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Music: Red Wanting Blue/Independence Day Celebration on Fountain Square

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Columbus five-piece Red Wanting Blue formed in Athens, Ohio 20 years ago and worked hard to establish a fervent fanbase through consistent touring and a DIY approach to releasing albums of heartfelt, heartland Rock & Roll.  
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Summer Music Fests in the Great Indoors

Direct sunlight or potential rain will not be a problem for three local music festivals this weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 26, 2015
When you think summer music festivals, you probably think about things like high-powered sunscreen, hydration and the chance that you might get drenched if a storm rolls through. But this weekend in Greater Cincinnati, there are three festival that spotlight our great music scene, and you won’t need an umbrella, SPF 500 or $8 bottles of water for any of them. (Two of them feature “patio stages...  

Dan Karlsberg’s Brilliant Love Letter to ’Nati Jazz

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself.   

Swift Smack Down, Swift Response

Plus, aggressive music may be soothing and the Piano Man gets bumped by the freakin' Pope

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Indie label's complaints about Apple's new streaming service not paying artists during its free trial period didn't seem to sway the company, but Taylor Swift's sure did. Plus, a study finds that fans of aggressive music are mellowed by it in times of anger and stress and Billy Joel has a Madison Square Garden show postponed due to The Pope's visit.

Music: Radiohead: The Bends Tribute Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Radiohead’s 1997 album, OK Computer, is considered a classic by critics and fans alike, while post-OK albums like Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows are hailed for their progressive experimentalism.   

Local Bands Road Tripping This Summer

Plus, the East Price Hill Jazz Festival returns and the Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival offers great sampling of local Roots/Americana

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
As many of us are gearing up for summertime trips, several local bands have plotted out “working vacations,” embarking on road trips to spread the word about their music.  

Music: The Cave Singers

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Just as popular Pacific Northwest rockers Pretty Girls Make Graves disbanded in the middle of the last decade, the band’s bassist, Derek Fudesco, unveiled his new, folky project, The Cave Singers, which would go on to prove just as successful as PGMG, if not more so.  

MidPoint Music Fest Announces More Bookings

September fest to feature Iron & Wine, Patrick Waston, Lydia Loveless and more

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The second round of acts booked for this year's MidPoint Music Festival have been announced. The popular Indie Folk fave Iron & Wine heads up the announcement, adding to a lineup that includes previous-released names like Purity Ring, Ride and Sylvan Esso.  

Chakras and Other Locals Celebrate New Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
After raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign, Cincinnati rockers Chakras headed to California to record with one of the Rock world’s top producers, Joe Chiccarelli. Known for his extensive pro  

Music: Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
If you want to work up a sweat to some high-energy music this summer concert season, your best bet is coming up this weekend as the Flogging Molly/Gogol Bordello tour steamrolls into town.