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MidPoint Music Festival Under New Management

Plus, Rectify Cincinnati hosts concert for A Voice for the Innocent, Mint Leopard teases new album and Lawson-Yeardley Project debuts

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Cincinnati’s Music and Event Management, Inc. is now producing the annual, early-fall MidPoint Music Festival. Plus, Rectify Cincinnati presents Founding Fathers, Go Go Buffalo and more for a good cause, Mint Leopard wants you to want its debut album and The Lawson-Yeardley Project host a coming-out house party concert.
  

God Save the Queen Movie

Plus, Prince's wedding stuff goes up for auction and you can own Frank Zappa's house

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Sacha Baron Cohen, who was once to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic, says Mercury's bandmates wanted half the movie to be about Queen's life after its frontman's death; you can now use authentic props for your make-believe Prince wedding, as numerous personal Prince items go up for auction; and a crowd-funding campaign for a Frank Zappa documentary offers Zappa's house as the ultimate perk (for $9 million).
  

Rumpke Mountain Boys Play Bogart’s Fest

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Rumpke Mountain Boys co-headline Friday's Winter Folk and Bluegrass Festival at Bogart's on the heels of their fourth album release. Plus, Mad Anthony launches its Mad Anthology series, which will see the group release a song every week for 52 weeks, and local musician and yoga instructor April Aloisio combines her two loves on her new album release, Yoga Bossa Nova.
  

Sound Advice: Experience Hendrix Tour

Sunday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
For a living, breathing testament to the wide-ranging influence guitar innovator Jimi Hendrix had (and continues to have) on contemporary music, one need only glance at the lineup for this year’s Experience Hendrix tour.  

Kanye Mocks Deadmau5

Plus, a petition is created to have Fetty Wap play Nancy Reagan's funeral and Nina Simone's family is apparenlty not happy about the forthcoming biopic about the singer

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Kanye West asks Deadmau5 if he can appear at daughter's birthday party as Minnie Mouse; someone started a petition to have Fetty Wap perform "Trap Queen" at Nancy Reagan's funeral; and Nina Simone's family and others are reportedly unhappy with Zoe Saldana's casting in the forthcoming biopic about the family.
  

Music: Experience Hendrix Tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
For a living, breathing testament to the wide-ranging influence guitar innovator Jimi Hendrix had (and continues to have) on contemporary music, one need only glance at the lineup for this year’s Experience Hendrix tour.  

Music: Heaven's Jail

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Brooklyn, N.Y. trio-turned-quartet Heaven’s Jail’s forthcoming album, Widow’s Work (due for release May 6), will most certainly follow the path of its predecessor, 2014’s Ace Called Zero, in terms of its widespread critical praise.  
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Pop Empire Debuts New Track, “Pysche”

Cincinnati trio offers up a preview of its forthcoming 'The Violent Bear It Away' EP

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, March 3, 2016
Pop Empire first came together in 2009 as a duo. The group featured Henry Wilson, an audio engineer who worked on video sessions — like the cool one-shot live music video series, The Emery Sessions — with his father, renowned photographer Michael Wilson, and he has also done production and mastering work with Cinci...  

Iggy Strips Down for Art

Plus, questionable lawsuit accuses Tidal of screwing independent artists and, besides winning an Oscar, Sam Smith had a rough Academy Awards experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Iggy Pop poses nude for an art class, with the resultant work set to be shown at an exhibit; Tidal is sued over allegations of underpaying independent artists and not procuring proper licensing; and, despite a big win, Sam Smith's Oscar night was a nightmare after he claimed to be the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award.
  

Bummers Eve Shows Noisy Brilliance on Debut

Plus, The Grove hosts massive benefit concert for UC Brain Tumor Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Psych/Rock/Garage/Punk trio Bummers Eve celebrates the release of its excellent debut full-length Friday with a free MOTR Pub show, while The Grove presents over a dozen area artists Saturday at the Southgate House Revival for the Rock N’ Revival for a Cure concert, a benefit for cancer research at the UC Brain Tumor Center.