Well, well, well…what do this weekend? Maybe some summer cleaning? I've been putting that off successfully for about two months now. Go to the pool? It is going to be 90 degrees outside but I'm not gonna shell out eight bucks to wade in urine while a bunch of tots scream their heads off. I think I'd rather get jiggy to some good old fashion rock music. For free. The MidPoint Indie Summer Music Series continues at Fountain Square on Friday night.
In honor of Cincinnati's love for an excuse to listen to good beer and drink good—er…well anyways, the Cincinnati Pops and the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. are teaming up to turn out a limited edition lager. The Kunzel Lager, a golden Helles lager has been brewed so to honor the life of Cincinnati Pops Founder, Erich Kunzel, who passed away in September of last year. There will be 200 cases sold at $45 a case before Friday. A portion of the proceeds from the sales will go to the Erich Kunzel Legacy Fund.
The best way to celebrate a foreign holiday is the American way, so when Bastille Day rolls around there’s only one thing to do (if you live in Cincinnati): Aller a Bastille Day fete! That's French for “stop by Downtown Olde Montgomery on Saturday where there will be food and live music as incentive to appreciate the French.” Attendees can expect to be provided with the finest in French cuisine, such as les BBQ ribs, Le Pizza, des hamburgers et des Brats.
Louisville will be home to the 9th annual Too Broke For Bonnaroo Forecastle Festival starting this Friday. The three-day extravaganza of hot sweaty tree hugging features a star studded lineup of over 100 bands including She & Him, Spoon, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s and Cake. Headlining acts include psychedelic indie rockers The Flaming Lips, Against Me! and the award winning Smashing Pumpkins who have promised to rock so hard the oil spill in the Gulf will stop.
It’s hot, humid and there is a question lingering in the musty air that you might have misconstrued as your aura: How American are you prepared to be this Fourth of July? A real American would be sure to check out the Northside Fourth of July Parade, Carnival and Festival which features some of America’s greatest pastimes: beer, food, sword swallowing and Rock & Roll. The Carnival will feature local acts You, You’re Awesome, The Long Gones and The Kiss Me Everlasting.