Thompson has done shows with Wilco in the past and played a
Spanish festival with Dylan, and his style is fluid enough to work in
any context. The challenge is in trimming his marathon live set down to a
Matt Pond PA fans won’t be disappointed in
the Matt Pond appearance on Fountain Square. With the two main men
remaining in the lineup, there will be plenty of older, PA works. The
sans-PA stuff should only add to the performance.
Each member of The Spring Standards plays multiple
instruments: Guitar, piano and bass are accompanied by all three
musicians having their own drum kit onstage, connected in the middle.
Above that, of course, the group’s bright and infectious music is buoyed
by their lead and harmony vocals.
Erick Eiser of NYC Indie Rock band The Dig had teenage aspirations of being in
the music business, a story as old as recorded music itself. But what sets
types like him apart from the dreamers is his willingness to commit to
the idea of a band and see the concept through.
The annual BrownGrass Festival in Rabbit Hash, Ky., raises money for WNKU, fetes David Rhodes Brown's 50th anniversary as a pro musician AND features an excellent lineup of some of Greater Cincinnati's finest Roots music artists.
The President confuses British chancellor with his favorite R&B singer, Macklemore & Ryan
Lewis unaware of Goodwill's latest "Thrift Shop"-jacking marketing campaign and Jay-Z will have to wait until real people buy his new album before it can become a million-seller.
When it comes to the struggles of the wandering
troubadour, Slaid Cleaves knows the perils of that life from top to
bottom. He's sung on the street for his supper in Ireland and Boston,
played in Punk and Roots Rock bands for little or no return and fixed his
own van on the road.
The Hag is back in Cincy and still kicking. And, if you’re
lucky, in honor of his musical heroes Lefty Frizzell, Bob Wills and his
own father who sawed some strings, he just might kick up a shuffle with
Injecting the energy of a real drummer into live EDM
performances is nothing new. But if you catch the duo Drummer Versus
Emulator headlining this week’s “Beats” concert, you will witness a genuinely unique show.
The trio has
survived shifting trends and natural creative lulls to become a
consistently powerful Prog/Rock entity, confident enough in their skills
and their fans to take appropriate risks and reap appropriate rewards.
The free, every-Friday MidPoint Indie
Summer (MPIS) series concerts at Downtown’s Fountain Square goes all-Punk this week. Plus, musician Joe Hedges teams up with artist Jiemei Lin for a performance at the Contemporary Arts Center and local bassist Freekbass is the first "master class" teacher announced for next year's
London Bass Guitar Show in the U.K.