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The Wanderer

Jessica Lea Mayfield leaves the rootsier material behind on her new album Make My Head Sing …

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Mayfield’s latest album, Make My Head Sing …, marks a stark departure from her previous efforts in its sonic approach.   

We Got the Beast

Greg Dulli and John Curley resurrect The Afghan Whigs for Do to the Beast, a personal best and one of the year’s top albums

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
These days, musical comebacks seem inevitable, but few are successful, philosophically satisfying or even welcomed. That is most assuredly not the case with The Afghan Whigs.
  

Soul Proprietors

Soul ensemble St. Paul & the Broken Bones make a big splash with their debut album Half the City

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
St. Paul (a sly reference to Janeway’s religious background) & the Broken Bones has found itself in the middle of two new musical trends — the rise of Alabama acts like Alabama Shakes and Muscle Shoals-born John Paul White of Civil Wars, and the revival of American Deep Soul music courtesy of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley and others.  

More Midway Music Options Than Ever

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
The free stage at the MidPoint Midway has grown a lot since it began, for the past couple of years featuring featured some of MPMF’s bigger artists.
  

LIVE.MPMF.COM

Customize your schedule and track MPMF on social media

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
With society’s ever-increasing infatuation with smartphones, mobile apps have become as indispensable for music festivalgoers as sensible shoes.  

A Cincinnati Love Letter

ArtWorks unveils Ink Your Love project on the MidPoint Midway

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
During MidPoint Music Festival’s Sept. 25-27 run, the MidPoint Midway, curated by ArtWorks and situated on 12th Street between Vine and Walnut streets in Over-the-Rhine, will play host to local artists and writers expounding in their own particular way upon the theme of “Ink Your Love.”   

Getting Around MPMF

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
MidPoint is a totally walkable and very bike-friendly festival.
  

MPMF Visitor’s Guide

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
Welcome to the MidPoint Music Festival — and welcome to Cincinnati! You’re about to spend quite a bit of time in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati’s coolest neighborhood.  

More All-Ages MPMF Options Than Ever

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
This year, MPMF is more all-ages friendly than ever, with the fest’s six biggest stages (featuring many of the event’s biggest acts) being open to everyone, not just people who can legally purchase a beer.  

Caged Heat

Born Cages successfully integrate Rock and Electronica in a band short on history and long on ambition

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The question that’s on a lot of minds — particularly that of Born Cages guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Vlad Holiday — is, “Why can’t Rock and Electronica co-exist in a single entity?”
  

Walk the Moon Gears Up for New Album Release

Plus, local happenings

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The reigning Cincinnati Entertainment Award winner of Artist of the Year honors, Alt Pop quartet Walk the Moon, is finally set to release its second album for RCA Records.  

Sarah Jaffe with Astronautalis and Transit

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 The music bug bit Sarah Jaffe early. And hard.
  

Black Lips with the King Khan and BBQ Show

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 “Drive-By Buddy,” the opening track on the Black Lips’ recently minted Underneath the Rainbow, sounds like Faces by way of The Monkees, its Honky-Tonk guitar riff and galloping beat leavened by the quartet’s usual assortment of lyrical goofiness: “Well brother, what’s the matter/Do you hate the life you’ve chose/Well I hope it doesn’t flatter, when you’re bathing with a hose/But as long as your butt’s clean, then it’s all good.”  

Unwanted Free Music Infuriates

U2 earns hatred with gift LP, R.I.P. song fade outs and the NFL screws up again

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
U2's free album deemed worse thing to ever happen to music and computers, Slate examines the fading out of song "fade outs" and the Tennessee Titans get fans pumped up with an incredibly inappropriate pre-game playlist selection.
  

The Dandy Warhols with Bonfire Beach

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Did anyone believe that the decadent clan known as The Dandy Warhols would be around two decades after their formation in Portland, Ore.? Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor will be the first to say, "No way."