Sunday, September 7, 2008

Upcoming Local CD Releases

Several local bands are currently working on new material, slated for releases later in the year. Here's what we got:

The Sundresses, a bluesy-garage-rock trio with the punk-rock attitude, are hosting a CD Release Party for their album "Barkinghaus" at the Southgate House on Saturday, September 20. This show is exactly what you need to put you in the MidPoint mood, because aside from The Sundresses, there are three other bands playing this release party, that will be playing MidPoint. Those bands are The Turnbull AC's, The Lions Rampant and mallory. Also on the bill are experimental-prog rockers, Roundhead. It's sure to be a perfect night for heavy beer drinking and loud rock 'n roll music. Doors open at 8:30 and the mayhem begins at 9:30. Tickets are $7 for 21+ and $10 for those over 18, but not yet old enough to partake in some cold, adult beverages. The Sundresses are also the Southgate House's Artist-in-Residency for the month of October, and will be playing free shows every Wednesday night beginning at 9 pm, in the parlour to those 21 years and older.

Troubadour, Daniel Martin Moore, a recent signee with Sub Pop Records, will be making his debut release with "Stray Age", on Tuesday, October 7. The very next day, he will be having a CD Release Party at the Southgate House. Food will be catered by Chef Josh Kenneweg, so come early to get your stomach full of some goodies, but make sure to stay for the goodies that the music will fill your ears with, if that makes any sense? The Comet Bluegrass Allstars are also on the bill, but more artists will also be playing. The show starts at 8 pm and it's only $5! Moore recently spent some time on tour, opening for The Swell Season, (the band that did the soundtrack to the movie, "Once"). Come out and see for yourself, why there has been a lot of buzz going on about Moore and his brand of singer-songwriter, folk-pop.

Past CEA nominees and two of Cincinnati's most treasured and gifted songwriters, Eric Diedrichs of Cari Clara, and Jason Ludwig of Noctaluca, are throwing a double release party for each's band's, respectively, at the Southgate House on October 10. Admission is only $5, so make sure to come out to get your money's worth. Maybe by saving a little extra cash, you'll decide to pick up their new albums.

Friday, October 17, will be a great day for music in Cincinnati for two reasons: it is the day that The Chocolate Horse will be releasing their new album, "We Don't Stand on Ceremony" and it is also the day that The Seedy Seeds will be hosting a release party for their new album, which I'm sure you can guess, will be at the Southgate House. More to come on that show in a minute.

The Chocolate Horse, an alternative-folkie five-piece, began in 2005, as a side project for Readymaid lead singer Jason Snell. They were one of four local bands to play the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas earlier this year, playing alongside nearly 1,500 other artists from around the world, at dozens of venues in "the live music captial of the world." For their latest release, they were joined in the studio by John Curly, who has worked alongside the best in the industry, and also with local band's, The Afghan Whigs and Wussy.

It may be time to break out your old kazoos once again. The Seedy Seeds are releasing a new album, and who knows what sort of fun instruments they may use this time around to create fun, danceable tunes that leave you feeling happy and enjoying life. The last time around, the duo of Mike and Margaret used an accordion, a banjo, a computer-generated synthesizer, the guitar, a toy keyboard, a slide whistle, and drum beats to create a very unique sound of electronic-indie-pop, which sounds like nothing I've ever heard. Joining The Seedy Seeds for their CD Release Party will be Michigan's Lightning Love, and a reunion show from Cincinnati's very own, The Sheds, consisting of Chris Haubner and Cameron Martin Cochran. DJ Evan Scott will be hosting an aftershow dance party, so ladies, come on out and shake what your momma's gave you! The shows begins at 8 pm, and the cost is $7 for those over 21 and $10 for anyone 18-20.

Here is some other news, although specific information is not yet available:

The Lions Rampant are spending the months of August and September working on new material in the studio. Look out for whatever those crazy kids are up to.

July for Kings are planning a CD release at somepoint in 2008. For those who can't wait, their first single "Say It Now" is available on iTunes and their MySpace page.

Kim Taylor will be hitting the studio this fall, to begin working on her fourth project, in which she promises a sneak preview before the snow falls. She recently released her first digital downloadable album, which was a live cd, recorded at Dayton, Ohio's, Canal Street Cavern.

And finally, Wussy promises a new, full length album by the end of the year. It will be the third full length album from the outfit, who also took part in the festivities at Austin's South by Southwest Festival earlier this year. Wussy is fronted by former Ass Ponys frontman, Chuck Cleaver.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cari Clara has a CD release at the Southgate on 10.10.08

I also heard the plan is to make it a double cd release with Noctaluca releasing an EP also.

Also, noctaluca is missing from your list of local bands which seems odd considering they are a multiple CEA nominee with a lead singer who won a solo CEA in 04.