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Locals at Bunbury: A Primer

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This weekend’s huge Bunbury Music Festival at Sawyer Point features some of the top-names in Alternative music. And it also includes several local favorites. Since Bunbury is drawing music lovers from all over the region, here is a primer on some of the Greater Cincinnati-based acts performing at the festival.
  

EdenSong Begins 49th Anniversary Series

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Though rootsier acoustic music seems to be almost trendy now (it’s a “fad” that seems to come around every 15 years or so), the local organization Queen City Balladeers has been celebrating and nurturing Folk and Americana music for decades in the Queen City. Next year will mark the Balladeers’ 50th anniversary; this Friday, the 49th annual EdenSong concert series returns to Eden Park.
  

Time to Adjust Your Eyes Again

Plus news on MPMF.12, WolfCryer, MidPoint Indie Summer and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Grasshopper Juice Records presents the sixth annual Adjust Your Eyes Music & Art Festival this weekend at downtown's Mainstay Rock Bar Friday-Saturday.
  

Second Chance at Eden Launches New EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Second Chance at Eden has been kicking around the Cincinnati music scene for the past six years. After some shuffling, the band landed on its current lineup, which features original members Josh Donaldson (guitar) and Dan Snow (bass), plus newest members Brandon Miller (drums) and frontwoman Elle G.
  

Cincy Blues Challenge 2012 Winners

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2012
On June 3 at Dunlap’s Germania Park, the Cincy Blues Society once again hosted the daylong Cincy Blues Challenge, with dozens of regional Blues acts performing from noon-9-ish, all competing for a chance to represent the Queen City at the International Blues Challenge 2013 in Memphis. The day started out with contestants in the “Solo/Duo” category, followed by a steady stream of area groups competing for top “Band” honors.  

Pomegranates Release Heavenly New LP

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Heaven, the fourth album by remarkable Cincinnati-based Indie Pop troupe Pomegranates, was released nationally on June 5, and this weekend the group presents a hometown album release party to celebrate. And there’s plenty of reason to celebrate — Heaven is a stunning work of art that manages to top not only the Poms’ past three albums, but also most “big name” releases this year so far.    

The Afghan Whigs Officially Back on Tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2012
On May 23, The Afghan Whigs reunion officially kicked off with a sold-out show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. Leading up to the concert, the band released a new song — a great cover of an old obscure Soul song called “See and Don’t See” by Marie Queenie Lyons — as a free download through theafghanwhigs.com, then performed the tune on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  

Downtown’s Festive Musical Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2012
If you spend any of this long Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cincinnati, there’s a really good chance you’ll hear some of the best music makers in the area doing their thang. Two festivals will be competing for your ears.   

MidPoint Indie Summer 2012 Lineup Announced

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The lineup for this summer’s edition of the wildly successful MidPoint Indie Summer series has been released and, once again, it’s loaded with some of the best local artists around. It also features several MPMF alumni and an impressive array of international talent, with acts from as far away as Australia and Timbuktu (literally!).  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tickets for the first Afghan Whigs concert in 13 years go on sale this Friday through ticketmaster.com. The band is kicking off its (so far) primarily European reunion tour dates with a May 23 show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.  

Local Music Venue News

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The local Roots music scene and its fans have a cool new music venue to check out. This Friday-Sunday is the grand opening of Plain Folk Café, a converted two-room schoolhouse (originally built in 1913) featuring coffee, beer, food and regular live music from area Folk, Bluegrass, Americana and acoustic acts.  

New Greater Cincinnati Releases Galore

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Northern Kentucky Indie Rock foursome Philosopher’s Stone is set to unveil its first full-length in a decade, When Life Rafts Begin To Fail, in conjunction with a free show at Covington’s Avenue Lounge this Saturday. The show opens at 9 p.m. with guest Andyman Hopkins.    

A Happy Record Store Day in Cincy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Some readers are probably giddy with excitement over Friday’s holiday (“4/20, dude”), while others are more anticipating 4/21, otherwise known as Record Store Day. (More than a few are probably psyched for both and have blocked out the entire weekend for debauchery and music buying.)    

Class Is In Session at School of Rock Mason

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The latest edition of the School of Rock franchise — which has 80 other schools for young, aspiring Rock musicians in the U.S. and Mexico — opens this weekend in Mason. Like the other facilities, School of Rock Mason provides lessons for students ages 7-18, including the chance to play real venues in front of real audiences.    

The Ready Stance Do Their ‘Damndest’

Cincinnati Rock quartet to host locals-only release party Friday at at MOTR Pub

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Cincinnati Rock quartet The Ready Stance will be giving local audiences a special chance to pick up its debut full-length, Damndest, this Friday at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine. The group hosts the locals-only release party two months before the album is made available (digitally and on CD and vinyl) nationally.