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Choose Your Own MidPoint Adventure

The 2015 MidPoint Music Festival presents a wide array of leading-edge music-makers and much more

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The most common question associated with Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival — besides “Are you going?” — is probably something along the lines of, “Who should I go see?”   

The Youngish and the Restless

A dozen years in and Heartless Bastards have yet to plateau, as evidenced by their latest album, Restless Ones

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
It’s been six years since Erika Wennerstrom picked up stakes and moved herself and Heartless Bastards from Cincinnati to Austin, Texas.    

Knocked Out by a Bully

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Bully burst onto the scene armed with founder and frontperson Alicia Bognanno’s uniquely emotive voice and incisive and direct lyrical excursions, which bring to mind Juliana Hatfield crossed with L7. It’s also probably no coincidence that, sonically, Bully comes on like a cross between Hatfield’s first band, Blake Babies, and L7’s more accessible outings.  

The Creative Life of Ryley

Record-store quests for old and interesting music helped Ryley Walker develop his acclaimed Folk/Jazz sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ryley Walker’s song “Primrose Green” stops you in your tracks when you hear it on the radio. And it’s been played on the radio a lot, both on Americana and AltRock/college stations, since Walker’s album of the same name was released earlier this year.  

His Roots are Showing

Pokey LaFarge finds the timelessness in early-20th-century American music

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Pokey LaFarge is proud of his Midwestern heritage. The singer/songwriter is also a staunch baseball fan who grew up in Illinois, but now makes his home in Missouri.  

Immerse Yourself in Musical Discovery at MPMF 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
MidPoint — taking place Sept. 25-27 — has  grown greatly, evolving from a showcase for unsigned and local acts into an event that offers a diverse lineup of acclaimed and/or cutting-edge Indie music from all over the world. 

MPMF.15 Ticket and Box Office Info

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Here's all the ticket and box office information you need to know for this year's MidPoint Music Festival.

MPMF.15 Schedule: Friday, Sept. 25

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Read about the artists performing on Friday, Sept. 25.

MPMF.15 Schedule: Saturday, Sept. 26

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Read about the artists taking the stage on Saturday, Sept. 26.

MPMF.15 Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 27

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Learn more about the artists performing on Sunday, Sept. 27.

MidPoint Gets Crafty This Year

P&G presents new MidPoint Indie Craft Village

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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.

Need for Speedy

Speedy Ortiz rides a wave of critical acclaim and buzz into MPMF

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Speedy Ortiz has gone from basement shows in the quartet's native Northampton, Mass., to massive festivals like Bonnarro in whiplash fashion. Yet the band has handled the transition deftly, delivering its slanted, guitar-driven ditties with the same offhanded grace no matter the setting.

It’s the Most MidPointiest Time of the Year

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This week marks the return of the MidPoint Music Festival to the clubs and venues of downtown and Over-the-Rhine, featuring adventurous and critically acclaimed artists from around the world, regardless of their label affiliation (or lack thereof).

Overpowered by Funk

Canadian Electro Funk duo Chromeo reaches new heights with White Women

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Chromeo offers the whole package: cute dudes who dig fashion and art, wielding electric guitars or standing behind keyboards propped on stands shaped like curvy female legs.  

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.