by Mike Breen
Downtown live, original music-friendly club celebrates fourth anniversary with week of free shows
Mainstay Rock Bar has indeed become a mainstay in the
blossoming downtown entertainment district. It’s officially been four
years since the venue (at 301 Fifth St.) opened, hosting regular shows
by local acts, primarily of the “original artists” variety. This week,
the club is celebrating its four-year anniversary with a string of free
events, including several quality local Rock shows.
Tonight, the excellent Reggae group The Cliftones (check out their latest single here) perform a free show, while Black Signal takes over the stage Thursday night. On Friday, catch thrilling newcomers Lemon Sky and Founding Fathers, then go back Saturday for the triple bill of The Guild of Calamitous Intent, Halvsies and Cincinnati Entertainment Award winners for "Best New Artist" of 2013, DAAP GIrls.
All shows this week are free and start at 10 p.m. For more info on the club and upcoming events, click here or here.
Sept. 3 • Southgate House
0 Comments · Monday, August 30, 2010
Several area bands are teaming up with the local chapter of the United Way to present a benefit concert at the Southgate House to raise money to help with the clean-up in the oil-stricken Gulf Coast. "Rock Together: Indies for Gulf Coast Relief" features performances by The Mayors of Super Awesome Town, The Day Fish Band, Kelp, Chakras, One Eyed Ruby and The Guild of Calamitous Intent.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 14, 2010
While you're waiting for nostalgia for the '00s to kick in (remember that crazy Kanye West dude?), you can dip back to the 1990s Friday as several local musicians team up at The Mad Hatter for a musical tribute to the era that saw Hair Metal murdered by Grunge. The show is headlined by (presumably one-off) local supergroup tribute bands The Neverminds (Nirvana tribute), Butthole Son (Soundgarden), Hung Bunny (Melvins) and Bossarosa (Pixies).
Visually charged, spooky, pensive local Rock band acts it out live
0 Comments · Monday, June 14, 2010
Spawned out of a Radiohead tribute show two years ago, The Guild of Calamitous Intent was born. Their vivid emotion pushes the structure. Intense drum parts creep in to bang-bang-shake things up, and then the mood settles into rich guitar riffs. The songs are long, around seven minutes each, but the multiple crescendos maintain a high suspense level.