0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Though rootsier acoustic music seems to
be almost trendy now (it’s a “fad” that seems to come around every 15
years or so), the local
organization Queen City Balladeers has been celebrating and nurturing
Folk and Americana music for decades in the Queen City. Next year will
mark the Balladeers’ 50th anniversary; this Friday, the 49th annual EdenSong concert series returns to Eden Park.
by Mike Breen
Popular Northside celebration returns to Hoffner Park for all-day, pre-Fourth blowout
Today, the free Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival brings a little pre-Independence Day fun to Jacob Hoffner Park (at the corner of Hamilton and Blue Rock St.) in Northside. Conceived in 2005 by MOTR Pub’s Chris Schadler and put into action in 2006 by Schadler and Leslie Scott, the event is also a warm-up for one of the must-see parades of the summer, the eclectic, eccentric Northside 4th of July Parade, which makes its way down Hamilton Ave. starting at noon tomorrow. If you have not attended in the past, the “Carnival” in the event’s name is key, as organizers present “side-show” fun galore — everything from fire-breathers and sword swallowers to drag performances and burlesque. But live music is at the heart of the carnival and the assembled lineup this year once again features a great, diverse mix of groups from Greater Cincinnati, as well as a few nationally touring acts. Locals playing the Rock n’ Roll Carnival this year are Cletus Romp, Jake Speed and the Freddies, Eclipse, R. Ring, The Tillers and You, You’re Awesome. Headlining is Nashville’s Pujol; New York’s The Big Sleep and Nashville’s Turbo Fruits also perform.Here is the full lineup of event for today's Carnival:2:30 p.m. Cletus Romp 4 p.m. Jake Speed & the Freddies 5 p.m. Eclipse 6 p.m. R. Ring 7:10 p.m. The Tillers8:20 p.m. Turbo Fruits 9:05 p.m. Pickled Bros Side Show 9:40 p.m. You, You're Awesome 10:25 p.m. Incendium Fire Show 11 p.m. The Big Sleep 12:20 a.m. Pujol The event is open to revelers of all ages. For more details on the Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival, click here.If you are in the mood for some indoor (read: ACed) music while you're at the Carnival, be sure to duck into Northside Tavern for the July 4th Eve Rock and Roll Riot. Also free, the Riot gets started at 9 p.m. with Downtown Boys. The rest of the lineup features The Cave Girls, TEMPLE, Ohio Knife and DAAP Girls. Click here for set times and links to check out all the performers beforehand.
by Mike Breen
Local Folk trio releases new album, raises money for cause close to their hearts
On Saturday, Nov. 19, Mike Oberst of the fantastic local Folk trio The Tillers presents a benefit concert for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Mike Seeger Scholarship Fund at a Newport's Southgate House. The show is being put on in memory of Oberst's mother and Folk legend Mike Seeger, both of whom died from multiple myeloma cancer in the ’00s. The concert will feature some of the best of the local Roots music scene, as well as national acts, including members of Seeger's band The New City Lost Ramblers. The Tillers are not only performing, they'll be releasing their new album at the show (a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the cause). Tickets for the event are expected to go fast; get yours now ($12) here. Any remaining tickets will be available day of show for $15. Below is the full list of performers as well as a great trailer that explains the purpose and meaningfulness of the show.
Ace veteran local musician crafts his debut solo album
0 Comments · Tuesday, October 19, 2010
There was a time when David Rhodes Brown was one of the hottest guitarists in town. He began as a teenager, playing in a string of garage bands ("I was singing 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction' before I even knew what it was," he says), which led to a succession of Alternative Rock/Punk outfits, including the Warsaw Falcons. Amazingly, he's just now releasing his first solo album, 'Browngrass & Wildflowers,' which he says was inspired by public radio station WNKU's 25th anniversary.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 15, 2010
If it's seemed like Cincy Folk trio The Tillers haven't been as omnipresent on the local club scene this summer, that's because the group has been spending a lot more time on the road since the release of its sophomore album, By the Signs. The band has been playing clubs and festivals throughout the Midwest and East Coast but come home Thursday to open for Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Southgate House.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday night at Molly Malone's in Covington, The Beau Alquizola Band celebrates its new album, 'Weddings in Louisville,' with the solid support bill of Kyle English, Messerly & Ewing and Mike Fair & the Adventure Seekers. Plus there's news about Brent Gallaher's new CD, Freekbass' new trio, Jake Speed's "WoodyFest" and new Jazz all-star group Jada.
With a new album at the ready, The Tillers have ambitious goals for 2010
0 Comments · Monday, January 4, 2010
It's been a good year for The Tillers. They won Best Folk/Americana at the recent Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and now are releasing their second album, 'By the Signs.' The Tillers also are excited about their inclusion in an upcoming USA Network documentary and series of reports about people who live along Route 50, produced and hosted by veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw.
Aug. 28-30 • Whispering Beard Folk Festival
0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The tranquil lakeside pastures of Thorn Hill Farm, 30 minutes south of Cincinnati, will be pulsating with fresh Folk vibes and dancing feet as more than 25 bands perform an entire weekend's worth of tunes. Musical acts include local favorites like The Tillers, Buffalo Killers, Jake Speed and the Freddies, Rumpke Mountain Boys and Wonky Tonk, plus national headliners Peter Rowan (pictured, Saturday) and The Hackensaw Boys (Friday).
1 Comment · Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Socially-aware and politically-minded musicians like U2 and Public Enemy could be accused of trying to move (proverbial) mountains with their music. On Sunday, several local musicians will be joining forces to do just the opposite. "Music for the Mountains" is a music-minded event aimed at halting the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.