CityBeat - MPMF http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-202-1-mpmf.html <![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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<![CDATA[Getting Around MPMF - ]]> MidPoint is a totally walkable and very bike-friendly festival.
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<![CDATA[MPMF Visitor’s Guide - ]]> Welcome to the MidPoint Music Festival — and welcome to Cincinnati! You’re about to spend quite a bit of time in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati’s coolest neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA[More All-Ages MPMF Options Than Ever - ]]> This year, MPMF is more all-ages friendly than ever, with the fest’s six biggest stages (featuring many of the event’s biggest acts) being open to everyone, not just people who can legally purchase a beer.]]> <![CDATA[Your 2014 MidPoint Adventure Awaits - ]]>

If you’re a music lover, there’s no better way to celebrate the first weekend of fall than with MPMF.

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<![CDATA[Dig Deep Into MPMF 2013 - ]]> Well before CityBeat acquired the MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF) in 2008, when it was mostly focused on unsigned artists, I vividly recall a close friend responding to my query about his possibl]]> <![CDATA[Book 'Em, Dan-O - Q&A with MidPoint booking master Dan McCabe]]>

With Cincinnati, when looking at the past five to 10 years of growth, it’s hard not to give a lot of credit to the artists and musicians who’ve consistently created intriguing art for the citizens, as well as the fans and leaders who support and assist them. 


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<![CDATA[Soul Under the Chestnutt Tree - Cody Chestnutt makes original Contemporary Soul with a hint of yesterme, yesteryou, yesterday]]>

More than a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT sequestered himself in the bedroom studio he dubbed The Sonic Promiseland, writing songs and making sounds with absolutely no intention of ever allowing the results of his sonic experiments loose in the wider world.

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<![CDATA[Let's Go METZ! - The widespread success of METZ caught the Canadian rockers by surprise ]]>

 It’s often hard to discern what the hell frontman Alex Edkins is raging on about, but it doesn’t matter much when your frontal lobe is blown off via the trio’s lacerating racket, which sounds like In Utero-era Nirvana on fast-forward or Fugazi at its immersive, air-raid-siren best.

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<![CDATA[Paint It Black - L.A.’s Warpaint unveils new material at MidPoint from anticipated sophomore album release]]>

 Warpaint emits a hypnotic, groove-based blend of textures and emotions that could only have sprouted from the fertile imaginations of its four members. There’s a mysterious, unpredictable element to the band’s lush vocals and mood-altering soundscapes that is all its own.

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<![CDATA[The Teeth and Nothing But the Teeth - The Kickaways sport a stripped-back and mature sound on sophomore full-length 'Show Yr Teeth']]>

At the same time, the band has tweaked its approach, as Lynn set aside his guitar to concentrate on his frontman skills at the mic. This has allowed Glistovski to take up the guitar slack and become more inventive, which has subsequently tightened up the Ittle/Lambchop rhythm section.

 

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<![CDATA[Interactive Music Biz E-Book to Debut at MPMF - ]]>

 MDR is the project of Cincinnati’s Brian Penick, a former drummer for several touring/recording bands like The Seedy Seeds and Bottom Line, who stopped playing music to start the development/marketing/events promo company The Counter Rhythm Group.

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