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by Mike Breen 05.10.2012
 
 
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MidPoint 2012 Submissions Deadline Tomorrow

Bands/performers interested in showcasing — y'all better hurry!

If you are a musician who has an act they'd like to showcase at this year's MidPoint Music Festival and you haven't submitted for consideration, you better get on it. Tomorrow is the final day submissions will be accepted. Click here for details on how to submit an EPK for consideration. In related news, the MidPoint Indie Summer concert series (which has it's own Wikipedia page!) returns every Friday on Fountain Square starting June 1. Expect lineup announcements soon. A certain amazing local Power Pop/Rock band has "hinted" they will be a part of the series this year. But you didn't hear it from me.MidPoint has also posted some fresh artwork that you are encouraged to use to create your own "posters, clothes, or otherwise interesting and useful things." Get your base materials here and check out the design below.
 
 
by Mike Breen 04.25.2012
Posted In: Live Music, Music Video, Local Music at 08:15 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Music Tonight: Fort Wilson Riot

MPMF.11 faves play a freebie tonight with like-minded Zoo Animal at MOTR

Though they hail from Minneapolis, Indie Pop duo Fort Wilson Riot list its "hometown" as "Our dear van Casandra," a nod to the pair's nomadic life as a D.I.Y. touring entity. Buzzed about after their appearance at last year's MidPoint Music Festival, the twosome (Amy Hager on vocals, keyboard, guitar and trumpet and Jacob Mullis on vocals, guitar and keyboards) returns to Cincinnati tonight for a free show at MOTR Pub. FWR has been noted for its dynamic approach, shifting around from Indie Folk to Garage Rock to Dance Pop and beyond. Here's FWR's latest single, the Electro groovin' "For All the Little Things," taken from its split EP release with Minneapolis' Phantom Tails.<a href="http://fortwilsonriot.bandcamp.com/album/generation-complex-ep">Generation Complex EP by Fort Wilson Riot</a>The show kicks off at 10 p.m. with openers Zoo Animal, stirring vocalist Holly Newsom's self-described "Minimalist Grunge Pop with heart" group, also from the Twin Cities and inspired by the likes of Julee Cruise, Keren Ann and another "Newsom," the harp-rockin' Joanna. Here's the gauzy, woozy Zoo Animal track "Laying and Lying" from the recent seven-song EP Departure.<a href="http://zooanimal.bandcamp.com/track/laying-and-lying">Laying and Lying by Zoo Animal</a>
 
 
by Mike Breen 02.29.2012
Posted In: Local Music, Music News at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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MidPoint 2012: Submissions Open Tomorrow

Musical acts can begin applying for a slot at September's MidPoint Music Festival

Though it feels like it was only yesterday that we cleaned up the final beer cup from MidPoint Music Festival's wildly successful 10th anniversary event last September, submissions to perform at MPMF.12 open tomorrow. This year's MidPoint is set to return to various venues in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood Sept. 27-29. The early submission deadline is March 31; submission fees go up after that and will be accepted until the drop-dead deadline date, May 11.To submit, artists will need to prepare their SonicBids press kit, with an updated bio, photos, press clips and at least three songs. Click here to find out more about the submission process.After last year's success — 185 acts across 18 stages performing for 23,000 music lovers — competition for slots is expected to be higher than ever. Be sure to get yourself in the mix early.To keep tabs on all things MidPoint, keep checking CityBeat's music blog, visit the main fest site and follow MPMF.12 on Facebook and Twitter.
 
 

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

MidPoint Music Festival once again raised the bar

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Last week's confluence of milestone events and anniversaries that all seemed loosely interrelated: R.E.M. announced its breakup, Nirvanamania re-swept the nation as the press and fans celebrated the 20th anniversary of a ground-breaking album and Cincinnati’s 10th MidPoint Music Festival experienced its most successful year yet, seriously upgrading the Alternative music festival’s profile in the music world.   
by Brian Baker 09.23.2011
Posted In: MidPoint Music Festival, Live Music, Reviews at 02:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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MPMF.11 Day 1: Here’s How a Thursday Should Go

I love the first night of MidPoint; the anticipation, the excitement, the friends, the music, the potential for getting wetter than you’ve been since the birth experience. It’s magic, a sensation perhaps intensified on Thursday, being the first night of the festival’s tenth anniversary.

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A Decade with No Decay

In 2002, the MidPoint Music Festival legacy began

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 20, 2011
My memories of the very first MidPoint Music Festival in 2002 are pretty vague. I remember bits and pieces from that inaugural fest, when the vast majority of performers were local. I recall being in the car way too much for such a fest — I caught bands at the Madison Theater in Covington, the Barrelhouse and Jefferson Hall in Over-the-Rhine and the Southgate House and Newport on the Levee in Newport. MPMF sure has changed in 10 years.  

A Key, Instrumental Force

Booker T. Jones comes to MPMF.11 armed with new songs and MG’s classics

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 20, 2011
It’s hard to imagine a more fantastical introduction to the world of music than Memphis teenager Booker T. Jones experienced in the early 1960s. Jones — a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member as well as recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Grammy — is one of the headliners for this year’s MidPoint Music Festival. He and his touring band will be doing swingin’ ’60s Booker T. & the MG’s classics as well as selections from Jones’ new album, The Road From Memphis.   

Box It Up

MidPoint Midway’s Box Truck Carnival brings guerilla-style interactive art to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Now in its 10th year, the MidPoint Music Festival has grown from an annual outlet for local musicians to one of the best and brightest fests in the region, this year offering nationally and globally renowned acts such as Cut Copy, Mates of State and The Album Leaf. This year will also see the inclusion of Cincinnati’s visual arts talent, as ArtWorks and MPMF bring the foreign concept of the Box Truck Carnival to town.   

Deeper Cut

Australian Electro Pop group Cut Copy continues to evolve

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Cut Copy’s move from Australian Electro-Dance upstarts to internationally recognized, festival-headlining purveyors of sophisticated Art Pop is complete. The foursome — led by frontman and founder Dan Whitford — has released three albums since 2004, including the recent Zonoscope, another addictive, synth-driven effort that also finds the band moving in new, less party-starting directions. They perform Saturday night at the MidPoint Music Festival.  

The Young and The Loveless

Lydia Loveless blends Rock, Country, booze and tears on her amazing national debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 21, 2011
At an age when most people are contemplating the direction of their life, Lydia Loveless has already blazed an impressive trail. The 21-year-old native of Coshocton, Ohio, and current Columbus resident began playing bass with her two sisters in their band Carson Drew when she was just 13 and was playing solo shows at 15. Loveless performs Thursday night on Day 1 of the MidPoint Music Festival.  

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