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Music: The Oarsman

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Oarsman lead singer Marcus Christopher Maloney’s voice is therapy at its cheapest. No alcohol is needed to sink into the quiet misery from which the listener ultimately lifts hope from the beaut  

Manchester Orchestra

Nov. 23 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Manchester Orchestra is loud and rattling, both from the volume the group can unleash and from the depth and emotion in its lyrics. Whether filtered through computer speakers or amplified live from the stages of some of America’s best venues, the group’s music has a way of making “all the feels” come rocketing to the surface. 
  

Music: Manchester Orchestra

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Born out of frustration and isolation during lead singer Andy Hull’s days in high school, Manchester Orchestra is far from lonely now. For almost a decade, the band has toured across the globe colle  

Justin Moore

Nov. 15 • Bank of Kentucky Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Country music is bursting at the seams with hot, young men, but Justin Moore isn’t just another name soon to fade away. He’s the real thing and he’s here to stay.  

The Lone Bellow

Nov. 12 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Coming at us from Brooklyn, N.Y., The Lone Bellow — whose name couldn’t suit them any better — is made up of a trio of beautiful souls. Their harmonies are tight and soul-stirring, but at just the right moments, it’s lead singer Zach Williams’ Georgian drawl that cries out louder than the rest.  

Music: Matt Wertz

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Matt Wertz’s music can be described in two words: Mom Rock. He falls in line with guys like Matt Nathanson and Gavin Degraw (both former tour mates). It’s the kind of Lite FM sound that only   

Matt Wertz

Nov. 3 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, October 28, 2013
 Wertz’s music can be described in two words: Mom Rock. He falls in line with guys like Matt Nathanson and Gavin Degraw (both former tour mates). It’s the kind of Lite FM sound that only works on people in love or people who are waiting for their rom-com moment.
  
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Q&A with Abigail Washburn

Clawhammer banjo player and singer joins Bela Fleck for Miami University Middletown concert Saturday

{CommentsCant} · Friday, October 18, 2013
At the heart of even the darkest of music, it’s love that made it possible. Love of singing or escapism. Love of an instrument or a sound. A flourishing love or a dissipating love. That love is especially present in absolutely everything Abigail Washburn does. It’s a love for the banjo, a love for China and a love of people, especially her husband, Bela Fleck, and (most recently) their adorabl...  
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REVIEW: Phoenix and The Vaccines at LC Pavilion (Columbus, Ohio)

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 7, 2013
Justin Hayward-Young stole my soul.

When The Vaccines stormed onstage at the LC Pavilion on Oct. 3 to open for Phoenix, they rained a holy hell of guitar and vocals down upon their fans. And the people drowned in their own admiration for the band. Why? I firmly believe that The Vaccines are what Rock should be but hasn’t been for a long time. They don’t look like professors, duck their ...  
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MPMF Day 3: Anchoring Down at the Taft

{CommentsCant} · Monday, September 30, 2013
Great news, y’all! I made it through another MidPoint without getting raped or mugged. (Getting mugged might not be so bad, though. “No, officer, it was definitely not me who bought Duck Dynasty underwear at Walmart.”) I know you were concerned for my safety.

I did MPMF quite a bit differently than I have in years past and I have to say, I think it contributed to it being the best one...