MOTR Pub, in addition to bringing in up-and-coming musicians, has presented a fair number of beloved veteran cult figures (some pretty eccentric) to town. Jon Langford, Tav Falco, Kid Congo Powers, Charlie Parr come immediately to mind. Now comes the fairest of all — Jad Fair.
Trombone Shorty's latest album, Say That to Say This, has made history by bringing together the original members of the seminal New Orleans
band The Meters for the first time in more than three
Guitarist/vocalist Becky Black plays with
my-fist-your-face intensity and sings with a Rock-blackened rasp that
reinforces her physical swagger, while drummer Maya Miller keeps the
frenetic beat with the unhinged energy of an amphetamine-soaked octopus.
Cincinnati rockers Mad Anthony celebrate their first release since last summer's near-fatal van accident, Sank for Days. Plus, the Thompson House in Newport offers live music before and after the Labor Day fireworks show on the river and prices for three-day passes to the MidPoint Music Festival increase Tuesday.