CityBeat - MPMF http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-202-1-mpmf.html <![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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<![CDATA[Something Old, Something New - Newly renovated OTR historical landmarks offer function, charm to MPMF.12]]>

Dan McCabe’s been keeping a close eye on the transformation of Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park since last October. MidPoint Music Festival’s executive producer talks about the park and the renovated Emery Theatre becoming a part of the increasingly OTR-supportive fest.

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<![CDATA[Sound and Vision - Powerhouse Poster Arcade offers concert ephemera while Midway 4EG Stage presents second-play performances]]> Run and organized by the folks at local Powerhouse Factories graphic design studio, MPMF’s Poster Expo 2012 was a necessary outlet for all of the rock poster artists involved in the music festival’s promotion machine.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to the Film Belt! - MidPoint Film Festival presents local and international indie filmmaking talent]]>

For the first time ever, in the historic Over-the-Rhine district, Indie rockers and indie filmmakers are coming together for one festival. The School for Creative and Performing Arts (108 W. Central Parkway) will be the home of the MidPoint Film Festival (MPFF), which is the official film component of the MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF).

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<![CDATA[Full MidPoint Schedule, New Features Revealed - Growth and focus mark festival's 10th year]]> The full schedule of performances (from an eclectic assemblage of artists that includes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones, rising Australian Indie Dance champs Cut Copy and clever Pop duo Mates of State) has been released. Many of the popular features from recent MPMFs are returning Sept. 22-24, but there are plenty of brand new ones being introduced, all designed to make the MidPoint experience even better.]]> <![CDATA[MPMF11 Tickets Now on Sale - Limited number of VIP Passes and 3-day wristbands available]]> Advance ticket sales are underway for the 2011 MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 22-24 in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. A limited number of 3-Day VIP Passes and 3-Day Wristbands are available online, at local retail stores and at the Indie Summer Series on Friday nights at Fountain Square.]]> <![CDATA[MidPoint Announces First Round of 2011 Headliners - Cut Copy, Okkervil River, The Joy Formidable, Kaki King and The Low Anthem among 20 acts confirmed]]> The MidPoint Music Festival has announced the first performer confirmations for the 10th edition of the downtown festival happening Sept. 22-24, 2011. Artist highlights will include Cut Copy from Australia, Austin-based Okkervil River, UK rockers The Joy Formidable, Rolling Stone guitar god Kaki King, The Felice Brothers, The Album Leaf, Gang Gang Dance, Those Darlins, The Low Anthem and Jessica Lea Mayfield.]]> <![CDATA[MidPoint Indie Summer Series Announces Acts - Headliners include Maps & Atlases, Ted Leo, Bad Veins, Margot and the Nuclear So & So's and The Greenhornes]]> The MidPoint Indie Summer Series returns to Fountain Square on Friday evenings through Sept. 2. For the third consecutive year, MidPoint presents national, regional and local acts for free on downtown's main public square. Headliners include Maps & Atlases (June 17), Pomegranates (July 1), Big Freedia (July 8), Ted Leo & the Pharmacists (July 29), Bad Veins (Aug. 19), Margot and the Nuclear So & So's (Aug. 26) and The Greenhornes (Sept. 3).]]> <![CDATA[SCPA Partners With MPMF As 2011 Venue - Vitamin Water to sponsor all-ages programming]]> The School for Creative & Performing Arts will host 2011 MidPoint Music Festival showcases in its theaters Sept. 22-24. The new partnership with SCPA, which opened the Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education last September, expands and reinforces MidPoint's presence in Over-the-Rhine.]]> <![CDATA[Get Here, Get Heard - 2011 MidPoint showcase submission process wraps up]]> After a year that saw record attendance numbers, the MidPoint Music Festival is set to return Sept. 22-25 for its 10th anniversary. Between Feb. 25 and May 16 the fest accepted submissions from all bands and solo artists interested in performing this fall. Once the judging process is complete, invitations will be issued to performers.]]> <![CDATA[2011 MidPoint Indie Summer Series Announces Acts - Headliners include Maps & Atlases, Ted Leo, Bad Veins, Margot and the Nuclear So & So's and The Greenhornes]]> <![CDATA[Follow MidPoint Online - Join in at live.mpmf.com]]> MidPoint Music Festival brings back its popular online application again this year, giving you the chance to post band reviews and check out others' reactions in real time at live.mpmf.com. You can contribute reviews by texting 4632 from Cincinnati Bell Wireless phones, sending tweets using the #MPMF hash tag or posting directly to the site.]]> <![CDATA[MPMF 2010 Bands: A-C - ]]> <![CDATA[MPMF 2010 Bands: D-G - ]]>