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The Return of The Greenhornes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 18, 2010
After an extended hiatus, Cincinnati Garage Rock trio The Greenhornes will be back with a new album in October. And this Friday the band plays a free show at The Comet in Northside, kicking off a string of tour/festival dates. Jack Lawrence recently told Billboard.com that a new album will be out in October, making it the first Greenhornes full-length with new material since 2002.  

Too Many Goodbyes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 11, 2010
It has been a very sad summer in terms of losing some of our finest local musicians. Bassist Christopher Walker and guitarist Skip Chavis passed away last month and now two more charismatic artists have died, both succumbing to cancer: Legendary Funk guitarist and Cincinnati native Phelps "Catfish" Collins and Michele Feaster of the Blues/R&B band II Juicy.  

MPMF 2010 Schedule Coming Soon

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The names of many of the performers for this year's MidPoint Music Festival (coming up Sept. 23-25) have been leaking out gradually over the past few months. But this Friday, mpmf.com will unveil a new interactive schedule with all of the artists scheduled to play the event.  

Heavenly Bodies

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 28, 2010
On July 27, local Indie Pop crew Enlou released its new EP, Body of Friends, Body of Water, via Lujo Records. The band’s first local show since the release is Friday at Northside Tavern. Body of Friends, Body of Water (the group's third EP in just over a year) is a magical listening experience and contains some of the finest, most mesmerizing Indie Pop you'll hear this year, local or otherwise.  

'Cuss' Words

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Post Punk crew Swear Jar celebrates the release of its new long-player 'Cuss' Saturday at the Southgate House Parlour. Though the press release for Cuss states "most people won't like it," fans of old-school, underground, independent Rock and Punk will immediately get what Swear Jar is doing.  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 14, 2010
While you're waiting for nostalgia for the '00s to kick in (remember that crazy Kanye West dude?), you can dip back to the 1990s Friday as several local musicians team up at The Mad Hatter for a musical tribute to the era that saw Hair Metal murdered by Grunge. The show is headlined by (presumably one-off) local supergroup tribute bands The Neverminds (Nirvana tribute), Butthole Son (Soundgarden), Hung Bunny (Melvins) and Bossarosa (Pixies).  

Chris Walker, 1968-2010

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Chris Walker's stellar musical abilities were showcased all over the Cincinnati music scene for the past few decades. His cool, kind nature and mad bass skills earned him a place in innumerable bands throughout his career, and his talent knew no genre boundaries, as he seemed comfortable (if not masterful) playing almost any style of music. A memorial service for Walker, who died July 3 from serious injuries sustained in a 2007 car accident, will be held Saturday at the Crossroads Community Church in Oakley followed by a celebration of his life and music at Stanley's Pub.   

Northside Explodes for Fourth

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Northside Rock 'n Roll Carnival/Parade/Festival features the best lineup of homegrown bands and musicians you'll find all holiday weekend. And you don't even have to miss the other Fourth of July events and fireworks displays around town because the fun takes place Friday and Saturday, with no events on the actual Fourth.  

Adjust Your Eyes Turns 5

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This weekend, the folks from local indie label Grasshopper Juice Records are gearing up for its fifth annual Adjust Your Eyes Music & Art Festival. The eclectic, camping-friendly event (this year being held at the Branch Hill VFW Hall in Loveland) will feature more than 30 musical acts on two stages, one indoors and one outdoors.  

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 16, 2010
New local band The Ready Stance makes its debut appearance Saturday at the Northside Tavern. The free show also includes performances by Goose and Wussy's Chuck Cleaver. Local music fans who have been following the scene since before Facebook and MP3s will likely recognize at least a couple of familiar faces in The Ready Stance's rank.  

MidPoint Tickets on Sale Now

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Last Friday marked the kick-off of the free MidPoint Indie Summer series on Fountain Square, a jammed-pack affair headlined by Scottish Indie Pop troupe Camera Obscura. It also marked the first time you could purchase tickets for the MidPoint Music Festival (Sept. 23-25). While they last, MidPoint three-day passes will be available at all MidPoint Indie Summer shows (every Friday) throughout the summer for $29.  

American Roots Music Spectacular

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The annual Rivertown Breakdown has been the finest showcase of local Roots music practitioners for nine years now. And the lineup for this year's event (Saturday at the Southgate House) once again provides a "Cincinnati Roots Music Scene 101" for Americana fans who might not realize what a strong scene we have right here along the banks of the Ohio River. The music ranges from Bluegrass and Folk to Jazz, Blues and beyond on all three Southgate stages.  

CityBeat Gets Tastey on Sunday

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The lineup for Sunday's "CityBeat Stage presented by Riverbend Summer 2010" features a stellar collection of national up-and-comers and local heroes: Headlining are The Hood Internet, a sort of a two-headed version of Girl Talk with more of an interest in Indie Rock who are based in Chicago; other acts include Visqueen from Seattle and locals You You're Awesome, Buckra and Daughters and Sons. The stage is located at Fifth and Race streets.  

Blues Challenge Splits in Two

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Due to the abundance of submissions/competitors this year, the Cincy Blues Society is expanding its annual “Cincy Blues Challenge” (now in its 12th year) to two days. The winners of the Challenge get to represent Cincinnati at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, while organizers will pick other artists from the competitions to perform at this summer’s Cincy Blues Fest.   

Radio Return

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Covington is gaining another new original music club this week, further upgrading its status as one of the premier destinations for music lovers in Greater Cincinnati. Radiodown was Frank Hulefeld's first stab at a live music venue several years back when it opened above Tickets Sports Cafe, and Hulefeld went on to develop The Mad Hatter. The new Radiodown opens behind the Hatter this weekend.