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The Spring Standards

July 7 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 Each member of The Spring Standards plays multiple instruments: Guitar, piano and bass are accompanied by all three musicians having their own drum kit onstage, connected in the middle. Above that, of course, the group’s bright and infectious music is buoyed by their lead and harmony vocals.  

Merle Haggard

June 26 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Hag is back in Cincy and still kicking. And, if you’re lucky, in honor of his musical heroes Lefty Frizzell, Bob Wills and his own father who sawed some strings, he just might kick up a shuffle with his fiddle.
  

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