Sound Advice: Bobby Long with Jayson Erik Alcott

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Clichés are truths that are almost predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s not to say that Bobby Long would never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base.  

F**kin’ Live

Frontier Folk Nebraska gets ready to record its first live album… even if no one is there

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
If a band plays a concert and there’s no audience, do they make a sound? If a group plays in a sealed club with no patrons, are they simultaneously live and not live? What if a band threw a live album and nobody came?  

Sound Advice: Cracker with Happy Chichester

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
It’s been more than two decades since Cracker’s commercial apex, back when “Low” dominated MTV and the Internet was an oddity.  

Sound Advice: The Old Ceremony

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival (Revival Room)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
In 2004, when Chapel Hill, N.C. resident Django Haskins lifted the name of his new band from the title of one of Leonard Cohen’s most beloved albums — the ’70s classic New Skin for the Old Ceremony — it could have been viewed as foolhardy bravado or a case of brilliant foresight.  
by Mike Breen 06.26.2015
Posted In: Live Music, Festivals, Local Music at 10:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
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Summer Music Fests in the Great Indoors

Direct sunlight or potential rain will not be a problem for three local music festivals this weekend

When you think summer music festivals, you probably think about things like high-powered sunscreen, hydration and the chance that you might get drenched if a storm rolls through. But this weekend in Greater Cincinnati, there are three festival that spotlight our great music scene, and you won’t need an umbrella, SPF 500 or $8 bottles of water for any of them. (Two of them feature “patio stages” that are outside, but schedules will be adjusted if harsh weather strikes.) Click on the artists' names for more on each of the acts. • Stanley’s Reggae Fest returns for its fifth year to Stanley’s Pub Saturday, showcasing some perfect summertime music with vendors, Jamaican food (from Ena's Jerkmania) and an outdoor patio stage (weather permitting; see above). Cincinnati faves The Cliftones head up the lineup, which also features fellow locals Know Prisoners, Nashville, Tenn.’s Roots of a Rebellion and Columbus, Ohio Reggae/Rap/Rock crew Shrub. Music starts at 6 p.m. Get a ticket today for $12 here, or pay $15 at the door. • The eclectic Folk/Americana scene in Greater Cincinnati is one of local music’s most thriving, and Saturday at Newport, Ky.’s Southgate House Revival, you’ll be able to catch some of its guiding lights (as well as a few touring acts). The inaugural Cincy Folk Festival is being presented by the local music website cincygroove.com and proceeds benefit local Northern Kentucky radio station WNKU. The fest will utilize all three stages at the Southgate. Tickets $20 (get yours in advance here). There are also VIP tickets available for $30 (VIPs will be treated to catered food and music from The Young Heirlooms and Honey and Houston at 5 p.m.).Here is the full schedule (visit cincyfolkfestival.com for updates and full info). Sanctuary stage 7:30 p.m. Bulletville 8:30 p.m. David Gans 9:30 p.m. Kim Taylor 10:30 p.m. AJ Ghent Band 12 a.m. Chicago FarmerRevival Room 8 p.m.Daniel Wayne and The Silver Lines 9 p.m. Mamadrones 10 p.m. Hickory Robot 11:15 p.m. Souse 12:30 a.m. Gabbard BrothersLounge stage 8 p.m. Carole Walker 9 p.m. Tracy Walker 10 p.m. Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers 11 p.m. My Brother The Bear 12:30 a.m. Wilder • Tonight and tomorrow (Friday/Saturday), the Northside Tavern hosts the return of the Northside Music Festival on three stages, including one on its outdoor patio. The fest, now in its eighth year, features some of the city’s finest Indie and Rock acts of various shades and styles. And it’s all FREE. Visit the NMF’s Facebook event page here for the “in case of rain” schedule. FRIDAY LINEUP Back Room stage  10:45 p.m. Skeleton Hands 11:45 p.m. Artisan 12:45 a.m. Dream Tiger Front Bar stage 10 p.m. Smut 11 p.m. Everyday Objects Patio stage 7:30 p.m. The Slippery Lips 9 p.m. Subsets 10:30 p.m. Tweens SATURDAY LINEUP Back Room stage  10:45 p.m. The Harlequins 11:45 p.m. Temple 12:45 a.m. Soledad Brothers Front Bar stage 10 p.m. New Strange 11 p.m. The Sundresses Patio stage 7:30 p.m. Leggy 9 p.m. The Tigerlilies  10:30 p.m. Fairmount Girls

Steve Katz

Friday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
According to Publishers Weekly, Steve Katz’s new memoir Blood, Sweat, and My Rock ’n’ Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star? has maybe the most spectacular revelation yet of any Rock memoir.  

More Than Blood, Sweat and Tears

Following the release of his acclaimed new memoir, ‘Rock Star’ Steve Katz comes to Newport

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Veteran music man Steve Katz reflects on his rich history in music with a new memoir and an acoustic/storytelling performance Friday at Southgate House Revival.  

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The idea behind Jayme Stone’s all-star group, Lomax Project, is so brilliant it leads one to wonder why no one has thought of it before. Alan Lomax was the legendary song-catcher and in-the-field recorder who went out into rural areas, wrong sides of the tracks and the outskirts of America in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s to collect obscure ethnic Folk music. Lomax took along a portable reel-to-reel tape recorder and captured the music of many unknown artists who would go on to be recognized by the larger population.