Seth Putnam, frontman and founder of easy-listening faves Anal Cunt, died of a heart attack June 11. Oh, wait — Anal Cunt was actually a controversial Grindcore band named after a GG Allin tune, responsible for seconds-long songs like “Your Kid Committed Suicide Because You Suck” and “Van Full of Retards.”
Advance ticket sales are underway for the 2011 MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 22-24 in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. A limited number of 3-Day VIP Passes and 3-Day Wristbands are available online, at local retail stores and at the Indie Summer Series on Friday nights at Fountain Square.
The MidPoint Music Festival has announced the first performer confirmations for the 10th edition of the downtown festival happening Sept. 22-24, 2011. Artist highlights will include Cut Copy from Australia, Austin-based Okkervil River, UK rockers The Joy Formidable, Rolling Stone guitar god Kaki King, The Felice Brothers, The Album Leaf, Gang Gang Dance, Those Darlins, The Low Anthem and Jessica Lea Mayfield.
Did you know Bono put himself in the position to be murdered by a Canadian serial killer recently? Having clearly not seen enough horror movie thrillers, Bono found himself (and a buddy) in the middle of a downpour while taking a walk around town in Vancouver. Instead of just ducking under one of those orange traffic cones, the U2 singer was rescued when he was able to flag down a motorist.
Concert venues were very strict with policies regarding taking photos or recording video or audio during a concert. We once had a Bic pen confiscated from us after being frisked on our way into a show (clearly an effort to stop us from selling our unauthorized pen sketches of Insane Clown Posse on the street after the concert).
The MidPoint Indie Summer Series returns to Fountain Square on Friday evenings through Sept. 2. For the third consecutive year, MidPoint presents national, regional and local acts for free on downtown's main public square. Headliners include Maps & Atlases (June 17), Pomegranates (July 1), Big Freedia (July 8), Ted Leo & the Pharmacists (July 29), Bad Veins (Aug. 19), Margot and the Nuclear So & So's (Aug. 26) and The Greenhornes (Sept. 3).