August 11th, 2011 By mbreen | Music | Posted In: Festivals, Local Music

Women to Take Over Entire MidPoint “Strip”


The full lineup for this year’s MidPoint Music Festival is expected to be announced before Friday’s MidPoint Indie Summer concert on Fountain Square, but the schedule for one specially-themed hub of venues is now known. The stages along Jackson Street, the small cut-through road on which Know Theatre (which has two MPMF stages) and ArtWorks (one stage) are being collectively rebranded as “MidPoint’s Bioré Strip,” named for a product from sponsor Bioré Skincare, and will celebrate pioneering women in music and the female artist’s important role in local music and MPMF’s10-year history. The stages on the “Strip” will highlight women solo performers and acts with a female presence, a collection of performers from across the globe that includes the biggest acts at the festival (Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, The Watson Twins), buzzing up-and-comers (Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Worsties, Lydia Loveless) and local favorites.(Carole Walker, Kelly Fine, The Fairmount Girls).

See the full three-day lineup below.

Know Theatre


Thursday, Sept. 22: Jessica Lea Mayfield (Akron), 11:45 p.m.; Tristen (Nashville), 10:45 p.m.; The Watson Twins (Los Angeles), 9:45 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23: Deerhoof (San Francisco), 11:45 p.m.; The Fairmount Girls (Cincinnati), 10:45 p.m.; Cheyenne Marie Mize (Louisville), 9:45 p.m.;

Saturday, Sept. 24: Bachelorette (Christchurch, New Zealand), 11:45 p.m.; Fort Wilson Riot (Minneapolis) 10:45 p.m.; blueVenus (Toronto) 9:45 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 22: Lydia Loveless (Columbus), 11 p.m.; Paper Bird (Denver), 10 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23: Lora-Faye (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 11 p.m.; Kelly Fine (Cincinnati), 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24: Carole Walker (Columbus), 11 p.m.; Pezzettino (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 10 p.m.

ArtWorks Stage

Thursday, Sept. 22: The Worsties (Nashville), 11 p.m.; We Are Hex (Indianapolis), 10 p.m.; Oui Si Yes (Cincinnati), 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23: Xiu Xiu (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 11 p.m.; Kindest Lines (New Orleans), 10 p.m.; Hedgehog (Beijing, China), 9 p.m.; The Spruce Campbells (Columbus), 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24: My Gold Mask (Chicago), 11 p.m.; Fists of Love (Cincinnati), 10 p.m.; Pet Lions (Chicago), 9 p.m.; Culture Queer (Cincinnati), 8 p.m.

To purchase tickets and find full details about the MidPoint Music Festival, visit mpmf.com

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