Must Love Cats


The Happy Maladies hit the road this weekend, with stops in Columbus, Nashville, Lexington. The band is now gearing for a progression of momentous performances, record releases.

Saturday, March 21 marks CD Release of Must Love Cats. This call to action invited composers everywhere to submit a piece of original music for the Happy Maladies and their instrumentation. From over two dozen, the band selected five, all of which, collaboratively initimately with each of the composers, the’ve rehearsed, refined, recorded and prepared for performance.

The show will transpire in Northside’s Historic Hoffner Lodge, which lately has provided a beautiful and focused space for chamber music performances, rock and roll.

The Maladies have been invited to perform for Constella Festival, Cincinnati’s newest hi-profile chamber music festival. The show is slated for Saturday, April 18 at Obscura [645 Walnut], where the band will perform two sets, presenting music from Must Love Cats and material from their upcoming LP release.

Hold your horses! That’s right, the Maladies release their forthcoming self-titled LP this coming June. The album manifests upon several years of incestuous collaborative effort, long strides and mood changes, captured in the raw[r], an extra-present hi-fi sci-fi sound.

May y’all find momentous occasions on account of your hard work. Stay Tuned!

adm / c




Monday Night at the Comet in March

“ March 2 “

Super Origami & Friends [Jennifer Simone and Sheldon Belcher / loops and improv hip-hop jams]
(ft. TIGR HORS and Columbus’ Fresh//FX )

Liquid Hologram [Cincinnati EDM]

“ March 9 “

Zo & Sloan Birthday Show [live film scoring & overdubs]

“ March 16 “

Eric Blyth [gentleman blues]

Brianna Kelly [etheric folk]

“ March 23 “

Homme [Chicago lady power duo / varietal heart drop]

“ March 30 “

Crown Larks [Chicago smart rock / regal birds]

Diving Bell [electro-acoustic extemporization / sax & percussion]


Silo’s Choice releases full-length record at Rock Paper Scissors on Thursday, March 12. Supporting performance by Whitfield Crocker!

It Goes To Show


photo by Michael Wilson

This Saturday, January 24, your Happy Maladies grace the stage of the Woodward Theater, Over-the-Rhine’s new premiere mid-sized concert venue.

They will be joined by the local veteran songwriter Tracy Walker and the region’s gospel-folk powerhouse Moriah Haven

>> The Happy Maladies at Woodward Theater / 1404 Main / 9 pm / $5


Check also the A∆M Piano Sessions, bringing a piano-centric performance series to The Listing Loon in Northside.

The series celebrates diversity within the piano’s instrumental abilities, and will feature solo classical repertoire, chamber music, improvisations, original compositions and arrangements for piano by Adam Petersen with guests.

The first session is slated for Wednesday, January 28, featuring performances by Adam Petersen, Susan Marshall-Petersen [Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra] & Josh Jessen [Art & Science, Silo’s Choice].

>> A∆M Piano Sessions / 4124 Hamilton / 9 pm / Free