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The Shook Twins

Oct. 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Hailing from the wilds of Idaho and now based in the teeming weirdness of Portland, Ore., identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook comprise half of the Shook Twins, their truthfully billed acoustic Folk outfit.  

Resilient Rebellion

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club re-emerges from some difficult, dark times with 'Specter at the Feast'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
On Specter of the Feast, MidPoint Music Festival headliners Black Rebel Motorcycle Club showcases both the band’s buzzing Rock & Roll side and its more atmospheric approach.  

Latest MidPoint Music Festival Updates

Plus, news on some of the many "unofficial" MPMF activities going down this week

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
It's MidPoint Music Festival week in Cincinnati! News on some of the festival's late-breaking additions, as well as a couple of the many "unofficial" MPMF events.
  

Dig Deep Into MPMF 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Well before CityBeat acquired the MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF) in 2008, when it was mostly focused on unsigned artists, I vividly recall a close friend responding to my query about his possibl  

Book 'Em, Dan-O

Q&A with MidPoint booking master Dan McCabe

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
With Cincinnati, when looking at the past five to 10 years of growth, it’s hard not to give a lot of credit to the artists and musicians who’ve consistently created intriguing art for the citizens, as well as the fans and leaders who support and assist them. 
  

Soul Under the Chestnutt Tree

Cody Chestnutt makes original Contemporary Soul with a hint of yesterme, yesteryou, yesterday

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
More than a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT sequestered himself in the bedroom studio he dubbed The Sonic Promiseland, writing songs and making sounds with absolutely no intention of ever allowing the results of his sonic experiments loose in the wider world.   

Let's Go METZ!

The widespread success of METZ caught the Canadian rockers by surprise

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 It’s often hard to discern what the hell frontman Alex Edkins is raging on about, but it doesn’t matter much when your frontal lobe is blown off via the trio’s lacerating racket, which sounds like In Utero-era Nirvana on fast-forward or Fugazi at its immersive, air-raid-siren best.  

Paint It Black

L.A.’s Warpaint unveils new material at MidPoint from anticipated sophomore album release

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 Warpaint emits a hypnotic, groove-based blend of textures and emotions that could only have sprouted from the fertile imaginations of its four members. There’s a mysterious, unpredictable element to the band’s lush vocals and mood-altering soundscapes that is all its own.   

The Teeth and Nothing But the Teeth

The Kickaways sport a stripped-back and mature sound on sophomore full-length 'Show Yr Teeth'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
At the same time, the band has tweaked its approach, as Lynn set aside his guitar to concentrate on his frontman skills at the mic. This has allowed Glistovski to take up the guitar slack and become more inventive, which has subsequently tightened up the Ittle/Lambchop rhythm section.   

Interactive Music Biz E-Book to Debut at MPMF

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 MDR is the project of Cincinnati’s Brian Penick, a former drummer for several touring/recording bands like The Seedy Seeds and Bottom Line, who stopped playing music to start the development/marketing/events promo company The Counter Rhythm Group.   

Savage Love

Garage Soul troupe Barrence Whitfield and the Savages’ Cincinnati ties lead to this weekend’s two-night stand

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
R&B/Soul/Garage band Barrence Whitfield and the Savages celebrate their recent Bloodshot Records release and pay tribute to King Records with two shows at MOTR Pub this weekend.  

Bluegrass for a Good Cause

Plus, King Records Month continues and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Bluegrass for Babies, featuring local artists Wild Carrot and Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, returns to Sawyer Point Saturday to raise money for the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Plus, King Records Month continues, CityBeat hosts a pre-MidPoint Music Festival party, Jerry's Little Band turns 20 and Abiyah Presents Hip Hop @ The Comet presents a special "open mic" edition.
  

Atlas Genius

Sept. 24 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In 2011, Atlas Genius was swamped with gigs, recording and fall exams, so the members neglected their email for a few weeks. When they checked it, they found dozens of messages from industry reps proffering label deals, management, bookings and legal advice. By early 2012, “Trojans” had hit the top of Sirius XM channel Alt Nation’s chart.     

Titus Andronicus

Sept. 24 • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Patrick Stickles’ impassioned yelps are impossible to ignore. The frontman for New Jersey-based Indie Rock outfit Titus Andronicus sounds as if he’s on fire, fueled by the passion of his dense, richly detailed lyrical concerns, which range from the American Civil War and the dangers of contemporary capitalism to food fights and getting trashed.
  

Shovels & Rope

Sept. 24 • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 One spin through O’ Be Joyful provides plenty of evidence as to what keeps drawing the faithful and converting the uninitiated. Ranging from twangy Folk to amped-up Country to full-bore Americana stomp, Shovels & Rope channel John Doe and Exene Cervenka channeling Timbuk 3 channeling Johnny Cash and June Carter.