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Mainstay Says, "Thank You, Good Night"

Plus, the good music fest vibes keep going with Bend in the River Art & Music Festival and Friendship Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Downtown's Mainstay Rock Bar closes its doors after five and a half years of supporting local music. This weekend, they say farewell with free shows featuring The Dopamines, Zebras in Public, Lemon Sky, Pluto Revolts, Cincinnati Royals and many others. Plus, the music festival buzz doesn't have to end after last weekend's big MidPoint Music Festival. This weekend, check out the Bend in the River Art & Music Festival in Price Hill and the Friendship Music Festival in Indiana.   

Cloud Nothings with Tyvek

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The music Baldi makes with his band has moved from a lo-fi, one-man bedroom project in his native Cleveland to a world-touring unit produced by the likes of Steve Albini and John Congleton.  

Tyvek with Cloud Nothings

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
If you recognize the name “Tyvek,” chances are it’s not because of music.  

Heaven’s Jail with The Hiders

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Heaven’s Jail boasts an impressive sonic spectrum on its debut album, the just-released Ace Called Zero, from ethereal quiet to squalling racket and from emotional darkness to blasts of light.  

The Fauntleroys

Friday • Taft Theatre Ballroom

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Fauntleroys are not your typical supergroup.  

Mondays, Hold the Meat?

McCartney plugs "Meat Free Monday," U2's secret new format and Guided By Voices splits

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Paul McCartney signs on to help save the environment with the "Meat Free Monday" campaign, U2 and Apple have more up their sleeves than just a free new album and Guided By Voices call it quits again.
  

Need for Speedy

Speedy Ortiz rides a wave of critical acclaim and buzz into MPMF

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Speedy Ortiz has gone from basement shows in the quartet's native Northampton, Mass., to massive festivals like Bonnarro in whiplash fashion. Yet the band has handled the transition deftly, delivering its slanted, guitar-driven ditties with the same offhanded grace no matter the setting.
  

Home is Where the Art Is

Dealing with self-doubt and writer’s block, Brett Dennen rediscovered his muse in a familiar place

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
On tour behind his 2011 album Loverboy, the singer/songwriter found himself wearing down, getting stuck creatively and unsure about where to go with his music.  

Show the Locals Some Love at MidPoint

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
With the MidPoint Music Festival returning this Thursday-Saturday, numerous musical acts from around the world will be performing at venues throughout Over-the-Rhine and Downtown. But there are also several artists playing MPMF who don’t have to travel far at all.
  

The Quebe Sisters with Tim Shelton

Saturday • Miami University Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The Quebe Sisters are singing sweetness personified. A lot of what works for Hulda, Grace and Sophia Quebe is the same thing that has made sister (or brother) acts shine over the years — close sibling harmonies.
  

The Wood Brothers with Chris Kasper

Monday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Over the past decade, the Wood Brothers (which also features Jano Rix on a variety of instruments) have recorded two live albums, an EP and five studio records, including last year’s acclaimed The Muse.  

Chvrches with The Range

Monday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This is the kind of band whose appeal is clear from first blush, with its crisp, sleek synths, go-for-broke choruses and Mayberry’s unassumingly powerful vocals making an addictive combo.  

Matisyahu with Radical Something

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
When you come on the scene as a young man who performs Dancehall Reggae mixed with Rap and other genres, and do it as a bearded, Orthodox Hasidic Jew who touts his spirituality in his grooves, you will be noticed by believers and non-believers alike.
  

It’s the Most MidPointiest Time of the Year

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This week marks the return of the MidPoint Music Festival to the clubs and venues of downtown and Over-the-Rhine, featuring adventurous and critically acclaimed artists from around the world, regardless of their label affiliation (or lack thereof).
  

Overpowered by Funk

Canadian Electro Funk duo Chromeo reaches new heights with White Women

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Chromeo offers the whole package: cute dudes who dig fashion and art, wielding electric guitars or standing behind keyboards propped on stands shaped like curvy female legs.