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Gin Blossoms

Wednesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

· Aug 19, 2014 02:12 pm

Gin Blossoms blew up and deflated quickly, going from mondo-selling MTV staples behind the relentlessly catchy single "Hey Jealousy" — an era-defying Power Pop oasis in a desert of Grunge — to extinct by 1997.  ...

The Polyphonic Spree

Thursday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

· Aug 19, 2014 02:37 pm

In these mean and vulnerable times, a little light is a rare and welcomed event. The Polyphonic Spree is more than happy to break up the clouds and provide a few glorious patches of musical sunshine. ...

Kongos

Friday • Bogart’s

· Aug 19, 2014 02:42 pm

From father to sons, Kongos is no mere family name, it’s a sound that moves your feet and soul. Come with them now, indeed. ...

Bob Log III with Pop Goes the Evil

Friday • MOTR Pub

· Aug 19, 2014 02:46 pm

If Bob Log III didn’t exist, no one would invent him because no one is bat-shit crazy enough to think his psychotronic one-man-band concept could actually work.
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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Friday • Whispering Beard Folk Festival

· Aug 19, 2014 02:48 pm

Michael Cleveland is simply one of the best fiddlers in the world. Cleveland will be a part of a big three-day lineup (Friday-Sunday) at the Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Friendship, Ind., which also includes The Fairfield Four. ...

 
 
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MidPoint Music Festival Announces Free Shows

Real Estate and others to perform on the free MidPoint Midway stage

· Aug 20, 2014 10:52 am

Thanks to an assist from sponsor P&G, one of the more anticipated MidPoint Music Festival performances this year will be a special free “happy hour” concert.  Brooklyn Indie Rock group Real Estate will perform on the Midway stage the Friday of the fest (Sept. 26) at 6 p.m. Cincinnati...

Morning News and Stuff

Duke oil spill slides by Cincinnati, Tarbell jumps in Commissioners race and Common Core repeal bill could bring intelligent design to Ohio classrooms

· Aug 20, 2014 09:32 am

Hey all! Was so busy chasing stories yesterday that I didn’t get a chance to do the morning news. Let’s catch up, shall we?Welp, that’s not good. A spill at a Duke Energy facility about 20 miles upstream from Cincinnati dumped 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Ohio River late Monday...

Taste of Blue Ash This Weekend

The 29th annual fest features more than 25 food vendors and live music from The Charlie Daniels Band

· Aug 19, 2014 10:27 am

Taste of Blue Ash is the suburb's answer to downtown's annual (and the nation's longest running) food festival, Taste of Cincinnati.The free event, celebrating almost 30 years this year, will have more than 25 food vendors including Buona Terra, City BBQ, Alfio's Buon Cibo, La Petite France,...

 

We Built This Old City

Piece by piece, Old City has come together to become one of Cincinnati’s sonic powerhouses

· Aug 19, 2014 02:53 pm

After issuing a trio of EPs since 2012 — originally on old school cassettes — and a live album back in January, the current incarnation of Cincinnati’s Old City concluded it was time for a proper full-length release.
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The Perfect Children Deliver on Debut Album

Plus, the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival returns to OTR

· Aug 19, 2014 03:26 pm

Cincinnati Garage Soul/Roots group The Perfect Children capture the essence of their electrifying live shows on Get Me Mine and the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival returns, this year centralized in Washington Park.
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Fateful Twists

After enduring numerous challenges, Escape The Fate is burning up the road in support of Ungrateful

· Aug 13, 2014 09:51 am

After being out of the spotlight for a couple years, Escape the Fate is using touring — including dates on this year's Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival — to reintroduce itself. ...

Paul Giamatti Isn't THAT Good

Plus, Public Enemy sells sunglasses and Gene Simmons remains an asshat

· Aug 19, 2014 03:00 pm

Acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti has been cast in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, though not as Ice Cube, Public Enemy demurely shills a new pair of shades and Gene Simmons of KISS calls depressed suicidal people putzes who should just kill themselves, then clarifies he just meant the drug-addicted ones.
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Umin Celebrates Hypnotic New Release

Plus, Bummers Eve announce recording projects, UnityFest 2014 helps the homeless and Festival on the Lake showcases local music

· Aug 13, 2014 09:58 am

ElectroAcoustic project umin celebrates a new full-length release, clast, Bummers Eve announce forthcoming recording projects, UnityFest 2014 helps the homeless and Alexandria's Festival on the Lake showcases local music.
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Making Big Daddy Proud

Cedric Burnside carries on a family tradition of Mississippi Hill Country Blues

· Aug 13, 2014 09:46 am

Cedric Burnside learned how to play the Blues at the side of his legendary grandfather, R.L. Burnside. Since then, Cedric has gone on to win four Blues Music Awards for Best Instrumentalist: Drummer, including this year. His current band is the Cedric Burnside Project, featuring guitarist Trent Ayers. The duo’s latest album is Hear Me When I Say. ...

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