Surfer Blood: Caught in a Wave

Despite a quick rise, Florida indie rockers strive for longevity

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In existence for just over a year, Surfer Blood seems to have arrived on the scene fully formed. The West Palm Beach, Fla., quartet's debut full-length, 'Astro Coast,' is an uncommonly cohesive set of songs informed (but never bound) by 25 years of Indie Rock touchstones and founder/frontdude John Paul Pitts' own unique vision. They play MidPoint on Friday.  

Van Dyke Parks: Shifting Out of Park(s)

Iconic singer/songwriter/producer makes a rare performance appearance at MidPoint

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Van Dyke Parks is not a household name. His recorded catalog, revered by a cultish number of fans, has sold sparsely yet his influence is inescapably broad. Parks' work as a producer/arranger and the amazing artists he's worked with over the past four decades has cemented his iconic status — perhaps most famously The Beach Boys. Parks is making a rare appearance as an artist at the MidPoint Music Festival, traveling with Clare and the Reasons, who serve as his opening act and backing band.  

MPMF: Saturday's Schedule

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The MidPoint Music Festival finishes strong on Saturday. Local rhythm setters Koala Fires, Chaselounge, Pomegranates, Culture Queer, Fairmount Girls and The Sundresses will all show up to blow your mind. The Tom Tom Club will be on hand rock out at Grammer's. And Aficionado returns with their squadron of members to show people what 'working together' really means.  

MPMF: Friday's Schedule

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Prepare to be rocked on Friday. Surfer Blood follows the annual secret show at The Cincinnati Club. Local favorites Lions Rampant, The Tillers and Jake Speed & The Freddies play across the city. Caribou headlines the Grammer's tent. And the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir returns to MidPoint after their tragic accident prevented them from appearing last year.  

MPMF: Thursday's Schedule

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Thursday night is packed with great shows. You, You're Awesome and Eat Sugar both play at the new MPMF venue, The Cincinnati Club on Garfield Place. National rising star Best Coast plays the Topic Design Tent at Grammer's, while legendary singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks plays the Blue Wisp. And international trio Shonen Knife will be cutting ear drums at the CAC.  

Listen to the 2010 MPMF Compilation Now

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Every year, a compilation featuring several of the artists performing at the MidPoint Music Festival is lovingly compiled to give an overview of some of the fest’s participants. MPMF10’s comp has been assembled and you can listen to it right here.  

MidPoint Indie Summer featuring Bad Veins

August 20 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The MidPoint Indie Summer free concert series continues Friday on Fountain Square with newcomers Low Hanging Wires kicking the show off at 7 p.m. followed by fellow locals The Harlequins and Michigan’s Lightning Love. Local heroes Bad Veins, coming off of a massive cross-country tour, wrap up things with their first hometown show in a few months.  

MidPoint Indie Summer Featuring The Buffalo Killers

August 13 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Thursday, August 12, 2010
What do this weekend? Maybe some summer cleaning? Go to the pool? It is going to be 90 degrees outside but I’m not gonna shell out $8 to wade in urine while a bunch of tots scream their heads off. I think I’d rather get jiggy to some good, old Rock music. For free. The MidPoint Indie Summer music series continues with an all-local lineup on Friday night.  

MPMF 2010 Schedule Coming Soon

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The names of many of the performers for this year's MidPoint Music Festival (coming up Sept. 23-25) have been leaking out gradually over the past few months. But this Friday, mpmf.com will unveil a new interactive schedule with all of the artists scheduled to play the event.  

MidPoint Indie Summer Series Featuring Dawes

August 6 • Fountain Square

0 Comments · Monday, August 2, 2010
Dawes' debut album, last fall's 'North Hills,' evokes the desert sunset beauty of the best of SoCal's '70s Country/Rock movement while the band makes its sound and message completely relevant to Indie fans of the here and now. Fans of early Wilco, Son Volt and My Morning Jacket will find plenty to embrace in Dawes, who play this week's MidPoint Indie Summer show with Messerly and Ewing, The Sweep and Goose.