MOTR Pub, in addition to bringing in up-and-coming musicians, has presented a fair number of beloved veteran cult figures (some pretty eccentric) to town. Jon Langford, Tav Falco, Kid Congo Powers, Charlie Parr come immediately to mind. Now comes the fairest of all — Jad Fair.
One of the finest bands to emerge from
the Dayton, Ohio, music scene over the last 15 years, Lab Partners
continue to carry on Gem City’s reputation as a hot-bed for Indie Rock.
The band also has direct ties to some of the artists who helped bring
international attention to the city’s music in the first place.
The Cincinnati Blues
scene lost an anchor last weekend with the passing of Them Bones bassist
Larry Malott. Plus, Jamwave and Darlene release new recordings, Red
Bull's Thre3Style U DJ competition comes to Play and Jubilee Peace Fest
returns to Loveland
British rocker Graham Parker comes to Oakley's 20th Century Theater tonight for a "duo" show with keyboardist Bob Andrews, an original member of Parker's ’70s backing band, The Rumour. (Click here to read Gregory Gaston's show preview for CityBeat.) Opening the concert at 8 p.m. is Brigitte DeMeyer, an up-and-coming independent Country/Roots singer/songwriter. Tickets for tonight's show are $25 at the door. Here is DeMeyer performing "One Wish," and a classic from Parker.• Indie Rock meets R&B/Soul and Pop tonight at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine as Wisconsin's excellent Surgeons in Heat comes to town for a free show with always solid local Indie Pop troupe Darlene. Showtime is 10 p.m. Here are the Surgeons rocking out the track "Wanna Get Up." Click here to listen to the band's self-titled LP. • DC-based Indie rockers U.S. Royalty come back to Cincinnati tonight, this time for a free show at Mayday in Northside. The show starts around 10 p.m. Visit the band's website for a free download of its track "Sleepy Eyes" and check out the video promo for the band's new album below. Click here for all of tonight's live music events.
Perhaps the only show you can attend Saturday and not be encouraged to wear a costume, the annual BRINK New Music Showcase returns to the Southgate House Halloween night with three floors' worth of local band freshness. An attempt to spotlight the next crop of local music wavemakers, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards-sponsored event has hosted scores of eventual big-shots in past years. This year features acts nominated for the 2009 CEA "New Artist of the Year."
BRINK is back! Perhaps the only show you can attend Saturday and not be encouraged to wear a costume, the annual BRINK New Music Showcase returns to the Southgate House Halloween night with three floors' worth of local band freshness. An attempt to spotlight the next crop of local music wavemakers, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards-sponsored event has hosted scores of eventual big shots in past years.
Cincinnati Indie/Post Rock trio Mallory returned to the local club scene several months ago after an extended hiatus, and this weekend the band celebrates the birthing of its long-awaited second release, '… Before It Grows.'