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.
In the subsequent two decades, X has done
an anthology, an acoustic live album and various stray tracks, while
playing regular festival gigs and working around John Doe and Exene Cervenka’s
fascinating solo music and acting careers.
There are Rock legends and then there are
Underground Rock legends – musicians who aren’t known well beyond their
support base, but whose core followers believe they represent
everything good and exciting about the spirit and energy of Rock &
Roll. One of the greatest examples ever of an Underground
Rock legend is Memphis’ Tav Falco.
Mangrenade vocalist/guitarist Nick Thieme
has just driven a sparkling new (to him, at least) van off the lot. But this new van (nicknamed “Vangrenade
2.0” or “The Deuce”) isn’t just a new touring vehicle, it is also a
symbol of Mangrenade’s determination to make it, car payments be damned.
City Balladeers will celebrate their impressive history with a special
free concert this Saturday, the critically acclaimed road documentary about Indie Rock stars The
National gets its local premiere, Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply becomes Rock Paper Scissors.
The workhorses of No Age project the
sensibility of a band that’s deeply D.I.Y., Punk to the bone and
extra-mindful of everything they do. From an outsider’s perspective,
it’s tough to gauge whether No Age’s tenacity stems from a ceaseless
need to be productive, a compulsion to stay in the spotlight or the
desire to build up to a certain kind of goal.
German Progressive/Electro House DJ Anton
Zaslavski, whose profile has risen to stratospheric levels as Zedd, is
the latest to appropriate the caboose of the alphabet for his moniker,
perhaps indicating that he is the be-all-end-all in EDM culture, perhaps
just an allusion to the initial in his surname.
Cincinnati-based King Records, a label that helped change the face of popular music in America, turns 70 in September and supporters have a month's worth of festivities to celebrate. Plus, modern day indie label Phratry celebrates its ninth birthday, DAAP Girls unveil "Molly" and MidPoint Indie Summer on Fountain Square ends Friday.