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The Afghan Whigs to Headline MidPoint

Plus, Hip Hop artist Sleep releases stellar new album 'Branded'

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
One of Cincinnati's finest musical exports, The Afghan Whigs, will return to where it all started and perform at the 2014 MidPoint Music Festival this fall. Plus, Cincy MC Sleep releases the brilliant, gritty and emotional new album Branded: The Damon Winton Story.
  

Music: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Last fall, Detroit ensemble Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas issued their latest collection of compelling, dynamic songs with the EP Demons.  

PUBLIC Reveals New Tracks, Headlines First Show

Plus news on Flesh and the Devils, Catapult Music Festival and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
After revealing new tracks over the past few weeks, Cincy Indie Pop/Rock trio PUBLIC gears up for its first headlining show this weekend. Plus, Musicians' Desk Reference goes subscription, progressive Hip Hop/Electronic fest Catapult debuts in Northside, Flesh and the Devils release their debut 7-inch single and Tunes & Blooms closes with one more (rescheduled) show.
  

Hidden Words of Coldplay

Plus, a study claims to support Darwin's theory about music and Village Person tells Clippers,

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Coldplay educates younger people about "libraries" and older people about "Twitter" with new promo stunt, a U.K. study finds fertile women want to have sex with "complex" composers (sorry Nickelback) and the cop from the Village People doesn't want Clippers fans dancing to "Y.M.C.A." because of the basketball team's racist owner.
  

Music: Garciaphone

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 29, 2014
From the central region of France called Auvergne, Indie Rock trio Garciaphone was formed in 2007 by well-traveled drummer Olivier Perez as an outlet for his songwriting.  
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Musicians’ Desk Reference Switches Format, Offers Free Trial

Locally-created music industry e-guidebook goes the monthly subscription route

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
After launching last year locally at the MidPoint Music Festival and nationally at New York’s CMJ conference, the intuitive and comprehensive music industry e-book Musicians’ Desk Reference has relaunched with a new format. Created in Cincinnati by longtime local musician and promoter Brian Penick (also the founder of The Counter Rhyt...  

A Tale of Two Aarons

Trademark Aaron and Aaron Collins get set to release fantastic (buy very different) new releases this week

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Rising local Hip Hop artist Trademark Aaron releases free new mixtape Words with Friends, singer/songwriter Aaron Collins celebrates his debut solo album release, Northside Garage drop a brand new single and Country/Rock singer Noah Smith issues his self-titled debut EP.
  

Lab Partners with Darlene and The Stealth Pastille

Friday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
One of the finest bands to emerge from the Dayton, Ohio, music scene over the last 15 years, Lab Partners continue to carry on Gem City’s reputation as a hot-bed for Indie Rock. The band also has direct ties to some of the artists who helped bring international attention to the city’s music in the first place.
  

Record-Breaking Record-Making Pace

Jack White makes, sets record, Prince makes deal with old foes and Wu-Tang cuts ties with penis cutter

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Jack White makes record-holding Swiss Polka trio look like slackers with "World's Fastest Released Record," Prince re-teams with the major label he once likened to slave owners and if you cut off your penis and jump off a balcony, don't go looking for sympathy from Wu-Tang Clan (especially if it might hurt their "brand")
  

Music: WoodyFest 2014: A Tribute to the Music of Woody Guthrie

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Veteran Cincinnati Folk singer/songwriter Jake Speed, once one of the more consistently gigging musicians in town, hasn’t been performing a lot as of late, focusing instead on parental duties. But this weekend Speed is hitting the stage for WoodyFest.