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After All This Time

Forty years into his successful career, Rodney Crowell continues to experiment with and hone his craft

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Rodney Crowell’s visit to Cincinnati this week might seem to be just a routine return of an “old hand” Roots-music singer/songwriter — his first solo album, Ain’t Living Long Like This, was released in 1978. But there are some dramatic new developments in Crowell’s long career.  

More MidPoint Music Fest Performers Announced

Plus, bands sought for music video project, OTR Summer Celebration and 4EGsquare showcase local music, Evening Redness debuts and Margaret Darling and friends cover full albums

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Real Estate, Tycho, Sun Kil Moon and more join The Afghan Whigs in the MidPoint Music Festival lineup, local bands are being sought for a music video project, OTR Summer Celebration and 4EGsquare showcase local music (for free), Evening Redness debuts and Margaret Darling and friends cover full albums.  

of Montreal with Dream Tiger and The Nightbeast

Saturday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Founded in the ’90s in Athens, Ga., and guided by the mad-genius Avant Pop songwriting instincts of Kevin Barnes, of Montreal is one of the more compelling Indie acts going.  

Potty Mouth with Fleabite

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Potty Mouth features four ladies who call Northampton, Mass., home, which makes sense — the band’s full-length debut, last year’s Hell Bent, sounds like it hails from the same place that spawned Dinosaur Jr., with noisy, interlocking guitars evoking a distinctly early-’90s vibe.  

Matt Pryor with Blue Of Colors, Bob Nanna, Mark Rose and JT Woodruff

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Matt Pryor maintains a creative pace that would give the most hyperactive Type A personality an inferiority complex. The vocalist/guitarist started off in the Ska/Punk band Secret Decoder Ring two decades ago. When that band dissolved in 1995, he formed The Get Up Kids with the Pope brothers and Jim Suptic from fellow Kansas City locals Kingpin.
  

French Horn Rebellion with Hey Champ

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
How best to describe the lush danceable laptop Hip Pop/Indie Rock of French Horn Rebellion? If you’re known by the company you keep, the Milwaukee-raised/Brooklyn-based duo is rubbing elbows with the right kind of people, including Savoir Adore, Nini Fabi (HAERTS), Ghost Beach, MGMT and a veritable who’s who within the Electronic/DJ/Dance culture.
  

Alice in Chains

Saturday • Horseshoe Casino

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Has it really been nearly a quarter century since Alice in Chains broke Seattle’s mainstream Grunge seal with “Man in the Box”? A lot has changed since that bluesy, metalized wail dominated Rock radio, the most obvious being the 2002 death of singer Layne Staley, whose drug issues long hampered the band’s evolution.  

Music Television Lives?

SoundClash to debut on VH1, Cher & Wu-Tang collaborate and Kenny G tells Chinese when to go home

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
New live music program SoundClash to debut on VH1, Cher and Wu-Tang collaborate (as do Tommy Lee and Smashing Pumpkins) and Kenny G tells people in China when to go home.  

Bringing Saxy Back

Chicagoan Dave McDonnell energizes the Cincy Jazz scene with dynamic chops and incredible experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Chicago native Dave McDonnell and his wife settled into their Cincinnati experience with their daughter’s arrival a couple years ago, but the saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist attended a similarly joyous birth when he and a collection of Chicago colleagues recorded his about-to-be-released Post Jazz album, the dragon and the griffin.  

Girls Guns and Glory

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Girls Guns and Glory is an unusual entity in this day and age, a fairly normal band that rides the rail of the early Country music influences found in Rock & Roll. Still, they are modern in their sensibilities and are not a part of the current retro trend in roots music.  

Ellie Goulding

Wednesday • Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Goodness gracious, I can’t seem to stop listening to Ellie Goulding. The day-glow princess released her second album, Halcyon, more than a year ago. It quickly became an obsession for tons of Synth Pop and Dance music fans — and plenty of less synth-obsessed music lovers, too.  

Tegan and Sara with The Courtneys and Lucius

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Tegan and Sara’s seventh full-length, last year’s Heartthrob, is a sleek, synth-driven affair rife with the twins’ interweaving vocals and enough hooks to power a dozen less-accomplished albums. It represents the culmination of an evolution that has seen the raven-haired Canadians move from Lilith Fair-nurtured, Indie Folk upstarts to masters of perpetually heartsick Pop Rock.
  

Holy Ghost Tent Revival with Wonky Tonk & The Holiday Ramblers

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Seven years ago, six like-minded residents of Greensboro, N.C., assembled around the concept of wanting to channel their classic Rock & Roll influences into an acoustic Folk/Jazz/Soul stompathon. The sextet christened its newly minted aggregation Holy Ghost Tent Revival.  

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas with The Yugos

Thursday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas' latest release, the EP Demons, is perhaps the group’s most impactful effort yet, seamlessly blending classic Soul, slanted AltRock and dark and shadowy gypsy/cabaret sounds into an aural mélange that suggests a supergroup starring Janelle Monáe, Dap-Kings, ZZ Ward and Gogol Bordello.   

Hitting High Notes

Plus, The Libertines tell the truth and the "Courtney killed Kurt" crowd gets excited

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra capitalizes on new pot laws in Colorado with forthcoming "Classically Cannabis" series, The Libertines admit what most other reuniting bands won't — it's all about the money — and the "Courtney killed Kurt!" crowd declares note found in Cobain's wallet is evidence of foul play, but it turns out the scribblings were likely written by Love.