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Black Flag

June 20 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Why the sudden urge to revive Black Flag, the iconic West Coast Hardcore band that helped write the DIY playbook and influenced an entire generation of like-minded iconoclasts? We may never know.  

Dan Tedesco

June 21 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Whether he's banging away on an acoustic or spinning sinewy sounds on guitar or keyboards with the assistance of a nearby outlet and an appropriately volumed amp, Dan Tedesco writes and plays with the heart-sleeved sensitivity of the best Folk troubadours.    

Hey Marseilles

June 25 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Call it Chamber Pop, Baroque Rock, Orchestral Rock (as many have) or whatever, but the characteristics are thoughtfully introspective lyrics, naturalistic vocals, sumptuous melodies and arrangements featuring string sections, brass and exotic coloration from resonant acoustic instruments.    
by Mike Breen 06.18.2013
 
 
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Fountain Square Goes Punk Friday

Free MidPoint Indie Summer series presents all-Punk lineup

The free, every-Friday MidPoint Indie Summer (MPIS) series concerts at Downtown’s Fountain Square have featured some eclectic music over the past few years, everything from Bounce and Electro to Roots Rock, World music and Pop. But this Friday, the series goes where it has yet to go, presenting the very first all-Punk MPIS concert. Though Punk is known for its quick bursts of songs, it’s a mere coincidence that this Friday’s free show features four acts (as opposed to the usual three per show). The quartet of bands playing offers a nice cross-section of Greater Cincinnati’s Punk scene. The Pop/Punk crew BoyMeetsWorld opens the concert at 8 p.m. After coming out of the gates fast (in just its first year as a band, the group won first place at the popular “battle of the bands” competition presented by Forest Park’s The Underground), the hooks-heavy BMW released its debut EP, Do What’s Best for You, this past April. (The band is performing acoustically at the Microsoft store at Kenwood Mall this Saturday at 4 p.m.)At 8:45 p.m. The Lockland Brakes take over the MPIS stage. The punchy, melodic band just played its first show and released a three-song EP last month. But they’re far from “green,” with a lineup that includes past/present members of Situation Red, Newport Secret Six and DAAP Girls.Unwelcome in my Head by The Lockland BrakesThe excellent, raucous trio The Dopamines, which spent a chunk of its spring touring Europe, perform at 9:15 p.m. The hard-touring band has put out several excellent releases, including last year’s stellar Vices, which caused JadedPunk.com to declare, “For a bunch of goddamned drunks, The Dopamines sure can write some catchy hooks.” Headlining the night at 10 p.m. is Loudmouth, a high-energy local five-piece that mixes power and melody in the vein of Screeching Weasel, NOFX and No Use for a Name. Loudmouth digitally released its latest effort, the eight-track Future Boredom EP, in late March. For more on the MidPoint Indie Summer concerts — and all of the PNC Summer Music Series concerts — visit myfountainsquare.com.
 
 
by Mike Breen 06.17.2013
Posted In: Live Music, Music News, Local Music at 11:36 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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MOTR Owners Light Up New Woodward Theater Tomorrow

More details about the 100-year-old OTR theater to be revealed at "Turn On" event

In honor of its 100th birthday and its forthcoming plans to renovate it into a music venue/"multi-use events hall," the owners of the Woodward Theater (1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine) will show off the new space tomorrow at 7 p.m.The Woodward was purchased by the owners of MOTR Pub, with help from the Cincinnati Development Fund, this past February. A grand opening seems a bit down the road still, but tomorrow's unveiling is a great first step and more information about the opening will be discussed. "Funding of the planned $750,000 Woodward renovation project is presently being pursued with Hamilton County Development Company," the press release states. "Target opening date, operational details and benefit to the community will be discussed at the Woodward’s 100th birthday June 18 before TUESDAY’S TURN ON of the Woodward Theater’s 52 façade light bulbs at sunset!"Directly after the "Turn On," the party moves across the street to MOTR, where nationally acclaimed Cincinnati singer/songwriter/producer/mult-instrumentalist Brian Olive will play a free show. You can keep tabs on the Woodward's progress through its Facebook page here.
 
 
by Mike Breen 06.14.2013
 
 
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MidPoint Music Festival 2013 Playlist Update

The unofficially official Spotify playlist featuring the artists booked so far for Cincinnati's 2013 MidPoint Music Festival has been updated with all of the artists announced for this September's festival so far. Dig around and explore, find your favorite new artists (you may even find an artist or two not mentioned in the first two lineup announcements) and start planning for what is looking to be the best MidPoint Music Fest yet, Sept.. 26-28 in the venues of beautiful Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati. Click here to grab your MPMF.13 tickets now.
 
 

The Mountain Goats

June 14 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 11, 2013
One gets the sense that John Darnielle would completely lose it if he couldn’t write songs. Seriously, is there anyone on the current musical landscape who seems to get more out of unloading his fertile imagination than the prolific Mountains Goats ringleader?   
by Mike Breen 06.12.2013
Posted In: Local Music, Festivals, Music News at 10:46 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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PUBLIC Celebrates Debut EP by Giving it Away

Cincy trio makes its "Red" EP available for free download today only

Incredibly impressive young AltRock trio PUBLIC is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its first release, the four-track EP Red, today. In honor of the occasion, the band — one of the “Best New Artist” nominees at the most recent Cincinnati Entertainment Awards — is offering Red as a free download. Those interested in grabbing all four tracks without paying the usual $5 will have today only to nab it at publictheband.com. PUBLIC is currently readying a new single, “Honeybee,” which will drop in conjunction with the group’s appearance at the Bunbury Music Festival on the fest’s opening night, July 12. Give the EP a listen below then go grab your very own copy.<a href="http://publictheband.bandcamp.com/album/red">Red by PUBLIC</a&gt
 
 

Eight Great Outdoor Summer Music Events

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Good vibrations abound, there are alfresco musical soirees of every flavor, from Bob Dylan to LL Cool J.   

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