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Making Another Great ’Point

While the spirit and top-notch music remain, Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival introduces a few changes

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The MidPoint Music Festival returned to venues in Over-the-Rhine and downtown Sept. 25-27 for its 14th-annual event, once again offering open-minded music fans a buffet of stimulating sounds by mostly newer artists both known and up-and-coming.
  

R.I.P. Kevin Donahue

Crowd-funding project created in honor of The Pariahs' singer and Cincinnati Roll & Roll hero

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Beloved Garage Rock champion and singer for Cincinnati cult favorites The Pariahs, Kevin Donahue, died from cancer Sept. 13. One of his longtime friends and bandmates recently started a GoFundMe campaign to give Donahue a proper burial and headstone, and there are also plans in the works to make public unreleased Pariahs music, showcase Donahue's artwork and present a concert/party to further pay tribute to the late rocker.
  

Dope Pope to Drop Debut Album

Plus, Elton John talks to the actual Russian president and Collect Records cuts ties with pharmaceutical villain

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Pope Francis has a debut album ready to drop this fall and the music's reportedly in a Pop and Prog Rock (?!) style. Plus, after being pranked, Elton John gets a call from the actual Vladimir Putin, with whom John would like to speak to about Russia's horrendous LGBTQ-rights record, and Martin Shkreli, the rich dick who announced a huge price increase on a drug he acquired rights to that is used by AIDS patients, loves Emo music, but the label he invested in no longer wants anything to do with him.
  

Music: Tannahill Weavers

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
If you are a fan of Celtic music, this week’s visit by Scotland’s greatest purveyors of the traditional sound, Tannahill Weavers, is a serious must-see event.   

Moonbow Goes Acoustic but Not Soft on New Release

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Northern Kentucky’s Moonbow has been making a name for itself with the heavy, Sabbath-indebted sound exemplified on the group’s impressive 2013 debut, The End of Time, which received glowing reviews from press outlets all over the world. But instead of going down the same path for its second effort, the foursome decided to throw a curveball in the form of an acoustic-based album.  

Dead for Super Bowl Halftime?

Plus, Viet Cong announces name change and a Beatles clip causes controversy

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Bruno Mars is rumored to be in the running to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show (again!), but a fan is asking, "Why not the Grateful Dead?" instead. Plus, Canada's Viet Cong is planning to change its name due to feedback on its insensitivity and a Beatles-era clip of John Lennon mocking the learning disabled has shocked and disappointed many fans.   

Music: 2015 MidPoint Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The most common question associated with Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival — besides “Are you going?” — is probably something along the lines of, “Who should I go see?”   

Choose Your Own MidPoint Adventure

The 2015 MidPoint Music Festival presents a wide array of leading-edge music-makers and much more

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The most common question associated with Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival — besides “Are you going?” — is probably something along the lines of, “Who should I go see?”   

Royal Holland Continues to Blossom on Second EP

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Earlier this summer, Newport, Ky.-based singer/songwriter Matt Mooney released the second of three planned EPs under his project named Royal Holland, Volume Two – Flamingo.   

Campaign Music Trolling

Plus, Whitney Houston (the hologram) to go on world tour and Hardcore band's singer fakes cancer

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Conservatives continue their trend of using music at campaign events by artists on the opposite end of the political spectrum; the people behind Hologram Tupac announce Hologram Whitney Houston world tour; vocalist for Pennsylvania Hardcore band allegedly fakes cancer for cash.