Jim Nolan

Interactive Communications Manager, Host of Local Exposure

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.

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Mark Messerly: Inert

Oct 9, 2018

Mark Messerly has been a key figure in the Cincinnati music scene for quite some time - known both as a member of Wussy as well as for his long-time partnership with Brian Ewing.

Messerly’s newest project, called INERT is anything but.

A new, locally produced video game called Match Point features music composed by local musician Jon Brennan

Local heavy-rock icons Electric Citizen are about to release their 3rd album Helltown on RidingEasy Records.

Helltown, in a way, provided the band with a way forward by taking a small step back - and continues to strengthen their great working relationships with their label and with noted musician, engineer and producer, Brian Olive.

Bradford Jones

In this episode we re-visit an interview I did in 2015 with David Lowery and Johnny Hickman from the band Cracker.

David & Johnny stopped by the WVXU studios to talk about the band, its longevity, the music industry and to play a few songs prior to their show at The Southgate House Revival.

Photo by Brian Mahar

Lung has just returned from an extensive tour and I was fortunate enough to get time with them before the release of their new album All The King’s Horses.

Kate Wakefield & Daisy Caplan joined me to play two songs - one of which is not yet released.

If not having a website for your band makes you part of the underground, then Sweet Pablo is the next big thing in Cincinnati’s subterranean culture.

The 9th Annual Cincinnati Comic Expo will bring celebrity guests from TV and film (along with a variety of vendors, panel discussions, and more) to Cincinnati during the September 14-16 weekend. 

On September 29, Her Royal Airship Ashanti and the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance will be hosting a jazz concert at Withrow High School to celebrate 20 years of the popular anime series, Cowboy Bebop.

The concert also benefits Melodic Connections an organization dedicated to teaching people with special needs through the power of music.

Continuing the celebration of the King Records 75th Anniversary, Queen City Kings will recreate the King sound at the Celebrate the King gala at Memorial Hall on August 25.  

Fans of The Beatles and animation will want to visit O'Bryonville's Greenwich House Gallery for a rare opportunity to meet Ron Campbell, the man who animated the movie Yellow Submarine and directed the Fab Four's Saturday morning cartoon. 

jimpelz.com

Jim Pelz is a prolific country-rock songwriter and performer who, when he’s not playing solo or with his band, Hickory Robot, is sitting in with other bands like Root Cellar Xtract.

Lately, he has collaborated with some great musicians to form yet another band called The Firewalkers to record an album that is a follow-up to his 2015 release, Loser Angels.

The 3rd annual BeWILDerFest comes to Urban Artifact August 24 & 25 bringing two full nights of music and beer; and featuring over 30 national, regional and local music acts on 3 stages.

To celebrate BeWILDerFest, Urban Artifact is also releasing three special edition beers, flavored with black raspberry, boysenberry, montmorency cherry.

I sat down with Urban Artifact brewers Bret Baker and Josh Elliott and music coordinator Jeremy Moore to get the lowdown on this year’s BeWILDerfest.

MacReady U.K.

Jul 24, 2018
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Nick Barrows and Jay Reynolds are long-time friends who wanted to collaborate on a most extraordinary project -- to develop a soundtrack to a John Carpenter film that doesn’t exist.

They named the project after the main character in Carpenter’s The Thing, played by Kurt Russell.

Since the early 1990s, John Curley - bass player for the Afghan Whigs - has been a great friend to the local music scene and, as operator of UltraSuede Studio, has helped countless bands and musicians achieve their dreams of having their music recorded in a professional studio.

Then, in March, John was forced to close up shop at UltraSuede after 25 years, but quickly found that he had friends on the other side of the river that wanted to collaborate.

By relocating to The Lodge in Dayton, KY, John has found a new home for his talents, his passion and his gear.

Welcome To PaoliFest

Jul 12, 2018

PaoliFest is a joint venture between Black Vulture Project and Jordana Greenberg, a local musician and internationally touring performer who credits the musicians she encountered in Paoli among the influences that have shaped her career.

The inaugural PaoliFest will take place August 11, 2018 at the Tomato Products Company in Paoli, IN. Built to be a celebration of the town and community, the festival will be a completely free event featuring local and nationally touring musicians, visual art, films made by local youth, food and craft vendors, workshops, jam sessions and children's entertainment.

Classic rock icons Dave Mason & Steve Cropper bring their Rock & Soul Revue to Bechtold Park in Sycamore Township on July 13. I had the unique pleasure to speak with both musicians for Around Cincinnati.

In advance of the upcoming Festival in Sycamore, happening in Bechtold Park on Friday, July 13, Jim Nolan talks separately with the two music legends who will make up that night's headlining Rock & Soul Revue

Heavy Hinges: Lonely

Jul 2, 2018

Heavy Hinges has just released their 3rd album entitled Lonely - a collection of songs full of passion and strength that are as universal as they are personal. They still sustain that "sublime ruckus" that endeared them to me 4 years ago when I first heard Mean Old City.

The annual celebration of music, community and independence returns to Northside on July 4. 

Be Blessed by TRIIIBE

Jun 20, 2018

To some they are a band, to others they are activists, and to many they are heroes.

To me, the artists of TRIIIBE are all three.

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