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Mixtapes Play Hometown Warped Show, Announce Hiatus

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Cincinnati Pop rockers Mixtapes have been playing numerous dates on this year’s Warped Tour, including the local stop at Riverbend Music Center (riverbend.org) on Wednesday. The band’s hometown fans should probably make plans to attend the all-day show, as it will be one of the last chances to catch the group locally for some time.   

Black Label Society with Wovenwar

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Though the concept of a musician becoming a “guitar god” — a guitarist who not only has a strong fan base, but is also almost universally revered by his or her peers -— may seem like something that only happened decades ago, with players like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan rightfully earning such distinction, there are plenty of contemporary players that have attained “god-like” status in the music community. One of today’s indisputable guitar gods is Zakk Wylde, the hard-rocking, Jersey-born six-string slinger who’s been in the spotlight for more than a quarter century now.
  

Bailiff with Near Earth Objects

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Legend has it that Josh Siegel, frontman for dynamic Chicago Post Punk trio Bailiff, left behind his studies at Berklee College of Music and returned to his Chicago home to form a Rock band, immediately posting a Craigslist ad looking for other musicians that asked, “Do you consider Radiohead to be soul music? Do you hear Muddy Waters in between the notes on the White Album?”  

Music: Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Playing a retro brand of R&B dubbed Northern Soul, which developed around the Mod scene of late ’60s Northern England, Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites fittingly hail from Northern Ohio (Akron to be exact) and have been developing a following in Cincinnati with frequent shows.  
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WATCH: The Afghan Whigs' "Matamoros" Video

Cincy-spawned MPMF headliners unleash new music video for latest single

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 14, 2014
The Cincinnati-spawned Afghan Whigs have unveiled the compelling music video for its latest single, "Matamoros," one of the highlights of the band's excellent comeback album, Do to the Beast. The video premiered on the sites of The Fader in the U.S. and The Guardian in the U.K., but yo...  
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OK Go, Many More Added to MidPoint Music Festival

Power Pop/viral video sensations OK Go to headline Sept. 27 bill at Washington Park

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The final MidPoint Music Festival headliner for the big stage at Washington Park has been confirmed. Pop Rock foursome OK Go, which releases its fourth album, Hungry Ghosts, on Oct. 14, will headline the Washington Park stage on Saturday, Sept. 27. The other Washington Park headliners are Chromeo (Thursday, Sept. 25) and Cincinnati-bred rockers The A...  

Missy Werner Shines on Collaborative New Album

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Gifted local Bluegrass singer/mandolin player Missy Werner’s latest album, Turn This Heart Around, was released July 1 through iTunes, Amazon and most other online stores. The album — which has already been garnering airplay and positive reviews nationally — gets the hometown release party treatment this Saturday at the Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center (620 Greenup St., Covington, 859-431-0020).   

‘Dark’ Larceny?

Katy Perry, Young Money get sued and doctors in Germany study headbanging hazards

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Katy Perry gets sued for allegedly being a Satanic song thief, doctors in Germany find serious side effects possibly related to headbanging and Lil Wayne is having some website issues.  

Music: Zvuloon Dub System

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The summer-long “Reggae Wednesdays” concerts on Fountain Square get multi-cultural in a big way this week as Israel’s Tel Aviv-based ensemble Zvuloon Dub System comes to town.  

Pure Grain Drops ‘Indiana Sun’ on Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Country crew Pure Grain, which hails from nearby Bright, Ind., will be celebrating the release of its brand new album, Indiana Sun, when it performs as part of the free, weekly “American Roots” concert series this coming Tuesday on Fountain Square.