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A Man on a Mission

The legendary Buddy Guy continues his efforts to keep the Blues alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Buddy Guy may be 77 now, but he doesn’t act anywhere near his age. He’s energetic and passionate about Blues and is doing more shows this year than many musicians half his age. Guy and longtime friend B.B. King, though, are among the last of the major Blues stars from the post-World War II wave of Blues artists still alive and working regularly.  

Cowboy Copas Birthday Tribute This Weekend

Plus, the full 2013 MidPoint Music Festival lineup is announced

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The life and music of Country music legend and Ohio native Cowboy Copas (who died in the same plane crash that killed Patsy Cline) is celebrated in Adams County this weekend. Plus, the full MidPoint Music Festival schedule/lineup is available now at MPMF.com.
  

Daft Conspiracy, Katy's Truck and Brown is Down

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Stephen Colbert makes the best of Daft Punk cancelling its appearance on his show (though Pitchfork only gives it a 2.4); Katy Perry's gold promotional semi-truck has somehow only been involved in one accident so far; and Chris Brown is still a douchebag.
  

Diarrhea Planet

Aug. 14 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
 Although it sounds like potentially the worst show on the National Geographic channel, Diarrhea Planet is actually the irrefutable evidence that Nashville, Tenn.’s music scene is defined by much more than big hats and open mics at the Bluebird Cafe.    

Sonny Landreth

Aug. 14 • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

2 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
When Sonny Landreth plays guitar, for himself or for someone else, the sound is a sonic fingerprint. And as such, it’s a fairly easy exercise to pick out Landreth’s signature style from someone who is merely emulating it.    

Jake Owen

Aug. 15 • Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Owen’s rise to fame was quick, going from barroom entertainment to a signed artist in no time. And he has Kenny Chesney to thank.   

Heavy Glow

Aug. 19 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The members of Psych/Soul/Rock trio Heavy Glow may be getting their mail at a Californian address these days, but guitarist/vocalist Jared Mullins hails from the North Coast and his trippy Hard Rock/Blues/Memphis Soul sensibilities are filtered through his Cleveland, Ohio, roots and experiences.
  

Harlequins' Romance

Cincinnati Psych Rock trio The Harlequins absorb and reflect their influential love on 'Sex Change'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
On last year’s eponymous full-length and their just released Sex Change EP, Cincinnati's The Harlequins  have evolved to the point where they’ve stopped emulating their inspirations and started assimilating them into their own unique sonic amalgamation.  

Archer’s Paradox Releases Debut Full-Length

Plus, the Western & Southern Open showcases local music, Chardez tours the city and Grasshopper Juice Records drops benefit comp

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Cincinnati Pop/Rock crew Archer's Paradox show off their skills on debut album, Pyramid Lake, and play Friday's MidPoint Indie Summer concert with Bad Veins. Plus, the Western & Southern Open showcases local music, Chardez tours the city and Grasshopper Juice Records drops benefit comp.
  

Lemmy Lives, Rocky Rocker Romances and Skinny Sabbath

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Rumors of Motorhead frontman Lemmy's demise have been greatly exaggerated (again!), TMZ takes a break from Bieber coverage to focus on a Circle Jerk, an ex-White Stripe and a Black Key and Black Sabbath says Bill Ward was too overweight for their reunion tour, then announces a new amusement park attraction.   

The Aristocrats

Aug. 9 • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Sure, it’s the punchline of the epic as-dirty-and-shaggy-as-you-want-to-make-it joke, but it’s also the name of one of the most frenetically entertaining instrumental Rock/Fusion power trios in recent memory.   

Pro Era

Aug. 11 • Riverbend Music Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The group’s centerpiece is undoubtedly Joey Bada$$, an MC whose style of smart lyrical firepower harkens back to 1990s Hip Hop, even though Bada$$ didn’t exist until the middle of that decade.   

Kris Kristofferson

Aug. 11 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
 Kris Kristofferson has led a rich and colorful life. And, at 76, he’s still going. Kristofferson’s latest album, Feeling Mortal, is as soul-baring as anything he’s ever recorded, his craggy voice, modest guitar strums and emotionally naked words as penetrating as they’ve ever been.  

Homeboy Sandman

Aug. 13 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A triple bill of crafty, progressive Indie Hip Hop artists have joined forces for the national “The Dear Hunter Tour” this summer and it’s coming to Cincinnati to give local Hip Hop fans an excellent, diverse and unpredictable concert that will cost them well below what it’s worth.
  

Staying True

Grizzly Bear’s rise in popularity hasn’t swayed the group from continuing to make music they love

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Grizzly Bear is the kind of band that sneaks up on you. Its atmospheric, richly textured songs take time to process, its hooks less overt than your typical Indie Rock outfit’s. The band’s four multitalented members are just as understated in personality and presentation, all of which makes Grizzly Bear’s steady upward trajectory somewhat surprising.