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A Wicked Weekend of Tunes

By Mike Breen · May 4th, 2011 · Spill It
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• Musical acts interested in being considered for a performance slot at this year’s 10th annual MidPoint Music Festival have one more chance to do so at a discounted rate Thursday. If you can get your entry in within Thursday’s 24 hours, MidPoint and partner Sonicbids are offering a one-time return to the cheaper “early-bird” entry fee pricing. To promote the deal, MidPoint will be the “Gig of the Day” on the front page of Sonicbids (the Electronic Press Kit company that facilitates all MPMF entries). The site also features an interview with MidPoint chief Dan McCab (read it at www.sonicbids.com/success). The final day MidPoint submissions will be accepted is May 16. Visit mpmf.com or any of MidPoint’s various social media pages to keep up to date with the latest MPMF developments.

• Excellent rootsy, melodic Rock champs 500 Miles to Memphis play Saturday at the Southgate House and the gig will also serve as a recording session. The hard-working/touring group, which has earned a reputation across the country for its fiery live show, is recording its set Saturday for a future live release. Dallas duo The O’s warm things up at 9:30 p.m. (www.500mtm.com)

• Along with releasing the new album from Michigan’s The Redettes (see Sound Advice, page 30), Cincy indie label Phratry Records is also issuing a digital-only EP by new local group Army Coach — featuring former members of Team Stray and players from John Walsh — called Daydream.

Both releases will be celebrated Friday in conjunction with a show at downtown’s Goetz Alley, the all-ages space beneath Park Vine. Admission is $5. The show starts at 8 p.m. and also features R. Ring (local musician/producer Mike Montgomery’s duo project with The Breeders’ Kelley Deal), Swear Jar and Jerry Panic (of Vacation and The Read). (www.phratryrecords.com)

• Local Hip Hop artist MC (Till) is presenting a special show at Rohs Street Café in University Heights this Saturday. Performing what he calls a “live interactive performance,” the event is a benefit to help the MC with his work for the Walnut Hills Fellowship, which relocates several representatives to lower-income neighborhoods where they build relationships and friendships with the residents and assist families and children. Expect some special guests at the 9 p.m. show, which will cost you a $5 donation (“or best offer”). Read more about the cause at www.thewalnuthillsfellowship.org and more about (Till), a solid rapper with a positive, uplifting approach, at www.mctill.com.

• Friday at the Southgate House, several local acts join together for “From Within,” a memorial benefit concert/art exhibit in honor of Kyle Weisenberger, Kentucky’s first pro BMX rider. A car accident claimed Weisenberger’s life when he was only 24. The benefit show is a way to remember the BMXer, but it’s also a fundraiser for Organ Donation of Cincinnati, because he was an organ donor and, among the people he helped, there’s reportedly a local man alive and well thanks to Weisenberger’s heart. (A portion of proceeds will also go to his old Covington high school’s arts department.) Along with displayed artwork by visual artists from around the country, the event will feature music by Alana, Justin Wright White, Ogami Mitto, Great Young Hunters, Good Night Noises, Oso Bear, Farris, Spilt, Animal Circles, Fake Hands, DJ Harvination, Zella Whelms, Karla Weisenberger and You, You’re Awesome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; cover is a $10 donation.


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