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MidPoint Music Festival Announces Free Shows

Real Estate and others to perform on the free MidPoint Midway stage

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Thanks to an assist from sponsor P&G, one of the more anticipated MidPoint Music Festival performances this year will be a special free “happy hour” concert.  Brooklyn Indie Rock group Real Estate will perform on the Midway stage the Friday of the fest (Sept. 26) at 6 p.m. Cincinnati faves The Yugos will kick the special event off at 5 p.m., wit...  

The Perfect Children Deliver on Debut Album

Plus, the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival returns to OTR

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cincinnati Garage Soul/Roots group The Perfect Children capture the essence of their electrifying live shows on Get Me Mine and the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival returns, this year centralized in Washington Park.
  

Paul Giamatti Isn't THAT Good

Plus, Public Enemy sells sunglasses and Gene Simmons remains an asshat

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti has been cast in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, though not as Ice Cube, Public Enemy demurely shills a new pair of shades and Gene Simmons of KISS calls depressed suicidal people putzes who should just kill themselves, then clarifies he just meant the drug-addicted ones.
  

Music: Whispering Beard Folk Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Founded in 2008 as more of a small-ish party, the outdoor, Folk/Roots/Americana-celebrating Whispering Beard Folk Fest in nearby Friendship, Ind., continues to grow.  

Umin Celebrates Hypnotic New Release

Plus, Bummers Eve announce recording projects, UnityFest 2014 helps the homeless and Festival on the Lake showcases local music

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
ElectroAcoustic project umin celebrates a new full-length release, clast, Bummers Eve announce forthcoming recording projects, UnityFest 2014 helps the homeless and Alexandria's Festival on the Lake showcases local music.
  

Vinyl Overload

Plus, trying to educate concertgoers about Molly and disturbing study links sexist music videos to rape

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
An obsessive Brazilian business man has more records than you (waaaay more), EDM fest makes ticket buyers watch PSA about drug dangers and an organization wants all music videos labeled for age appropriateness.  

Music: The Vespers

0 Comments · Monday, August 11, 2014
Nashville quartet The Vespers’ website labels the group a “Southern Roots Family Reunion,” a descriptor that gives potential fans the band’s regional location, a sense of the style of music played (Americana/Folk Pop) and a hint of the familial ties that play into their intuitive musical interaction.    
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MidPoint Music Festival's 2014 Schedule Unveiled

Late September fest adds new venues, more all-ages opportunities

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
This morning, the full schedule (with a few exceptions) for this year's MidPoint Music Festival, which returns to Cincy Sept. 25-27, was announced. You can start building your itinerary now here
This year's MPMF will remain centered around venues in the Over-the-Rhine and neighboring Downtown areas. A few new venues were announced...  

Trademark Aaron Releases EP, Plays Fountain Square

Plus, MidPoint announces its full schedule and the It's Commonly Jazz series begins

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Northern Kentucky-based Hip Hop artists celebrates the release of his new EP, Act Accordingly, Saturday during the Beats by Self-Diploma concert on Fountain Square, the MidPoint Music Festival announces its full schedule and the free It's Commonly Jazz series kicks off with William Menefield this Thursday.
  

“A Tribute to Walter Trout” with The Walter Trout Band, Danny Bryant and Jon Trout

Tuesday • Legends Nightclub

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
With internationally renowned Blues/Rock guitarist Walter Trout recovering from a liver transplant, his bandmates in The Walter Trout Band are touring with U.K. guitarist Danny Bryant and Walter's son Jon in a celebration of his music and to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.