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Four Runs, No Hits, No Errors

Cory Branan turns his diverse musical taste into the schizophonic Americana bash of The No-Hit Wonder

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Cory Branan has a way with words but there’s one that sticks in his throat: compromise.
  

Some People Call Him Maurice

Singer/songwriter Maurice Mattei details the pompatus of loss on Celebrity Issue

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
After 21 albums and countless gigs, Mattei remains fresh and engaged in the process.
  

Phratry Records Celebrates 10 Years of Indie Label Greatness

Plus, Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival showcases local Americana artists and CCM grads swing with Gaga and Bennett

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Local independent label Phratry Records celebrates its 10th anniversary with a jam-packed two-night showcase at the Southgate House Revival. Plus, Northern Kentucky's Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival showcases local Roots acts and several CCM grads have been busy backing Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett during promo rounds for their new album.
  

Surfer Blood with Eternal Summers

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Surfer Blood is now a well-oiled live unit, delivering its reverb-laden tunes with the dexterity they deserve.  

Ruthie Foster with Kim Taylor

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Foster’s brand new album, Promise of a Brand New Day, moves her forward — it’s as much accomplished R&B, mixed with strains of Rock, Pop and Folk, as it is straightforward Blues.
  

Richard Thompson with Amanda Shires

Saturday • Dave Finkelman Auditorium (Miami University Middletown)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Richard Thompson has been playing guitar since our current president was in diapers. For the mathematically challenged, that’s more than five decades, a career in which the English-born Thomps  

Ben Frost

Sunday • Contemporary Arts Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
You can count on the Contemporary Arts Center’s Performance Series to bring in the best cutting-edge musicians right when their latest albums are accumulating Best of the Year accolades.  

Lorde Works in Mysterious Ways?

Plus, Mark Kozelek attacks The War on Drugs (the band, not the failed government program) and Don Henley sues a small-time T-shirt maker

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A Spin writer misguidedly attacks South Park and South Park pointedly bites back, Mark Kozelek wages an inexplicable war on indie rockers The War on Drugs and Don Henley sues a T-shirt company for making a shirt that says, "Don a Henley and Take It Easy."   

Changing Tides

Reluctantly, singer/songwriter Mirah adapts to the evolving music business as best she can

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Mirah’s voice is a versatile thing of beauty, childlike and endearing one minute, haunting and rich the next.   

Public Celebrates New EP, Walk the Moon Tour Launch

Plus, Cincinnati Dronescape captures the sound of the city, Mayes Fest returns to Bellevue and Rocktober brings more local music to Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
AltPop trio Public celebrates the release of a new EP, Let's Make It, and its impending tour with Walk the Moon this weekend at Rohs Street Cafe. Plus, the new Cincinnati Dronescape project uses natural "found sounds" distinct to Cincinnati, Rocktober on the Square offers free live music every Friday and Mayes Fest 2014 comes to Bellevue.  

Cherub with Ghost Beach and Gibbz

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Don’t let the band’s angelically chubby name throw you off. Cherub is slinky, kinky sex on a synth and they want to show you their … show  

Zebrahead with MxPx, Allister and Survay Says!

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Born in the late 1990s and hitting its cultural peak in the early 2000s, the La Habra, Calif., Zebrahead emerged when Rap Rock was the sound du jour.  

mewithoutYou with The Appleseed Cast and Hop Along

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
A spin through Foxes today reveals a slightly more complex and lyrically esoteric group, but mewithoutYou’s relevance and visceral impact remain intact on its recent work.  

Music's Not Dead

Survey finds music still tops in entertainment, weird guitars celebrated and Willie's braids sell for big bucks

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
This year’s Nielsen’s Music 360 report on music consumption finds that listening to music is still the most popular form of entertainment in the U.S., it was a big week for interesting guitar contraptions and Willie Nelson's hair steals all the headlines regarding a recent auction of some of the late Waylon Jennings' belongings.
  

Sound City

The MidPoint Music Festival tops itself once again with its 13th annual event

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
MidPoint has become not only a showcase of adventurous music makers from around the world, it is also a showcase of the immense progress Cincinnati’s downtown and Over-the-Rhine have made in a relatively short period of time.