Friday, April 24, 2009

Interview with The Master of Funk, Bootsy Collins

I had the pleasure to sit down with Cincinnati's own Bootsy Collins and talk with him about his numerous musical projects and his restaurant/music museum that he has started with Jeff Ruby. Some of his notable projects he is involved in include a Fallen Soldiers memorial cd that includes Charlie Daniels and George Duke that will help raise funds for a Fallen Soldiers memorial to built here in Cincinnati. Bootsy is also heavily involved in bringing national attention to the history and influence that King Records has had on music.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Forecastle Festival 2009 Poster

Here is your first look at the 2009 Forecastle Festival Poster:

Lineup as of today (4/13/09) - 2 nights Widespread Panic, Avett Bros, Black Crowes, Black Keys, Umphreys McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, Kathleen Edwards, Zappa Plays Zappa, Pretty Lights, The New Mastersounds, Outformation, The Whigs, with over 50 more acts to be announced.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Video Premiere - ISWHAT?! - "Fanta" (original version)

"FANTA" (original version) - the first mix, first video, first single from the new ISWHAT?! CD "BIG APPETITE" available everywhere FALL 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Interview with David Berkeley

Singer-songwriter David Berkeley will be teaming up with a talented group of musical scribes for an in-the-round tour appropriately dubbed "All The Lads And A Lady." As the name suggests, Micah Dalton, Ryan Horne, Jon Black & Kim Taylor will join Berkeley for a two-week jaunt through mid-America this spring.

The tour makes a stop tomorrow Wed April 1st, 2009 at Northside Tavern in Cincinnati, OH

I also interviewed David Berkeley:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Video - Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue, 3.24.09, Southgate House, Newport, KY

Video of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue, 3.24.09, Southgate House, Newport, KY:

Featuring Tommy Castro, Magic Dick, Deanna Bogart, Ronnie Baker Brooks and local Cincinnati artist Jon Justice

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Photos - Peter Frampton, Gary Burbank - Play It Forward Concert For a Cause, 3.12.09, Madison Theater, Covington, KY

Gary Burbank
Photos of the Play It Forward Concert For A Cause, 3.12.09, Madison Theater, Covington, KY. Featuring bands: Gary Burbank & Blue Run, The Blue Birds, Tracy Walker, Scotty Anderson, Ricky Nye, Sonny Moorman, Noah Hunt & The 420 Allstars, Keith Little, Rootbound, Roger Yeardley, Peter Frampton, Drew Lanius

Friday, February 13, 2009

Spring Hookahville 2009

Here it is folks, the first lineup announcement for Spring Hookahville 2009!! As always 2 nights of ekoostik hookah, Les Claypool, The Wailers Exodus Tour, The Ark Band, Oakhurst, Freekbass, Mifune, Sweet Water Meltdown, Erin Higgins, plus more TBA

Interview with Lori Lieberman

Music's best kept secret, Lori Lieberman has remained in the shadows of the spotlight since the early seventies, quietly gleaning the respect of an industry and a devoted base of fans. As the one responsible for such hits as "Killing Me Softly With His Song" she consistently recorded album after album for Capitol Records, RCA, EMI, Pope Music, and currently, Drive On Records.

Lori Lieberman's latest release, "Gun Metal Sky", is the definitive Lori Lieberman recording. Four years in the making, this CD reflects Lieberman's growth as a vocalist, writer, producer and arranger. With eight songs penned by Lieberman, it also includes four songs by some of our most beloved songwriters and interpreted by her unique sensitivity and style.

My Interview with Lori Lieberman:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Interview with Erika Wennerstrom from The Heartless Bastards

Even though the Heartless Bastards are now based in Austin, they will always be a Cincinnati band. They have come a long way from playing that first gig at The Comet here in Cincinnati to touring with The Black Keys, getting a very positive review in SPIN Magazine, and playing on David Letterman on Feb 10. Erika Wennerstrom was kind enough to speak with me about the band and about their new album "The Mountain" which was just released on Feb 3rd. They will also be having a cd release show on 3/25/09 at The Madison Theater in Covington, KY.

