Silversun Pickups with Cage the Elephant and Manchester Orchestra

Sept. 14 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Friday, September 4, 2009
The Silversun Pickups have had an exciting 2009, and their CD 'Swoon' might be the year's pinnacle, showcasing the band's pulse-pounding combination of visceral Indie Rock finesse and Shoegaze thunder. The year has also included opening for Metallica at South By Southwest, playing Coachella and lighting up London, but there's just one thing enquiring minds want to know: Have they attempted to play their own songs on 'Guitar Hero?'  

The Whiskey Daredevils

Sept. 12 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Friday, September 4, 2009
There aren't many guarantees in life, but whatever the time or circumstance one thing is dead solid certain: If Greg Miller and the Whiskey Daredevils are in town, a good time will be had by them. And if you've got any sense at all, you'll join them — it's always best to be behind the Daredevils' headlights rather than in front of them where the roadkill stands.  

Ninja Gun with The Gaslight Anthem, The Loved Ones and Murder by Death

Sept. 9 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Friday, September 4, 2009
"With seclusion comes originality," asserts Jonathan Coody, guitarist/vocalist of Ninja Gun. If it's seclusion you're looking for, then Valdosta, Ga., isn't a bad place to start. It's the city where the Cowpunk foursome formed some eight years ago and has resided ever since.  

Peter Rowan, The Hackensaw Boys, The Tillers, Buffalo Killers and More

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).  

Three Dog Night, Kansas, Commodores and More

Aug. 28-30 • Taste of Blue Ash

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Blue Ash tastes ... good! Savor the flavor of summer for one last time with a visit to the 24th annual Taste of Blue Ash featuring free performances from local and national acts, including Three Dog Night (pictured) on Friday, Kansas on Saturday, Commodores on Sunday and others.  

PNC Pavilion Fills a Needed Niche

The mid-sized venue helps local concert scheduling

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It is sort of the Goldilocks version of concert venues. It’s not too big, not too small. It’s just right. The year-old PNC Pavilion at Riverbend has proven to be just the right mix for the Cincinnati concert porridge. The 4,100-seat amphitheater opened last spring, immediately filling a void in the Greater Cincinnati concert scene.  

Hackensaw Boys and Mindy Smith

More concert previews of note

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Hackensaw Boys Thursday Northside Tavern These days it seems like the genre bands with the most loyal followings are the ones who are most adept at revering the past and embracing the future.