December 7th, 2020

Happy New Year, all!!!  We had a great 2019 and are looking forward to an even better 2020!  We are excited to be playing some new venues this winter, so check out the Concerts page for details… See you soon!

November 15th, 2019

New Release slated for December 13th !!!  We are super excited to announce the release of our new single “Down By The Water” with the song “Just a Little While” on the “b-side”.  We will be releasing videos for each of these songs on social media as well.  So, we keep as eye out for that, too!  Join us to celebrate the release with an intimate, yet raukus performance in Northside Tavern’s front room on Saturday December 21st.

June 17th, 2019

Greetings Friends!!! Heavy Hinges are gearing up for a busy summer, including a performance at the 2019 Independence Day Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival and road trips to Chicago, Dayton, and Yellow Springs. Check out the Concerts page for more details. 

We are also very proud to have our music be included in Urban Artifacts short documentary film Wild Yeast and the Missing Linck!  Check it out here…

January 1st, 2019

Happy New Year, Friends!!!  We have had a remarkable 2018 which saw the release of our critically acclaimed EP Lonely, a Best Rock Band nomination for CityBeat’s CEA awards, and tons of spins on terrestrial and streaming radio stations like Inhailer, ClassX Radio, and 100.7 The Project as well as a live interview and performance on 91.7 WVXU… And of course, we played many, many killer shows though  out the year, including sharing the stage with some great touring national acts and a triumphant finale on New Year’s Eve at Northside Tavern!  All in all…Quite A Year!!! Check the Concerts page for upcoming live appearances! See Ya Soon!!!

June 23rd, 2018

Greetings Hinge Fans!!! We have a big week lined up in preparation for out big CD Release Party at MOTR Pub this Saturday, June 30th!!!

WVXU’s streaming podcast Local Exposure will be airing an in-studio music performance as well as an interview with HH by the talented Jim Nolan. Keep an out for that this week!

On Saturday 6/30, Radio Artifact will be airing an interview with the band about our new EP, Lonely. We are looking forward to discussing the new songs, our creative process, and other topics!!! Live stream on Radio Artifact or 91.7 WVXU-HD2, or tune in to 1660 AM at 1:00pm on Saturday.

See you at MOTR!!!

January 9, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to Urban Artifact for our big holiday show with Founding Fathers and Near Earth Objects. We all had a blast!!! It was our first show with new guitarist Kirk Hunter!!! Kirk’s remarkable ability and nuanced style affords Heavy Hinges fans a fresh listen to the the Hinges signature sound. Be sure to make it out to an upcoming show to check out the new line-up!

Also, final mixes of our latest recording efforts with Cattledog Productions are expected to be ready soon. So, stay tuned for the latest!

January 24, 2017

Huge thanks to everybody at Northside Tavern and to everybody who came out to the big release party!!! t was a huge success and we all had an incredible night!!! If you didn’t get your copy of “Cause A Scene” show, not to worry! It is available at:

Also, we are very excited to head back down to Nashville in a few weeks to play with the amazing Laurel & the Love-In at The Basement on Friday February 10th.

January 9, 2017

Happy New Year Hinge Fans! We are over the moon excited about unleashing our new 6 song CD entitled Cause a Scene so you can take us home with you. We are celebrating our new release with a throw-down at Northside Tavern this Saturday Night!!! The indescribable Kate Wakefield will be opening the show at 10 pm. See you then!!!

January 27, 2016

Good day, Hinge fans! We are excited to inform you Heavy Hinges have just complete a video shoot that we are very excited about. We recorded three brand new songs that we a really, really pleased with and captured some great video to document the recording process. All the material looks and sounds really great. So, we are very excited to move into the mixdown and editing phases of the project. We expect this project will bear fruit in the spring of this year… So, keep an eye out!

September 15, 2015

Greetings, friends! Here’s the latest on all things ‘Heavy Hinges’… We recently headed back into the studio to begin work on the follow-up to our debut record, Mean Old City. This upcoming release will be an EP, which should be available this winter. Most of the tracks were captured live in real time. So, we expect it to have a very lively and organic sound. We are very excited about it!!!  Stay tuned…

Also, we are very excited to be a part of 50Fest this year at 50 West Brewery! If you’ve never been, this is the year! Multiple Stages, Great Beer, Food Trucks, Tons of Bands!!!  It’s going to be Awesome!  Heavy Hinges set begins at 4:00 pm.  See you there!!!

May 27, 2015

After a spirited weeknight romp at Motr Pub this past Monday, Heavy Hinges sets its sights on a very special acoustic show at the Southgate House Revival Lounge on Saturday, June 6th. After making a series of web videos featuring acoustic versions of our songs, we decided that an entire live set would be a lot of fun. So, here goes!!! See you there!

February 11, 2015

After a triumphant performance at Motr Pub on January 30th w/ Hood Smoke from Chicago, Heavy Hinges returned to the studio to capture the essence of six new songs. The session was a brilliant success! Most of the tracking was done live. So, the record will have that authentic feel all musicians love to create and fans love to witness. So, keep an eye out for a new HH release this summer!

Also, catch us live at The Comet in Northside with Slippery Lips on Friday, February 27th!  See you there!

April 16, 2014

Well, it’s been a long and twisty road, but your Heavy Hinges are finally putting the finishing touches on their debut album.  We have grown both as a band and as individual musicians through the recording process and are extremely excited to unleash the fruits of our labor on the world!  The release is slated for late June.

We are also getting ready for a video shoot for the track “Booze (may be your lover)” which will, of course, be featured on the new record. Keep an eye out for that video to be online by June 1st.

You next opportunity to catch the Hinges live is this Saturday at Arlin’s Bar on Ludlow Ave. in Clifton. This is an earlier show. So, don’t lollygag!  Music starts at 9.

