"VNV Nation's sound ranges from melodic energetic beats to indie-electronic-anthems to emotive ballads and beyond. Their live shows are legendary, attracting fans from across the musical spectrum, to a performance that is pure energy." - Stormingthebase
"A Dotted Line is, in fact, more adventurous than Nickel Creek's earlier work, and more expressive of each player's strengths. It's tight, it's masterful; it's totally grown-up. But it's also a blast." - NPR Music
The hit musical “The Color Purple” has been a huge success nationwide and is coming to Cincinnati starring Angie Stone and Ann Nesby!
“the funniest woman doing stand-up right now, but no gender qualifier is necessary. Along with Lewis Black, Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan, she's one of the funniest stand-up comedians of her generation." - Detroit Free Press
"Since reforming in 2010. Six high-quality, full-length albums in less than four years. And that's not counting EPs, singles, tours, or solo records. If the sorry state of the present day indie- alt- or just plain rock landscape is the disease, GBV is the cure! Do not take in moderation."
Defining of Montreal is impossible. There are too many perspectives to consider, angles to explore, layers to uncover. Just when you think you have a concept of what kind of creature they are, they transform into something unexpected and new. As a result, each album holds the opportunity for re-discovery, re-immersion, re-appreciation.
Trey Anastasio Band will jump back out on the road this May for a quick set of shows in Ohio before closing the weekend at the Summer Camp Music Festival. The GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter/guitarist will return to the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Saturday, May 24th!
Conor Oberst has signed to Nonesuch Records, which releases his new solo album Upside Down Mountain on May 20th. Prior to the album release, a limited-edition seven-inch single will be released exclusively for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19th). This special single will feature album track “Hundreds Of Ways” along with album outtake “Fast Friends” on the B-side. Oberst kicks off the first leg of a world tour in support of the new album on May 8th. His friends and colleagues Dawes appear on the bill as “Special Guests” – both opening the shows and acting as Oberst’s band for the tour.
"The band mix traditional folk with contemporary pop. These seemingly common musical aspects are then potently fused with a hint of rum to create the bands’ infectious and rambunctious sound, which kicks in from the word go." - No Depression
"Nicki has filled a void in music with her brand of vintage-tinged rocking country soul -- music that's like an enchanting friend you've known for a short while but feels like you've known forever." - Chicago Tribune
"Ana Popovic's fiery technique on her Fender Telecaster has earned her an impressive nickname: "The Serbian Scorcher." Popovic grew up playing the blues in Belgrade during the turbulent time of the fall of communism and the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Her furious fret work and singing brought her to the attention of blues fans, first in Europe and then the United States. She lives in Memphis today, and has just released her ninth album, Can You Stand the Heat." - NPR
"Portland, Ore. collective Typhoon is not too far from Polyphonic Spree-levels of orchestrated choir-pop. The band’s comparatively enormous size—marked by a horn section, string section and eclectic percussion—naturally exudes a boisterous optimism and familial charm." - Paste
“For Miller, the modus operandi is generally no-nonsense rootsy rock & roll, sometimes quieter and more reflective acoustic balladry, and almost always a way with words that few other Americana songwriters can match.” – No Depression
"Jay Mohr often sounds like comedy’s biggest fan, or at least its best student. "It’s math, it’s music, it’s literature. George Carlin showed it’s lyrical when you can use words the right way," he says. "It’s energy. You’re moving a thousand people at a time with words."" - Las Vegas Review-Journal
3 Doors Down has announced Summer plans that feature additional "3 Doors Down Acoustic - Songs From The Basement" dates fueled by public demand alongside select plugged in electric dates at festivals in select markets. Fans have embraced and celebrated the band's acoustic touring since they first began staging these performances in January featuring deep cuts and hits from their catalog of songs. Over the last few months, they have been "in the basement" digging up more gems to perform on these upcoming shows alongside their biggest hits.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced that Steely Dan will hit the road again in 2014, taking their “Jamalot Ever After” Tour across the U.S. and Canada. Opening in Portland, Oregon on July 2, the tour is set to make stops in 47 cities, including at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on August 12.