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New for fall: New clubs, new approaches, old friends

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
After the past few weeks of scorching temperatures, one can't be faulted for not realizing that it is actually autumn in Cincinnati. The temps go down this week, so now that you're in a better fall-  

2007 CEA nominees announced, and voting begins

0 Comments · Friday, October 5, 2007
During the pre-parties at the MidPoint Music Festival last week, CityBeat announced this year's crop of nominees for the musical program of the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The awards are to   

More MidPoint notes, from European imports to cool shirts

0 Comments · Saturday, September 29, 2007
Well, it's here again. For the sixth year, the MidPoint Music Festival returns to the streets of Downtown and Over-the-Rhine for three nights (Thursday-Saturday) of independent, original music sh  

MidPoint Anticipation

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
One week until the MidPoint Music Festival? Holy cow, I have a lot to do here at CityBeat World Headquarters! Pick up a CityBeat next week for our annual preview of the three-day fest (running Sept.  

Eat Sugar, Dan Karlsberg, Rumble Club and The Great Depression

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
One of the cooler newer bands in town, Eat Sugar, has a new introductory EP ready for public consumption -- and on Friday at the Gypsy Hut you'll be able to get your grubby little hands on a copy fo  

The 'Hills' Have Legs

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
After taking Even the Hills, the sophomore CD from singer/songwriter Nathan Holscher, for several test drives, I was convinced he was probably in his mid-40s. The element of searching and wanderlust  

You Better, You Bet

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Local singer/songwriter Eric Diedrichs practically willed himself to become the masterful craftsman he has become, throwing himself into music full-bore without a "safety school" to fall back on. Wh  

Tempers flare, as Maurice Mattei celebrates another CD release

0 Comments · Friday, August 24, 2007
It's become somewhat of a playful tradition for me that every time local singer/songwriter Maurice Mattei puts out a new release, I make some mention of his prolificacy. For a while, Mattei would  

CD release parties by Wussy and The Chocolate Horse

0 Comments · Saturday, August 18, 2007
After hearty nationwide critical acclaim for the debut album, Funeral Dress, local Rock foursome Wussy is gearing up for its sophomore release, Left for Dead. The album is due in stores nationally  

Ellery on the Tube

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Local duo Ellery are taking their lithe, sparkling Folk Pop to the small screen this weekend. An Evening With Ellery, a concert film of their appearance at The Carnegie in Covington in March, is bei  

Between the Lions

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Local trio The Lions Rampant are unleashing their latest recording, a six-song effort titled Play Rock N Roll, with a little shindig Saturday at Northside's Gypsy Hut. The Lions are joined by an app  

Briten Up Your Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
One of the grooviest annual "fest" shows going, the Lite Brite Indie Pop & Film Test, returns to the Southgate House this weekend for its fourth annual event. The festival -- which runs Friday, Satu  

'Beat' it with The Trojan Rabbit

0 Comments · Friday, July 20, 2007
Local Soul/Rock quartet The Trojan Rabbit have spawned a new full-length CD, Beat to Hell, and this Friday they're having a party to celebrate. The release show takes place at Covington's Mad Hatter  

Singer/songwriter explosion!

0 Comments · Saturday, July 14, 2007
· The "Songwriter Night" that has taken place at Allyn's Cafe every Tuesday night for a decade has been part performance showcase, part local music scene networking haven and part hangin'-out-w  

Rockabilly roundup gets Rusty (York, that is)

0 Comments · Friday, July 6, 2007
Rockabilly/Hillbilly kings the StarDevils celebrated the third anniversary of their monthly Rockabilly Roundup showcase last year by bringing in one of the queens of Rockabilly, Rosie Flores, for a