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Review: Loudon Wainwright III's 'Older Than My Old Man Now'
Loudon Wainwright III could very easily have slid into the where-are-they-now realm of celebrity obscurity if he had allowed himself to be swallowed up by the one-hit wonderment of “Dead Skunk” in 1972. Although most people at the time only knew him for...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
This Date in Music History: May 3
On this date in 1972, Les Harvey — guitarist for the Scottish band (which many believed would become huge) Stone the Crows — died on stage when he was electrocuted by a microphone. He reportedly died when he touched the (probably) ungrounded mic and his...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
"Cincinnati Songwriter Round" Starts Tonight
Tone House Music, the much-needed new music store in Northside, hosts the first of what is scheduled to be a really cool weekly happening at the shop. The "Cincinnati Songwriter Round" will be an every-Thursday event featuring some of the top singer/songwriters...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
Foxy Shazam Singer Co-Stars in New Dee Snider Vid
Entertainment Weekly's website recently debuted a bizarre music video for Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider's cover of "Mack the Knife." The clip features Eric Nally, singer for internationally renowned, Cincy born-and-bred hard rockers Foxy Shazam,...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
The Dukes Are Dead Talk Entry Into Theatre World
The first time lead singer of The Dukes Are Dead, Lucas Frazier, eagerly told me about his band, in between puffs of a hastily smoked cigarette while on a quick break from the coffee shop where we both worked, I’m pretty sure I said, “Aw! That’s so cute.”Three...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
Celebrate Adam "MCA" Yauch's Life at Mayday Tonight
By now, thanks to Facebook mostly, most of you have heard that one third of the legendary Hip Hop trio Beastie Boys — Adam "MCA" Yauch — died this morning in New York City after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old and leaves behind a...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
This Date in Music History: May 7
On this date in 1967, Floridian Psychedelic Folk band Pearls Before Swine (a precursor to contemporary so-called "Freak Folk") began the three-day sessions for its debut album, One Nation Underground. The album would become a moderate success, selling...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
Music Tonight: Burlesque-A-Pades with Brian Newman
Local Jazz fans who keep an eye on the clubs for young players coming out of University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music no doubt remember trumpeter Brian Newman in the late ’90s/early ’00s. A Cleveland native, Newman ultimately landed in...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
Afghan Whigs' First Show in 13 Years Announced
The Afghan Whigs' upcoming live reunion shows have generally been in Europe, largely at festivals, save a couple of U.S. shows (in New York City and at Lollapalooza in Chicago and All Tomorrow's Parties in Jersey). Today it was announced that the group's...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
This Date in Music History: May 8
On this date in 1990, singer/songwriter Tom Waits won a lawsuit against Frito-Lay. Waits sued the company claiming they approached him about using one of his songs in a commercial; when he declined, they found a soundalike to sing a tune very similar...
Posted: 3/5/1972 12:00 AM
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