Aoife O’Donovan with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Over the Rhine, Rosanne Cash and more

Friday-Sunday • Music Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
What could be better than a night with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra doing Stephen Foster classics?   

The Delta Saints with Moonshine & Wine

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This is the kind of band that, while enticing on record, really shines in a live setting.  

Stephen Foster Reconsidered

The Pops join forces with Rosanne Cash, Over the Rhine and other artists to celebrate “American Originals”

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This weekend the Cincinnati Pops pays tribute to the music of Stephen Foster and other songs rooted in the American experience with “American Originals,” performed by veteran and emerging Roots musicians.  
by Mike Breen 01.16.2015
Posted In: Live Music, CEAs, Local Music at 10:53 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

LISTEN: 2015 'Best New Bands’ Showcase Performers

A preview of the artists performing Saturday at Bogart’s for this year’s new local music showcase

Saturday night, be sure to head to Bogart’s for this year's "Best New Bands" showcase, presented by CityBeat and featuring performances by some of the local musical acts you should keep your eye on this year.  The 2015 showcase features all of this year’s Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominees for New Artist of the Year, each of whom are profiled in the new issue of CityBeat. The nominees will be joined by four other superb new area acts for the event. The concert begins at promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will feature performances on Bogart’s main stage as well as on a side stage, keeping the music running non-stop all night. Admission is just $5.  Here are some audio samples of each of the BNB performers. Click on the artists’ names (listed in order of appearance) to read more on each act. Prim <a href="http://prim-musik.bandcamp.com/album/older">Older by prim</a> Kate Wakefield  <a href="http://katewakefield.bandcamp.com/album/eyes-in-walls-are-louder-2">Eyes in walls are louder by Kate Wakefield</a> Elk Creek <a href="http://elkcreekmusic.bandcamp.com/album/greenfield-project">Greenfield Project by Elk Creek</a> JetLab <a href="http://jetlabmusic.com/album/jetlab">JetLab by JetLab</a> Honeyspiders <a href="http://honeyspiders.bandcamp.com/track/sweet">Sweet by Honeyspiders</a> Leggy  <a href="http://leggy.bandcamp.com/album/cavity-castle">Cavity Castle by Leggy</a> Noah Smith  Harbour  <a href="http://harbourtheband.bandcamp.com/album/harbour">Harbour by Harbour</a> Dream Tiger  <a href="http://dreamtigerdream.bandcamp.com/album/self">SELF by dream tiger</a> Near Earth Objects  <a href="http://nearearthobjectsneo.bandcamp.com/track/my-mind">My Mind by Near Earth Objects</a> You can find out who scores the New Artist of the Year trophy (and who wins in all of the other categories) on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony/party, which takes place at Covington’s Madison Theater (Blues nominees The Whiskey Shambles were recently added to the lineup of performers, joining The Cliftones, Mad Anthony, Injecting Strangers, Young Heirlooms and Buggs tha Rocka). Tickets are available in advance through cincyticket.com. Showtime is 7 p.m. and we give you full permission to call in sick to work Jan. 26. 

Noah's Arc

From gigging with local bands to writing sessions in Nashville, Tenn., singer/songwriter Noah Smith is an artist on the rise

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
While Noah Smith has been playing music in and around Cincinnati for more than a decade, it is only recently that his talent as a singer and songwriter has gotten the attention it deserves.   
by Mike Breen 01.14.2015
Posted In: Local Music, CEAs, Music News at 12:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Voting Ends Soon

The deadline to vote for this year’s CEAs is Thursday night at midnight

The 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony/party, presented by CityBeat to honor Greater Cincinnati’s amazing music scene, is just around the corner. The show — featuring performances by nominees like Young Heirlooms, Buggs tha Rocka, Mad Anthony, Injecting Strangers, The Cliftones and more — is set for Sunday, Jan. 25 at Covington’s Madison Theater. Click here to get your tickets now. VIP tickets are also available. VIPs get membership to the Cincinnati Music Heritage Foundation, a James Brown or Hank Williams T-shirt (or limited edition poster made with Eli's BBQ sauce!), beer, appetizers, soft drinks and private seating.  There is still time to vote for your favorite nominated artists — but not much. The ballot closes Thursday night at midnight. Click here to add your two cents before it’s too late. For a CEA warm-up, be sure to come to Bogart’s this Saturday for our annual Best New Bands showcase, featuring performances by New Artist of the Year CEA nominees Dream Tiger, Honeyspiders, Prim, Elk Creek, Leggy and Noah Smith, as well as fellow relative newcomers Kate Wakefield, JetLab, Harbour and Near Earth Objects. For more information on all of the performing artists, pick up this week’s CityBeat, our annual Best New Bands issue. You can also read the stories here and here. Tickets for Saturday’s 7 p.m. showcase are just $5 (or 50 cents per performer!) and can be purchased at the Bogart’s box office. 

Reeling in the Years

A decade after the crackerjack 'Commit This to Memory', Motion City Soundtrack revisits its sophomore record

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
While Motion City’s origins date back to the late 1990s, 2005 was important one for the band, with the release of Commit This to Memory — its second album — on June 7.  

Chuck Ragan with Jody & Sammy Stapleton

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Chuck Ragan has made a unique career out of exploring unlikely paths.  

Rodney Carrington

Friday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Rodney Carrington is a songwriter and comedian who is not afraid to go “blue,” talking about the things we all experience in life that are of an adult nature.   

Particle with Freekbass

Thursday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
If you’re caught not gettin’ down at a Particle concert, it may be assumed that you’re either not hip enough to groove, have a fat rock in your shoe or are sadly too self-conscious to let your limbs loose.