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Furry Friends Festival Returns To Washington Park 5/27 & 5/28

Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle

Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle

Don’t want to leave your dog at home this weekend? Bring your furry best friend down to the park for a weekend of bluegrass and beers. Enjoy delicious food from Eli’s BBQ and Mazunte, and craft beers from Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist, MadTree Brewing, and Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Full music lineup below.

Saturday we will have a variety of pet vendors offering everything from dog treats and accessories to toys and photography services. In addition to vendors, several rescue organizations will be present including Save the Animals Foundation who will have adoptable dogs on site. Read more

Electric Citizen Stream New Album, “Higher Time,” via Noisey

Electric Citizen

Electric Citizen

Photo credit: Gregory Bojorquez

Electric Citizen, the Cincinnati-based four-piece who are currently in the midst of a European tour with Wolfmother, stream their forthcoming album, Higher Time (May 13, RidingEasy Records), via Noisey (

“Our music is not for a select group of cool kids,” said guitar player Ross Dolan in a recent interview with the Cincinnati City Beat, who described the 10-track album as “thunderously heavy” and “melodically nuanced.” “You know, the doom genre is only for doom fans, and it’s not going mainstream. I want my music to be for everybody.” Read more

Mudcrutch Album “2” Released 5/20 – Performing Bunbury Music Festival on 6/3


6/3/2016 – 8:30pm, Bunbury Music Festival –

Mudcrutch’s highly anticipated forthcoming album 2 is out today. 2 is turning out to be much more than a sequel to the band’s eponymous 2008 debut and a classic in its own right. The album premiered on NPR’s First Listen and is receiving stellar reviews across the board.

Mudcrutch was initially formed in 1970 in Gainesville, Florida and is the precursor to the legendary Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Tom Petty (bass/vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Benmont Tench (keyboards/vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar/vocals), and Randall Marsh (drums/vocals) make up the band’s current line up. Read more

The John Hartford Memorial Festival Announces Songwriting Contest Winners

Eric Davis

Eric Davis

The John Hartford Memorial Festival Songwriting contest top five winners have been selected and will perform in a main stage showcase on June 3rd at the festival. Songwriters were challenged to write a song using John Hartford song titles. The contest was cut off at 25 entries. 1st place went to Eric Davis from Boulder CO., with his Zen Blues acoustic finger picked song, ”John and His Full Moon Mind”. Read more

Supertramp Guitar Legend Carl Verheyen To Play Southgate House Revival On 6/4

Carl Verheyen

Carl Verheyen

Carl Verheyen
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$20 ADV / $22 DOS; 8 P.M. DOORS / 9 P.M. SHOW
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Carl Verheyen, recognized as “One of the World’s Top 10 Guitarists” by Guitar Magazine and “One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” by Classic Rock magazine, as well as guitarist for music legends Supertramp, will bring his three-member Carl Verheyen Band on a June tour of North America, stretching from Chicago and Toronto down to Florida. And in September the CVB will play the western coast of the USA. This comes after the band’s European Festival tours in 2015 and the recording of a new release called “The Grand Design.” Read more

Atlanta Rock Revivalists THE HOWLING TONGUES To Issue 2nd Album BOO HISS on May 24 – Performing in Hamilton On 6/2


The Howling Tongues
Riversedge Amph, 116 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH
Free, 6pm

Releasing May 24 is BOO HISS, the rafter-rattling sophomore album by Atlanta rock revivalists The Howling Tongues.

Heavily influenced by classic garage rock bands like The Stooges, Big Star, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Kinks, The Howling Tongues, featuring Davey Rockett (vocals/guitar), Nick Magliochetti (lead guitar), Thomas Wainwright (keys), Brandon Witcher (bass), and drummer Tylor James, demoed 30 songs at their home studio before holing up at The Quarry in Kennesaw, GA, for eight days, to live-track and record the album. Read more



The once-annual World Music Fest returns this year for the first time since 2010, with an exciting lineup of live performances, art exhibits, and interactive programs. The event, which is free to the public and open to all ages, invites participants to travel the world through music, dance, art and food in Covington, KY on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. – midnight. The full day of festivities will showcase 50 performances at seven venues (all within walking distance): Roebling Books & Coffee, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, Inspirado, Pique, BLDG, Braxton Brewing Co, and Leapin’ Lizard. World Music Fest is a partnership between event producer Liz Wu and Renaissance Covington (a Covington non-profit focused on revitalizing the urban core), along with generous support from ArtsWave, FUEL Cincinnati and YellowHaus. Read more

First weekend of 2016 May Festival (May 20-22) features award- winning soloists, two world premieres, rich choral music


The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon’s 37-year tenure, kicks off on Friday, May 20 (8 p.m.) at Cincinnati Music Hall with Mozart’s exquisite “Great” Mass in C minor. With its grandiose choruses, pristine virtuosity for soloists and soaring expressiveness, this is one of the composer’s most-beloved works. Also on the program are Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Exsultate jubilate. Soprano Lisette Oropesa, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong (who has recently received rave reviews for her recent performances as Calbo in Maometto at the Canadian Opera Company), tenor Ben Bliss and baritone John Cheek bring their artistry to these masterpieces along with the May Festival Chorus (professionally-trained chorus composed primarily of dedicated volunteer singers from around the Tri-state) and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, all led by Maestro Conlon. Read more



The 41-date Vans Warped Tour® 2016, presented by Journeys®, is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival with a focus on punk rock, the multi-stage tour has grown over the years to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, and pop. Read more

American Songwriter Royal Holland Releases Video for Vol 2 Title Track “Flamingo”

Royal Holland

Royal Holland

Royal Holland is always writing and recording music.  He’s just released his new video “Flamingo” and talks more on his EP concept trilogy Unfolded he independently released during the winter in a feature article on Citizen LA.  He’s pre-production on his next record.  He played drums and few other instruments, sang, mixed, and co-produced local musician Margaret Darling’s debut track titled “Ragnarok” for a collection of songs by local artists who play at Arnold’s Bar & Grill (The Oldest Bar in Cincinnati – Est. 1861).  Arnold’s released Bootleggers & Hustlers – Volume Two, on Record Store Day 2016 with Neltner Small Batch Records. Read more

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