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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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The best kept secret in music



By Mike Breen
· Singer/songwriter Brian Cammerer returns to the local scene this Thursday with a CD release show at the York Street Café in Newport. Cammerer -- whose eccentric personality and interesting Indie Pop songwriting and home recordings make him akin to a more rockin' Cincinnati version of Roky Erickson -- was a founder of the local band, Higbee, which recorded three discs before disbanding. Since then, he's kept busy writing poetry and songs, and recording enough albums to make even Bob Pollard say, "Slow down there, bucko." Operating under the solo guise of Kayneevol (aka Kay Neevol), Cammerer has taken an unusual approach to getting his vast discography (and other writings) to the world. His Web site, kayneevol.com, collects his eight solo albums as well as the entire Higbee output, which fans and curiosity-seekers can download for free. Cammerer's most recent record (assuming he hasn't recorded six more by the time you read this) is You Rock My World, a fiery, ragged, lo-fi Pop/Rock art project that he says is a concept album about the moon, inspired by one of his favorite Jazz albums, Detour to the Moon, by Mary McCall. The CD will be available to those attending Thursday's show, while they last.

- City Beat


HIGBEE-squishypopjohnson,pirate radio 666,loud-n-clear, Ramps and Stingers Kayneevol - Monster Monster Munchy Munchy, Where You Are pt 1&2, Heater, Pilot to Co-pilot, Sneakerbox, Pinata Manana, Soap Box Derby,You Rock My World.


Feeling a bit camera shy


While hanging out at a local skate ramp at the brutal age of 15 Brian Cammerer was handed a tape that was supposed be his friends band. An old bootlegged Sex Pistols tape did the job to get Brian to practice the drums for a not yet formed group. The tape came from his friend Brad now leader of the group Moth who on occasions do play jokes like the old Sex Pistols tape from time to time. Though not yet polished enough to join the ranks Moth, a couple of blocks over were some guys that were willing to pound out some chords together. The name of the band was HIGBEE and after many practices in the basement they would cut their first record squshypopjohnson, and likewise would dub the sound squishy pop. An award winning video on a local cable access channel and a number of shows at the once thriving Sudsy Malones landed the band at their next stop, The Brewery. The Brewery is an artist warehouse in Over The Rhine where a lot of bands here in Cincinnati have gotten their start. HIGBEE wrote the majority of the record Pirate Radio 666 in their stay at The Brewery, and even threw a couple of parties. HIGBEE’s stay at The Brewery may also be considered infamous as it nearly broke up the band, and in that they tore up the stage on their leaving and took it to the basement of the 2 bedroom apartment that they subsequently moved into. A producer named Chris Kolte practically lived with the band in the apartment two weeks before they went into Ultra Suede Studio’s to cut the demo for Loud-N-Clear. The band cut 4 songs and were sent to Nashville to cut the 5th. HIGBEE split after the final track Fading Away was cut. For Brian, much of the time spent away from the group was spent on a workbook that would later turn into a book of poetry called my rock-n-roll ate my paper. Correspondence from other former boarding mates at the Brewery would yield 8 records cut under the guise of KAY NEEVOL. While working on records and art Brian still finds time for the simple things, not to say that a simple song isn’t one of the most powerful things you could find out there.