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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.


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
Hello. Welcome to Cincinnati. Chances are you’re here for the 14th-annual MidPoint Music Festival. If you aren’t, you should be, because about 30,000 extra humans have descended on the city for a weekend of live music spread across bars, theaters and parks in downtown and Over-the-Rhine (Cincinnati’s super-hip revived-historic ’hood).  

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. 

Soul Under the Chestnutt Tree

Cody Chestnutt makes original Contemporary Soul with a hint of yesterme, yesteryou, yesterday

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
More than a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT sequestered himself in the bedroom studio he dubbed The Sonic Promiseland, writing songs and making sounds with absolutely no intention of ever allowing the results of his sonic experiments loose in the wider world.   

Let's Go METZ!

The widespread success of METZ caught the Canadian rockers by surprise

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 It’s often hard to discern what the hell frontman Alex Edkins is raging on about, but it doesn’t matter much when your frontal lobe is blown off via the trio’s lacerating racket, which sounds like In Utero-era Nirvana on fast-forward or Fugazi at its immersive, air-raid-siren best.  

Paint It Black

L.A.’s Warpaint unveils new material at MidPoint from anticipated sophomore album release

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 Warpaint emits a hypnotic, groove-based blend of textures and emotions that could only have sprouted from the fertile imaginations of its four members. There’s a mysterious, unpredictable element to the band’s lush vocals and mood-altering soundscapes that is all its own.   

The Teeth and Nothing But the Teeth

The Kickaways sport a stripped-back and mature sound on sophomore full-length 'Show Yr Teeth'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
At the same time, the band has tweaked its approach, as Lynn set aside his guitar to concentrate on his frontman skills at the mic. This has allowed Glistovski to take up the guitar slack and become more inventive, which has subsequently tightened up the Ittle/Lambchop rhythm section.