Spring has sprung… and sung


Let’s take a gander at that there Koncert Keeper, shall we?

Jukebox the Ghost plays the Woodward on Wednesday. Jukebox the Ghost: not as cool as Casper, but way cooler than Casper’s cousin Spooky.

On Thursday, Keily Connell plays the Cincinnati Zoo’s “Tunes & Blooms.” Admission is free after 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6.

Also on Thursday, The Blue Wisp Big Band plays Bircus Brewing in Ludlow, KY, and Lucy Wainwright Roche plays Southgate’s Revival Room. Lucy is the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche of The Roches, so she’s like the folkie version of Prince Harry, only with talent.

Hyryder plays the old Annie’s this Friday.

Saturday night live:

  • Nickel Creek at the Cindy Brady
  • Rob Fetters plays another livestream from his website
  • The Menus play Bircus
  • GZA of Wu-Tang Clan plays Ludlow Garage

When I was growing up in rural Arkansas (explains a lot, doesn’t it?), our shotgun shack had well water with a nasty aftertaste, so the only way I could stomach it was to mix it with Tang. Basically, I was a founding member of the “Woo, Tang!” clan.

This Sunday, Memorial Hall has An Evening with The Petersens. I think George Petersen is part of that group.

That same evening, The Weight (featuring members of late-era The Band and the Levon Helm Band) plays Ludlow Garage.

Lewis Capaldi plays the Bobby Brady next Monday (4/17).

The Tony-winning musical Hadestown, written by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, is at the Aronoff April 18-30th. I hate to brag, but I’ve picked up several Tonys myself.

Tuesday, April 18th is Tax Day.

On Wednesday, April 19, Sunny Day Real Estate is at Bogart’s, and Marc Broussard plays Memorial Hall.

You’ll find some Hot Tuna at the old Annie’s on Thursday, April 20th. And by “Hot Tuna” we mean the band fronted by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady from Jefferson Airplane, not some stolen cans of Star-Kist… although you could probably find that at the flea market in the parking lot.

Other 4/20 shows:

  • Scott Miller (nee V-Roys) plays Southgate’s main room and Rachel Baiman is in the Revival Room
  • Carriers at the Cincinnati Zoo for Tunes & Blooms

On Friday, April 21st, The Robert Cray Band plays Memorial Hall, The Band of Heathens is at Southgate, and Clutch is at the Carol Brady.

Carol wins the car accident court case vs. Uncle Fester. Now that’s clutch!

On Saturday, April 22nd, Cereal Killers play an outdoor Earth Day gig at Fries Cafe.

By now, you should know the drill for a CK gig: show up and drink up – first beer’s on me.

Other shows on 4/22:

  • Snarky Puppy at the Tiger Brady
  • Strangelove (Depeche Mode tribute) at Ludlow Garage.

On Sunday, 4/23, Steve Poltz plays the Woodward Theater

See you later, Seymour

Lest we forget, legendary A&R man and record label owner Seymour Stein — who died on 4/2 — got his start at King Records in Cincinnati. He talks about it in this Fresh Air interview:

Album Cover of the Week – for real!

Not doing a goofy album cover this time around – it’s the new album from Gladie called Don’t Know What You’re In Until You’re Out. My daughter ordered it for me (#proudDadMoment) and there was a delay in delivery due to vinyl pressing challenges. This handwritten note warmed my heart:

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