The Ville Returning To Clay’s Park Aug 29 – Sept 1 – Featuring ekoostik hookah, Keller Williams, Larry Keel & More

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The Ville Music Festival Summer 2014 returns to Clay’s Park Resort in North Lawrence, Ohio this Labor Day Weekend, August 29-30-31. This will mark the fourth time the festival has been held at this amazing venue, complete with wooded camping, grass covered dance area, and a beautiful water park that is suitable for adults and children of all ages. Brought to you by Crazylegs productions, and hosted by Ohio’s own ekoostik hookah, the event is a 3 day music festival featuring live music well into the wee morning hours, and an atmosphere that will please both experienced festival goers and newcomers alike.

The Ville will feature 2 nights of ekoostik hookah, Keller Williams (early bird), Pink Talking Fish (featuring Eric Gould of Particle), Larry Keel (Larry does Jerry), Rumpke Mountain Boys, Blue Moon Soup, Big Leg Emma, Acoustic Hook (members of ekoostik hookah doing a late night early bird acoustic set), Boogie Matrix Mechanism, The Mucklebuck, Derick Howard, The Blurry Pickers, Glostik Willy, Terrapin Moon, Jones for Revival, KR3, Aliver Hall, Smilin’ Joe, KrisB, The Leftovers with Willy Mac and Dead Ahead. Read more

Lucero Releases Two Tracks Off Upcoming Live Album – Performing at The Ohio River Throwdown on 9/6

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Lucero

Lucero
Ohio River Throwdown 9/6/14
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
featuring: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jason Isbell, Trampled By Turtles, Trombone Shortly & Orleans Avenue, Lucero, The Secret Sisters, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Johnnyswim, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, American Aquarium, No BS! Brass Band
11am doors, 12 noon show, Buy Tickets

Just a couple more weeks before Lucero unleash their first-ever live album, Live From Atlanta, out August 12th. We are thrilled to share two songs off the new 32-track album. You can check out recent pieces on “Texas & Tennessee” on Esquire and I’ll Just Fall on AV Club.

Live From Atlanta is a massive, career-spanning collection of songs recorded over three nights in Atlanta’s Terminal West. It’s a four-LP greatest hits collection of 32 tunes played the way they were meant to be heard, with all the distinguishing elements you’d hear at Lucero’s live show—horns, pianos, and the trademark instrument of the band’s live sound: whiskey-fueled audience sing-alongs. Read more

The Perfect Children To Release Debut LP On 8/22 At The Northside Tavern

The Perfect Children

The Perfect Children

Area garage/folk-gospel/soul quintet The Perfect Children is proud to announce the release of their first full-length album, exclusively on cd and digital download. The album was produced by Grammy-winner Brian Olive at Diamonds Studio. Their official album launch and release show is set for Saturday, August 22nd Band, 4163 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, Oh. 45223 at Northside Tavern with The Brian Olive Band.

The Perfect Children have been honing and preparing the songs for the record by being a consistently active live band, playing shows with much fanfare and a palpable electricity that reciprocates between band and audience: ”they have increasingly become one of the more talked about original bands on the greater Cincy club circuit.Working with the originators in the fields of blues, folk, soul and r&b, pure passion and pain drips from every note the band plays, giving them an air of authenticity that can’t be taught or learned” (CityBeat). They have evolved from a humble duo to a full 5-piece band, with triple-threat female harmonies and support vocals. Read more

Photos – Liz Longley, 7/25/14, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

Liz Longley

Liz Longley

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.lizlongley.com

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Photos – Barnaby Bright, 7/25/14, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

Barnaby Bright

Barnaby Bright

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.barnabybright.com

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Kentucky Knife Fight Performing At MOTR Pub On Aug 15th With The Sweep

Kentucky Knife Fight

Kentucky Knife Fight

Photo by Corey Woodruff

Kentucky Knife Fight
Friday, August 15th
MOTR Pub 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 / (513) 381-6687
with The Sweep
9pm / 21+ / $5

Kentucky Knife Fight kicked off 2014 with a tour that took them across the midwest and midsouth, after a year that saw the band performing at Midpoint Music FestivalTwangfestKDHX Fest (following an impressive showing last year at the KDHX day show at SXSW), with a handpicked slot by BMI to play LouFest (one of only 2 local St. Louis acts in the festival line-up). Kentucky Knife Fight sold out last year’s release show for their sophomore album Hush Hush, which peaked at #2 on the CMJcharts at St. Louis’ radio station, KDHX 88.1 FM, and has had an impressive run at college radio this year. In addition to the recent 3-show run with Old 97′s, the band also accompanied Murder By Death on some tour dates last summer, opened forLucero last August, and spent the winter writing the music for the PBS series “America: From The Ground Up!“, which will air later this year. Read more

Show Review – Buckle Up Music Festival, 7/18-7/20/14, Cincinnati, OH

Amanda Shires

Amanda Shires

Written by Bill Whiting

Photos by Scott Preston

The first annual Buckle Up Music Festival arrived on the banks of the Ohio river on July 18-20, and provided a party to look forward to year round in the Cincinnati area and beyond. The rain that fell on July 18 did not dampen the spirits of patrons eager to hear the down home leanings of Amanda Shires and Jamie Lynn Spears. Sam Lewis certainly did not disappoint those coming to hear his bittersweet ballad, “I’m a River,” while the water fell out of the sky near the peaceful settings of the lawn stage. Nashville’s Chris Janson put on a rip roaring set on the Bud Light stage, featuring freewheeling harmonica solos, and material from his long player, Take It to the Bank. Knoxville’s Ashley Monroe’s sunny presence on the river stage had Buckle Up’s denizens dancing and singing along to the roots driven rhythms of her 2013 chart topping album, Like a Rose. Marty Stuart’s classic country style harkened back to his Mississippi beginnings as his guitar playing sizzled through the barn burning classics, “Stop the World and Let Me Off” and “The Whiskey Ain’t Working.” Read more

Photos – Hot Tuna, 7/25/14, Northern Kentucky University, Greaves Hall, Highland Heights, KY

Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna

Photos by Scott Preston

http://hottuna.com/

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Show Review #3 – Bunbury Music Festival, 7/11 – 7/13/14, Cincinnati, OH

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Written by Alex Weiglein

Photos by Craig Weiglein

Anyone who attended Bunbury this year would agree that the lineup was full of bands that were bursting with talent. While all of the bands fit under the Bunbury umbrella, there were several that really stood out as good fits for the Festival. They cover a wide gamut of musical genres, as well as a wide distance from around the country. Whatever their style and origin, these bands had excellent performances and really helped to push the Festival into the success that it was.

Jane Decker played a solid set at the Lawn Stage, attracting a modest crowd. While normally not going the acoustic route, she was determined to play at Bunbury and being forced to play acoustic wasn’t going to stop her. Grabbing a friend to play guitar, Decker sang her heart out to her audience, excited that she won a bet on whether 100 people would show up to her show or not. Listening to this local gem was certainly worth it, and her bubbly, energetic personality made it all the more worthwhile. She showed equal excitement about her upcoming album, which will no doubt be fantastic. Routinely thanking the audience for their applause and attendance, it seems only natural to return the favor and thank her for putting on such a great set. Read more

Photos – Michaelis, 7/20/14, Buckle Up Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

Michaelis

Michaelis

Photos by Scott Preston

http://michaelismusic.com/

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