MPMF.15 Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 27

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Learn more about the artists performing on Sunday, Sept. 27.

MidPoint Gets Crafty This Year

P&G presents new MidPoint Indie Craft Village

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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.

Where to Eat: Staff Picks

Picks from CityBeat's annual Best of Cincinnati issue

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Cincinnati's best dining destinations as selected by CityBeat staff.   

Getting Around MPMF

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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 festival.

MPMF Visitor's Guide

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Hello. Welcome to Cincinnati. Chances are you’re here for the 14th-annual MidPoint Music Festival. If you aren’t, you should be.   

Where to Shop: Staff Picks

Picks from CityBeat's annual Best of Cincinnati issue

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Cincinnati's best shopping and service destinations as selected by CityBeat staff.  

Not-So-Easy ‘Riser’

Dierks Bentley reached the upper echelon of Country-music fame by not always doing the expected

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Riser, the 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.  

The Sundresses Triumph on New ‘This Machine Kills’

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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.

Sound Advice: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages with All-Seeing Eyes

Friday • MOTR Pub

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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).  

Sound Advice: Nashville Pussy with Valient Thorr and Moonbow

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

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Nashville: the capital of Tennessee and the state’s second-largest city, which is widely and deservedly known as Music City. Pussy: a cat, a willow, a desired destination. 

Sound Advice: Tribal Seeds with The Expanders and Arise Roots

Wednesday (Sept. 9) • 20th Century Theater

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Live Reggae music still exists in the U.S. and in Cincinnati, though it is not as prevalent as it once was. In the ’70s and ’80s, live music schedules in town were rife with rub-a-dub jams by both locally and regionally based groups, as well as bands straight out of Jamaica.  

Sound Advice: Jackson Browne

Wednesday (Sept. 9) • PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Conventional wisdom, which is always a dangerous thing, says that Jackson Browne lost his command of the zeitgeist — and his status as a Top-40 hitmaker and album-oriented Rock hero — with 1983’s Lawyers in Love album (and its single of the same name).

Kanye For President

Plus, giant, inflatable pieces of Rock history go up for auction and a government scientist/Folk singer in Canada gets suspended for singing a song critical of the prime minister

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Kanye West gives a confusing, meandering Trump-like "acceptance speech" and announces his future presidential bid after receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs; a giant pig's head from a Roger Waters' Wall concert is among the large-scale pieces of music memorabilia coming up for auction soon; and a scientist who works for the Canadian government (and also happens to be a known Folk singer) was suspended after writing a song critical of Canada's prime minister.  

Upper Decker

Cincinnati's Jane Decker brings a fresh perspective to her newly adopted Pop direction

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Jane Decker is just barely into official adulthood, but she’s lived a virtual lifetime of experiences, both personally and professionally.    

Get Folked Up at Whispering Beard

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Whispering Beard Folk Festival returns to nearby Friendship, Ind. this week for four days of superb national, regional and local Roots music. Plus, the third annual Taste of OTR in Washington Park features local acts Mamadrones, Dawg Yawp, Jane Decker, Multimagic and more, Roger Klug and players from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra take on The Beatles and Wussy headlines Friday's penultimate 2015 MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square.