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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.   

We Got the Beast

Greg Dulli and John Curley resurrect The Afghan Whigs for Do to the Beast, a personal best and one of the year’s top albums

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
These days, musical comebacks seem inevitable, but few are successful, philosophically satisfying or even welcomed. That is most assuredly not the case with The Afghan Whigs.
  

Soul Proprietors

Soul ensemble St. Paul & the Broken Bones make a big splash with their debut album Half the City

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
St. Paul (a sly reference to Janeway’s religious background) & the Broken Bones has found itself in the middle of two new musical trends — the rise of Alabama acts like Alabama Shakes and Muscle Shoals-born John Paul White of Civil Wars, and the revival of American Deep Soul music courtesy of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley and others.  

More Midway Music Options Than Ever

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
The free stage at the MidPoint Midway has grown a lot since it began, for the past couple of years featuring featured some of MPMF’s bigger artists.
  

LIVE.MPMF.COM

Customize your schedule and track MPMF on social media

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
With society’s ever-increasing infatuation with smartphones, mobile apps have become as indispensable for music festivalgoers as sensible shoes.  

A Cincinnati Love Letter

ArtWorks unveils Ink Your Love project on the MidPoint Midway

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
During MidPoint Music Festival’s Sept. 25-27 run, the MidPoint Midway, curated by ArtWorks and situated on 12th Street between Vine and Walnut streets in Over-the-Rhine, will play host to local artists and writers expounding in their own particular way upon the theme of “Ink Your Love.”   

Getting Around MPMF

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
MidPoint is a totally walkable and very bike-friendly festival.
  

MPMF Visitor’s Guide

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
Welcome to the MidPoint Music Festival — and welcome to Cincinnati! You’re about to spend quite a bit of time in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati’s coolest neighborhood.  

More All-Ages MPMF Options Than Ever

0 Comments · Thursday, September 18, 2014
This year, MPMF is more all-ages friendly than ever, with the fest’s six biggest stages (featuring many of the event’s biggest acts) being open to everyone, not just people who can legally purchase a beer.  

Your 2014 MidPoint Adventure Awaits

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
If you’re a music lover, there’s no better way to celebrate the first weekend of fall than with MPMF.  

Dig Deep Into MPMF 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Well before CityBeat acquired the MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF) in 2008, when it was mostly focused on unsigned artists, I vividly recall a close friend responding to my query about his possibl  

Book 'Em, Dan-O

Q&A with MidPoint booking master Dan McCabe

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
With Cincinnati, when looking at the past five to 10 years of growth, it’s hard not to give a lot of credit to the artists and musicians who’ve consistently created intriguing art for the citizens, as well as the fans and leaders who support and assist them.