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The Afghan Whigs to Headline MidPoint

Plus, Hip Hop artist Sleep releases stellar new album 'Branded'

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
One of Cincinnati's finest musical exports, The Afghan Whigs, will return to where it all started and perform at the 2014 MidPoint Music Festival this fall. Plus, Cincy MC Sleep releases the brilliant, gritty and emotional new album Branded: The Damon Winton Story.
  

Growing Up in Public

Cincinnati’s Wussy reaches its full potential on new album, Attica!

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wussy’s rise from modest Cincinnati upstarts to one of the best bands on the planet has been slow and steady, a natural evolution that couldn’t have happened in any other way.  

True Stripes

Cincinnati’s Zebras in Public don’t preach unity — they live it

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Zebras in Public is rightfully protective of their brand of juiced-up metallic Soul/Rock and the band-of-brothers attitude they’ve adopted to create it. The quintet’s freshly released full-length, Paradise Leg, is the band's second, (and strongest) album.
  

PUBLIC Reveals New Tracks, Headlines First Show

Plus news on Flesh and the Devils, Catapult Music Festival and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
After revealing new tracks over the past few weeks, Cincy Indie Pop/Rock trio PUBLIC gears up for its first headlining show this weekend. Plus, Musicians' Desk Reference goes subscription, progressive Hip Hop/Electronic fest Catapult debuts in Northside, Flesh and the Devils release their debut 7-inch single and Tunes & Blooms closes with one more (rescheduled) show.
  

Leo Kottke

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Leo Kottke is just supremely talented, fingerpicking his way around 6- and 12-string guitars with flawless dexterity, infinite grace and mind-boggling invention.  

Robben Ford with Kelly Richey

Tuesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Ace guitarist Robben Ford has always had the chops. The California native has a resume that includes five Grammy Award nominations, as well as music made with a list of artists ranging from George Harrison, Miles Davis and Phil Lesh to Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi.  

Nickel Creek with The Secret Sisters

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Nickel Creek is back. The Bluegrass-y trio first arrived in 1993 and quickly became a well-loved band. In 2007, they embarked on their “Farewell (For Now)” tour. Now, they’ve teamed up once again for the release of A Dotted Line.  

Hidden Words of Coldplay

Plus, a study claims to support Darwin's theory about music and Village Person tells Clippers,

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Coldplay educates younger people about "libraries" and older people about "Twitter" with new promo stunt, a U.K. study finds fertile women want to have sex with "complex" composers (sorry Nickelback) and the cop from the Village People doesn't want Clippers fans dancing to "Y.M.C.A." because of the basketball team's racist owner.
  

Union of the State

State Song locks in on a solid lineup for its sophomore album, the powerful and evocative Sleepcrawling

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
After recording its debut just after forming, Cincinnati’s State Song returns with a more developed vision on sophomore full-length Sleepcrawling.
  

A Tale of Two Aarons

Trademark Aaron and Aaron Collins get set to release fantastic (buy very different) new releases this week

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Rising local Hip Hop artist Trademark Aaron releases free new mixtape Words with Friends, singer/songwriter Aaron Collins celebrates his debut solo album release, Northside Garage drop a brand new single and Country/Rock singer Noah Smith issues his self-titled debut EP.
  

Protomartyr with Whatever Brains

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Joe Casey is agitated. The frontman and chief word slinger for Detroit’s Protomartyr opens the quartet’s second full-length record, the stellar Under Color of Official Right, with this recurring statement: “There’s just a clack in the brain now.”
  

Lab Partners with Darlene and The Stealth Pastille

Friday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
One of the finest bands to emerge from the Dayton, Ohio, music scene over the last 15 years, Lab Partners continue to carry on Gem City’s reputation as a hot-bed for Indie Rock. The band also has direct ties to some of the artists who helped bring international attention to the city’s music in the first place.
  

Papadosio with Peridoni and Random Rab

Saturday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
There is a fair amount of evidence that Jam/Psych bands are primarily interested in mindless noodling on a musical bridge to nowhere, Electronic bands are satisfied to “unce-unce-unce” on varying themes with no discernible point and Prog bands have a tendency to disappear up their own asses with Classical suites and Middle Earth imagery. Papadosio understands all of those stereotypical paradigms and assiduously avoids falling prey to any of them.
  

Noah Gundersen with Armon Jay

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Given his raspy delivery, spare acoustic guitar accompaniment, erudite wordplay and numerous Tom Waits videos posted on his Tumblr page, it’s easy to draw a line between Seattle singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen and the world’s most famous boho troubadour. Too easy, perhaps.  

Record-Breaking Record-Making Pace

Jack White makes, sets record, Prince makes deal with old foes and Wu-Tang cuts ties with penis cutter

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jack White makes record-holding Swiss Polka trio look like slackers with "World's Fastest Released Record," Prince re-teams with the major label he once likened to slave owners and if you cut off your penis and jump off a balcony, don't go looking for sympathy from Wu-Tang Clan (especially if it might hurt their "brand")