August 2014 Update

We’ve had a wild and crazy summer, and things are just heating up. We’re still in love with the Jackson Brewery building, but we worked our way into a fantastic opportunity to get the business up and rolling in a new location with the plan to expand later. We’ve secured our financing, signed the papers, and…

Album Review-Buffalo Killers: Heavy Reverie

by Benjamin Plattner for Grayscale Cincinnati Artist: Buffalo Killers Title: Heavy Reverie Release Date: May 13, 2014 Label: Sun Pedal Recordings Formats: Digital, Vinyl, CD With Heavy Reverie, Cincinnati’s own Buffalo Killers’ sixth album, it’s easy to focus on the familiarity of the classic-rock influences reverberating throughout the album. The thing about the Killers though, is that they still…

Jazz Trio at Japp’s Since 1879

by Grayscale Cincinnati If you want a bar with ‘class’ in Cincinnati there are quite a few places to go: hotel bars and country clubs with expensive drink menus are all over. But if you want all the elements that make a place classy – old-time atmosphere, great drinks, and a hip crowd – there’s no…

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet

by Grayscale Cincinnati This marks the fifth time the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performed the epic Hamlet. Through 20 years of growing success, the 2013-2014 season will also mark the time when the CSC finally complete ALL of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays (after they perform The Two Noble Kinsmen in May.) There’s a reason both the bard and the CSC has had so…

Brent Gallaher Trio

by Grayscale Cincinnati Brent Gallaher is a Cincinnati music icon – he has been performing for decades around town, has numerous recordings showcasing his talents, and his name pops up all the time on event calendars for the area. He is a jazz saxophonist, and is obviously very comfortable out in front of a small…

Lit Up Nights With Phantogram | April 6th, 2012 | 20th Century Theater | Cincinnati, Ohio

By Benjamin Plattner for Grayscale Cincinnati Full disclosure, prior to attending Sunday’s Phantogram show at 20th Century Theater I didn’t know much about the New York based group. Sure I knew a couple of their popular songs off their acclaimed first full-length album Eyelid Movies like ‘Mouthful of Diamonds’ and ‘When I’m Small’, but I’m not…

Learning, Reporting, and Connecting

Grayscale Cincinnati’s long-term goal is to be collaborators. We will be collaborating with artists and makers of all types. Once our doors are open, this website will be the digital gateway to that – we will be sharing our local talent with the world, curating great things and connecting ideas. As preparation for that awesome…

February Progress

Here’s a set of wonderful images showing the progress being completed at the Jackson Brewery. The cold weather put a bit of a stall on the shell work. Although the roof may be on, it’s still an open building. The thick masonry construction really turns the facility into a refrigerator – even when the sun…

Winter Update

We still have loads of work left to bring the Jackson Brewery building back from decades of neglect. It’s a long process, and the Grayscale team is really enjoying every bit of it. We should have some big news popping up soon, so please stay tuned. We also have new plans on using this blog…