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MidPoint Indie Summer with We Were Promised Jetpacks

June 7 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
It is both easy and hard to define the music of We Were Promised Jetpacks. At times Big Beat Rock and other times resembling energetic Euro Alternative Pop, the one thing the Jetpacks are not is minimalist.  

Mountain's Range

Despite a true “near-death” experience, dynamic Bluegrass group Mountain Heart continues to thrill

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Mountain Heart is a band that works hard to entertain, with the focus put on bringing high energy to the stage and working as a team, with every excellent musician getting their shot in the limelight.   

Music: Mountain Heart

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ten years ago, Mountain Heart opened up a concert at the Taft Theatre for recently deceased Country Music Hall of Famer, George Jones. To Jones’ credit, his love of Bluegrass music allowed for such   

Music: Col. Bruce Hampton

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
About 10 years ago, Col. Bruce Hampton played the now-defunct Barrelhouse here in Cincy. After spending the afternoon with the Colonel, I attempted to get a message to local politician and entrepreneu  

Col. Bruce Hampton

May 23 • Stanley's Pub

0 Comments · Monday, May 20, 2013
 About 10 years ago, Col. Bruce Hampton played the now-defunct Barrelhouse here in Cincy. Now, Hampton brings his latest band to Stanley’s Pub, following last year’s release of the documentary movie, Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.  

Music: Todd Rundgren

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Todd Rundgren first got the attention of the wider music world when he released the syrupy-yet-addicting Soft Rock hit “Hello It’s Me” in 1972. However, to his credit, once achieving stardom, Ru  

Todd Rundgren

May 18 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
Rundgren’s own latest album is called State and it brings the long-time innovator into the modern scene full bore, with energetic stabs at Electronica, Dub Step and Techno, with his unique vocals and multi-layered/multi-instrumental arsenal thrown up against the electronics to see what sticks.

Music: Kenny Peck & the Smoky Jack Band

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dynamic Covington, Ky., group Kenny Peck & the Smoky Jack Band will celebrate their new album, Country Jack, Thursday at the Thompson House in Newport. Following up last year’s stripped-dow  

Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group

May 9 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 7, 2013
While his music is uniquely stylized, Lyle Lovett was Americana before Americana music was cool. When he appears at the Taft Theater this week, he will be with his all-star Acoustic Group, playing cuts off his new album, Release Me, and more.

Music: MilkDrive with Mama’s Porch

0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2013
Back in the 1970s, acoustic music began to expand and evolve. Bluegrass music morphed into many different genres, from Jamgrass and Newgrass to even more esoteric fare. One exciting new offshoot at th