• Song of the Moment

    Song of the Week: “Optimist” by Those Darlins

      Those Darlins have undergone a lot of changes since they were a small quirky alternative country band. First, Kelley Anderson left the band after their last album, Screws Get Loose, in 2012. The band has been touring extensively and developing a fuller, more rock n’ roll sound, loosing their twangy edge. However, their new single “Optimist” is pretty great. Jesse Darlin’s voice still has a Southern drawl, making their music distinctive and unique. Their new album, Blur the Lines is due out on October 1st. Listen to their single, “Optimist,” here!

  • Concert Information

    The Women in Rock Coming Close to You (Cincinnati)

    There are many great shows coming to Cincinnati or close to Cincinnati this summer and I can’t let my Women in Rock fans miss any of them! So here’s a mini concert calendar for you! June 8- The Sundresses at MOTR June 12- The Black Belles at The Comet June 15- Santigold at Bogart’s July 13-15- Bunbury Festival (updates on the Women in Rock closer to the date of festival) Sawyers Point July 23- Best Coast with Those Darlins at Newport Music Hall, Columbus July 25- Lucinda Williams at Madison Theater August 15- Wazu at MOTR August 31- Wussy at Fountain Square September 9- Metric at Madison Theater Now, get…

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    Top 10 Female Rock Albums of 2011

    This was a tough call to make because a lot of great albums were released this year. I would like to acknowledge a few notable albums before my top 10 list begins: Wanda Jackson, The Party Ain’t Over Vivian Girls, Share the Joy Florence + The Machine, Ceremonials  Björk, Biophilia Lykke Li, Wounded Rhymes 10. Cat’s Eyes, Cat’s Eyes (Polydor)- A collaboration of Faris Badwan of The Horrors and Rachel Zeffira, an Italian-Canadian soprano and composer, Cat’s Eyes creates an eerie but nostalgic sound. Inspired by the Ronettes and other 60’s girl groups this duo puts a new spin on the classic sound with their Goth infused tones. 9. Cults, Cults (Columbia)-…

  • Concert Information,  Concert Reviews

    Those Darlins

    Aside from the terrible scheduling at MPMF, I was lucky enough to see Those Darlins live at the Cincinnati Club. Man… do they rock. They started their set with the always-amusing song “Be Your Bro” and kept rockin’ till the very end. These country-twanged mamas wield their instruments like there’s no tomorrow and you can’t help but move when you’re watching them live. With the recent release of the album Screws Get Loose, they had plenty of great material to play. Of course I just about lost it when they broke into their cover of “Shakin’ All Over.” Seriously, I don’t know if they could be any cooler. I was…