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by Mike Breen 10.04.2013

CincyPunk Fest Starts Tonight

Annual eclectic music festival hits the Southgate House Revial for installment No. 12

The CincyPunk Fest got its start in 2003, organized as an offshoot of Adam Rosing’s CincyPunk website. Since then, Rosing and the festival have raised tens of thousands of dollars for area charities and presented an increasingly eclectic lineup for its increasingly large audience.  The festival returns tonight and tomorrow, utilizing the three stages at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, Ky., and featuring 35 performers, many from the Greater Cincinnati area, but also some top-notch national acts, like Diarrhea Planet and Pissed Jeans. After a decade, it probably doesn’t need to be repeated, but just to reiterate – Cincy Punk Fest is not a Punk Rock festival. The lineup includes everything from Indie Rock to Americana/Folk to Soul to straight-up Rock & Roll, with a handful of acts you could legitimately label as Punk. It reminds me of the CBGB's "Punk" movement of the ’70s, when bands like Television, The Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie were all lumped together under the genre tag, though they really couldn't have been more different, sonically. Like fest performers Frontier Folk Nebraska (who are neither Folk nor from Nebraska), CincyPunk Festival (which also isn’t in Cincy) has established itself and doesn't appear to be in any hurry to change its name to reflect the increasingly diverse lineups. Which is kinda Punk, so it all works out.  Tickets to CincyPunk Fest XII are $15 per night; advanced tickets are available here and here. The proceeds this year are being donated to the Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue in Northern Kentucky. Music starts at 8 p.m. both nights. The event is open to fans 18 and up. Below are Friday and Saturday's lineups:And here are a few clips that give a good sense of the variety that can be found at the festival. Learn how to get your song on itunes at ReverbNation.comThe Grotto Demo by We Are Snapdragon Midwest Mess by Alone At 3AMKeep tabs on the latest CPF news at cincypunkfest.com, on Twitter (here) or on Facebook (here).

Southgate Revival Opening: Take Two

CincyPunk Fest to be first shows at Southgate House Revival, Cincinnati Metal Family Reunion rocks Reading and Vacation comes home

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This weekend's CincyPunk Fest is now set to be first event at the new Southgate House Revival after an aborted opening last weekend, plus Cincinnati Metal Family Reunion rocks Reading and Vacation comes home  

UPDATED: Southgate House Revival Comes Alive

New space for Southgate House set to open Friday

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
After hosting their last, bittersweet blowout concert at the Southgate House just across from Newport on the Levee on Dec. 31, the Raleigh family, which operated the venue for years and brought it to regional (and national) acclaim w, is ready to open their new venue in Newport this weekend.   

CincyPunk Turns 9

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 7, 2010
We might not have a Bonnaroo or a Lollapalooza, but Cincinnati is pretty rich when it comes to music festivals. Especially if you're a fan of local music. One of these great opportunities for exploration is the Cincypunk Fest, which celebrates its ninth anniversary Friday and Saturday on the many stages of the Southgate House.  

Cincypunk Fest 9 (Night 2)

April 10 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 6, 2010
This year's fest again keeps the quality bar high, with nearly 40 bands performing, ranging from established crowd favorites to the latest up-and-comers. Saturday headliners include The Lions Rampant, The Pinstripes, Alone at 3AM, The Guitars, Slow Claw, Loudmouth, Two Inch Winky and De Los Muertos.  

Cincypunk Fest 9 (Night 1)

April 9 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Don't be fooled by the festival's name. Punk plays a part, but the genre boundaries are pretty loose, with bands playing everything from Folk and Ska to Indie Rock and Hip Hop. Friday headliners include The Seedy Seeds, The Harlequins, State Song, Small Time Crooks, Duppy a Jamba, Hazle Weatherfield and This American Life.  

Rumors, Lies and General Misunderstandings

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Molly Malone's in Covington presents a benefit show Friday for local Irish Folk/Rock performer Roger Drawdy and his family. A month ago, Drawdy's home burned down and the family lost everything but the clothes on their backs, a couple of guitars and a child's car seat.  

CincyPunk Fest VIII (Preview)

A trio of local Punk band reunions highlight annual festival at Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2009
CincyPunk Fest organizer Adam Rosing has a number of reasons for booking what has become one of the area's most anticipated Punk-and-whatever events. "I do it every year because it's a great time and it's a chance to get everyone together." For CincyPunk Fest VIII, the audience will also have the opportunity to catch up with bands they haven't seen in years: Spodie, Pincushion and Saturday Supercade.