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Hurray For The Riff Raff return w/incisive, timely concept album: ‘The Navigator’ March 10 ATO – Woodward Theater on 4/24


Hurray For The Riff Raff, Ron Gallo
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
18+, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

On Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new album ‘The Navigator’ (March 10/ATO Records), Alynda Segarra tells an interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight. It finds a street kid named Navita traversing a perpetually burning city in search of herself. ‘The Navigator’ is a thrilling call to arms that could not come at a more crucial time. It also finds Hurray for the Riff Raff at its own musical intersection, delving deep into the worlds of Latin rhythms, searing rock, and incisive ballads. Read more

Aoife O’Donovan Announces 2017 ‘Release The Hounds’ Tour – Taft Theatre on 3/28


Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O’Donovan

Aoife O’Donavan, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Taft Theatre (ballroom), 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

Following a year of nonstop touring with a trio in support of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, In The Magic Hour, musician/songstress Aoife O’Donovan will perform solo on the 21-city Release The Hounds tour, a night of acoustic music with Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge beginning March 17, 2017, in Cambridge, MA.
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Nico Yaryan Coming To The Southgate House Revival Along With Spirit Animal On 12/7

Nico Yaryan

Nico Yaryan

Photo by Ryan Moraga

Spirit Animal, Nico Yaryan
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
18+, 7:30pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

How far would you go to be with the one you love? And what would be enough to tear you apart?

These are the questions that led Nico Yaryan down the long, arduous, but beautiful road that would ultimately lead to his debut album, What a Tease. Rife with both celebrations of and elegies for his star-crossed romance, Tease introduces Yaryan as a new voice, one that has arrived only to deliver an uncomplicated tale of complicated transcontinental love. Read more

Liz Longley Wraps Successful 2016 with West Coast Dates; 2017 Dates with Sara Watkins Confirmed – 1/26 at Live at The Ludlow Garage


Liz Longley (opening for Sara Watkins)
Live at The Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH
8pm, Buy Tickets

Liz Longley is wrapping up a successful 2016 which saw the release of her sophomore Sugar Hill release, the acclaimed Weightless; opening for Delta Rae, and launching a well-received headlining tour across the US this fall.

Longley launched her national tour in mid-September, and has been playing to venues packed with enthusiastic fans. She will continue to perform her “intriguing meld of folk, Americana, and pop” (AllMusic) starting November 29 with a string of six headlining shows on the west coast, including stops in Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles. These dates will feature stripped-down solo acoustic performances that showcase Longley’s impressive vocals and song craft. Read more




photo: Michael Wilson

Dawg Yawp, Brianna Kelly, DYAN
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, Ohio
18+, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

Shake It Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH

DYAN is an indie-rock band with roots in Winnipeg, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati. By 2015, the trio of songwriter Alexis Marsh, guitarist Sam Jones, and drummer Dan Dorff Jr had already lived a handful of lives together. These experiences were fuel for the songs that became DYAN. This music was the way to mend what had been broken. Read more

Singer/songwriter Griffin House returns to Live at the Ludlow Garage on 12/22

Griffin House

Griffin House

Griffin House
Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, Oh
8pm show, Buy Tickets

When Springfield Ohio born and raised Griffin House left for college, he shocked his family by turn turning down a sports scholarship to focus on music.  The talented high school athlete took his $100 guitar and taught himself how to play and write songs.  It’s proved to be a good choice.  Over ten years later, House has definitely learned how to play and write a song! Read more

Get Stuffed on Local Music, Wednesday, November 23 at The Southgate House Revival


16 acts on 3 stages, including special guests from Nashville, Joshua Black Wilkins and Cincinnati Native, Lee Rolfes. This is a great opportunity to check out a diverse slice of the local music scene! We’ve kept the cover very low, $5 and it’s an all-ages show! So there’s no excuse! Come on out and give thanks for great music! There will also be a coat drive, hosted by Ohio Chapter of The Heretics, for Florence Elementary School! Coats, socks, hats, gloves will be accepted! Read more

Details Announced for 2017 MusicNOW Festival at Aronoff Center & Taft Theatre JAN 12-14


The MusicNOW Festival continues to present adventurous new music, exciting collaborations and US premieres January 12 – 14, 2017 at the Aronoff Center and Taft Theatre. The 2017 MusicNOW Festival kicks off on Thursday, January 12 (7:30 p.m.) at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as Bob Weir (of the legendary Grateful Dead) performs music from his recent solo release Blue Mountain and more. His band, The Campfire Band, features members of The National — Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf and Scott Devendorf—along with Josh Kaufman and Jon Shaw. Read more

Pianist George Winston at Live at The Ludlow Garage Dec 13-14

George Winston

George Winston

GEORGE WINSTON, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform at Live at the Ludlow Garage on Tuesday, December 13th and Wednesday, December 14th at 8:00 p.m.  These shows are open to patrons of all ages.  Tickets are $25.00-$65.00.  For more information call 513-221-4111 or visit

George primarily performs three styles of music: melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He also incorporates a few pieces on solo guitar and solo harmonica into his live performances.   Read more

American Idol Melinda Doolittle joins Orchestra for Holiday Pops DEC 2-4

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra reprises its annual Holiday Pops concert weekend with conductor John Morris Russell at the Taft Theatre December 2-4. These often sold-out family-friendly events are one of Cincinnati’s favorite holiday traditions, featuring local singers, dancers and other performers in a spirited celebration of the season. Read more

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