Music

November 2nd Swing Show

Oct 27, 2013

Tune in Saturday night, November 2nd at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. On this week's program you'll hear from some of the great vocalists in music, including Nat Cole, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Doris Day and Diana Krall, plus plenty of big bands.

One More Girl on a Stage

Oct 24, 2013

This weekend the 'One More Girl on a Stage' music festival organized by local musician, Kelly Thomas, makes it return.

The festival takes place at by 6 venues, features 46 acts, and highlights female musicians in our area.

Join us Saturday night, October 26th, between 11pm-midnight for a Halloween edition of the Blues with Lee Hay.  You'll hear favorites like Tom Waits and Dr. John, plus lots of Halloween-related songs and sound effects.

October 26th Swing Show

Oct 23, 2013

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. On this week's program you'll hear from a sensational lineup of vocalists including Nat Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and the incomparable Keeley Smith!

Dayton, OH has a deep musical tradition that includes R&B/Funk bands like Slave, Zapp and The Ohio Players.  They also lay claim to a rich and storied history that includes notable acts such as Guided by Voices, Brainiac and The Breeders, featuring the Deal sisters Kim & Kelly.  But now singer-songwriter sisters Adelee & Gentry Gates have added to the Gem City’s music legacy with the album Nice to Meet You….

Tom Waits bulletin

Oct 16, 2013

Tom Waits, Sinead O'connor and Lucinda Williams have signed on to record tracks for a new Blind Willie Johnson tribute album - if fans fund the project online.

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Rickie Lee Jones have also agreed to perform a Johnson cover for the album following the launch of a Kickstarter.com crowdsourcing campaign on Tuesday (15Oct13).

A post on the project's new site reads, "Our mission is to shine a light and acknowledge this important and influential artist currently representing mankind in outer space.

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.

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