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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.
  

SXSW-Bound: Cincy Bands Headin' South

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hard to believe, but the annual South By Southwest music showcase/festival/conference in Austin, Texas, kicks off on March 12.   

Greater Cincy-Spawned Releases Celebrated

Plus, discounted MidPoint Music Festival tickets go on sale Friday

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Kelly Richey, Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, Wonder Brown, MC Forty and Aperiodic celebrate new/recent releases and MidPoint Music Festival 2013 tickets go on sale Friday at a deeply discounted rate.  

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards’ TV Broadcast Debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
At just before 8 a.m. on Feb. 19, Bunbury Music Festival founder Bill Donabedian announced much of the festival’s sophomore year lineup on Fox19’s morning show. The fest returns to Sawyer Point Park July 12-14. Big names coming to the riverfront this year include fun., Tegan and Sara, MGMT, Belle and Sebastian and Yo La Tengo. 
  

Bad Veins Regroups … Quickly!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
One of Cincinnati’s finest Indie acts ever, the brilliant Bad Veins, has split in two. Thankfully for BV fans, this is not the end of the group.  

Winter Blues Fest Gets New, One-Stop Home

Plus, new releases due from Annette Shepherd, Green Light Morning and Saturn Batteries, and Locally Insourced debuts

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Cincy Blues Society's Winter Blues Fest finds a new, one-stop home for this weekend's event   

Skeleton Hands Ride Moody Wave on ‘Gone’

Plus, new releases this weekend from Dallas Moore and Pure Predication

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
After a couple of singles and EPs on esteemed (and diverse) local Electronic/EDM label Racecar Productions, local electronic Coldwave/Darkwave duo Skeleton Hands present a free album release party.