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Cheers Elephant with The Ready Stance

Thursday • MOTR Pub

· Jul 29, 2014 12:08 pm

Cheers Elephant is a blatantly hook-laden AltPop band that brings a sense of humor and 1960s-era verve to their sound. With reverb-a-plenty and blue-sky harmony vocals, the up-tempo band keeps its big beats front and center. ...

The Iguanas

Friday • Southgate House Revival

· Jul 29, 2014 12:12 am

These days, it’s an accomplishment to find something that lasts 25 months, let alone 25 years. And yet The Iguanas are still making vital music and crisscrossing the country to present it in its most elementally satisfying live fashion, a quarter century after the band’s formation in New Orleans.
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The Casket Girls with Dreamend

Sunday • MOTR Pub

· Jul 29, 2014 12:14 pm

The original derivation of a casket (or casquette) girl referred to an early 18th century female who had been repatriated from France to the French colonial South in order to marry; “casket” referred to the small chest that held their belongings. ...

Eric Johnson

Tuesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

· Jul 29, 2014 12:22 pm

Coming on the scene in the late ’80s/early ’90s as a new guitar hot shot, Eric Johnson lit up the frets and the music world with a Grammy Award win for his original instrumental, “Cliffs of Dover,” in 1991. Though a multi-instrumentalist of the highest order, he is mostly known for his fluid guitar pyrotechnics. ...

 
 
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Cranley's Pick for City Manager Lays Out Vision for Cincinnati

Harry Black touts his experience as a long-time public servant

· Jul 31, 2014 11:11 am

Harry Black, Mayor John Cranley’s pick for the next city manager, spoke today about his ideas for keeping Cincinnati’s momentum moving forward. At a news conference outside City Hall this morning, Black pledged that should he be selected to be city manager, his office would be transparent and...

MPMF Announces Christian Moerlein Brewery as Newest Venue

Moerlein to be fest's official beer, host headliners Panda Bear, Tycho and The Raveonettes

· Jul 31, 2014 10:07 am

Old and new traditions will coalesce at this year's MidPoint Music Festival as Christian Moerlein Brewing Company will host acts all weekend long, including headliners Panda Bear, Tycho and The Raveonettes. The 13th annual MPMF runs Sept. 25 -27 and continues to expand throughout downtown...

From The Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the July 30 issue of CityBeat

· Jul 30, 2014 09:49 am

It would seem like we’ve made it, folks. The short-lived tenure of this little vocab blog has reached its end; let’s not get all sentimental about all the words we’ve learned. I’m going back to the land of Muncie, Indiana, where we don’t have cool stuff like altweeklies or rideshare...

 

The Forsyth Saga

Guy Forsyth plays all kinds of Blues for all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons

· Jul 29, 2014 12:34 am

Back in the ‘70s, John Denver wrote the line, “I’d no more love just one kind of woman than drink only one kind of wine.” Guy Forsyth takes a similar approach when it comes to playing music in general, and the Blues specifically. ...

Greater Cincinnati Gets the Blues This Weekend

· Jul 29, 2014 12:39 pm

It’s Christmas in August this weekend for local Blues fans. The big event is the 22nd annual Cincy Blues Fest, presented Friday and Saturday at the riverfront’s Sawyer Point by the Cincy Blues Society. ...

No Filter

Up-and-comer K. Michelle uses reality TV and intimate, honest songwriting to build her audience

· Jul 22, 2014 12:21 pm

While most R&B and Dance Pop artists keep things light lyrically, singing playful songs about the opposite sex, going to clubs, partying and other just-for-fun subjects, there’s not much sweetness and light on K. Michelle’s debut album, Rebellious Soul. And don’t look for any typical heartbroken anthems, either. ...

Panic! Counter-Attack

Panic! at the Disco fights hate, 'Punk Starter Kit' sells out and using DJs for crowd control

· Jul 22, 2014 12:32 am

Panic! at the Disco counters hate group's protest by donating $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every protester that shows up, the handmade 'Punk Starter Kit' brings some Hot Topic flavor to Etsy and a Belgian mayor hires a DJ to chase away loitering 'gypsies.' ...

The KillTones Go Wild on ‘Raw. Animals. Dance’

· Jul 22, 2014 03:44 pm

This Friday, superb Cincinnati rockers The KillTones host an album release party in honor of their new nine-track effort, Raw. Animals. Dance. The band will be joined by locals Lemon Sky and Philly-based Soraia for the free, 9 p.m. event at Over-the-Rhine club The Drinkery (drinkeryotr.com). ...

Bond of Brothers

Dave and Phil Alvin find 'Common Ground' in Big Bill Broonzy

· Jul 21, 2014 02:32 pm

Dave and Phil Alvin hadn't made an album together since Dave left The Blasters in the mid-’80s. But their longtime mutual love for Blues icon Big Bill Broonzy recently brought them back together for a new full-length, Common Ground.
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