineer Dean Hurley.

The original of “In Your Nature” had a dance-y pace. Lynch’s version is more driving, careening and cinematic . Zola Jesus’ Nika Roza Danilova normally avoids remixes.  But there is an exception for anything.

Later on in the year, Sacred Bones is also set to reissue a deluxe vinyl version of Lynch’s Eraserhead soundtrack.

Zola Jesus have also updated their tour-dates. Which, unfortunately, has the Feb 20th Columbus date moved to the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati.

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Saturday: Wussy @ Ace of Cups + mp3 premiere

MP3: “Grand Champion Steer”

Between the Ass Ponys and Wussy, Chuck Cleaver’s got 11 or so full-lengths and countless EPs and singles under his belt. One wouldn’t expect the heavily tattooed Cincinnati songwriter to produce his best collection of songs this late in his already highly-prolific career, but that’s exactly what he’s done with, in my opinion, the best release coming of out Ohio in 2011. To be fair, Cleaver’s not the sole songwriter in Wussy, it’s a collective effort with Lisa Walker (guitar, vocals), Mark Messerly (bass, keys) and Joe Klug (drums) contributing their fair share.

While I’ve been a fan of Cleaver’s since first hearing the quirky-twang of “Earth to Grandma” coming through the speakers at Used Kids in the mid-90s (and later seeing the Meat Puppet’s-ish “Little Bastard” on MTV! Oh, what a glorious day that was!), the new Wussy release, Strawberry (listen to – and buy – on Bandcamp), is something I’ve returned to over and over on the iPod in the last 2 or so weeks – the passion between Cleaver and Walker (as ex-lovers, as current songwriting partners) so natural, the voices playing off each other so beautifully.

Fortunately, with Wussy headquartered about 120 miles southwest on 71, we’re luckier than most and get somewhat regular shows in Columbus though Saturday night’s show at Ace of Cups is somewhat special, serving as a CD release party, of sorts. Wussy will be joined by Columbus counterparts Moviola and Birds of Hair (featuring Scrawl’s Marcy Mays).

Video: Valley High-“Rollin’ on the Road”

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My Cincy homie Moxy Monster sent me this video of his group Valley High’s song Rollin’ on the Road.  

You like this nice, mellow jam? You can cop Valley High’s album the Cool Cat Experience on i-tunes here.



Ohio-based collective Higher Level Art pays tribute with this “Good Apples Better the Bunch” Steve Jobs graffiti mural.

Check out the entire Steve Jobs “Good Apples Better the Bunch” Memorial mural after the jump

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Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Fall Tour Dates 2011

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If you were like me and missed Rock the Bells this year then this next announcement will make you really happy.

Guerilla Union and House of Blues have partnered to send Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star on a Rock the Bells tour where they rock their 1998 ground-breaking self-titled debut album.

If you live in Ohio then be stoked on the Cleveland and Cinci dates.

09.21 Detroit, MI – St Andrews
09.22 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09.23 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
09.27 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore
09.28 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10.05 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10.06 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
10.29 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11.03 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11.04 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
11.05 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11.11 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

Odd Future 2011 Fall Tour Dates

Odd Future is touring the North America this fall. The GolfWang tour is ALL-AGES and features no opening acts. There will be an opening set by OFWGKTA’s DJ Syd the Kyd. But other than that…no random dudes who know the promoter to drain away the energy.
Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator has been nominated for a 2 VMA’s. You can vote for Tyler here and here.
If you want to make yourself more excited about this tour then peep Pitchfork’s and OkayPlayer’s reviews of MellowHype’s Blackenedwhite.
Fan on-sale Wed (8/3) + general on-sale Fri (8/5)/ Sat (8/6) for show tickets.

It appears that if you live in Columbus, Ohio and you want to see duh WolfGang then you will have to head to Cincinnati or the D. If you go to the Show At Bogarts in the Nati then check out the mural my friends and I did a few year ago on the side of the venue.

After the jump a watch a video of “Sandwitches” live in Los Angeles that Lance Bangs shot while compiling footage for Odd Future’s Adult Swim Pilot..

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