Music

New music from Acarya

Nov 22, 2013

Cincinnati tribal rock duo Acarya (Liz Wu and Wes Davidson) is releasing their new downloadable CD, Reperio Terra, on November 29. It’s an acoustic rock album with guitar, male vocal and a specially designed drum set. Liz Wu joins Ron Esposito to talk about the group and the genesis of this new project.

Joe Duran Nonet has new CD

Nov 22, 2013

Cincinnati jazz musician Joe Duran’s group, Nonet, has a new album available now for download and soon as a CD. It’s called Midwest Daydream and the group is composed of members of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. He joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the group’s name and the help of Kim Pensyl from CCM in producing, engineering and performing.

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This Saturday, Northside Presbyterian Church will be filled with thousands of LPs, EPs, 12-inch, 10-inch and 7-inch vinyl, 45s, 78s, and everything in-between as the 2nd Annual Northside Record Fair, presented by Dome, a local music promotion company and record label, opens its doors.

Like all great moments in history, it all started with a tweet.

Earlier in the week, I was all ready to review a different album (which will probably appear next week) when I received this message:

This moment was just too serendipitous; and I felt compelled to check it out, since they went to the trouble to contact me directly and, honestly, because I can not resist a sick bassline.

Cut Copy - Live in NYC

Nov 18, 2013
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Cut Copy - one of the highlights of MPMF 2011 will be featured in a live concert broadcast from KCRW and NPR Music.

The Blues - 11/23/13 show

Nov 18, 2013

Songs on this program includes favorites like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lonnie Mack, Leon Russell and Ken Nordine. 

Concert calendar...Sonny Moorman's at McCauley's Pub in Sharonville on Monday, 11/25 and Willie's Sports Bar in Lawrenceburg on Tuesday, 11/26.  And at the Aronoff in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, 12/6, Sweet Honey in the Rock.

The Blues - 11/16/13 show

Nov 17, 2013

This week you'll hear from blues musicians like Shemekia Copeland, Anders Osborne, Etta James, and Charlie Musselwhite.  Plus, a song from Gov't Mule's new 2-cd set, Shout!, on Blue Note records.

Swing Show November 16th

Nov 14, 2013

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. You’ll hear vocalists like Bobby Darin, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra. Plus the bands of Count Basie,  Glenn Miller and more.

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I love that the album cover for ShowYrTeeth shows a person immersed in a bathtub of glittering sludge inside a dilapidated room that looks like an abandoned industrial warehouse somewhere.  It is this combination of glitzy and gritty that exemplifies the sound and style of The Kickaways. ShowYrTeeth is a tantalizing mixture of glam with a touch of 'the ultra-violence.'

Van Ackerman from the Cincinnati Arts Association is in the studio with our Jim Stump to preview some of the unique shows coming to the Aronoff Center through the end of the year, including The Priests, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Mannheim Steamroller.

Lee Hay plays “Amazing Grace,” performed by the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums, from their 2006 CD New Beginnings.

November 9th Blues show

Nov 6, 2013

The Blues this Saturday night at 11pm will be a fun one!  Music from favorites like Delbert McClinton, John Mayall, and Aretha Franklin.  Plus, songs by Sonny Landreth and Leon Russell who are coming into the area for concerts next week.

October 19th Swing Show

Nov 5, 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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Swing show on November 9th

Nov 5, 2013

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. You’ll hear such hits as Ella Mae Morse doing the “Cow Cow Boogie,” Benny Goodman playing “Blue Skies,” and The Ted Heath Orchestra covering “Tuxedo Junction.”

ADM: A Delicate Motor

Nov 5, 2013

I have a very love-hate relationship with technology.  On one hand, it is an amazing tool that has revolutionized how we view the world and each other.  It has allowed us to create amazing new things and paved the way for new inventions that can make the world a better, safer and healthier place.

However, it is so dreadfully easy to become dependent upon it that, when it fails, we can find ourselves virtually crippled and sitting in the dark, waiting for the lights to come back on.

October 19th Blues show

Nov 3, 2013

A wide variety of songs from Gov't Mule's new 2 cd set to Magnolia Mountain and Allen Toussaint!

Ironfest IV

Nov 1, 2013
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Tonight is the opening of Ironfest IV at The Southgate House Revival.

Ironfest is an all-out, no-holds-barred local band rock-fest put together in honor of the late "Iron" Mike Davidson who was a huge supporter of, and contributor to, the local music scene.

The 2-day event features 35 bands, all from the Greater Cincinnati community who have come together to pay tribute to Mike and to help raise money for his family.

As a special Halloween treat, from the forthcoming album Dead in Ohio, here is "Predisposed," a single from Cincinnati's Formerly Ghosts.

A one-hour special featuring the King of Cincinnati Boogie Woogie, Ricky Nye.  He recently came into our studio and talked with Lee Hay about the upcoming 14th Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit at the Southgate House Revival on Saturday, November 9th.  Ricky discussed his blues background, mentoring young players, his 2014 European concert tour, and some of the musicians who'll be at this year's Piano Summit.  The special airs this Saturday night, 11/2, from 11pm-midnight.  Lots of music, too!

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In September of 2012, Caitin Behle of Each Note Secure called The Yugos “one of the most fun bands in Cincinnati.”  Now, just over a year later, that title appears to still be securely in their hands.

The Yugos’ second album, Life is Awesome and Then You Live Forever from Best Friend Records, is a bouncy, rollicking bombastic and rhythmic party full of good times, positive energy and great music.

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