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Cincinnati Punk Rock Legend Seeks Bandmates For New Acoustic Protest Band—Find A Use For Your Talents In The Big Political Year Ahead

This is from my longtime friend Robert “Jughead” Sturdevant of Cincinnati, Ohio—

“I am looking to form an acoustic guitar-based jam band where all members sing left wing protest /labor/progressive songs in the alternative scene/occupy protests/coffee shops/and places they won’t let my hardcore band play. I have an excellent practice space and I want to get out and play on the weekends.”

Jughead is a king of the Cincinnati punk rock. Above you see Robert front and center performing at Newport, Kentucky’s legendary Jockey Club at some point in the 1980’s. The odds are decent that I was at the show in the picture.

Robert’s band is SS-20. They are mainstays of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky music scene.

Robert also does spoken word performances in Cincinnati, and has written for Cincinnati’s great local publishing house Aurore Press.

If you’re interested in joining the band Jughead is looking to form in Cincinnati, please leave a comment at the blog. I’ll make sure he gets in touch with you.

There is always something that you can take part in to help bring about a better and more hopeful world.

If you’re not looking to join a band in Cincinnati, then please consider some way you can be part of the action in the big political year of 2012.

This blog will in 2012 be focusing on ways that everyday people can make the best use of their talents, and about how everyday people can assume responsibility for their futures in our democracy.

The work of democracy and freedom is up to each of us.

January 2, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. KTRU used to play some Cincinatti punk back when I was in high school. Houston punk was really good around that time as well, though I was a little young to have caught things at their peak. Some of the Houston punk bands from that era are still around. The Hates are actually playing at Fitzgerald’s in a couple of weeks. I think Really Red still performs on occasion too. Might wanna relive your youth and go see them. Saw the Hates five years ago. They were very good.

    The only reason I had heard of SS-20 is because I was already familiar with the missile. I saw this exhibit when they put it up at the Air and Space museum.


    Comment by Bacopa | January 2, 2012

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  3. Bacopa–I went to a show once here in Houston, and it just was not the same without my longtime friends. I guess that is nostalgia in action.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 4, 2012

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