CityBeat - Spill It http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-86-1-spill_it.html <![CDATA[Walk the Moon Gears Up for New Album Release - Plus, local happenings]]>

The reigning Cincinnati Entertainment Award winner of Artist of the Year honors, Alt Pop quartet Walk the Moon, is finally set to release its second album for RCA Records.

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<![CDATA[Frontier Folk Nebraska, Pop Empire Make MOTR Release Party Central - ]]>

Two great Cincinnati-based bands take over Over-the-Rhine’s MOTR Pub (motrpub.com) this weekend to celebrate their excellent new releases with free shows.

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<![CDATA[Let It Happen Celebrates Debut Album - Plus, Royal Holland issues a compelling first EP]]> Cincinnati rockers Let It Happen celebrate memorable debut album Cause + Effect, and Royal Holland issues a first "dreamy synth folk" EP.
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<![CDATA[Mad Anthony Doesn't Wane - Plus, Thompson House offers pre-/post-fireworks live music and ticket prices for the MidPoint Music Festival increase Tuesday]]> Cincinnati rockers Mad Anthony celebrate their first release since last summer's near-fatal van accident, Sank for Days. Plus, the Thompson House in Newport offers live music before and after the Labor Day fireworks show on the river and prices for  three-day passes to the MidPoint Music Festival increase Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[The Perfect Children Deliver on Debut Album - Plus, the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival returns to OTR]]> Cincinnati Garage Soul/Roots group The Perfect Children capture the essence of their electrifying live shows on Get Me Mine and the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival returns, this year centralized in Washington Park.
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<![CDATA[Umin Celebrates Hypnotic New Release - Plus, Bummers Eve announce recording projects, UnityFest 2014 helps the homeless and Festival on the Lake showcases local music]]> ElectroAcoustic project umin celebrates a new full-length release, clast, Bummers Eve announce forthcoming recording projects, UnityFest 2014 helps the homeless and Alexandria's Festival on the Lake showcases local music.
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<![CDATA[Trademark Aaron Releases EP, Plays Fountain Square - Plus, MidPoint announces its full schedule and the It's Commonly Jazz series begins]]> Northern Kentucky-based Hip Hop artists celebrates the release of his new EP, Act Accordingly, Saturday during the Beats by Self-Diploma concert on Fountain Square, the MidPoint Music Festival announces its full schedule and the free It's Commonly Jazz series kicks off with William Menefield this Thursday.
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<![CDATA[Greater Cincinnati Gets the Blues This Weekend - ]]>

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.

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<![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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