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Music Tonight: Stepdad, Sonny Landreth, Jaheim and More

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, November 14, 2013
Buoyant Electro Pop group Stepdad pulls into MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine tonight. The free show kicks off around 10 p.m. with locals Halvsies
Stepdad was formed in Chicago in 2009 by frontman Mark “Ultramark” Tafel and his roommate, Ryan McCarthy. The duo — which has grown Stepdad into a five-piece band over time — so...  
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David Wolfenberger Returns to the Stage Tonight

Cincinnati singer/songwriter emerges for a rare performance tonight with Mark Olson

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Outside of singing at his church occasionally, brilliant Americana singer/songwriter David Wolfenberger hasn’t performed in the area for quite some time. After working with the group The Marshwiggles in the late ’90s, Wolfenberger put out three stellar solo albums between1999-2006, earning him high praise both domestically and abroad. But besides occasional performances and scant new material...  

Ubahn Gives Hip Hop and EDM Fans a Fest of Their Own

Plus, David Wolfenberger returns, Freekbass kickstarts album and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The new Ubahn Fest showcases DJs, EDM and Hip Hop in a vacant transit tunnel near the riverfront this weekend. Plus, David Wolfenberger to play with old pal/bandmate Mark Olson, the first video from "The MidPoint Sessions" emerges and Freekbass kickstarts a new album project.
  

Biblical Bruce, Bad Lyrics Sites and a Jagged Little Musical

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Rutgers University in (obviously) New Jersey launches new course that examines the biblical references in Bruce Springsteen's music, David Lowery and the National Music Publishers’ Association go after websites that host song lyrics without publishing licenses and Alanis Morissette announces plans to turn her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill into a (probably horrible) musical.
  
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Music Tonight: The Lone Bellow and The Sweep

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
• With a Country music base, Rock edge, R&B-inspired three-part harmonies and catchy but emotionally weighty songs, Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow emerged in 2013 as one of the next potential Americana breakthrough artists. The trio’s well received, self-titled debut — featuring songs written by frontman Zach Williams to help him deal with a tragic horse-riding accident that left h...  

The Clunky Rebranding of Hot Pockets

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
For decades, Hot Pockets, those frozen, microwavable sandwich-like products found in practically every grocery and convenience store nationwide, led a fairly unspectacular existence. With the main sel  

Music: PHOX

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The amazing seven-piece Wisconsin crew PHOX (who missed MPMF to tour with Blitzen Trapper) is headed to MOTR Pub Monday, half of a great double bill with San Francisco Psych Rock/Shoegaze outfit (and   
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Music Tonight: Drive-By Truckers, The Features and More

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 8, 2013
• Tonight at Covington’s Madison Theater you can catch two of the the best and most influential Roots Rock bands of the past 20 years. Drive-By Truckers and Old 97’s might not have had the expansive, obvious influence of, say, Wilco or My Morning Jacket (who also joined forces to tour this year, joined by some guy nam...  
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WATCH: The MidPoint Sessions featuring The Ridges

Queen City Project release first video from MidPoint Music Festival day party

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 8, 2013
Besides the official music showcases at September’s MidPoint Music Festival, the 12th annual fest featured the most (and best) “satellite events” in MPMF history. These “unofficial” happenings — ranging from “day parties” to various musical presentations, like the free performances at Findlay Market — greatly added to the electricity MPMF ...  
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Music Tonight: GWAR and The Horse's Ha

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, November 7, 2013
• Mega Monster Metal superstars GWAR return to Bogart’s in Corryville tonight for a 7:30 p.m., all-ages show. “Earth’s only openly extra-terrestrial rock band” formed in the mid-’80s, developed an over-the-top live show that makes a KISS concert look like a children’s Halloween party (with B-movie horror film theatrics that look stra...