|France vs. France||April 18|
What is France vs. France? A war? A concept? Four schlubby mugs with some instruments and too much spare time? Who knows! But whatever it is, it's funky, heavy, a little bluesy, and probably won't make you regret leaving home tonight.
Writing songs for 10 years now, Josh Eagle has traveled from Hawaii to Chicago to the east coast performing his traveling songs in a raspy, simple voice. He won the CEA Award for Best Songwriter in 2012 and was recently featured on "The Voice."
Hana blends vocal melodies with acoustic guitar, and is influenced by a wide range of folk and blues music. While her lyrics are reminiscent of road written experiences, the Ohio River Valley has served as home for her roots as a musician. Hana draws insight from harmony and the beauty found in the pathways of everyday life.
Among the dense forests and scattered barns of the southwestern Ohio countryside, the Possum Bottom Minstrels have emerged to incorporate traditional folkways with modern musical styling into one conglomerated foot-stompin, moonshine-guzzlin, cornbread and butter beans bustin' hootenanny. The Possum Bottom Minstrels are a campfire, smoky bar and barn dance band that tell stories both new and old with a traditional twist and a splash of originality. So grab your jug of wine or fire up your still, carry the family up over the hill, and allow the Possum Bottom Minstrels to entertain you with something both young and old, with melodies that are rich and harmonies bold, while we all have a real humdinger of a time.
Chase Jeffries is majoring in marketing at UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. He is originally from Cincinnati, and plays guitar and bass. Some musical influences include Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Rise Against, Train, Escape the Fate, and A Day to Remember.
Formed in the spring of 2012, the Swiped are a jazz group that specialize in big band numbers with influences from contemporary artists. They are currently a three piece with various guest musicians. Influences include Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Norah Jones. All members are students here at the University of Cincinnati.
Hailing from Ohio, where many great bands have emerged, Cutie Massacre started as a dream in 2006 and has evolved into a reality as Autumn Foster’s solo project. Foster, a graduate of the School for Creative and Performing Arts, has performed shows at local coffee shops and bars, at events like Mayor Mark Mallory’s voter registration drive and Hamilton, Ohio’s Rock-the-Block, and has even been featured on Fox 19 News. Her influences include The Used, Justin Nozuka, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, and personal life experiences. Dream it & live it.
One Day Steady ranges from true alternative progressive rock to Indie, and touches on many influences from modern and classic rock. They are a local band from Cincinnati, Ohio with hopes of touring and sharing their music with the world. They have released their first ep, "We Might Be Crazy," on iTunes. Ryan Peters plays rhythm guitar and provides lead vocals, Tucker Stremming plays lead guitar, Garrett Skirvin plays drums, Garrett Zimmerman plays bass guitar.
The Unfinished Sun, an indie band from Georgia, was formed three years ago by twin brothers Sam and Matt Barlow. They play a variety of acoustic music – classic rock, folk rock, and indie covers – at a local Irish bar in Atlanta. Their influences include: the Avett Brothers, Two Gallants, Bob Dylan, and Dave Grohl.
Currently a pre-med major at the University of Cincinnati, Joey is a 19-year-old singer/ songwriter from Dayton. He has been playing guitar for nine years, studied music theory for two years, and started performing at 16. Joey will release his first EP this summer. His influences are John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Andy Grammer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Script, but he plays genres from blues to R&B.
With a renewed style, new faces, and a second EP out this summer, The Major is ready for a revival. Catch them on tour this summer and stay tuned to Facebook for upcoming shows and news releases.
Black Arts Collaborative is a campus organizaton that encourages creative expression through the arts, specifically pertaining to the Black experience. The music department is an extension of the Black experience and highlights music through the decades that has impacted the Black community.
Out of the Columbus, Ohio area, Nick Mallot keeps a crowd entertained with his many styles of acoustic music. From Sinatra to Green Day, his guitar and singing combo is suited for all generations to enjoy.
Sassafraz is what happens when you combine the urge to dance, soulful lyrics, tasteful songwriting, and instrumental creativty. With a solid mix of both conservatory and street-trained musicians, the music is both intellectually stimulating and fun. Sassafraz strives to keep the old spirit of funky music alive, while maintaining a fresh sound that will leave you wanting more. It's a show not to miss! Get Sassy!
Waiting on Ben is Cincinnati's quintessential "flex-rock" band. Named after frontman, Ben Alexander's "alarm clock malfunction" before a gig one evening, this revolving cast of players is as diverse in its lineup as it is in its style.
Josh Walmsley is a third year exchange student from Yorkshire, Englad. He is studying at UC for one year, majoring in American Studies. His influences include Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Damien Rice, The Smiths, Manchester Orchestra, Ray Charles, and Yorkshire Tea.
From Hillsboro, Ohio, Jordan is a freshman majoring in Spanish. He plays several instruments, including bass, saxophone, and guitar. His biggest influences are Mayday Parade, Jack's Mannequin, Chase Coy, and Never Shout Never.
Brianna is a freshman musical theater major who loves songwriting and playing acoustic guitar. Influenced by performers such as Sara Bareilles and Brooke Fraser, she plays her original music as well as covers of artists like Katy Perry, P!nk, and Leona Lewis.