Playing For A Cure

Mission Man started Playing For a Cure in 2004 to honor his mom's memory, as she passed away from cancer in 1994. Any year that he has put this event together, Playing For a Cure has been his most important concert of the year. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Perfect Children

The Perfect Children are the romp and stomp;the fresh wound of broken love;laughing in spite of pain.They are a girl with something to say and a boy to help deliver the message,cathartic but engaging.Their energy is infectious,the notes ring out and the space between is an emotional exhalation-personal but vague.They live at the intersection of Holly Golightly,Dex Romweber,Nina Simone,Al Green and Otis Redding.They play from the gut,heart,and soul and are rough,raw, and real.They will guilt trip you into getting outta your seats,their dirty showcase further punctuated by 2 backing vocalists who aid in lifting the stage off the floor and blowing the doors off the joint.To quote Little Richard,they will curl up under your big toe.

It's as if word of the sheer intensity witnessed at The Perfect Children's live show has gone viral In just under 2 years, the band's sonic stew of gospel, garage, blues, rock and even punk has created a buzz that's leaving jaws open, rumps shakin' and feet stompin'. With singer/songwriter Kristen Kreft (Pearlene/J. Dorsey Blues Revival) at the helm, the dynamic duo of Beth Harris(The Hiders/Pearlene/Owner and Operator of The Listing Loon) and Nicole Potter Borngrebe on backing vox, and the rhythm section inertia of Adam Shelton(RX2/Kallip) on drums and bass player Victor Strunk (Magnolia Mountain/Me Or The Moon), the vocal velocity of this frenetic force will etch an impression that will last. They are something to behold.

July For Kings

July For Kings is an ultra-melodic rock band from the Cincinnati Ohio area comprised of singer/songwriter Joe Hedges, bassist Brian Ives, guitarist John McGuire and drummer Dan McQuinn. In 2002 July For Kings released their debut album SWIM on MCA Records. The first single "Normal Life" received airplay on stations all over the US including #1 most requested on Las Vegas KMBX, garnering national media attention from Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, and InStyle. July For Kings has toured nationally with Muse, Collective Soul, The Counting Crows, The Calling, etc.
In 2005 July For Kings released the seven-song follow-up Nostalgia. In its first week Nostalgia was the #1 most purchased album at, the largest online retailer of independent music in the world.
2007 saw Hedges release his debut solo album Curvature. The album, produced by Blumpy (Filter, Marilyn Manson, VAST), was recorded in the dead of winter at a remote lakehouse in northern Michigan. For this effort Hedges received two Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominations, won Q102’s 2007 Cincinnati Choice Award for Best Singer, and became the top 5 most watched YouTube musician for a day with the “Mitral Valve Prolapse” music video.

July For Kings is also currently in the studio finishing a new full-length album entitled Monochrome, slated for release June 23rd 2009. Two tracks "Like A City" and "Say It Now" are available at

Lazy Ass Destroyer

Cincinnati, Ohio based Underground Hustler Lazy Ass Destroyer describes his music as “in-your-face crunk-punk, rap and roll.” Lazy began his musical journey in various garage bands and like most front men-turned-rappers he started his solo project out of necessity of keeping his dream alive while not being dependent on others. Being a long time fan of hip-hop, Lazy made a seemingly effortless transition to the genre by putting his own twist on it. Taking a Beastie Boys approach and mixing in some crunk and rock, Lazy Ass Destroyer’s comical lyrics and serious delivery began to take on a life of its own. The Wankers, his band prior to making the leap of rap, had a loyal fanbase that seemed to turn their backs on Lazy’s new endeavor, but that did not stop his relentless pursuit of the microphone.

Throughout the years Lazy assembled a large collection of audio and has appeared on countless volumes of mixtapes and compilations hosted by such great names as Ron Jeremy, Kriz Kaliko, Bizzare of D12, and more. Although the studio has been a kind place to L.A.D., his real home is on stage. After experimenting with numerous pieces to his live performance puzzle, Lazy reconnected with long time guitar buddy Krusty 77. This underwear-wearing/standing on guitar amp axe handler is the perfect complement to Lazy’s flying Ninja kicks, crowd-pleasing antics, and high energy shows. Opening up for a wide range of National Acts, such as Static X, Afroman, Hed pe, Nappy Roots, Pschyostick, Method Man and RedMan, Tubring, Rehab, really shows the diversity he brings to a show.
Krusty 77 chose some of Lazy’s favorite songs to recreate in the studio alongside DJ John Blaze at BlazeWright Studios to capture this new dynamic on wax for 2012 (ReBlazed). When asked about the new sonic concoction Lazy explains, “Our style has always been on the fence with everyone. Too much rap for the rockers and too much rock for the rappers.”

Lazy is very UN-Lazy in terms of booking his own act as he has show-swapped his way as far north as Buffalo, NY and as far south as Houston, TX. His passion is being able to get on the road and share his music with friends and fans so he feels artists in any genre can build a huge support system in tour routing.

As for the future Lazy continues, “Now that we have a good solid representation of what we sound like, we hope to get on the road more and maybe shop around for small label or distribution support. We are currently working on two EPs for an ongoing concept idea I want to do "VS." where each EP will actually be all beats produced by the same person, instead of a mix and match like most of my other releases. For example, first is "Lazy Ass Destroyer vs Superscrull" and next is "Lazy Ass Destroyer vs Beats McGreevy". Right now we are just working on guitar for them and finishing up vocals.”

Vampire Weekend At Bernie's

Mission Man is Cincinnati hip hop without ego. He began making music in 1992, and 25 years later it is still what he is truly passionate about. His fans have called him inspirational, and Emily Votaw of WOUB recently wrote, "Regardless of whether you’re listening to an early Mission Man track recorded with bare bones equipment or a more recent, elaborate tune... one thing is for certain: you’re probably going to feel better afterward."

Find out more at, or read the full article on his 25 year music career here:

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