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Live Music
2:08 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

The Pinstripes 10th Aniversary Show

The Pinstripes will play their 10th Anniversary Show on March 28 at Newport's The Southgate House Revival

Cincinnati's roots/reggae masters, and 3-time CEA award winners, The Pinstripes will play their 10th Anniversary Show on Friday, March 28th at The Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY.

However, it is a bittersweet event as it also marks a turning-point in the band's history.

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Live Event
4:29 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Cut Copy - Live in NYC

Credit courtesy of the artist

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

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Classical and Swing Music
1:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Xavier University Music Series opens its 37th season

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.

Chamber Music Cincinnati
1:30 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Miro Quartet in Cincinnati on October 1

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.

Album Review
7:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Smoke Signals... The Collapse

Smoke Signals... guiding you through The Collapse
Credit Smoke Signals... Facebook page

I was fortunate to stumble upon the band Smoke Signals... recently at The Southgate House Revival.

The Newport-based trio played in the Lounge – the smallest of the three stages – and they immediately filled the room to capacity with exuberant fans, curious onlookers like me, and an unearthly powerful sound.  As soon as their set was finished, I made a beeline to the merch table and picked up a copy of their 6-song CD, The Collapse.

The songs on The Collapse read like a post-apocalyptic diary written by those left behind after the cataclysm, but who have still been deeply affected by something much bigger and scarier than themselves.  The tracks are punctuated by bits of radio static or odd recorded clips that seem to cry out “Is there anybody out there?

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