Welcome to Music Town, USA

A message from the MPMF.09 head honcho

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Dear MidPoint Performer: Welcome to Cincinnati, the city I've enjoyed living, working and making music in for the past 20 years. I hope your experience is a great one. And I hope you don't leave. Really. Take a good hard look around while you're here. The rent is cheap, the architecture and geography are stimulating and the people are generally sweethearts. But Cincinnati is also building something, and we need more builders with your kind of tools.  

Cincinnati: The Original Music City

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Believe it or not, back in the 1940s and '50s, before recording artists flocked to Nashville, Tenn., some of Country music's legendary artists came to Cincinnati to record hits that would one day make them famous. Hank Williams, Patti Page, and Flatt and Scruggs all played sessions at Cincinnati's historic Herzog Studios, formerly located at 811 Race St.   

Bootsy's (Lunch Review)

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Jeff Ruby's newest production, Bootsy's, recently began serving lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. While Bootsy's typically has more of an after-work party vibe, a midday meal there could be just the mini vacation that keeps you from going batty during a long day at the office. Lunch here is a bit of a production. We were brought to the dining room for the main attraction. It was gleaming with psychedelic lighting, and the staff, like ushers, scurried about, taking care of business.   

Bootsy Helps Us Eat, Drink, Look, Learn

Bootsy's restaurant offers exhibits representing Cincy's rich musical history

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Finally, a slice of Cincinnati music history gets enshrined. While there have been temporary exhibits in recent years on our music lore at the public library and the Contemporary Arts Center, there has never been a permanent historical display. There is one now — in the lobby of the new Bootsy's restaurant downtown.  

Bootsy's Produced By Jeff Ruby (Review)

Bootsy's is a welcome addition to downtown nightlife

8 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2009
If there's a heaven for hairdressers, fashionistas, people on first dates and older women from Miami recovering from cosmetic surgery, Bootsy's Produced by Jeff Ruby would be it.  

Freekbass (CD Release Party) With Eclipse

Friday • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Chris Sherman has built an impressive career with Freekbass, touring the region constantly. And he's done so by crafting not just a "show" ... not just a balls-out live performance but a band whose music is dynamic, diverse, mysterious and captivating.