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The Sounds of the City

A uniquely adventurous, location-based recording project will receive a fitting “listening party” this weekend

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Cincinnati Dronescape recording project stemmed from an idea forged by local resident Isaac Hand over the summer. Hand and a friend went around town recording sounds that they felt were “quintessentially Cincinnati.” The found sounds, Hand says, included “the sound of the Western Hills Viaduct, the train yards, the hum of the (University of Cincinnati Medical Center), the Moe...  

Music: Black 47

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Next month, after 25 years of cultivating a large and loyal fanbase with its socially/politically conscious, Irish-flavored Rock sound and energized live shows, New York City’s Black 47 will disband.   
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The Afghan Whigs’ ‘Gentlemen’ Turns 21

Cincinnati band’s landmark album to get the “deluxe edition” treatment from Rhino Records

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 6, 2014
Yesterday (Oct. 5) marked the 21st anniversary of the release of Gentlemen, the major label debut from Cincinnati-spawned rockers The Afghan Whigs, which helped catapult the band into the international spotlight. To celebrate the album reaching drinking age, Rhino Records is releasing a deluxe edition later this mon...  
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Another Music Fest-Filled Weekend Awaits

Local music lovers have three music festivals to choose from this weekend

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, October 2, 2014
Those jonesing for more music fest goodness after last weekend’s spectacular MidPoint Music Festival have some great options this weekend. Bluegrass fans should be especially excited for a couple of them. • The Bend in the River Art & Music Festival debuts this Saturday and Sunday in Lower Price Hill (2104 St...  

Sound City

The MidPoint Music Festival tops itself once again with its 13th annual event

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
MidPoint has become not only a showcase of adventurous music makers from around the world, it is also a showcase of the immense progress Cincinnati’s downtown and Over-the-Rhine have made in a relatively short period of time.  

Mainstay Says, "Thank You, Good Night"

Plus, the good music fest vibes keep going with Bend in the River Art & Music Festival and Friendship Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Downtown's Mainstay Rock Bar closes its doors after five and a half years of supporting local music. This weekend, they say farewell with free shows featuring The Dopamines, Zebras in Public, Lemon Sky, Pluto Revolts, Cincinnati Royals and many others. Plus, the music festival buzz doesn't have to end after last weekend's big MidPoint Music Festival. This weekend, check out the Bend in the River Art & Music Festival in Price Hill and the Friendship Music Festival in Indiana.   

Music: Royal Pines

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
After several years working out of Ohio with beloved groups like The Hairy Patt Band and Them Wranch, Joe Patt relocated to Chicago at the turn of the century.  
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WATCH: Buffalo Killers’ ‘Weird One’ Video

Cincy band offers first public taste of forthcoming EP

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Earlier this year, Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers released their finest album yet, Heavy Reverie, a stellar representation of the band’s increasingly melodic Rock & Roll sound. The album earned the group some of the best reviews of its career and landed them their network...  

Mondays, Hold the Meat?

McCartney plugs "Meat Free Monday," U2's secret new format and Guided By Voices splits

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Paul McCartney signs on to help save the environment with the "Meat Free Monday" campaign, U2 and Apple have more up their sleeves than just a free new album and Guided By Voices call it quits again.
  
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MidPoint Music Festival Critic's Picks: Friday

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In honor of this week's MidPoint Music Festival we're showcasing some of the Critic's Picks from our official MidPoint guide (the print version of which will be available throughout the fest). While most attendees are likely very familiar with some of the bigger headlini...