January 28, 2014

After a couple of months away from the stage, Heavy Hinges are chomping at the bit to get back up there and blow the roof off! What roof? you ask?… The roof at MOTR Pub. We will be breaking off a spirited set of HH favorites of Friday February 14th, as well as several new songs we’ve been working on during our time away. Opening the show in very special guests, The Please Please Me, from Austin, TX. So, make sure you are there in time to see them because they are amazing!!!

November 8, 2013

The biggest party night of the year is approaching, and your Heavy Hinges have something spectacular lined up!  Wednesday, November 27…Thanksgiving Eve… come join the party at The 20th Century Theater in Oakley when we open up for roots reggae juggernauts, The Clifftones!  Sponsored by Mad Tree Brewing Company and Dewey’s Pizza, this is an event to benefit the Oakley Community Food Pantry.  So, bring a non-perishable item for a discount off admission… bring three for a bigger discount!  This is gonna be huge, so DO NOT MISS!

September 29, 2013

Whew! What a weekend!  Cincinnati’s Midpoint Music Festival was once again a huge success and has indeed become an event that makes every Cincinnati musician and music fan proud to be a part of this great scene.  As for your Heavy Hinges… we could be found causing a ruckus on the patio of Cincinnati’s oldest bar…Arnold’s.  Huge thanks to everyone who came out to help make Friday a real HH classic!

So, what’s next for Heavy Hinges?… Back into the studio!  We are knocking out some more vocals this coming week.  We are looking forward to a vinyl 7″ single release soon.  So, stay tuned!

As for upcoming shows… our next one’s promises to be wild!  Barrio Taqilaria’s Day of the Dead Celebration is going to be Saturday, October 26th, and yours truly are going to be there doing what we do with our very good friend DJ Optik on the ones and twos before and after our set.  So, DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!!!….. Oh, and there will prizes for best male and female costumes.  So, make ’em good, people!

June 12, 2013

Last week, Heavy Hinges hunkered down at Audio Grotto in Newport and cranked out 8 new recordings!  The rough mixes are back and sounding very cool!  We need to track some more vocals and do a little bit of touching up, but it won’t be long before we move into mix-down stage and should be dropping our debut release this fall!  The lovely and talented Matt Hueneman continue offering his expert engineering skills and sage advice as we move forward with the project.  Keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming videos as well!

May 21, 2013

Last Saturday marked the debut of Heavy Hinges at Stanley’s Pub! The night was a great success and The Almighty Get Down tore the roof off the place!  Thanks to Willy and the boys for a great time! Our next live offering will be at Barrio in Northside.  We are very excited to play this outdoor stage on the coolest patio in the city… It really feels like a little piece of Austin, TX right here in Northside.  Great food and cocktails as well. So, have a couple tacos and some taquila, then get down to some Heavy Hinges.  We will have some new material ready for you!

April 3, 2013

Well, last week’s show with surrogate bassist Josh Holland holding down the low end went splendidly!  The band didn’t miss a beat!  Josh, you’re a real pro and one cool dude!  Thanks again!  Also, a huge thank you to all who came out on a school night and made it a party.

This Friday, April 5, Heavy Hinges return to Northside Tavern for a triple bill with Big Rock Club and Saturn Batteries.  HH will be in the middle of this rock & roll sammie, which puts us on stage around 11:30.  BRC will go on first and Saturn Batteries will follow the Hinges.  Don’t miss!

Then, on Sunday, April 7, Heavy Hinges will be playing at The Drinkery with all of Maya’s fellow bartenders’ bands from Japp’s.  The lineup includes The Halvsies, Department Store Alligators, The Guild of Calamitous Intent!  Can’t wait for this weekend to get here!


March 14, 2013

Last week’s show at Northside Tavern was a wild one!  Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a great night and much thanks to Melany, Dwight, Ed and everyone else at NST.

Our next show will be a one time only event… Our bassist, Andrew Laudeman will be unable to make our next show, which is at Southgate House Revival on March 26, opening for touring acts Minor Birds and Kat Jones. Bass duties will be left in the capable hands of Mr. Joshua Holland.  In fact, the Hinges rehearsed with him just last night and are on track for another great show!  You won’t want to miss this unique Heavy Hinge experience!


February 20, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to pack the house at Mainstay this past weekend.  We had a blast with you all!  Special thanks to the amazing Fists of Love and the brilliant DJ Optik for helping bring the roof down.  The debut of our first Led Zeppelin cover, What Is and What Should Never Be went off without a hitch (..for the most part) and we will probably be peppering that one in from time to time at future shows.

Next, we roll into Northside Tavern with The Almighty Getdown (featuring members of Daughters & Sons).  This night promises to be an all out free-for-all, ass-shakin, throwdown, dance party deluxe!  So bring your dancin’ shoes…seriously!

See you then!


February 4, 2013

Well, January was a wild ride… The CEA nomination for Best New Artist was an enormous honor, and we are grateful to the good people at CityBeat for the nod. Everything that came along with the nomination was quite the whirlwind, too… photo shoot with the amazingly talented Jesse Fox; interview with the always insightful Brian Baker; the New Band Showcase at Bogart’s… all culminating in the epic soiree that was the CEA Awards Show. Add to the mix a wildly successful night at Southgate House Revival opening for The Clifftones and you’ve got one exciting and productive month for your Heavy Hinges.

Next, we set our sites on Mainstay Rock Bar. On Friday February 15, we are going to shake that joint to the foundation with our good friends Fists Of Love. Also, the unbelievably gifted D.J. Optik will be digging through his crates and spinning the funkiest, most obscure old school funk and soul you are likely to hear in your entire life. Rocking out with Optik isn’t just a party… it’s a damn education. DO NOT MISS!!!

photo by Jess Ruggiero  2013