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MidPoint Submissions Now Open

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2009
It seems like only yesterday that we were running all over Downtown trying to see a bazillion bands perform for the 2008 MidPoint Music Festival. Now it's time to start preparing for a bigger, badder, better MidPoint in 2009. Artists can now electronically submit their music for consideration to perform at MidPoint (Sept. 24-26) at www.mpmf.com.  

Winter Blues Fest, NachoFest and Brews and Bands

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The Cincy Blues Society, renowned across the region for its annual summertime Cincy Blues Fest, is once again giving local Blues fans a hot taste of some of Cincy's best Blues acts this winter. The Winter Blues Fest used to feature acts scattered around various Northern Kentucky clubs, but this year it will have the music all under one roof (so you can leave your galoshes at home).  

New Local Releases and iTunes Exclusives

2 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Local Blues/Rock king Sonny Moorman, winner of last year's Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Blues category, is celebrating the birth of his new CD, 'Live As Hell,' this Friday at Cardi’s Bar and Grill in Fairfield. Plus new music from Rumpke Mountain Boys, Pomegranates and The Sleep.  

Labor of 'Love'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Singer/songwriter Eric Falstrom has been performing locally for several years, including with the rockin' Mystery Wagon in the early '90s. Since then, he's been working the solo route, releasing his own records off and on since the end of the Wagon. But Falstrom's latest CD, 'Love Will Come Through,' feels much like a reintroduction, featuring some of the best writing and performing of his career so far.   

Which Hazle?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The fruitcakes have been throw away, the eggnog is spoiled, the big ball dropped, the champagne is gone and we've all had time to reflect on 2008. Now chin up, sport: It's time to start looking ahead to 2009 and what lies ahead for Cincinnati's local music scene. Hazle Weatherfield is a good place to start.  

NYE on the Cheap

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
While looking at the countless New Year’s Eve options Wednesday night and seeing the bloated cover charges, you may be thinking of a night at home with a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon and watching, uh, whoever counts down the ball-drop in Times Square these days (are they still propping Dick Clark up this year?).  

More Holiday Show Madness

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Local acoustic rocker Bob Cushing is celebrating his 20th year as a professional musician with a show Sunday at the Blue Note in Price Hill. Other highlights are Foxy Shazam's Snow Show and the Dubkids and Noah Hunt hosting homecomings.  

Holiday Show Explosion!

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Local Rockabilly greats Rumble Club will host their fourth annual Billy-themed Christmas party/concert, Greasemas, this Friday at the Southgate House. The Rumblers will be joined by Indys Mandy Marie and the Cool Hand Lukes, Pittsburghs Highway 13 and local Honky Tonk/Rockabilly heroes Straw Boss.  

Holiday Music on the Radio, Children's Music in Norwood, Messerly & Ewing Return and More

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tune into WAIF-FM this and next Thursday for a couple of special holiday editions of the talk/music program 'The Curved Air Show.' Hosted by veteran local musicians Roger Yeardley and Marcos Sastre, the next two shows will feature a variety of local musicians playing all sorts of holiday songs.  

Christmas at the Clubs

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... at least if you're looking at the upcoming club events happening over the next few weeks. On Sunday at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, for instance, you can get in the holiday mood by checking out Pat Kelly and his PyschoAcoustic Orchestra.  

CEA Fun, and Turkeys Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
On Nov. 23, CityBeat brought the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards to the Emery Theatre for what turned out to be the best show in the program's 12-year history. Bootsy Collins and a large band of James Brown cohorts tore the roof off right away with an opening tribute to the Godfather of Soul, part of a big celebration of Cincy's King Records' legacy.  

Remembering the Jockey Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Back in the mid-'80s when I was in high school, I was befriended by a group of social misfits who wanted to play some music. One of the first times we hung out, they took me across the river, to then seedy Newport, and an even seedier little music club called The Jockey Club.  

Back on the Brink

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
As someone (me) once said (last year), a local music scene is only as good as its new artists. This Saturday, many of Greater Cincinnati's newest musical acts will be on hand for the eighth annual Brink New Music Showcase, scattered throughout the Southgate House.  

New CD from StarDevils, Lauren Houston

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Local Rockabilly/Honky Tonk faves StarDevils have a new CD out. StarDevils Trio was released in September and has drawn high praise from the international Rockabilly press. And area singer/songwriter Lauren Houston also has a new CD available. The Northern Kentucky resident will celebrate the release of her debut — the gorgeous Folk/Pop/Country gem, Roots & Wings  

Local Music Spooktaculars

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, pretty much any bar you pick this weekend will have some sort of scary happening going on. But if you’re a local music fan looking for more than “Monster Mash” karaoke and costume contests, here are my picks for Friday’s fiercest, most fearsome shows.