Tickets for the 16th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, honoring some of the best of the local music scene, are on sale now and would make a great stocking stuffer, as would Cincinnati singer/songwriter Zak Morgan's major label debut, the kids' music masterpiece, The Barber of the Beasts.
Diverse local foursome The Cla-Zels release their second full-length album this weekend, Robthebank returns with new LP after decade-plus break, Play It Forward presents a Rock & Roll photo show at The Redmoor and Mark Utley nests in Price Hill with some of his very talented friends.
This Saturday brings the first ever Northside Record Fair, featuring used, new and rare recordings in various formats and various other musical merch for sale (flea market-style), to Hoffner Lodge. Plus, Over the Rhine plays annual holiday show at the Taft Theatre and preps two new albums for 2013.
Release parties at the Revival! Rootsy, rollicking Americana all-star group Tex Schramm and the Radio King Cowboys gear up for the release of their sophomore album, Lucky Chaps, and The Newbees' rescheduled release party for their excellent new LP Modern Vintage comes on Thanksgiving eve. Both release parties are at Southgate House Revival.
Local acts Rumpke Mountain Boys, Majestic Man, Jetset Getset and Noah Wotherspoon & Jessi Bair promote new albums this week. Plus, Ironfest presents its annual benefit concert for the daughter of the late Mike Davidson and The Medicine Men and Cheryl Renee bring Blues and R&B to the circus.
Local musicians to dress up/perform as David Bowie, The Cure, Daft Punk and Dwarves for Halloween, while MC Forty presents the Hip Hop flavored "Crack-O-Lantern" show, Surf bands get zombified at the Southgate and Hogscraper's delayed return goes down Saturday. Also, You, You Awesome to play free show Tuesday and Yallwire.com dominating Country artists Mason James and Dallas Moore team up in Cheviot.
Local bands Why?, Big Rock Club and Hickory Robot promote their latest releases this week. Plus, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages return to Cincinnati to play a few shows and record a new album and things get trippy in Northside with the inaugural Cincy Psych Fest at Mayday Saturday.
This weekend's CincyPunk Fest is now set to be first event at the new Southgate House Revival after an aborted opening last weekend, plus Cincinnati Metal Family Reunion rocks Reading and Vacation comes home
After hosting their last, bittersweet
blowout concert at the Southgate House just across from Newport on the
Levee on Dec. 31, the Raleigh family, which operated the venue for years
and brought it to regional (and national) acclaim w, is ready to open their new venue in Newport this weekend.
Cincy native and world renowned Jazz pianist/composer Fred Hersch makes a rare local appearance. Plus, Bluegrass for Babies takes over Sawyer Point for a great cause, FB's turns 3 and throws a block party and the MidPoint Music Festival is just a week away.
Alt Rock quartet Tonefarmer returns with a new full-length album, Helium 3, a stunning effort and the band's first recordings in five years. Plus, Cincinnati hosts the first in a series of statewide World Series Music Fests.