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The New Regime w/ Gang of Four at 20th Century Theater on 10/6

Ilan Rubin's The New Regime

Ilan Rubin’s The New Regime

The New Regime
20th Century Theater | 3021 Madison Ave. | Cincinnati, OH
Tuesday, October 6th | Doors: 8pm | $22.50 | General Admission

Ilan Rubin’s The New Regime, fresh off a summer tour with Failure, has announced a string of upcoming tour dates with Gang Of Four. Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist and songwriter, Ilan Rubin is best known for his drumming with Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves and Paramore, but it can be argued that his best work happens when this one-man-band is fronting-and backing – The New Regime. Attendees of the upcoming tour will get a unique live music experience – with Rubin on guitar/vocals fronting a 3-piece band. The addition of a full band allows for a raw, dynamic representation of his music, packed with improvisations and embellishments expanding beyond the recorded material. Rubin’s commanding stage presence will shock those used to seeing him behind a drum-set. Read more

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Performing at MOTR Pub with The Slippery Lips On 9/3

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat with The Slippery Lips
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 21+

In 2009, Ed Schrader started his solo career playing shows with just himself and a drum. He released a solo album, The Choir Inside, in which all the songs had just Schrader’s voice and a floor tom in them. After touring for a while on his own in 2010, Ed asked Devlin Rice to join him. Now, Ed plays drums and Devlin plays bass.

In 2012, Jazz Mind was released on Load Records and Upset the Rhythm. Joe Hemmerling from Tiny Mix Tapes called it “one of the oddest albums to land on my desk this year” and “a tasty little album.” The duo went on the “Because Home Sucks, and Everywhere Else Is the Same” a.k.a. “Jazz Mind Nation” tour with Lord Grunge, Psychedelic Horseshit, Wet Hair and Bubbly Mommy Gun in support ofJazz Mind. Read more

New Video From Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “Pot Roast and Kisses” – Performing At Shake It Records On 2/20

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Shake It Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH

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Chromeo to headline at MidPoint Music Festival On 9/25 In Washington Park



MidPoint Music Festival is pleased to announce Chromeo will perform at this year’s event. Dave 1 and P-Thugg, the reigning lords of funk, will bring their brand of 80s-inspired pop and self-described Larry David funk to the headlining stage at Washington Park on Thursday, September 25.

While a number of acts have been revealed, more artists will be confirmed in the coming months. Tickets for the thirteenth-annual festival, September 25–27, are on sale now at Tickets for the Chromeo showcase will go on sale starting May 30. All-Access Pass — $69 ($79 after 9/1/14); VIP Pass — $179

Chromeo is currently touring the world in support of their fourth album, White Women, which officially debuted at #1 on iTunes on May 12 (Big Beat/Atlantic). Read more

Cincinnati Pops’ Riverbend concert series kicks off with Orchestral Spectacular on June 7

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Presented by PNC
John Morris Russell, conductor
Riverbend Music Center, Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $20 and are available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting
Kids 17 and under free on the lawn with purchase of adult ticket.

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra begins its annual summer series at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m. with a salute to the blockbuster hits of orchestral music. Pops Conductor John Morris Russell leads the Pops! Orchestral Spectacular program, which brings the best of composers such as Tchaikovsky, Copland, Stravinsky and many more who bring big sound to a big stage. Familiar works including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals together on the same program provide a “best of” concert for music fans. A Rozzi’s fireworks display follows the concert. Read more

Goo Goo Dolls Release Live EP “Warner Sound Sessions” – Performing A Sold Out Acoustic Show on 4/25 & Riverbend Music Center on 7/1


The Goo Goo Dolls are performing a SOLD OUT acoustic show on 4/25 at Miami University – Middletown and July 1 at Riverbend Music Center.

Goo Goo Dolls are releasing a live EP – Warner Sound Sessions­ - available digitally April 8 via Warner Bros Records. Recorded last April for The Warner Sound series The Live Room at East West Studios in Los Angeles, the EP features 4 tracks from the band’s highly-acclaimed new album Magnetic, as well as the classic hit “Slide.” Available on iTunes.

Warner Sound Sessions Tracklisting:

  1. Rebel Beat
  2. When The World Breaks Your Heart
  3. Slide
  4. Come To Me
  5. Keep The Car Running

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band has just kicked off a 3-week acoustic tour called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The sold-out tour offers fans a rare opportunity to see the band perform in an intimate setting that fosters a “story teller” format allowing the band to dig deep into an extensive catalog spanning their nearly 30-year career. Read more

Portland indie-pop band Wild Ones come to MOTR Pub on Sunday, March 30; called by Time Magazine a top musical act to watch in 2014

The Wild Ones

The Wild Ones

Sunday, March 30, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 9pm

In late 2012, Wild Ones was on the verge of collapse. Guitarist Clayton Knapp had blown out an eardrum, the band’s original drummer left the group and his replacement, Seve Sheldon, was in the hospital with a punctured lung, practicing songs on a drum pad with a tube sticking out of his chest. The band’s members had funneled all of their money into a debut record, Keep It Safe, that had taken a year to write and nine months to record and mix. Fans and followers began to wonder if that record would ever see the light of day. It was make-or-break time. Wild Ones made. Instead of folding in the face of financial drama, injuries and personnel changes, Wild Ones took a deep breath and adjusted to its new surroundings. This band is used to adjusting. Since its formation in 2010, Wild Ones has insisted on operating as a DIY collective. Read more

Shake It Records Announces March 2014 In-Store Performances

Rob Fetters

Rob Fetters

Shake It Records
4156 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH

March 1 – Rob Fetters, 7pm
March 15 – Jeremy Pinnell & The 55’s, 7pm
March 19 – Luther Dickinson, time TBA
March 21 – Daniel Martin Moore & Friends. 8pm
March 22 – Wussy, 7pm
March 29 – Frontier Folk Nebraska, 7pm

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Deer Tick hit the road with The Hold Steady – April 22 at Bogart’s

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick, The Hold Steady
April 22, 2014
Bogarts, 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
Buy Tickets, 7pm

Deer Tick are excited to announce that they have joined forces with The Hold Steady to bring a serious dose of sweaty rock ‘n roll to fans across the country throughout April, supporting their 2013 album, Negativity.  Kicking off in Boston, MA on April 17th, the tour will make stops throughout the East Coast and Midwest, culminating on April 30th in Dallas. The full list of dates is below. Read more

John Hartford Memorial Festival Songwriting Contest Inspires Originality through History

Scott Cardner of Hickory Robot

Scott Cardner of Hickory Robot – Last years 1st place winner

Photo by Scott Preston

The 2014 John Hartford Memorial Festival (JHMF) Songwriting Contest has begun accepting entries, marking the start of its second year inspiring songwriters to go where they haven’t gone before. The songwriting contest is a little different than most, as it takes part in ensuring the legacy of John Hartford continues and thrives. Contest winners are awarded with a main stage performance and free 3-day festival ticket.

Many great songwriters have come and gone, but few have been groundbreaking trendsetters. John Hartford started a movement in music and this festival is a great example of the wake that has spread across the vast ocean of what we have come to call Americana music. The bands selected to perform at JHMF are encouraged to play a Hartford song or talk about his inspiration on them. Read more

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