Bluegrass for Babies, featuring local artists Wild Carrot and Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, returns to Sawyer Point Saturday to raise money for the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Plus, King Records Month continues, CityBeat hosts a pre-MidPoint Music Festival party, Jerry's Little Band turns 20 and Abiyah Presents Hip Hop @
The Comet presents a special "open mic" edition.
One spin through O’ Be Joyful
provides plenty of evidence as to what keeps drawing the faithful and
converting the uninitiated. Ranging from twangy Folk to amped-up Country
to full-bore Americana stomp, Shovels & Rope channel John Doe and
Exene Cervenka channeling Timbuk 3 channeling Johnny Cash and June
Patrick Stickles’ impassioned yelps are
impossible to ignore. The frontman for New Jersey-based Indie Rock
outfit Titus Andronicus sounds as if he’s on fire, fueled by the passion
of his dense, richly detailed lyrical concerns, which range from the
American Civil War and the dangers of contemporary capitalism to food
fights and getting trashed.
The past decade’s zeitgeist in
Over-the-Rhine, especially on Main Street, has produced a slew of new
and engaging businesses aimed at fostering a renewed interest in local
goods and services catering to a burgeoning influx of young, creative
and energetic people.
In 2011, Atlas Genius was swamped with
gigs, recording and fall exams, so the members neglected their email for
a few weeks. When they checked it, they found dozens of messages from
industry reps proffering label deals, management, bookings and legal
advice. By early 2012, “Trojans” had hit the top of Sirius XM channel
Alt Nation’s chart.
Over the course of the next 25 years, 10
studio albums, nine legitimate live releases, more than a dozen
video/DVD efforts and countless audience-taped concert recordings,
Widespread Panic has become one of America’s most beloved and supremely
talented Jam bands.
Next year will mark the 20th anniversary
of the formation of Post Rock giants Sigur Rós, who have often woven a
gossamer sonic web that approximates Radiohead and Brian Eno
collaborating on a soundtrack for Bjork’s recitation of Icelandic folk
Veteran Cincinnati Roots/Pop group Over the Rhine returns for a homecoming show in support of its critically acclaimed new double album, Meet Me at the Edge of the World. Plus, local artists umin, The Sleepin' Dogs and Electric Citizen also celebrate new releases with area shows.