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Wilder set to release debut EP with a Derby Day Party at The Southgate House Revival On May 2



Photo by Wayne Litmer

Recently formed, greater Cincinnati Band, Wilder, will be releasing their first EP on Saturday May 2, 2015, with a Derby Day Party at The Southgate House Revival! The band was recently formed by seasoned local songwriters Kelly Thomas and Randy Steffen. Both, had ended long term projects in early 2014; The Fabulous Pickups and Sleepin’ Dogs. Working as co-writers, the tunes quickly came together. The pair added the talents of Zach Rowe on guitar and harmonies. As the songs started to take shape and be filled in with electric guitars, phenomenal drummers; Kevin Hogle and Chris Alley joined the group. Read more

Cincinnati Opera celebrates its historic roots at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden with the sixth annual Back to the Zoo Concert On 5/19

On Tuesday, May 19, Cincinnati Opera celebrates its historic roots at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden with the sixth annual Back to the Zoo Concert, presented at the Wings of Wonder Theater. Opera fans, Zoo lovers, and people of all ages are invited for a fun, family-friendly program of opera delights, memories from the Zoo days, and close encounters with animals. The celebration, generously sponsored by The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation, will open with an informal reception featuring complimentary refreshments and ice cream and a cash bar. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. A dinner buffet may also be pre-purchased through Cincinnati Opera. Read more

Sublime With Rome Announce Summer Tour and New Album – See Them Live at PNC Pavilion July 29


SUBLIME WITH ROME announces their biggest North American tour to date. The group, along with support from Rebelution, Pepper, and Mickey Avalon, will be starting the 30+-date tour on the west coast beginning July 16th in Chula Vista, California. The tour will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00pm.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show, $49.50*, $42.50 and $35.00* go on sale Monday, April 20 at 4:20pm at,, and all Ticketmaster outlets.  Charge by phone 1.800.745.3000*All tickets include parking and are subject to applicable fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. Read more

Bear Medicine and Kate Wakefield Performing This Sunday April 19 at MOTR Pub

 Bear Medicine

Bear Medicine

Bear Medicine, Kate Wakefield
Sunday April 19, 2015
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
FREE, 21+, 8pm

Bitten and beaten by bears and subsequently dragged to a hollow rock, Joshua, Severn, Seth, and Kim found themselves on their last legs, their last fingers, and knew that to survive they had but one choice. From the white bones in the cave, from the strung out sinews and the discarded hides, from the very dirt and dust of the floor and walls they forged instruments and began to play their Bear Medicine. Nothing else could soothe their wounds. Ointment of flute, elixir of piano, balm of cello, salve of six-string, shuffling pacemaker rhythms of snare and tom-toms, nightly these remedies coalesce and keep the four breathing so that their voices may sing. Read more

The National Release Unheard Track to “Mistaken For Strangers” Viewers


The National announced that viewers who rent or buy their critically acclaimed documentary film “Mistaken For Strangers” via the digital distributorVHX, will receive a free download of the never before released song “Sunshine on My Back”. The track features the vocals of Sharon Van Etten and was recorded in 2012 at the same time as their sixth album, GRAMMY nominated Trouble Will Find Me. “Sunshine on My Back” will also be made available for purchase and through streaming outlets.

Listen to the beautiful song here.

“Mistaken For Strangers” is the hilarious and touching portrait of two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger, set to the backdrop of The National’s High Violet world tour. The documentary was chosen to premiere on the opening night of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival followed by a theatrical release in the US and worldwide distribution. Read more

Death Cab For Cutie Reveal New Tour Dates – See Them Live at PNC Pavilion on Friday September 18

Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has revealed a number of new North American tour dates as “KINTSUGI,” their just-released eighth studio album, earns critical acclaim and popular success from all corners. “KINTSUGI” is available now in stores and online.

Death Cab for Cutie will embark on their hugely anticipated North American headline tour this Friday, April 10th in Mesa, Arizona and then travel through the fall. The newly announced dates include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Friday, September 18 at 7:30pm. Joining Death Cab For Cutie as special guest on the Cincinnati show is Twin Shadow.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show, $48.50*, $43.00* and $33.00*, go on sale to the public beginning at 10am on Friday, April 10 at, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Read more

Warsaw Falcons, Jet Lab and The Tigerlilies at The Woodward Theater, Friday April 10

Warsaw Falcons

Warsaw Falcons

Brian Driscoll of The Tigerlillies says it best! “32 years ago I saw a band that inspired and moved me to want to be in a band. I was an 18 year old student at UC studying international relations when I saw the Warsaw Falcons. I loved them so much I went to every show, began booking some of their shows and trying to help further their cause. I decided I myself had to play music and began playing soon thereafter and never stopped. Friday night at the Woodward Theater I finally get to share the stage with my mentors. Read more

Lucy Wainwright Roche Coming To The Redmoor On April 16

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Lucy Wainwright Roche
April 16, 2015
The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH

There’s a Last Time For Everything sprung somewhat unexpectedly from a trip to Nashville where Lucy worked with friend, collaborator and producer, Jordan Brooke Hamlin.  There are 11 tracks on the album – 10 originals and one surprising cover song – a unique adaptation of Robyn’s dance hit “Call Your Girlfriend.”   The album also features guest vocalist Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Mary Chapin Carpenter and Robby Hecht. Read more

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Announces 2015 Season

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra with Natalie Cole

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor John Morris Russell, announces its exciting summer season with performances at Riverbend Music Center’s Corbett Pavilion, the Taft Theatre and in parks and at community events around the Greater Cincinnati region.

Highlights include a screening of the blockbuster film Star Trek with a live orchestral score, and the returns of the popular Broadway Sing-Along and Red, White & Boom! concerts at Riverbend. Read more

R. Ring (w/ The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery) live in Cincy April 21st, 7″ Split-Single w/ Quailbones Out July


R. Ring w/ Protomartyr, Tweens, Smut
Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Tue. April 21, 2015
10pm, FREE

R. Ring is Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song. It is new. It is, at the very least, a stark departure from the music they make in their other bands (Kelley with The Breeders and Mike with Ampline).

Kelley lives in Dayton, Ohio. Mike lives in Dayton, Kentucky.

R. Ring’s 7″ split-single with Kentucky-based garage rockers Quailbones will feature the two respective songs “Singing Tower” & “A Tip to Trick the Tide” and will be available this July in 7″ vinyl & digital formats via Sofaburn Records.  Read more

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