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Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

Posted by on May 29, 2016

If I had to use one word to describe Kate Bush it would be mystical. She’s mysterious, she rarely performs live anymore. And, her image is that of a fairy. Peter Gabriel and...

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Song of the Moment

Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

Posted by on May 29, 2016

If I had to use one word to describe Kate Bush it would be mystical. She’s mysterious, she rarely performs live anymore. And, her image is that of a fairy. Peter Gabriel and...

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Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards on Being a Midwest Musician

Posted by on May 18, 2016

Heartless Bastards return to their home, Cincinnati May 19th and 20th to play two nights at the Woodward Theatre with Old 97's and BJ Barham. I was lucky enough to chat with Erika on the phone (before their show in Boston) about growing up in the Midwest and how she got her start playing music.

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Song Playlist

Songs with Horns

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016

I played string instruments growing up, so I’ve always been fascinated with brass. Horns and trumpets, when juxtaposed with guitar, bass, and drums, lend an entirely different...

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Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

May 29, 2016

If I had to use one word to describe Kate Bush it would be mystical. She’s mysterious, she rarely performs live anymore. And, her image is that of a fairy. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush collaborated multiple times, Kate Bush appears as a guest vocalist on quite a few of Peter Gabriel’s songs and I would say her voice adds the mysticism that both...

New Electric Citizen, Higher Time

New Electric Citizen, Higher Time

May 19, 2016

    A belated congratulations to our pals, Electric Citizen on their new album, Higher Time! The album was released Friday May 13th and is so killer! Back with extremely heavy rock n’ roll riffs the album is definitely possessing. They’re having their Higher Time release show this Saturday night (May 21st) at the Northside Tavern with...

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards on Being a Midwest Musician

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards on Being a Midwest Musician

May 18, 2016

Heartless Bastards return to their home, Cincinnati May 19th and 20th to play two nights at the Woodward Theatre with Old 97's and BJ Barham. I was lucky enough to chat with Erika on the phone (before their show in Boston) about growing up in the Midwest and how she got her start playing music.

The Women Behind Bob Dylan’s Desire

The Women Behind Bob Dylan’s Desire

May 5, 2016

Desire by Bob Dylan will always stand out in my mind as one of my favorite and most nostalgic albums. It’s one of my mom’s favorite albums so I have strong memories of listening to it in the car growing up. As a child I was captivated by Dylan’s lyrics and story telling abilities. Released in 1976, Desire starts off with...

“Best Friend” by White Mystery

“Best Friend” by White Mystery

May 3, 2016

  A gem from White Mystery’s new album, Outta Control, “Best Friend” is a catchy tune to get your week started! The mid tempo song on the sibling’s fifth album is perfect for porch hangs with no doubt, your best friends. The rock n’ roll duo from Chicago has been putting out great music since 2008. Miss Alex White is a crazy...

Songs with Horns

Songs with Horns

Apr 25, 2016

I played string instruments growing up, so I’ve always been fascinated with brass. Horns and trumpets, when juxtaposed with guitar, bass, and drums, lend an entirely different mood to a song: bold, stout, clean and weighty, bright and jazzy.  The songs on this playlist use horns in different ways and to different ends, but they are all brassy, in the...

“Zodiacal Woman” by Queen Crescent

“Zodiacal Woman” by Queen Crescent

Apr 8, 2016

              What’s old is new again. In a time when the dark heavy music of Black Sabbath rears it’s head in the form of new female fronted bands like Electric Citizen and Blood Ceremony, Queen Crescent is a new budding band channeling the 70’s style extremely well. Fronted by Melissa Vu who not only...

Song of the Moment: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, “Nobody Dies”

Song of the Moment: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, “Nobody Dies”

Apr 3, 2016

    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is the kind of band that forces your body to move, even when you are listening to heartbreak and devastating loss and grief and death.         Example: try not to tap your toes to this funky single, “Nobody Dies,” from their new album A Man Alive. In it, a woman remembers...

In the Know- March 2016

In the Know- March 2016

Mar 25, 2016

March's In the Know answers, "What do you look for in a good bandmate?"

Written By Women, Covered By Men

Written By Women, Covered By Men

Mar 21, 2016

There are so many talented female songwriters out there. What’s interesting is that sometimes, a cover version of a song gets more notoriety than the original version. Here are some songs that were written by women and covered by men. There are many more songs than this playlist includes but this gives you a start to maybe start researching who wrote your...