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Where to Shop: MPMF 13

0 Comments · Thursday, September 5, 2013
A city-wide list of shopping destinations from vintage and antique stores to chic boutiques and everything in between.  

Where to Shop: Staff Picks

0 Comments · Thursday, September 5, 2013
Favorite CityBeat staff shopping destinations from the 2013 Best Of Cincinnati issue.  

Parts and Labor

The ever-productive experimental punks of No Age use the tactile to inspire the emotional

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The workhorses of No Age project the sensibility of a band that’s deeply D.I.Y., Punk to the bone and extra-mindful of everything they do. From an outsider’s perspective, it’s tough to gauge whether No Age’s tenacity stems from a ceaseless need to be productive, a compulsion to stay in the spotlight or the desire to build up to a certain kind of goal.
  

Ready to Explode

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Mangrenade vocalist/guitarist Nick Thieme has just driven a sparkling new (to him, at least) van off the lot. But this new van (nicknamed “Vangrenade 2.0” or “The Deuce”) isn’t just a new touring vehicle, it is also a symbol of Mangrenade’s determination to make it, car payments be damned.  

Cincinnati Folk Music Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Queen City Balladeers will celebrate their impressive history with a special free concert this Saturday,
 the critically acclaimed road documentary about Indie Rock stars The National gets its local premiere, Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply becomes Rock Paper Scissors.
  

El Ten Eleven

Sept. 4 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Visit El Ten in action for its virtuosic handiwork; stay for the chance that the pair might bust out its covers of Duran Duran’s “Tiger Tiger” and Joy Division’s “Disorder.”  

Tav Falco

Sept. 4 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
There are Rock legends and then there are Underground Rock legends – musicians who aren’t known well beyond their support base, but whose core followers believe they represent everything good and exciting about the spirit and energy of Rock & Roll. One of the greatest examples ever of an Underground Rock legend is Memphis’ Tav Falco.
  

Shooter Jennings

Sept. 6 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Jennings’ latest album is called The Other Life and it may be his best work to date. It contains real Country songs like “Wild and Lonesome,” featuring the harmony vocals of Patty Griffin, and harder-rocking tunes like “A Hard Lesson to Learn.”
  

Zedd

Sept. 10 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
German Progressive/Electro House DJ Anton Zaslavski, whose profile has risen to stratospheric levels as Zedd, is the latest to appropriate the caboose of the alphabet for his moniker, perhaps indicating that he is the be-all-end-all in EDM culture, perhaps just an allusion to the initial in his surname.  

Banded Together

Cincinnati’s Shiny and the Spoon go from spare duo to full quartet on sophomore album

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Box of Bullets, the new full-length album from Cincinnati Folk/Americana/Pop crew Shiny and the Spoon, is given “more bite and edge" thanks to the act's completed evolution into a full-time quartet.
  

King Records’ 70th Birthday Festivities Begin

Plus, modern day indie label Phratry celebrates nine years, DAAP Girls unveil new video

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cincinnati-based King Records, a label that helped change the face of popular music in America, turns 70 in September and supporters have a month's worth of festivities to celebrate. Plus, modern day indie label Phratry celebrates its ninth birthday, DAAP Girls unveil "Molly" and MidPoint Indie Summer on Fountain Square ends Friday.
  

Why?

Aug. 30 • Fountain Square

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Yoni Wolf, frontman for Indie Folk pranksters Why?, has never hesitated to indulge his rather fertile imagination. But his band’s latest project, an EP titled Golden Ticket, takes things to a whole new level:  

Mumford & Sons

Aug. 30-31 • Troy Memorial Stadium

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Troy, Ohio is going to be invaded by banjo-toting, tambourine-shaking, tight pants- and flowy dress-wearing hippie folksters. Some of us are more excited than others.
  

Whole Foods Vinyl, Thicke Thief and Cloning Lennon

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Whole Foods announces it is testing the waters to see if its customers will buy vinyl albums while they healthily/expensively food shop, Robin Thicke is having Gaye issues and a dentist/tooth collector is claiming the John Lennon's rotted-out molar he bought for $30,000 will help scientists make a human clone of the late Beatle.
  

Guide to Bellevue, Covington, Florence and nearby, and Newport

A reference to Northern Kentucky for MPMFers

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Take the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge (the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge) across the river to Northern Kentucky for a heavy dose of German heritage, good bourbon and family entertainment.