The Redettes reincorporate the early Punk-era influences of Sycamore Smith’s past, but it’s a subtle, skillful integration. As the group’s brand new seven-song release shows, The Redettes wouldn’t have been out of place on the Stiff Records roster with its casual resemblance to the “Pub Rock” that shadowed and occasionally intermingled with the Punk movement in ’70s England (think Nick Lowe or early Elvis Costello).
The CincyPunk Fest has emerged as one of the most popular benefit concerts in the region, raising money for various charities since its inception a decade ago. For CincyPunk Fest 10, the event returns to Newport’s Southgate House this Saturday and Sunday under new management and with a lineup full of some of the top music-makers in Cincinnati. And, despite its name, the fest is again a showcase for much more than just Punk Rock.