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Fast Food, Slow

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Except perhaps in remote rural neighborhoods, fast food restaurants are like gas stations — they are everywhere. Wherever you are right now, there is more likely than not a McDonald’s, Wendy’s or other such restaurant within a short walk or drive.
  

Vacation Takes off on ‘Candy Waves’

Plus, Formerly Ghosts debuts new single and MidPoint Music Fest updates

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Cincinnati Noise Pop trio Vacation, which has been been making waves nationally with its recent Candy Waves release, finally make it back home for a local release party this week. Plus, Formerly Ghosts releases a new single/preview of their forthcoming album and MidPoint Music Fest announces single-show tickets and the "Box Truck Carnival" call for entries.
  

Rush Delivers, Bonzo's Resurrection and New Freddie Needed

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Canada introduces new postal stamps featuring The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Beau Dommage and Rush's naked-man/devil-star logo, Jason Bonham is working hard to bring his dad back to life as a hologram so he can drum solo with him and Sacha Baron Cohen quits the Freddie Mercury biopic, reportedly over Queen's desire to keep it more family-friendly.
  

Music: Macy's Music Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Macy’s Music Festival — still often referred to locally as “Jazz Fest” as a nod to the fest’s roots — returns to downtown’s Paul Brown Stadium Friday and Saturday. The festival is a  
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Ill Poetic Plots New Single/Video Project

Ohio Hip Hop artist Ill Poetic reaches out to fans for new music video funding

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, July 18, 2013
Last year around this time, Ill Poetic — the Hip Hop artist who grew up in Dayton, cut his Hip Hop teeth in the Cincinnati scene and currently lives in and works out of Columbus — dropped the fantastic video for his excellent track "Gone," which was loaded with Cincinnati references and guest appearances.



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Single-Event MidPoint Music Fest Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for individual MPMF.13 shows in Washington Park made available

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, July 18, 2013
Though there are few great excuses to not grab a three-day pass for this September's MidPoint Music Festival, stuff happens. Maybe you only have the time to catch one concert. Maybe you don't want to discover new music. Maybe you only have $20 or so to last you for the end of the year. Or maybe you're a younger music fan who can't experience any of th...  
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MidPoint Music Fest Meets Spotify (Playlist Update)

Third round of additions to this September's MPMF Spotify playlist now live

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
With last week's third round of announcements of artists confirmed for this September's MidPoint Music Festival, the official MPMF Spotify playlist has been updated. Check out newly-added tunes from just-announced artists Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Nicholas David, Snowmine,...  

Mad Anthony Gets Mad Love

Greater Cincy's music community unites to help injured rockers and The Sundresses become a foursome

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Following a serious van accident, local music supporters team up to help rockers Mad Anthony via two benefit concerts. Plus, The Sundresses debut as a quartet Friday on Fountain Square for the free MidPoint Indie Summer concert with Wussy and Queen City Radio.
  

The Jay-Z Law, Streaming Pains and Chambers Attacked

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Jay-Z and Beyonce's visit to Cuba prompts U.S. law-change effort (seriously), Thom Yorke says Spotify is bad for new artists (simples) and some nut-job attacked 73-year-old Lester Chambers over a song dedication.
  

Music: Friday Flow with Thee Phantom

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Philly native Jeffrey McNeill is one of the few Rap artists who can legitimately promise listeners and those who attend his concerts something they haven’t seen or heard before. Under the MC mo