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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.
  

Music: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Formed in New York City in 1999, the eclectic Jazz/Soul/Funk/Hip Hop/Fusion “big band” Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber has showcased a rotating cast of varied musicians (who’ve worked with the likes of TV on the Radio, William Parker, Phish and many others) on 14 avant-garde recordings since its formation.  

All-Star Cincy Hip Hop Lineup Joins Talib Kweli

Plus, Leo Coffeehouse stars new season at former home and The Mitchells and concert:nova team up for unique concert

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Some cross-generational Cincinnati Hip Hop champs (Hi-Tek, Donte from Mood and Buggs Tha Rocka) are currently doing a series of Ohio dates with modern legend Talib Kweli, including a Cincy stop at Bogart's. Plus, Leo Coffeehouse returns to Zion United Church of Christ in Norwood and The Mitchells and concert:nova team up for a unique cross-genre concert at the Woodward.
  

Sound Advice: Fishbone with Downtown Brown

Saturday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Fishbone’s debut EP only had seven songs, but the kitchen-sink diversity and hyperactive performances made it feel like a dizzying, kooky epic. When I finally saw the band live, I was blown away by the relentless energy — all six members of the group never stopped moving.  

The Ultimate Wedding Gift?

Plus, Merle Haggard and Keith Richards diss modern music and Chrissie Hynde's rape comments cause controversy

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
If you don't buy your soon-to-be married friends the original manuscript for Richard Wagner’s “wedding march," do you really care about them? Plus, Keith Richards hates Metal and Hip Hop and Merle Haggard thinks modern Country music mostly sucks, and Chrissie Hynde's comments about rape have critics calling her out for victim blaming.
  

Music: Speedy Ortiz

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
After becoming Indie Rock darlings with 2013’s debut Major Arcana, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sadie Dupuis of Massachusetts foursome Speedy Ortiz recognized something most who’d heard her multifaceted guitar Rock could have told her when the album was released — she and her band can actually pull off this “professional musician” thing.