Music

October 19th Swing Show

Oct 16, 2013

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. On this week's program you'll hear from the Rat Pack founders Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, plus the sensational bands of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Woody Herman. Also along for the ride are The Andrews Sisters, Louie Armstrong, and much more!

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On Saturday, October 26th, minds will be expanded and doors to perception will be opened as Mayday in Northside hosts the 2nd Annual Cincy Psych Fest. Psych Fest is a celebration of music designed to engulf the listener in a gooey-sticky cluster of psychedelic imagination.

Gazer: Phone Commercial

Oct 12, 2013
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Gazer describes themselves as “a high-strung, Cincinnati-based noise punk band.”  And although that statement is true, there is a lot, musically, that separates them from other bands that I would consider “Cincinnati-based noise-punk” like Mardou or Smoke Signals….

Xavier University Music Series opens its 37th season

Oct 12, 2013

It’s time for the 37th anniversary season of the Xavier University Music Series, and new coordinator Polina Bespalko visits with our Frank Johnson to preview the upcoming year of classical piano, classical guitar and swing music concerts.

Lee Hay is on the phone with Georgette Jones, the daughter of country music royalty – George Jones and Tammy Wynette. She’s a singer and recording artist who will be performing at Bobby Mackey’s Music World on October 19. She talks about her parents, her own music, and what concert-goers can expect when she’s singing on stage.

Magnolia Mountain is a Jack Daniel’s and Budweiser band in a town made for craft brew and Buffalo Trace -- and that seems to be just fine by them.

While in town for the Constella Festival, jazz legend Jimmy Heath conducted a master class at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Here is a video of that class for those who were unable to make it:

JIMMY HEATH MASTER CLASS AT SCPA

This week’s Blues show will feature a mix of new and archival blues recordings. Some of the new releases this year include Paul Allen, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Amos Lee.  The show ends with some favorites by Jeff Black, the Allman Brothers, and local guitar wizard Scotty Anderson.

This week’s Blues show starts off with a new song from German musician Tony Hudspeth called “Good Times.”

Kudos to Steeplejack Music in Germany for sending us his cd.  The rest of the program features some of my personal favorites like “Nite Mist Blues” by the Monty Alexander Trio, plus Chet Baker and Johnny Adams.

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 40th anniversary season with a wide array of beautiful music and special guests. Executive Director Thom Mariner is in the studio with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to preview the upcoming season, which starts on Wednesday, October 9 and features Time for Three, the world’s first classically-trained garage band.

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On October 27, Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, comes to Cincinnati's Music Hall for one night only.

Now touring the United States and Canada, Symphony of the Goddesses brings Zelda fans and symphony goers alike an entirely new and exciting multimedia experience that honors over 25 years of the classic video game franchise The Legend of Zelda.

The Hiders: Temenos

Sep 27, 2013
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If it is true that you can be judged by the company you keep, then The Hiders’ Billy Alletzhauser is in a great place.

Much like fellow Ass Pony Chuck Cleaver, Alletzhauser has found a second family in The Hiders, and Temenos, the 4th full-length release from the group showcases amazing talent and depth.

Miro Quartet in Cincinnati on October 1

Sep 27, 2013

Chamber Music Cincinnati has a great season of concerts coming up, including the first one on October 1 with the Miro Quartet. Anne Arenstein and Chamber Music Cincinnati President John Spencer preview the entire season.

The Cincinnati Arts Association will present the acclaimed California Guitar Trio in concert, in the intimate confines of their Jarson Kaplan Theater, on Thursday, October 3. John Harig from the CAA and opening act, local guitar wizard Ric Hordinski, join Brian O’Donnell to talk about the music of the trio and how much fun their live shows are.

A song from Zak Morgan and Bootsy Collins

Sep 27, 2013

Cincinnati singer-songwriter Zak Morgan helps us kick off the fall/Halloween season with his song Case of Dry Markers, a duet with funk icon Bootsy Collins, off the CD Barber of the Beasts.

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Roberta Schultz is a member of the local folk group, Raison D’Etre.  She dropped by the studio to talk with Lee Hay about their upcoming concert at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30pm.  The concert’s part of the Carnegie in Concert series and is entitled, “Swing Canaries, Harmony Sisters and Folk Divas.”

Mardou: The Cardigan EP

Sep 24, 2013

If things were simple, my review of Cardigan by the band Mardou would consist of two words: "Holy $#^+!" Because those are the first two words I said when I heard this EP.

Within 23 seconds of the track "Margaret," I was rapt, sold, converted and owned.  The pop-punk pseudo-surf feel of this song struck a resonating chord deep in my heart.  When I started doing local music reviews, this was the album I was hoping to find.

Electric Citizen

Sep 23, 2013
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As autumn approaches, most of us are put in the mindset of witches, ghosts and creepy characters.  It is appropriate then that I present the self-titled EP by Electric Citizen.

With the first listen of Electric Citizen, I was transported back in time to an era before cell phones, before digital downloads and, yes kids, before the internet.

In preparation for this weekend's MidPoint Music Festival, I met up with John Crowell and Caitlin Behle from Each Note Secure to talk about what local bands are on their must-see lists and how to best prepare for the fest.

MidPoint Music Festival

Sep 22, 2013
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