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.
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.
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.
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
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.
One of Cincinnati’s finest bands, The Sundresses, is returning to the record-store shelves this week with a new album, This Machine Kills.
The band hosts a free album release concert Saturday at MOTR Pub, joined by Lexington, Ky.’s
excellent Ancient Warfare.
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages have
had more lives than a Buddhist cat. They recorded two brilliant albums
in the early ’80s, broke up in 1986 and reunited in 2010, resulting in
three exceptional albums — 2011’s Savage Kings (on Cincinnati’s Shake It label), 2013’s acclaimed Dig Thy Savage Soul and their latest, Under the Savage Sky (both on Bloodshot Records).