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Fred Hersch Returns to the Wisp

Renowned pianist makes rare Cincy appearance, plus FB's third b-day party and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Cincy native and world renowned Jazz pianist/composer Fred Hersch makes a rare local appearance. Plus, Bluegrass for Babies takes over Sawyer Point for a great cause, FB's turns 3 and throws a block party and the MidPoint Music Festival is just a week away.
  

Tonefarmer Takes You Higher with ‘Helium 3’

Plus, World Series Music Fest series debuts, Fountain Square keeps rockin' and Something Groovy returns

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Alt Rock quartet Tonefarmer returns with a new full-length album, Helium 3, a stunning effort and the band's first recordings in five years. Plus, Cincinnati hosts the first in a series of statewide World Series Music Fests.
  

J-Skillz Heads Up Triple Hip Hop Release Party

J-Skillz, Da 3rd Element, Junya Be and The Happy Maladies celebrate new releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Cincy Hip Hop invades Corryville as J-Skillz, Da 3rd Element and Junya Be celebrate new releases at The Mad Frog Saturday, while Indie Chamber Folk quartet The Happy Maladies drop new EP, New Again, with a release show at Rohs Street Cafe.
  

Herzog Happenings and Wussy Steps It Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
There has been more activity downtown at the former home of the historic Herzog recording studios than there has been since the studio’s heyday in the ’40s.
  

Southgate House … Revived

The returns of the Southgate and Whispering Beard festival, plus a tribute to Bones

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A “new” Southgate House is booking shows and nearly ready to open for business. The new Southgate House Revival is located at another historic Newport property, the former Grace Methodist Episcopal Church and opens for business Oct. 5.
  

Expanding the Ohmstead

Cincy Reggae/Rock crew The Ohms prep for fest, plus The Sleeping Sea and Bear (The Ghost) host two-fer release show and The Sundresses hit Mt. Adams

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Cincy Reggae/Rock crew The Ohms prep for their 11th annual Ohmstead music festival, plus The Sleeping Sea and Bear (The Ghost) host a two-fer release show and The Sundresses hit Mt. Adams with The All Night Party.  
  

Happy 20th Birthday, Cincy Blues Fest

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Cincy Blues Fest, widely considered one of the best of its kind in the region, celebrates a remarkable 20 years of providing Greater Cincinnati live music lovers with some of the finest Blues being made locally, regionally and nationally. Plus, new releases due this week from The Blues Merchants, Gorges, Damn It To Hell, Kissing Daylight and Jody Stapleton and the Generals
  

Dynamic Duo Pimps ‘Tennessee’ Blues

46 Long's new LP, plus news on for algernon, Seedy Seeds, Wussy and The Afghan Whigs

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Blues twosome 46 Long unveils eclectic new LP, plus for algernon set to resume recording after serious auto accident and Wussy set to hit the road with The Afghan Whigs  

We Take Care of Our Own

Bob-A-Palooza, Cincy Groove and Vaudeville Freud, redux

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Bob Cushing is one of Cincinnati’s hardest working musicians, making his living by performing shows in clubs in and around the area for the past two decades-plus, armed with only his trusty acoustic  

Loudmouth Drops New Release, Says "Goodbye"

Plus, Browngrass 2012, New Noise Showcase and Stanley's Blues & BBQ offer variety of local performers

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Cincy Punk Pop quintet Loudmouth has played well-attended gigs regularly around town for the past half decade or so, eventually becoming headliners of self-booked multi-band shows at places like Madison Theater in Covington. This Friday, the group returns to the club for its farewell show and the release party for its final album, the eight-song Future Boredom.
  

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.