“What’s Her Name?” by Smoking Martha

“What’s Her Name?” by Smoking Martha

Apr 19, 2017

  It’s amazing how my music taste changes with the seasons. In the winter, I’m all doom and gloom but as soon as it’s nice outside I want to listen to catchier more upbeat tunes. The second single by Smoking Martha definitely takes me back to summers when I was in high school. “What’s Her Name?” is slightly reminiscent of...

“Birth Control” by Reformed Whores

“Birth Control” by Reformed Whores

Apr 3, 2017

It’s safe to say there’s nothing quite like Reformed Whores around right now. Described as a “filthy musical comedy duo” Reformed Whores sing terribly catchy country songs drenched with raunchy humor. “Birth Control” from their debut album Ladies Don’t Spit provides a little ditty on the importance of birth control....

“Shadowplay” by Velvet Kills

“Shadowplay” by Velvet Kills

Feb 26, 2017

I always listen to Joy Division when it’s cold out. With the sudden climate change in Cincinnati from 75 degree to 30 degrees in the span of about 12 hours, I was definitely in need of some cold weather music. Velvet Kills, the sleek electropunk darkwave band, does a really badass version of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay.” The European two...

“Bat Thing” by Castration Squad

“Bat Thing” by Castration Squad

Oct 31, 2016

Happy Halloween, my little spooky friends! In honor of this dark day, today’s song of the moment is “Bat Thing” by my favorite deathrock band, Castration Squad.  Castration Squad was a lovely group of ghouls from California featuring Shannon Wilhelm (vocals), Mary Bat-Thing (vocals), Tiffany Kennedy (keyboards), Alice Bag (bass), Tracy Lea...

“Kingdom of Rain” by The The & Sinéad O’Connor

“Kingdom of Rain” by The The & Sinéad O’Connor

Oct 19, 2016

Collaborations are so cool, especially when done well. It brings two great and maybe unlikely combinations together for one badass song. One of my all time favorite duets is “Kingdom of Rain” by The The and Sinéad O’Connor. It was released on The The’s 1989 album, Mind Bomb. “Kingdom of Rain” is super sexy. Matt Johnson...

SOTM: Alabama Shakes, “The Greatest”

SOTM: Alabama Shakes, “The Greatest”

Sep 15, 2016

    Brittany Howard — the big, beautiful lead frontwoman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, whose 2015 album Sound and Color is a masterpiece of brilliant, erm, sound and color — rocks. Just listen to this fun, rockin’ freak-out showcasing Howard’s soulful voice and brilliant riffs.     Now listen again, this time to...