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Mondays, Hold the Meat?

McCartney plugs "Meat Free Monday," U2's secret new format and Guided By Voices splits

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Paul McCartney signs on to help save the environment with the "Meat Free Monday" campaign, U2 and Apple have more up their sleeves than just a free new album and Guided By Voices call it quits again.
  

Need for Speedy

Speedy Ortiz rides a wave of critical acclaim and buzz into MPMF

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Speedy Ortiz has gone from basement shows in the quartet's native Northampton, Mass., to massive festivals like Bonnarro in whiplash fashion. Yet the band has handled the transition deftly, delivering its slanted, guitar-driven ditties with the same offhanded grace no matter the setting.
  

Home is Where the Art Is

Dealing with self-doubt and writer’s block, Brett Dennen rediscovered his muse in a familiar place

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
On tour behind his 2011 album Loverboy, the singer/songwriter found himself wearing down, getting stuck creatively and unsure about where to go with his music.  

Show the Locals Some Love at MidPoint

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
With the MidPoint Music Festival returning this Thursday-Saturday, numerous musical acts from around the world will be performing at venues throughout Over-the-Rhine and Downtown. But there are also several artists playing MPMF who don’t have to travel far at all.
  

The Quebe Sisters with Tim Shelton

Saturday • Miami University Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The Quebe Sisters are singing sweetness personified. A lot of what works for Hulda, Grace and Sophia Quebe is the same thing that has made sister (or brother) acts shine over the years — close sibling harmonies.
  

The Wood Brothers with Chris Kasper

Monday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Over the past decade, the Wood Brothers (which also features Jano Rix on a variety of instruments) have recorded two live albums, an EP and five studio records, including last year’s acclaimed The Muse.  

Chvrches with The Range

Monday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This is the kind of band whose appeal is clear from first blush, with its crisp, sleek synths, go-for-broke choruses and Mayberry’s unassumingly powerful vocals making an addictive combo.  

Matisyahu with Radical Something

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
When you come on the scene as a young man who performs Dancehall Reggae mixed with Rap and other genres, and do it as a bearded, Orthodox Hasidic Jew who touts his spirituality in his grooves, you will be noticed by believers and non-believers alike.
  

It’s the Most MidPointiest Time of the Year

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This week marks the return of the MidPoint Music Festival to the clubs and venues of downtown and Over-the-Rhine, featuring adventurous and critically acclaimed artists from around the world, regardless of their label affiliation (or lack thereof).
  

Overpowered by Funk

Canadian Electro Funk duo Chromeo reaches new heights with White Women

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Chromeo offers the whole package: cute dudes who dig fashion and art, wielding electric guitars or standing behind keyboards propped on stands shaped like curvy female legs.  

The Wanderer

Jessica Lea Mayfield leaves the rootsier material behind on her new album Make My Head Sing …

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Mayfield’s latest album, Make My Head Sing …, marks a stark departure from her previous efforts in its sonic approach.   

We Got the Beast

Greg Dulli and John Curley resurrect The Afghan Whigs for Do to the Beast, a personal best and one of the year’s top albums

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
These days, musical comebacks seem inevitable, but few are successful, philosophically satisfying or even welcomed. That is most assuredly not the case with The Afghan Whigs.
  

Soul Proprietors

Soul ensemble St. Paul & the Broken Bones make a big splash with their debut album Half the City

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
St. Paul (a sly reference to Janeway’s religious background) & the Broken Bones has found itself in the middle of two new musical trends — the rise of Alabama acts like Alabama Shakes and Muscle Shoals-born John Paul White of Civil Wars, and the revival of American Deep Soul music courtesy of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley and others.  

More Midway Music Options Than Ever

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
The free stage at the MidPoint Midway has grown a lot since it began, for the past couple of years featuring featured some of MPMF’s bigger artists.
  

LIVE.MPMF.COM

Customize your schedule and track MPMF on social media

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
With society’s ever-increasing infatuation with smartphones, mobile apps have become as indispensable for music festivalgoers as sensible shoes.