My Interview with Erika from The Heartless Bastards:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cincy Groove House Concert - 2/26/09 - Victoria Vox

Cincy Groove Magazine is proud to announce our very first house concert. It will feature 2 very talented ukulele singer/songwriters, Amber Nash from Shiny & The Spoon and Victoria Vox. It will be taking place on Thursday Feb 26, 2009 in Cincinnati, OH. Opening the evening will be Shiny & The Spoon (Amber Nash & Jordan Neff), from 8 - 8:45pm. Followed by Victoria Vox from 9 - 10:15pm.

18+, $10 ticket presale, space is limited, buy your tickets now!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cincy Groove Podcast #1 - Freekbass

Cincy Groove has posted its very first podcast! Podcast #1 features 3 songs from Cincinnati, OH funk artist Freekbass off of his most recent studio release "Junkyard Waltz"

Monday, January 12, 2009

Interview with Aron Magner from the Disco Biscuits

disco biscuits, cincy groove, aron magner

January 12, 2009

Interview by Scott Preston

Thirteen years after playing their first note together in Philadelphia, PA, The Disco Biscuits continue to make mind bending, genre defying music. With their fifth studio album on the way, the band's first since 2002, the Biscuits once again look to redefine what it means to be a live band living in a studio setting. The product of three years in the hole with Philadelphia hip-hop duo Don Cheegro and Dirty Harry, along with some close guidance from the UK electronic duo of Simon Posford and Benji Vaughn (Twisted Records UK), will once again satisfy fans of the band in a way they have never heard before – a quality many have come to find synonymous with the band's releases and performances through the years.

The hosts of Camp Bisco, one of the country's largest and longest running electronic music festivals, the Biscuits have continued to bring a myriad of talent to the scene in recent years, including: Snoop Dogg, Thievery Corporation, DJ Shadow, MSTRKRFT, The Roots, Infected Mushroom, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine), Shpongle, Younger Brother, Alex Paterson (The Orb), and many, many more. Camp Bisco, which has found a home at upstate New York's Indian Lookout Country Club, attracted nearly 8000 concert-goers a night for three nights in July 2008. With the eighth installment of the festival set to blast off in July 2009, Camp Bisco veterans and first-timers can count on a fresh, one-of-a-kind, party that's not to be missed.

Cincy Groove: So I understand you have a studio album coming out pretty soon?

Aron Magner: Yeah pretty soon, there's no street date for the release yet, but we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. That light, mind you, has been visible for the last year. We keep inching closer and closer and we are almost there.

Cincy Groove: Is there a title for the new album?

Aron Magner: We have a bunch of titles that we are throwing around, we haven't decided on anything definite yet.

disco biscuits, aron magner, cincy grooveCincy Groove: Were there any special guests on this album?

Aron Magner: Yes, but not in the traditional sense. For instance when we were in California recording Senor Boombox, we were in this great studio called Fantasy Studios in Oakland. Carlos Santana was recording in the studio right next to us. We aren't buddy buddy with Carlos so we felt it wasn't appropriate to ask Carlos to be on the record. But we did put his percussion player on Jigsaw Earth and that was great.

There are a lot of other musicians on this album, but they got on the album very organically. Tom Hamilton played some guitar on the cd. It wasn't like we approached him ahead of time and asked him to play this particular solo. He just walked into the studio one day and we kind of said "Hey do you want to strap a guitar on?". We have our own studio here in Philly, so there are people walking in and out all the time. A lot of people lended their talents because that's what we do, play music.

Read the full Interview here

Friday, January 2, 2009

Concert Posters for Sale on

Concert posters are now being sold on Each poster is 12" x 18" and is being sold for $15 plus $2 shipping. Posters will be glossy and shipped in a cardboard mailing tube. You can expect to see at least one new poster added to the store each week. Posters available now are Freekbass NYE 2008 poster and Jon Justice Band 1.17.2009

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