//Playing Cincinnati

Every Tuesday, we explore the music scene in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

Photo by Bradley Thompson 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 a journey of growth, power, and spirituality, all while giving [...]

By |2019-02-26T14:48:42-04:00February 26th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

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

GrandAce. Photo by Ciara Cruder. 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 of which, Colors in the Office, existed as an [...]

By |2019-02-19T20:39:36-04:00February 19th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

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

Producer Evan "X" Johnson's awards line the studio halls. Photos by Victoria Moorwood. 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 themselves [...]

By |2019-02-12T16:33:13-04:00February 12th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

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 Petty, Ice Cube, The Chainsmokers and more on their two main stages. This year's lineup boasts [...]

By |2019-02-05T13:04:19-04:00February 5th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Watch Rapper Allen4President Kill This Friday Freestyle

The rapper mentions Bird Box, the government shutdown, cell phone surveillance and homelessness in Cincinnati. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AeH-j2Ad-U 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 as comfortable and quick on his feet in a freestyle. He raps “lifestyle music,’ as [...]

By |2019-01-29T12:56:24-04:00January 29th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Meet Lauren Eylise, the Vocal Powerhouse Who Will Soothe Your Soul

photo by Kevin J. Watkins (@ohthatsdubs) "Peace and blessings onto you," Lauren Eylise says to the barista bringing over her dirty chai, seated in a crowded cafe surrounded by people escaping the chilly January afternoon. I don't know if it's her smile, her voice, or the bourbon in her latte, but this soulful [...]

By |2019-01-24T13:59:42-04:00January 22nd, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Rapper Cing Curt Talks Latest Album, Upcoming Singles in Video Interview

Ohio-native rapper Cing Curt first drew attention in 2016 with studio album Perspective and has since grown into a staple creative in the Cincinnati hip hop scene and a promising up-and-coming artist. This past year he released two new albums, Advantage Point and Problematic. We met up with the prolific artist to discuss where the inspiration [...]

By |2019-01-16T18:57:57-04:00January 15th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Robe-Clad Rapper-Producer Devin Burgess Will Not Retire After His Best Year Yet

Devin Burgess rocking his robe. Photo by @lunarthoughtfilms He may wear slippers and a robe to his shows, but this Cincinnati artist is hardly staying comfortable. In fact, he's busier than ever. Producer and rapper Devin Burgess adopted the laid-back ensemble after doing over 70 shows in 2016 and, deserving a break, jokingly [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:34:17-04:00January 8th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Singer-Songwriter Audley Wants To Be The Light In Your Life

Audley takes in a performance at his residency last month. Photos by David Chimusoro. It's been a banner year for Cincinnati hip-hop artist Audley, who kicked off 2018 with the release of his debut studio album Pink in January and just finished up a month-long residency at Cincinnati's The Comet. The weekly shows were named The [...]

By |2018-12-31T14:59:29-04:00January 1st, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Introducing Cincinnati Rap Trio Patterns of Chaos

Patterns of Chaos is a Cincinnati hip hop trio creating positive and sometimes head-banging hip-hop emphasizing heavily conscious messages about to bless your life. Cellist and rapper Christoph “Toph” Sassmannshaus, producer Alexander “Stallitix” Stallings and rapper Jay Hill met at Off Tha Block Mondays, a collaborative hip-hop showcase that Stallitix launched at The Mockbee. The group [...]

By |2018-12-17T20:41:57-04:00December 18th, 2018|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

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