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Kanye For President

Plus, giant, inflatable pieces of Rock history go up for auction and a government scientist/Folk singer in Canada gets suspended for singing a song critical of the prime minister

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Kanye West gives a confusing, meandering Trump-like "acceptance speech" and announces his future presidential bid after receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs; a giant pig's head from a Roger Waters' Wall concert is among the large-scale pieces of music memorabilia coming up for auction soon; and a scientist who works for the Canadian government (and also happens to be a known Folk singer) was suspended after writing a song critical of Canada's prime minister.  

Music: The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The free MidPoint Indie Summer shows on Fountain Square are ending with a bang, as diverse Connecticut-spawned rockers The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die play the last concert of the season this week.  
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Cincinnati at the VMAs

This year’s spectacle-of-an-awards-show on MTV had some Cincinnati flavor courtesy of Eric Nally and Walk the Moon

{CommentsCant} · Monday, August 31, 2015
I tried to watch last night's Video Music Awards on MTV, but it was such an awkward and confusing clusterfuck, I couldn’t take much of it, flipping through for a few moments before moving on out of embarrassment for the people on the screen. I usually like when awards shows are a little chaotic (and the VMAs are known for their often-desperate attempts to be “not your mama’s awards show...  

Get Folked Up at Whispering Beard

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Whispering Beard Folk Festival returns to nearby Friendship, Ind. this week for four days of superb national, regional and local Roots music. Plus, the third annual Taste of OTR in Washington Park features local acts Mamadrones, Dawg Yawp, Jane Decker, Multimagic and more, Roger Klug and players from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra take on The Beatles and Wussy headlines Friday's penultimate 2015 MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square.  

Laibach Does North Korea

Plus, Neil Young's hi-res streaming service is having funding issues and Jimmy Buffett fans are disgusting

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Industrial rockers Laibach play songs from The Sound of Music (as well as Europe's "The Final Countdown" and other covers) during rare concert in North Korea, Neil Young's high-fidelity Pono music service appears to be having funding issues and Jimmy Buffett fans are the WORST.
  

Music: Scott Miller & The Commonwealth

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
When artists are said to have “returned to their roots,” it usually refers to them rediscovering their old acoustic guitar or returning to the music that was in their childhood record collections.  

Ohmstead Music Fest Returns for 14th-Annual Event

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Ohmstead (founded by and named after late Cincy band The Four Ohms) has been providing an eclectic mix of music in the great outdoors for the past 14 years.   

An Out-of-this-World Demand

Plus, Ned Flanders earns some Metal cred and LMFAO sues over beer

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Pharrell's 2015 concert rider includes a weird demand, a Metal band from Arizona is all the rage after adopting Ned Flanders personas and Pop duo LMFAO thinks a beer called LMFAO Stout is an infringement on its trademark.
  

Returning Soon to a Stage Near You

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
This fall is shaping up to be the season of the great local band reunion.  

Sound Advice: Ancient Warfare with Hailey Wojcik

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Lexington, Ky.’s Ancient Warfare are veterans of Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival (among other regular area visits) and will return in late September to perform at 2015’s MPMF.