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Dylan's Stratocaster and Samsung's Jay-Z Scheme

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan used when he notoriously “went electric” for the first time on stage at 1965’s Newport Folk Festival is headed for auction.   

Music: Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s with Matt Pond and Matrimony

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
This year’s free, every-Friday MidPoint Indie Summer series on Fountain Square largely showcases some of the best of Cincinnati’s independent, original artists, but there are a few shows featuring  
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REVIEW: Animal Circles' 'Eva Lee'

Rootsy, surf-y Cincinnati trio releases debut album this Saturday

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
In the late ’70s, Punk Rock and New Wave were blossoming in New York City. But those genre tags were just a convenient labeling device, a catch-all that didn’t take into consideration all of the varied influences artists were bringing with them under that umbrella of Punk or New Wave. Bands would drag things like Rockabilly or Disco into their audio realm and craft their own new sound out of i...  

Summertime Blues? Open Your Ears!

2 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
We are two weeks into summer and there have been plenty of great musical events already. But, thanks in part to the growing number of venues hosting larger concerts in the area, there’s still a lifetime of shows to come this hot season.   
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Music Tonight: MidPoint Indie Summer

Great homegrown songwriting on display tonight for free on Fountain Square

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 28, 2013
Tonight's free MidPoint Indie Summer concert on Fountain Square has an element of contemporary local music heritage … and lots of ear-grabbing melody.

The show is being headlined by psychodots, one of the most popular (and locally influential) original bands to ever call Cincinnati home. Check the Pop/Rock trio's   
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Music Tonight: Kings of the Mic and More

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, June 27, 2013
The cross-country “Kings of the Mic” tour is technically an old-school Hip Hop exhibition, but the packaging of these particular artists — most of whom have been and remain vital and relevant today — makes it...  

Around the World in Eight Items or Less: Sweets

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The “International Aisles” at chain supermarkets have evolved greatly over the past couple of decades. Though they probably vary depending on what part of the country you’re in, most I’ve seen play up the “international” flavor of the designated aisle with national flags and foods categorized by country.  

BrownGrass and Other Outdoor Musical Delights

Plus, music flows at Cincinnati Pride Fest and MidPoint Indie Summer and local youth groups shine

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The annual BrownGrass Festival in Rabbit Hash, Ky., raises money for WNKU, fetes David Rhodes Brown's 50th anniversary as a pro musician AND features an excellent lineup of some of Greater Cincinnati's finest Roots music artists.
  

Jumblin’ Osbornes, Thrifty Thievery and Hova's Phone Fail

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The President confuses British chancellor with his favorite R&B singer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis unaware of Goodwill's latest "Thrift Shop"-jacking marketing campaign and Jay-Z will have to wait until real people buy his new album before it can become a million-seller.
  

Drummer Versus Emulator

June 29 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Injecting the energy of a real drummer into live EDM performances is nothing new. But if you catch the duo Drummer Versus Emulator headlining this week’s “Beats” concert, you will witness a genuinely unique show.