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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...  
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REVIEW: Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road Troy, Ohio Stopover

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Gentlemen of the Road stopover tour started off as a rather simple concept. Mumford & Sons would invite a few of their music-playing friends to travel with them. They’d stop over for the weekend in towns they’d never been to before, towns they had no reason to visit. They would play two days’ worth of gigs for people they’d probably not ever played for before.It was just a small, s...  

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Aug. 30-31 • Troy Memorial Stadium

1 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Troy, Ohio is going to be invaded by banjo-toting, tambourine-shaking, tight pants- and flowy dress-wearing hippie folksters. Some of us are more excited than others.
  

Jake Owen

Aug. 15 • Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Owen’s rise to fame was quick, going from barroom entertainment to a signed artist in no time. And he has Kenny Chesney to thank.   

Theory of a Deadman

July 24 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, July 22, 2013
If you listen to any of the Rock stations in town, you know Theory of a Deadman. They're the guys behind "Bad Girlfriend" (the video for which is great … and NSFW). They also did the oh-so-catchy "Lowlife."  

Keith Urban

July 18 • Riverbend Music Center

3 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
Urban's newest single, “Little Bit of Everything,” is a blend of banjo, a few guitar-rifts and some random record scratching. In general, his new music is somehow more Country, despite not sounding like anything Country has been before.  

Matt Pond

July 5 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Matt Pond PA fans won’t be disappointed in the Matt Pond appearance on Fountain Square. With the two main men remaining in the lineup, there will be plenty of older, PA works. The sans-PA stuff should only add to the performance.  

John Mayer

July 9 • Riverbend

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
In case you missed the pink memo plastered on our website for weeks: John Mayer is coming to town. In the last several years, Mayer has undergone two throat surgeries. The first medically induced s