We here at CityBeat and others associated with the fest did a lot
of campaigning to get people into the smaller venues to check out some
of the lesser-known acts and MPMF-goers did better than in any previous
year showing love for artists who had yet to infiltrate their personal
MDR is the project of Cincinnati’s Brian Penick, a former
drummer for several touring/recording bands like The Seedy Seeds and
Bottom Line, who stopped playing music to start the
development/marketing/events promo company The Counter Rhythm Group.
More than a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT
sequestered himself in the bedroom studio he dubbed The Sonic
Promiseland, writing songs and making sounds with absolutely no
intention of ever allowing the results of his sonic experiments loose in
the wider world.
often hard to discern what the hell frontman Alex Edkins is raging on
about, but it doesn’t matter much when your frontal lobe is blown off
via the trio’s lacerating racket, which sounds like In Utero-era Nirvana on fast-forward or Fugazi at its immersive, air-raid-siren best.
Warpaint emits a hypnotic, groove-based
blend of textures and emotions that could only have sprouted from the
fertile imaginations of its four members. There’s a mysterious, unpredictable element to the band’s
lush vocals and mood-altering soundscapes that is all its own.
At the same time, the band has
tweaked its approach, as Lynn set aside his guitar to concentrate on his
frontman skills at the mic. This has allowed Glistovski to take up the
guitar slack and become more inventive, which has subsequently tightened
up the Ittle/Lambchop rhythm section.
Cincinnati Noise Pop trio Vacation, which has been been making waves nationally with its recent Candy Waves release, finally make it back home for a local release party this week. Plus, Formerly Ghosts releases a new single/preview of their forthcoming album and MidPoint Music Fest announces single-show tickets and the "Box Truck Carnival" call for entries.
Have you picked up your new CityBeat today yet? In the music section's column Spill It, you'll find Round 3 of this year's MidPoint Music Festival lineup announcements. Click here to read it in column form or check out some audio/visual samples from the just-confirmed acts below (click the artists' names for their website homes).Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Damien
JuradoNicholas DavidYoung EmpiresJohnathan
The Technicolors - Sweet Time from YELLOW BOX on Vimeo.Bear’s Den SnowminePure X American
Royalty Gauntlet HairThe GrahamsHelado NegroCory Chisel and the Wandering SonsVandaveerHa Ha Tonka Ha Ha Tonka, "Usual Suspects" from Bloodshot Records on Vimeo.The Delta SaintsThese artists will join previously announced MPMF.13 performers like The
Breeders, The Head and The Heart, Warpaint, Shuggie Otis, Youth Lagoon,
Cody ChesnuTT and many others. Visit MPMF.com and follow
MPMF’s social media accounts for the latest artist additions and other
Tickets for 2013’s MidPoint Music
Festival are available now at mpmf.cincyticket.com, where you can
purchase three-day passes for only $69, the music fest bargain of the
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Damien Jurado,The Technicolors, Johnathan Rice, Nicholas David, Young Empires and many others added to the MidPoint Music Festival lineup. Plus, the free EdenSong music series becomes ArtSong, kicks off Friday at Cincinnati Art Museum.
The unofficially official Spotify playlist featuring the artists booked so far for Cincinnati's 2013 MidPoint Music Festival has been updated with all of the artists announced for this September's festival so far. Dig around and explore, find your favorite new artists (you may even find an artist or two not mentioned in the first two lineup announcements) and start planning for what is looking to be the best MidPoint Music Fest yet, Sept.. 26-28 in the venues of beautiful Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati. Click here to grab your MPMF.13 tickets now.