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Sound Advice: Fishbone with Downtown Brown

Saturday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Fishbone’s debut EP only had seven songs, but the kitchen-sink diversity and hyperactive performances made it feel like a dizzying, kooky epic. When I finally saw the band live, I was blown away by the relentless energy — all six members of the group never stopped moving.  

Sound Advice: Los Lobos

Sunday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Los Lobos began making music back when Richard Nixon was still in office. For the historically illiterate, that’s more than 40 years, during which the Los Angeles crew has put forth its distinctive sounds — from slanted Tex-Mex and Folk to straight-up Country and Rock — via more than a dozen studio albums and a variety of EPs, live records and side projects.
  

Sound Advice: Babes in Toyland with FEA

Tuesday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Kat Bjelland’s banshee voice, primal guitar playing and uncommonly intense presence infected anyone who was lucky enough to catch Babes in Toyland’s searing live shows in the early 1990s.  

The Ultimate Wedding Gift?

Plus, Merle Haggard and Keith Richards diss modern music and Chrissie Hynde's rape comments cause controversy

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
If you don't buy your soon-to-be married friends the original manuscript for Richard Wagner’s “wedding march," do you really care about them? Plus, Keith Richards hates Metal and Hip Hop and Merle Haggard thinks modern Country music mostly sucks, and Chrissie Hynde's comments about rape have critics calling her out for victim blaming.
  

Immerse Yourself in Musical Discovery at MPMF 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
MidPoint — taking place Sept. 25-27 — has  grown greatly, evolving from a showcase for unsigned and local acts into an event that offers a diverse lineup of acclaimed and/or cutting-edge Indie music from all over the world. 
  

MPMF.15 Ticket and Box Office Info

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Here's all the ticket and box office information you need to know for this year's MidPoint Music Festival.
  

MPMF.15 Schedule: Friday, Sept. 25

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Read about the artists performing on Friday, Sept. 25.
  

MPMF.15 Schedule: Saturday, Sept. 26

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Read about the artists taking the stage on Saturday, Sept. 26.
  

MPMF.15 Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 27

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Learn more about the artists performing on Sunday, Sept. 27.
  

MidPoint Gets Crafty This Year

P&G presents new MidPoint Indie Craft Village

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
While MidPoint has consistently stayed true to its vision of spotlighting new and innovative music, certain things about the festival have changed over the years, often inevitably. One of this year’s most noticeable (and, in our humble opinion, coolest) changes is the addition of the MidPoint Indie Craft Village in Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park.
  

Where to Eat: Staff Picks

Picks from CityBeat's annual Best of Cincinnati issue

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Cincinnati's best dining destinations as selected by CityBeat staff.   

Getting Around MPMF

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Thanks to the ongoing streetcar project, there is still a bit of road construction going on this MidPoint season downtown and in Over-the-Rhine. But don’t be discouraged — most of the routes around MidPoint’s territory are still pretty easy to navigate. Especially because MidPoint is a totally walkable and very bike-friendly festival.
  

MPMF Visitor's Guide

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Hello. Welcome to Cincinnati. Chances are you’re here for the 14th-annual MidPoint Music Festival. If you aren’t, you should be.   

Where to Shop: Staff Picks

Picks from CityBeat's annual Best of Cincinnati issue

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Cincinnati's best shopping and service destinations as selected by CityBeat staff.  

Not-So-Easy ‘Riser’

Dierks Bentley reached the upper echelon of Country-music fame by not always doing the expected

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Riser, the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that finds the Country singer digging deeper emotionally than ever before — a direction inspired largely by the death of his father two years ago and the recent birth of his first son.