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Blair Crimmins & The Hookers

July 17 • Thompson House

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Crimmins and The Hookers' well considered balance between authenticity and originality has translated to capacity club audiences and sweaty dance floors all over Atlanta (and every point on the compass beyond) and they're always looking for fresh converts.   

Keith Urban

July 18 • Riverbend Music Center

3 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Urban's newest single, “Little Bit of Everything,” is a blend of banjo, a few guitar-rifts and some random record scratching. In general, his new music is somehow more Country, despite not sounding like anything Country has been before.  

Michael Franti & Spearhead

July 18 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
For all intents and purposes, Michael Franti’s songs should be considered World music. While coming up playing Punk in the group The Beatnigs and then moving on to Hip Hop sounds, Franti’s musical journey continues to evolve while retaining attributes of all of those grooves.   

When Particles Collide

July 18 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Yes, folks, guitar-and-drum duos still exist in Rock & Roll! In this case, it is the husband and wife team of guitarist and singer Sasha Alcott and drummer Chris Viner. Together, they make up the band When Particles Collide.  
  

Bosnian Rainbows

July 23 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
The Texas-based band’s self-titled debut, which was released independently in late June, features 11 atmospheric songs marked by dreamy keyboards and Park’s sturdy rhythmic thrust. Suarez is a riveting frontlady, her expressive vocals conjuring Polly Jean Harvey and Siouxsie Sioux.
  

Ol' Dirty Bastards

Cincinnati's Community Service is on a mission to preserve Hip Hop integrity

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cincinnati Hip Hop supergroup Community Service is prepping its next album, Konkrete Kingz, for an August release.
  

Peaking Valley

Valley of the Sun expands its Hard Rock palette on forthcoming LP release

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cincinnati's Valley of the Sun takes Hard Rock to another level. In their psychedelic practice space, the local retro-Rock three-piece is busy writing its first full-length, Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk. Rest assured, the new jams are just as heavy, groovy and infectious as the group’s previous material. But it's also more.
  

MidPoint Music Festival 2013 Announces More Artists

Black Rebel Motorcyle and many others join MPMF.13 roster

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Damien Jurado,The Technicolors, Johnathan Rice, Nicholas David, Young Empires and many others added to the MidPoint Music Festival lineup. Plus, the free EdenSong music series becomes ArtSong, kicks off Friday at Cincinnati Art Museum.
  

Little League Keys, Rapper Torture and Jay-Z Pulls an NSA

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Black Keys prove they'll endorse pretty much anything and sponsor a little league baseball team in Akron, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) undergoes (partial) "force feeding" to draw attention to torturous conditions at Guantánamo Bay and Samsung's Magna Carta Holy Grail's unique roll out widely hailed as a fail.
  

David Byrne & St. Vincent

July 10 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 9, 2013
An artistic meeting of the minds between David Byrne and Annie Clark is more of a natural one than some might expect.    

Zero Boys and Gang Green

July 12 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 9, 2013
If you find today’s so-called “Punk Rock” to be a little lacking, you’re in for a treat this week as two of the best American Punk acts team up with a pair of Ohio greats — Cincinnati’s SS-20 and Dayton’s Legbone.
  

Rosie Flores

July 13 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 9, 2013
With her latest album, Working Girl’s Guitar, Rosie Flores provides all of the guitar work to fully highlight her axe-wielding skills. On Saturday night, Flores will bring her soulful voice and classic fretwork to Newport for a special acoustic show.  

Yo La Tengo

July 14 • Bunbury Music Festival/Sawyer Point

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 9, 2013
At 10 songs, all of which clock in at a relatively brief 3-6 minutes, Fade is Yo La Tengo’s most concise release in ages, perhaps the result of a switch in producers.  

As a Whole

Increased collaboration made Wilco’s latest release the sum of all the band’s parts

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
While Tweedy is the band’s songwriter and he makes the call in terms of what songs end up on the band’s albums, Wilco is far from a one-man show.  

The Tillers Plow Forward on Fifth LP Release

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Folk trio The Tillers, one of the more popular and respected original groups in Greater Cincinnati, will release their new album this Friday at Newport’s Southgate House Revival, in the venue’s Sanctuary performance space.