CityBeat - Spill It http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-86-1-spill_it.html <![CDATA[The KillTones Go Wild on ‘Raw. Animals. Dance’ - ]]>

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).

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<![CDATA[Mixtapes Play Hometown Warped Show, Announce Hiatus - ]]>

Cincinnati Pop rockers Mixtapes have been playing numerous dates on this year’s Warped Tour, including the local stop at Riverbend Music Center (riverbend.org) on Wednesday. The band’s hometown fans should probably make plans to attend the all-day show, as it will be one of the last chances to catch the group locally for some time.

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<![CDATA[Missy Werner Shines on Collaborative New Album - ]]>

Gifted local Bluegrass singer/mandolin player Missy Werner’s latest album, Turn This Heart Around, was released July 1 through iTunes, Amazon and most other online stores. The album — which has already been garnering airplay and positive reviews nationally — gets the hometown release party treatment this Saturday at the Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center (620 Greenup St., Covington, 859-431-0020).

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<![CDATA[Pure Grain Drops ‘Indiana Sun’ on Fountain Square - ]]>

Country crew Pure Grain, which hails from nearby Bright, Ind., will be celebrating the release of its brand new album, Indiana Sun, when it performs as part of the free, weekly “American Roots” concert series this coming Tuesday on Fountain Square.

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<![CDATA[Them’s the Brakes - ]]>

The Lockland Brakes, an excellent Cincinnati Pop Punk foursome, celebrate the release of their debut full-length, Attachments, Friday night at Northside Tavern (northside-tavern.com).

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<![CDATA[Lift the Medium, Heavy Hinges Release Debut Albums - ]]>

Cincinnati Hard Rock foursome Lift the Medium has only been a band for a year, but you wouldn’t know it listening to its accomplished debut full-length, Mastermind.

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<![CDATA[Northside, New Richmond Music Fests This Weekend - ]]>

The Northside Music Festival, presented by Cincinnati design/branding/promotional company We Have Become Vikings, returns this week for its seventh annual event. For the first time, the fest will extend to two days, offering free, (mostly) local music on three stages at the Northside Tavern (northside-tavern.com) Friday and Saturday nights.

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<![CDATA[Cincy Blues Challenge Band Competition Returns Sunday - ]]>

On June 1, area Blues singer/pianist/multi-instrumentalist Jimmy D. Rogers won the Cincy Blues Challenge competition for solo artists and duos after competing against several other performers at downtown club/restaurant Arnold’s. This Sunday, the Blues Challenge presents the band competition.

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<![CDATA[Fountain Square, Washington Park Music Series Begin - ]]>

The free musical performances at Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park and downtown’s Fountain Square (aka the PNC Summer Music Series) kick off in earnest this week.

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<![CDATA[Introductions and Returns - Circus of the Sun, Matt Mooney and Billy Catfish return to the stage]]> Circus of the Sun, Matt Mooney and Billy Catfish return to local stages this week. Plus, The Whiskey Shambles win Northeast Ohio Blues Association Blues Challenge, earning a slot at the International Blues Challenge, and Taste of Cincinnati returns with some piping hot local music.
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<![CDATA[More MidPoint Music Fest Performers Announced - Plus, bands sought for music video project, OTR Summer Celebration and 4EGsquare showcase local music, Evening Redness debuts and Margaret Darling and friends cover full albums]]>

Real Estate, Tycho, Sun Kil Moon and more join The Afghan Whigs in the MidPoint Music Festival lineup, local bands are being sought for a music video project, OTR Summer Celebration and 4EGsquare showcase local music (for free), Evening Redness debuts and Margaret Darling and friends cover full albums.

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<![CDATA[The Afghan Whigs to Headline MidPoint - Plus, Hip Hop artist Sleep releases stellar new album 'Branded']]> One of Cincinnati's finest musical exports, The Afghan Whigs, will return to where it all started and perform at the 2014 MidPoint Music Festival this fall. Plus, Cincy MC Sleep releases the brilliant, gritty and emotional new album Branded: The Damon Winton Story.
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<![CDATA[PUBLIC Reveals New Tracks, Headlines First Show - Plus news on Flesh and the Devils, Catapult Music Festival and more]]> After revealing new tracks over the past few weeks, Cincy Indie Pop/Rock trio PUBLIC gears up for its first headlining show this weekend. Plus, Musicians' Desk Reference goes subscription, progressive Hip Hop/Electronic fest Catapult debuts in Northside, Flesh and the Devils release their debut 7-inch single and Tunes & Blooms closes with one more (rescheduled) show.
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<![CDATA[A Tale of Two Aarons - Trademark Aaron and Aaron Collins get set to release fantastic (buy very different) new releases this week]]> Rising local Hip Hop artist Trademark Aaron releases free new mixtape Words with Friends, singer/songwriter Aaron Collins celebrates his debut solo album release, Northside Garage drop a brand new single and Country/Rock singer Noah Smith issues his self-titled debut EP.
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<![CDATA[Free MidPoint Indie Summer Shows Announced - Plus, Taylor Alexander releases new EP, Cheech Mob celebrates 420 and Electric Citizen announces big tour, new single]]>

This summer's free MidPoint Indie Summer concerts on Fountain Square feature Wussy, Mad Anthony, Danny and His Fantasy and many other local acts alongside some great national headliners. Plus, Taylor Alexander releases a new EP, Hip Hop collective Cheech Mob celebrates 420 and Electric Citizen announces big tour and new single.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Music Releases News and Notes - The latest on new releases from Buffalo Killers, The Infinity Ball, Tweens, Foxy Shazam and more]]>

The latest on new releases from Greater Cincinnati artists Buffalo Killers, The Infinity Ball, Tweens, Foxy Shazam, Dallas Moore, Freekbass, Comprador and more.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Bands Turn to Fans for Ambitious Projects - Plus, the Tunes & Blooms concert series begins and Mainstay Rock Bar turns 5]]> Local Folk Metal band Winterhymn launches crowd-funding campaign to help with its upcoming national tour, while Chamber/Folk/Indie foursome The Happy Maladies goes to its fans for help with a pair of ambitious recording projects. Plus, Mainstay Rock Bar celebrates its fifth birthday and the Cincinnati Zoo's free Tunes & Blooms concerts begin.
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<![CDATA[The Pinstripes Celebrate Decade of Music-Making - Plus, 'Mistaken for Strangers' opens, Automagik returns and more local music news]]> Cincinnati Reggae/Soul greats The Pinstripes celebrate their 10th anniversary and announce a pull-back from live shows. Plus, 'Mistaken for Strangers' (featuring the Cincy natives of The National) opens locally, The Harlequins prep live album, Automagik returns and Serenity Fisher sings in the name of love.
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<![CDATA[Jeremy Pinnell Gets Personal on Debut Solo Album - Plus, 74 West celebrates debut release and ’80s Pop … Rocks tribute/benefit show returns]]> Stellar local singer/songwriter Jeremy Pinnell unveils his first solo album, OH/KY, 74 West celebrates the release of Life on Shuffle and dozens of local artists play their favorites from the ’80s at the "’80s Pop … Rocks" tribute/benefit concert this weekend.
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<![CDATA[Kelly Richey Band Gets Down at the Wisp - Plus, Shoot Out the Light issues new album, Jeremy Pinnell previews his solo debut and Ray's Music Exchange reunites]]> Blues Funk trio The Kelly Richey Band celebrate its new live album at the place it was recorded, The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, plus Shoot Out the Lights releases sophomore full-length, Jeremy Pinnell previews new solo effort and Ray's Music Exchange reunites in Newport.
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