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12:30 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Wednesday Premieres June 20th 2012

Scott Toepfer

We didn't find the album between the ditches, that's for sure.  The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is back with a brand spankin' new album titled, Between the Ditches.  If you folks at home were worried, there is no need.  It's packed full of that same gritty, tough, distinct voice perfectly polished by smooth original guitar that we all know and love.

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10:37 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Cincinnati's Walk the Moon on Late Night with David Letterman

Walk the Moon performing at WNKU's Tunes & Blooms series at the Zoo.

Yesterday, Cincinnati's Walk the Moon released their self-titled major-label debut.  Of course, lots of folks have been taking notice of this band for at least the last 18 months.

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1:50 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Tristen will bring her brand of power pop to the opening day of the Bunbury Festival July 13. Provided photo

It’s less than a month before the Bunbury Festival kicks off July 13 for its three-day run on the riverfront in downtown Cincinnati.

Creator Bill Donabedian, one of the co-founders of the MidPoint Music Festival years ago, has no intention of starting small, then trying to build for the future. There are more than 100 acts scheduled on the event’s six stages (see Set Times under the Music & More button on the website to plan your viewing schedule).

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11:25 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

'Journey' brings Landreth to town

Sonny Landreth, who recently released "Elemental Journey," will play the 20th Century in Oakley Thursday. Provided photo

Sonny Landreth returns to his roots on his latest album, “Elemental Journey.” But it might surprise some people that before he became a guitar star, Landreth put in a lengthy stint as a trumpet player.

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12:17 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Grace Potter's new album, "The Lion the Beast the Beat," arrives in stores Tuesday. Provided photo

To see or not to see the Beach Boys, that is the question.

The band’s 50th anniversary tour plays Riverbend Tuesday amid some of the most conflicting publicity in years.

A recent spate of stories centers on the somewhat shaky rapprochement of Brian Wilson, the fragile creative genius behind the band’s legendary music, and his cousin, singer Mike Love, who has kept the flame alive while Wilson battled demons and band lost original members Dennis and Carl Wilson, Brian’s brothers.

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2:33 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Dawes awes Taft Ballroom crowd

Dawes – Wylie Gelber (left), Griffin Goldsmith, Taylor Goldsmith and Tay Strathairn – rocked the Taft Ballroom Wednesday night. Provided photo

Five songs into Wednesday night’s Dawes show, Taylor Goldsmith asked how many in the crowd of about 300 had seen the band before. Maybe a third or so whooped and hollered in response.

“This is for the first-timers,” the band’s frontman said before the Los Angeles  foursome tore into an incendiary version of “When My Time Comes” from its first album, “North Hills,” at the Taft Theatre Ballroom.

The time had come to dial up the intensity. 

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4:35 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Midpoint Music Festival Makes First Round of Artist Announcements

Best Coast

The good folks who put on Cincinnati's annual Midpoint Music Festival have released the first round of artists playing this year's festival.  The event takes place September 27 - 29 in downtown Cincinnati.

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12:34 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band headlines WNKU Music Stage at this weekend's Paddlefest

WNKU has been a proud sponsor of Paddlefest and the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival for 8 years now, and each year we've managed to host a pretty impressive line up of local and regional musicians.  This year, we're very excited to announce that The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - the only band to ever play the Vans Warped Tour with a washboard - will be headlining the Friday night festival.

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11:33 pm
Sun June 3, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Doc Watson influenced generations of musicians. Provided photo

Hundreds of people gathered in Deep Gap, N.C., Sunday to say goodbye to Doc Watson, one of the true giants of American music who died May 29 at the age of 89. 

The best way to honor the kindly gentleman, who lost his sight as a baby, is to have a musician explain the impact that he had on generations of players.

WNKU’s Pam Temple, who plays with husband Spencer Funk in Wild Carrot, wrote this gracious tribute.

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12:44 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Monday morning notebook

The poster for the documentary "Louder Than Love," the story of Detroit's Grande Ballroom.

Who knew that San Francisco’s Summer of Love in 1967 had a counterpart in Detroit of all places?

Director Tony D’Annunzio’s documentary “Louder Than Love” tells the little known story of the Grande (Gran-dee) Ballroom, which was the home base of the MC5 and other Motown rockers such as the Stooges and Alice Cooper. But it is the fascinating footage of British bands such as Cream, the Who and Pink Floyd that give the project more than a regional appeal.

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