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Victoria Moorwood

PREMIERE: Studio Session “Audience of One” by GKCB ft. Elliott Skinner

Gideon King & City Blog, the critically-acclaimed New York jazz/ rock fusion act, teamed up with Elliott Skinner of Thirdstory to release the beautifully painful single “Audience of One.” Skinner’s trademark wince and emotive vocals loom delicately over King’s...

PLAYING CINCY: Leggy Talks New Album, Tour & Videos Coming Soon

Initially coming together in high school and emerging as a dreamy punk-tinted band after college, the Northside-bred, female-fronted Leggy has grown into Cincinnati’s latest long-reaching musical output. They signed to independent UK record label Damnably (Wussy, Golden Gurls) in...

PLAYING CINCY: Music Resource Center Brings Teen Musicians Together

The Music Resource Center of Cincinnati is a stable home for low-cost musical equipment and artistic guidance for Cincinnati’s teens. Four times a year, the organization hosts a city-wide showcase where the public joins the Center as audience members and...

PREMIERE: Troi Irons “Lost Angels”

Though she’s not quite 25, Troi Irons has lived a lifetime of experience in the music industry already, having arrived in Los Angeles as a preteen and quickly getting caught in its clutches. Once signed to a major label,...

PLAYING CINCY: Joness Releases Intoxicating New EP Sheep

Cincinnati-based artist Joness flexes her ability to jump back and forth from bouncy bars to hard-hitting vocal ranges as she intertwines classic hip hop sound with an R&B style on her new EP, Sheep. Joness first hit the scene with...

PLAYING CINCY: Hip Hop Showcase Brings Out Cincinnati Talents

Dayo Flow at Urban Artifact in Cincinnati rounded up some of the city’s top-rated hip hop acts. The evening showcased headliners Dayo Gold and Eb&Flow, singer Joness, Kelby Savage, Devin Burgess and more. The show started out with some playful...

PLAYING CINCY: Tori Helene Learns to Heal on EP Delusional

Tori Helene, Cincinnati’s latest rising voice in the hip hop and R&B scene, recently dropped her debut EP, Delusional. The Natown-produced project shows growth and a different creative direction for Helene, who released two singles last year – the sensual...

PLAYING CINCY: Shake It Records Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Founded in 1979 by Jess Hirbe and Daryl Kalmus, Shake It Records began as a record label, bolstering Cincinnati acts like rock group The Customs. Brothers Darren and Jim Blase acquired the label in the ’90s and set up...

PLAYING CINCY: Ronin Halloway Soars for the Sun with Icarus EP

For the past year, Ronin Halloway has been hard at work on The Icarus Trilogy. Released a few weeks ago, the EP is a musical collaboration with JayBee Lamahj, with a visual component directed by Bradley Thompson. Icarus takes listeners through...

PLAYING CINCY: GrandAce Teases Upcoming EP with New Single “GO!”

You can easily chart the progression of Cincinnati rapper and producer GrandAce through his evolving lyrics and style. Born Jody Jones, GrandAce first hit the scene with singles in 2016 and 2017. Last year, he released two EPs – the first...

PLAYING CINCY: Tour the Nation’s First Smart Recording Studio

When CEO / award-winning producer Evan “X” Johnson and President Cameron Napier rebranded, relocated and launched Timeless Recording Studio, they had one question on their minds—how can we improve? The two tech-savvy music professionals had already made names for...

PLAYING CINCY: Bunbury Music Festival Lineup Revealed!

In a huge party thrown at The Woodward Theater on Thursday night, the eighth annual Bunbury Music Festival lineup was revealed. The festival, which takes place May 31- June 2 in Cincinnati, has hosted artists such as Post Malone, Tom...

PLAYING CINCY: Watch Rapper Allen4President Kill This Friday Freestyle

The rapper mentions Bird Box, the government shutdown, cell phone surveillance and homelessness in Cincinnati. Last week, Cincinnati rapper Allen4President appeared on The Wiz radio station’s Freestyle Friday. Although a talented lyricist in the booth, Allen4President proved he’s just...