CityBeat - MPMF http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-202-1-mpmf.html <![CDATA[Choose Your Own MidPoint Adventure - The 2015 MidPoint Music Festival presents a wide array of leading-edge music-makers and much more]]>

The most common question associated with Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival — besides “Are you going?” — is probably something along the lines of, “Who should I go see?”

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<![CDATA[The Youngish and the Restless - A dozen years in and Heartless Bastards have yet to plateau, as evidenced by their latest album, <i>Restless Ones</i>]]>

It’s been six years since Erika Wennerstrom picked up stakes and moved herself and Heartless Bastards from Cincinnati to Austin, Texas. 

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<![CDATA[Knocked Out by a Bully - ]]>

Bully burst onto the scene armed with founder and frontperson Alicia Bognanno’s uniquely emotive voice and incisive and direct lyrical excursions, which bring to mind Juliana Hatfield crossed with L7. It’s also probably no coincidence that, sonically, Bully comes on like a cross between Hatfield’s first band, Blake Babies, and L7’s more accessible outings.

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<![CDATA[The Creative Life of Ryley - Record-store quests for old and interesting music helped Ryley Walker develop his acclaimed Folk/Jazz sound ]]>

Ryley Walker’s song “Primrose Green” stops you in your tracks when you hear it on the radio. And it’s been played on the radio a lot, both on Americana and AltRock/college stations, since Walker’s album of the same name was released earlier this year.

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<![CDATA[His Roots are Showing - Pokey LaFarge finds the timelessness in early-20th-century American music]]>

Pokey LaFarge is proud of his Midwestern heritage. The singer/songwriter is also a staunch baseball fan who grew up in Illinois, but now makes his home in Missouri.

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<![CDATA[Immerse Yourself in Musical Discovery at MPMF 2015 - ]]>

MidPoint — taking place Sept. 25-27 — has  grown greatly, evolving from a showcase for unsigned and local acts into an event that offers a diverse lineup of acclaimed and/or cutting-edge Indie music from all over the world. 

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<![CDATA[MPMF.15 Ticket and Box Office Info - ]]>

Here's all the ticket and box office information you need to know for this year's MidPoint Music Festival.

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<![CDATA[MPMF.15 Schedule: Friday, Sept. 25 - ]]>

Read about the artists performing on Friday, Sept. 25.

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<![CDATA[MPMF.15 Schedule: Saturday, Sept. 26 - ]]> Read about the artists taking the stage on Saturday, Sept. 26.
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<![CDATA[MPMF.15 Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 27 - ]]> Learn more about the artists performing on Sunday, Sept. 27.
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<![CDATA[MidPoint Gets Crafty This Year - P&G presents new MidPoint Indie Craft Village]]>

While MidPoint has consistently stayed true to its vision of spotlighting new and innovative music, certain things about the festival have changed over the years, often inevitably. One of this year’s most noticeable (and, in our humble opinion, coolest) changes is the addition of the MidPoint Indie Craft Village in Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park.

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<![CDATA[Need for Speedy - Speedy Ortiz rides a wave of critical acclaim and buzz into MPMF]]>

Speedy Ortiz has gone from basement shows in the quartet's native Northampton, Mass., to massive festivals like Bonnarro in whiplash fashion. Yet the band has handled the transition deftly, delivering its slanted, guitar-driven ditties with the same offhanded grace no matter the setting.


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<![CDATA[It’s the Most MidPointiest Time of the Year - ]]>

This week marks the return of the MidPoint Music Festival to the clubs and venues of downtown and Over-the-Rhine, featuring adventurous and critically acclaimed artists from around the world, regardless of their label affiliation (or lack thereof).

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<![CDATA[Overpowered by Funk - Canadian Electro Funk duo Chromeo reaches new heights with White Women]]>

Chromeo offers the whole package: cute dudes who dig fashion and art, wielding electric guitars or standing behind keyboards propped on stands shaped like curvy female legs.

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<![CDATA[The Wanderer - Jessica Lea Mayfield leaves the rootsier material behind on her new album Make My Head Sing …]]>

Mayfield’s latest album, Make My Head Sing …, marks a stark departure from her previous efforts in its sonic approach.

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<![CDATA[We Got the Beast - Greg Dulli and John Curley resurrect The Afghan Whigs for Do to the Beast, a personal best and one of the year’s top albums]]>

These days, musical comebacks seem inevitable, but few are successful, philosophically satisfying or even welcomed. That is most assuredly not the case with The Afghan Whigs.

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<![CDATA[Soul Proprietors - Soul ensemble St. Paul & the Broken Bones make a big splash with their debut album Half the City]]>

St. Paul (a sly reference to Janeway’s religious background) & the Broken Bones has found itself in the middle of two new musical trends — the rise of Alabama acts like Alabama Shakes and Muscle Shoals-born John Paul White of Civil Wars, and the revival of American Deep Soul music courtesy of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley and others.

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<![CDATA[More Midway Music Options Than Ever - ]]>

The free stage at the MidPoint Midway has grown a lot since it began, for the past couple of years featuring featured some of MPMF’s bigger artists.

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<![CDATA[LIVE.MPMF.COM - Customize your schedule and track MPMF on social media]]> With society’s ever-increasing infatuation with smartphones, mobile apps have become as indispensable for music festivalgoers as sensible shoes.]]> <![CDATA[A Cincinnati Love Letter - ArtWorks unveils Ink Your Love project on the MidPoint Midway]]>

During MidPoint Music Festival’s Sept. 25-27 run, the MidPoint Midway, curated by ArtWorks and situated on 12th Street between Vine and Walnut streets in Over-the-Rhine, will play host to local artists and writers expounding in their own particular way upon the theme of “Ink Your Love.”

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