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MidPoint Indie Summer Goes Punk

Plus, Freekbass to teach London

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The free, every-Friday MidPoint Indie Summer (MPIS) series concerts at Downtown’s Fountain Square goes all-Punk this week. Plus, musician Joe Hedges teams up with artist Jiemei Lin for a performance at the Contemporary Arts Center and local bassist Freekbass is the first "master class" teacher announced for next year's London Bass Guitar Show in the U.K.
  

Over the Rhine Double LP Set for September

Plus, Tweens sign to Frenchkiss, PUBLIC's debut turns 1 and The Hiders go to the movies

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Over the Rhine announces its next album will be a double set released this September called Meet Me At the Edge of the World. Plus, Cincy trio Tweens sign with Frenchkiss Records.  

Pre-Summer Festivals Heat Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Though still a few weeks from summer, this week offers a handful of multi-act musical events that offer a great chance to get the music festival season started off right.
  

More MidPoint Music Festival 2013 Performers Announced

Plus, Fountain Square and Washington Park kick off free summer music series

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
CityBeat proudly announces the second round of performers coming to Cincinnati at the end of September for the MidPoint Music Festival and Washington Park and Fountain Square kick-off their summer music series.
  

Singles Going Steady

The Cliftones and The Socials ready new tunes for release and tasty sounds return to Taste of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 Cincy Punk greats The Socials set to return with new 7-inch vinyl release, while Reggae faves The Cliftones prepare new digital single release. Also, the full lineup of music for Memorial Day weekend's Taste of Cincinnati food fiesta.
  

Monthly Hip Hop Night Comes to The Comet

Plus, The Tempers and Shiny and the Spoon celebrate new releases, Northside Music Fest returns and Kelly Thomas takes on classic with Switchblade Syndicate

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A new monthly, themed and curated Hip Hop night at Northside's The Comet, presented by local artist Abiyah, kicks off this week. Plus, The Tempers and Shiny and the Spoon celebrate new releases, the free Northside Music Fest returns this weekend and Kelly Thomas takes on an Everly Brothers classic with Switchblade Syndicate.
  

First Acts Announced for 2013’s MidPoint Music Festival

Plus news on Electric Citizen, Kenny Peck & the Smoky Jack Band, The Lockland Brakes and School of Rock Mason

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The first of around 150 acts has been announced for this year's MidPoint Music Festival and MPMF.13 tickets go on sale.
  

MidPoint Indie Summer Concerts Announced

Plus, Tracy Walker releases decade-in-the-making new LP and the latest on MidPoint Music Festival 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This year's MidPoint Indie Summer concert series — free, every Friday on Fountain Square — puts focus on great local acts and a few notable touring act, singer/songwriter Tracy Walker returns this week with her first recording in 10 years, the album Coetaneous Vibrations, and get the latest on this fall's MidPoint Music Festival, including news of an initial lineup announcement later this wee.
  

Know Your 'Heights'

Eclectic local event The Heights Music Festival presents only one fest this year and it's this weekend

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The biannual Heights Music Festival slims down slightly for its 2013 spring event, with no fall event planned this year so organizers can work on making the fest even bigger in better in 2014. The Heights Music Festival — perhaps the best fest in the area for checking out a wide variety of new Greater Cincinnati musical acts — goes down this Friday and Saturday in Clifton Heights.
  

Divine Fists

Fists of Love releases debut full-length and Cincinnati gets in on the Record Store Day action

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Psychedelic Indie rockers Fists of Love prep their debut album, I Sang My Heart Out to a Snake Once, for digital and vinyl release. Plus, Cincinnati area record stores get ready for this Saturday's huge international Record Store Day.
  

500 Miles to Memphis Turns 10

Plus, benefit concerts, tunes (and blooms) at the Zoo and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Local rockers 500 Miles to Memphis celebrate their 10th birthday with a blow-out concert in Newport. Plus, area Folk/Americana artists unite to help Covington venue stay afloat, Rosie Carson, The Graveblankets and others perform for Cancer Family Care of Cincinnati at Molly Malone's in Covington and the Cincinnati Zoo's "Tunes & Blooms" concert series finally gets some spring-like weather.
  

Young Heirlooms Birth Debut Full-Length

Plus, BoyMeetsWorld and Radio Rescue host dual release party and Mainstay Rock Bar turns 4

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Cincinnati Folk duo Young Heirlooms celebrate their 9-months-in-the-making debut album, while Pop Rock bands BoyMeetsWorld and Radio Rescue present a dual release party at Madison Theater and Mainstay Rock Bar celebrates its fourth anniversary with a series of free local music shows.
  

The Cliftones Celebrate New Single Release

Plus, The National, Grey Host and Gabriel's Hounds prep new releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Reggae crew The Cliftones release new single, "Hold Steady," while Indie Rock stars The National announce new LP details and Grey Host and Gabriel's Hounds show the many faces of Cincy Metal on new releases.
  

Vaughn and Co. 'Play It Again' on New LP

Plus, The Afghan Whigs jam with Usher, Elementz celebrates eight years and Madison Theater's Band Challenge reaches the finals

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Eclectic Cincinnati rockers Vaughn and Company return with their fourth album, Play It Again, The Afghan Whigs cause a stir at SXSW with show joined by Usher, Elementz plans eighth anniversary party and the Madison Theater Band Challenge enters its final round.
  

‘Cheek’ Out Strangetunge

Plus, Cari Clara returns to Cincinnati's club scene to promote latest album

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Cincinnati rockers Strangetunge celebrate their latest recording, Tunge in Cheek, in Newport, while Cari Clara returns to Northside to promote the new Deep Elm release, Midnight March.