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Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Co-Headline Summer Tour – See Them Live At Riverbend August 25


Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago announced today their North American co-headlining summer tour Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire – Heart And Soul Tour 2015 kicking off July 15 in Concord, CA. The 25+ date tour will take the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups through major U.S. cities including a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, August 25.

“One of the most exciting things about the show is when both bands perform at the end of the concert,” Lee Loughnane of Chicago said. “Having these 21 very talented musicians playing our greatest hits together puts the excitement level at a fever pitch! From the Heart of Chicago and the Soul of Earth, Wind & Fire, it is an unforgettable experience.” Read more

Ray’s Music Exchange 4th annual reunion show at the Woodward Theater Saturday, March 28

Ray's Music Exchange

Ray’s Music Exchange

Local favorites Ray’s Music Exchange bring their 4th annual reunion show to the Woodward Theater on Saturday, March 28. The Woodward is located at 1404 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine.

General admission tickets, $15 ADV/$18 DOS (plus applicable fees), are on sale now at MOTR Pub, Shake It Records, and all CincyTicket outlets. All shows at the Woodward are age-restricted to 21-and-up unless otherwise noted.

From the mid 1990’s to the mid-2000’s, Rays Music Exchange evolved from a pure soul and funk band to a multi-faceted instrumental powerhouse in the Midwest and beyond, blending their far-reaching influences into a cohesive sound is truly at home in live performance.  A natural product of the rich musical history and diversity of Cincinnati, RME combined the soundscapes of modern composers like Steve Reich and Frank Zappa, the jazz fusion of Miles Davis and Weather Report and the danceability of James Brown and The Meters.  Read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Summer Tour – See Them Live at PNC Pavilion Friday June 26

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Rolling across America on a sizzling summer run, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Wheels of Soul” tour brings the Grammy-winning,11-piece blues-rock dynamo together with soul sensation Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, for 20 not-be-missed appearances.  Performing at some of the finest outdoor venues in the country, the first of the tour’s two legs kicks off June 5th in Paso Robles, California, and includes a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Friday, June 26.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show $78*, $68*, $48* Reserved Pavilion and $150* Reserved 4-Pack, go on sale to the public beginning at 10:00am on Friday, March 6 at,, and all Ticketmaster outlets.  Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable fees.  Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.  Read more

TAUK is Coming To The Madison Theater On 3/20



Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
All Ages, 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show
$12 adv, $15 dos, Buy Tickets

The heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece TAUK is hitting 2014 with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves. The group consists of Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). The quartet is currently in the studio with legendary Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their sophomore full-length album — due out Summer 2014. Carranza explains, “What’s compelling is the raw power of the band, from their light moments to full-out jamming. Music is a language that some feel and others speak — and TAUK do both very well.” Read more

Sebadoh Returning To Cincinnati On March 27 at The Woodward Theater



photo by Jens Nordstrom

On the heels of an epic performance at MOTR Pub last year, American indie-rock pioneers Sebadoh return to Cincinnati for a concert at the Woodward Theater on Friday, March 27. The Woodward is located at 1404 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine.

General admission tickets, $12 ADV/$15 DOS (plus applicable fees), are on sale now at MOTR Pub, Shake It Records, and all CincyTicket outlets. All shows at the Woodward are age-restricted to 21-and-up unless otherwise noted. Read more

Kid Rock Announces Massive $20 Ticket Tour This Summer – See Him Live At Riverbend On August 2


Kid Rock

Kid Rock

Kid Rock broke all the rules when he last set out on tour, and now he’s back to break them all again.  The “$20 Best Night Ever” tour set all sorts of attendance records, proving that the combination of top notch entertainment and affordable tickets are a win/win for everyone.  Now with the eminent release of his new album “First Kiss,” (his first on Top Dog/Warner Bros. Records) Kid Rock, along with his trusted Twisted Brown Trucker Band, is announcing a full summer tour with very special guest Foreigner. The tour kicks off June 24th in Hartford, and will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Sunday, August 2.

Pre-order the album now on iTunes ( or starting today, stream the record in its entirety on iTunes Radio –   Read more

Bunbury Announces Lineup For 2015 Festival


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Artist Submission Now Open For The 2015 Midpoint Music Festival

Bands and artists now have the opportunity to apply for a showcase at this year’s MidPoint Point Music Festival. The festival, scheduled September 24–26, 2015, aims to continue a tradition of promoting new music discovery while celebrating music pioneers.

Artists need to submit an electronic press kit for showcase consideration. The submission process will be open Wednesday, February 18 through Sunday, May 17, 2015. Details can be found on A press kit must have three original songs, along with essential information and a photo to help promote artists.

For years, MidPoint has been fortunate to discover talent from around the world through a partnership with the booking site Sonicbids. Despite the benefits Sonicbids offers, a change was needed for today’s festival industry. Read more

Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello Announce Co-Headlining Tour – See Them Live at PNC Pavilion Saturday June 13


Two of music’s most genre-defying artists, Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello, today announced a co-headlining North American tour. The 12-date tour will kick off on ThursdayJune 11 in Detroit, Mich. and features the two indie bands performing at amphitheaters and theatres around the U.S. and Canada, including a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Saturday, June 13, Joining the tour as special guests will be Los Angeles-based Mariachi El Bronx.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show go on sale to the public beginning at 10:00 am on Friday, February 20 at, and all Ticketmaster outlets.  Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.  A Citi® cardmember pre-sale beginsThursday, February 19 through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit Read more

Americana-Soul Slinger Sam Lewis Calls Upon Nashville Royalty for New LP, out 4/21 – Southgate House Revival On 3/15

Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis

Chatham County Line, Sam Lewis
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 9pm show, $15, $18 adv, Buy Tickets
As a Nashville transplant with no real place to call a hometown, Sam Lewis’ goal upon moving to Music City was to make friends.  “I felt its pull, its draw,” he recalls. “Some of my favorite people live in Nashville and I thought maybe I could rub up against a few of ‘em.”  After a few years, he did more than just make a few connections, he got some of Nashville’s top musicians to perform on his album while recording it in one of America’s most legendary studios.  As the follow-up to his self-titled debutLewis’ sophomore effort Waiting On You will be released on April 21via Brash Music.  Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation holds the first look under the hood of Sam’s new album with the exclusive premiere of the first single “3/4 Time.”

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