How was your MidPoint Thursday? Ready for more!? I can't heeear you? Below check out some audio/visual previews of a few of Friday's best MidPoint Music Festival bets. There are so many good acts at MPMF.11, it's hard to post every worthy show (most of them are), so feel free to pimp anyone we failed to mention in the comments below.
Music begins on the CAC Stage on the MidPoint Midway (on 12th St., between Vine and Walnut) at 5 p.m. this evening, when Michael Latham takes the stage. Other artists playing the acoustic stage today: Lucas Hollow, Joshua P. James, Mike Golden, Sarah Carey, Jason Ludwig, Dylan Speeg, Margaret Darling and Jason Wells.
Click on each artist's name for a link to CityBeat's preview from the official MPMF guide.
In the 7 p.m. hour …
• The Parsons Red Heads kick things off under the big-top at Dewey's PIzza's Main Stage at Grammer's, beginning at 7 p.m.
• Ava Luna is at SCPA's Corbett Theater at 7:30 p.m.
In the 8 p.m. hour …
• Sleepy Sun plays SCPA's Mayerson Theater at 8 p.m.
• Unknown Mortal Orchestra plays SCPA's Corbett Theater at 8:30 p.m.
• Viva Voce plays Grammer's at 8 p.m.
• One of the better-named bands of MPMF.11 — The Spruce Campbells — play the ArtWorks stage at 8 p.m.
In the 9 p.m. hour …
• The Low Anthem plays SCPA's Mayerson Theater at 9 p.m.
• The highly anticipated set by Chillwave hero Toro Y Moi goes down at SCPA's Corbett Theater at 9:30 p.m.
• Cheyenne Marie Mize performs Friday at 9:30 p.m. on the Know Theater's main stage.
• China's (yes, THAT China) Hedgehog performs at ArtWorks at 9 p.m.
• Headliners Okkervil River close out Friday's festivities at Grammer's with a 9:30 pm. performance.
In the 10 p.m. hour …
• Nashville Alt/Indie band SpiderFriends play MOTR Pub at 10 p.m.
• Neo Synth Pop trio Kindest Lines (from N'awlins) plays ArtWorks at 10 p.m.
In the 11 p.m. hour …
• Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. and the MG's fame) plays at the Cincinnati Club at 11:30 p.m.
• Art Rock stars Xiu Xiu (pictured) perform at ArtWorks at 11 p.m. (Check out this clip directed by former Cincinnatian and experimental music superstar, C Spencer Yeh.)
• Know Theatre's main stage hosts Deerhoof at 11:45 p.m.
• Main Event presents Chicago's Paper Thick Walls at 11:30 p.m.
In the Midnight hour …
• Portland Indie/Electro band STRFKR is at MOTR Pub at 12:30 a.m.
The Bears of Blue River at Arnold's at 12:30 a.m.
• Brooklyn's dreamy Asobi Seksu play Below Zero at 12:30 a.m.
• Chicago's Gold Motel perform at the Main Event's ICB Stage at 12:30 a.m.
• Gang Gang Dance keep the party goin' at The Hanke Building's Vitamin Water Room at midnight.