And it would be even less surprising if the concert wasn’t totally packed.
This Sunday, Cheviot club Legends hosts the all-day benefit, featuring Rock, Blues, Country and more from the Sonny Moorman Group, Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, Cheryl Renée, Kelly Thomas, Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, Rock Candy, Dallas Moore, Kenny Cowden and the man of the hour himself. The concert — which runs from 1-9 p.m. (doors open at noon) — will also include various raffles and silent auctions and is presented by Legends, cincyindies.org and Play It Forward, the local non-profit created for this very purpose — to help our local musicians out when they need us due to medical or other financial hardship.
For more details on the event, visit legendscincinnati.com and facebook.com/BobCushingBenefits. For advanced tickets or for those who’d like to donate but can’t attend, visit wepay.com/donations/168464. Donations can also be made at any Fifth Third Bank; just tell the teller you’d like to donate to the trust fund for Bob Cushing.
More Local Notes
• This weekend Cincy Groove, the excellent local music website/online ’zine created by ace photographer Scott Preston, presents its second annual Cincy Groove Music Festival at longtime downtown bar Arnold’s. The free, all-ages fest starts at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and features a great lineup of primarily local musicians, mostly from the Roots/Americana realm.
Friday’s festivities kick off with a pair of out-of-towners, The Salty Caramels (Columbus) and The Please, Please Me (Austin, Tex.), followed by local faves Hickory Robot and The Tillers. Saturday, things kick off with young guitar phenom Ben Lapps, followed by a solo set from The Sundresses’ Brad Schnittger, Kelly Thomas & the Fabulous Pickups and Shiny and the Spoon. (cincygroove.com)
• Creative and wildly entertaining newcomers Vaudeville Freud were nominated in the “Best New Band” category at the 2011 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. Three days before the nomination was announced, the band split up.
Though the group went out with an uncharacteristic whimper, this Friday at the Madison Theater in Covington, Vaudeville Freud leader Paul O’Moore’s reconfigured group Vaudeville’s Dead is all set to return with a more fitting bang, performing on a great, eclectic bill with fellow locals The Harlequins, Jim Swill + Mavis Concave, DJ Benigma and a pair of Jersey bands — The Disconnects and Crazy and the Brains.
The show is open to all ages and begins at 9 p.m. For more on the rebirth of the self-described “Dark Psychedelic Acid Rock” crew Vaudeville’s Dead visit facebook.com/VaudevillesDead and keep an eye out for new music from the band soon.
CONTACT MIKE BREEN: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter (@CityBeatMusic)
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