Local Exposure

WVXU's Local Exposure focuses on the thriving music scene in the Greater Cincinnati area.

You'll find interviews with local musicians as well as national artists coming to town, plus concert announcements, album reviews and other music news.

Contributors include musicians, artists and a number of folks who have their finger on the pulse of the local and regional music scene.

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.

This week's "Music Notes" for the week of July 16th include events at Herzog Music, many jazz concerts, a couple of music festivals, and the Who's "Tommy" production coming to Memorial Hall in September.

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.

I spoke a couple of hours ago by phone with the great guitarist Derek Trucks who's coming into town at the PNC Pavilion on Sunday, July 22nd with the Tedeschi Trucks Band along with the Drive-By Truckers & the Marcus King Band.

We talked about how the recent heat wave has affected the band and their instruments, and how this year's tour differs from last year's with the Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna.

This week you'll hear about some of Ricky Nye's upcoming gigs, acts booked at Caffe Vivace, the Crown Jewels of Jazz and the Jazz in the Heights concert series, plus a show at the Comet and more.

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.

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.

  

1. Northside Rock n' Roll Carnival - Hoffner Park - 7/3 & 7/4

(Interview on Around Cincinnati's 7/1 show about the Northside Parade & Carnival)

2. Blue Ash/Montgomery Orchestra - Montgomery Park - 7/3

3. Boz Scaggs & America - Rose Music Center - 7/4

Lots of local concerts leading up to the 4th of July holiday next week including ones at the Hilton Netherland Plaza, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Washington Park, and in Franklin, Ohio.

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.

Phasmids

Jun 19, 2018

Phasmids is an eclectic collective of artists and creatives. That approach to the band and the music is reflected in the synth-pop / prog-rock hybrid that makes Phasmids unique.

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Concerts, concerts, and more concerts all around the Cincinnati area are included in this week's edition of Music Notes.  You'll also hear about the passing of Danny Kirwan who was a guitarist with Fleetwood Mac, about a new film with Tom Waits appearing in it, and a new song released by John Fogerty & ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.  

When most people think of a 4th of July parade, certain images come to mind; but the Independence Day parade that, to me, most embodies the idea of freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the one that happens in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Northside.

Sharon Is Karen, the newest album from Tooth Lures a Fang, displays an acutely DIY approach to recording, which allows them to take full control of the process.

The music and lyrics are a result of a tenuous balance between the absurdly funny and the uncomfortably dark.

Lots of happenings coming up in the Cincinnati area this month including concerts by local and national musicians, the Juneteenth Festival in Eden Park, and the Rhythm & Brews festival at Miami Valley Gaming.  You'll also hear about the passing of Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, music-related jobs with ArtsWave, and much more on this week's edition of Music Notes.

Singer/songwriter Chris Knight doesn't like to talk about his music, saying that he likes his music to talk for him.  So, we were delighted when he agreed to talk with Elaine Diehl about his music career, his release Little Victories, and upcoming concert at Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky, on Thursday, June 14th at 9pm.   

Walker Funeral Home / Provided

Waddell Falland, who recorded on King Records, passed away May 29, according to Walker Funeral Home. He along with Jimmy Railey were both members of The Solars, Bobby and the Expressions and The Famous Flames.  

By blending classic synth flow, improv jazz orchestration and hip-hop drive, the debut and title album by Flocks places them somewhere within the Venn diagram of Chick Corea, Childish Gambino and Frank Zappa.

This book by Amy Nathan, Making Time for Making Music: How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life,  certainly makes a case for the positive influences of music in our everyday lives.  

Dellan Stokesbary shares his thoughts about Nathan's book in a review which he recently recorded for Local Exposure.

On this week's Music Notes, Elaine Diehl shares details of many upcoming concerts, a festival at Miami Valley Gaming, and other musical news items.

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