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The Revivalists Expand Fall Tour – Performing at The 20th Century Theater On 11/10

The Revivalists

The Revivalists

Photo credit: Alysee Gafkjen

Road-warriors The Revivalists are proud to announce another round of tour dates through the end of the year, including a repeat appearance at Voodoo Music + Arts Festival in their Big Easy home-turf and New Years Eve at the iconic Georgia Theatre in Atlanta. Additional new dates also include November performances at Old Rock House in St. Louis, the TLA in Philly,Irving Plaza in NYC and the Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville.

The Revivalists will be featured on World Cafe with David Dye in November and will also perform as a part of WXPN’s Free At Noon series. The septet recently stopped by WNYC’s Soundcheck and KBCO for a Studio C Session to showcase their album, City of Sound, released by Wind-up Records with eight live bonus tracks in March during Mardi Gras. The Revivalists have been touring non-stop the last few years, dominating the festival circuit again this year with stops at Peach Fest, Jazz Aspen, Lockn’, Phases of the Moon and more.

The band’s monumental performance at Jazzfest in their hometown of New Orleans was captured by Rolling Stone, Spin, American Songwriter, Relix and more. They’ve been featured by everyone from USA Today and Fuse TV to Paste, The Huffington Post andDaytrotter. The band appropriately also performed on the fourth and final season of HBO’s acclaimed drama series, Treme.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan roots band THE RAGBIRDS coming to MOTR Pub on Friday, October 10

The Ragbirds

The Ragbirds

Friday, October 10, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm

Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world. The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow.

Surrounding Zindle’s earthy-sweet voice is the whirlwind of guitarist T.J. Zindle and dynamic bassist Brian Crist, spinning over the world-beat grooves of drummer Loren Kranz and percussionist Randall Moore. Zindle skill- fully switches between violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, and percussion, all while dancing around the stage, drawing the awe of audiences across the country. Read more

Minnesota roots act Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank play MOTR Pub on Wednesday, October 15

Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank

Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank

Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio,513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank’s new album Number One Contender was recorded live to tape over four wintry days and nights in the north woods of Minnesota. Named one of the best Minnesota-made albums of 2013 by Star Tribune, Number One Contender captures the energy and emotion of the Hobo Nephews’ sound more than ever before. Teague and Ian’s New Jersey roots squarely align them with the spirit of the big-hearted underdog. This, combined with the whisper of the wind through the pines, and the cadence of the open road, has lent Number One Contender a unique sound. Read more

The Annie Moses Band Coming To Cincinnati On 10/25

The Annie Moses Band

The Annie Moses Band

The Annie Moses Band
McAuley High School Performance Center
6000 Oakwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224
Buy Tickets, 7:30pm show

The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the nation and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, and musicians, combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. Read more

Guided By Voices Calls It Quits

Guided By Voices

Guided By Voices

From the bands’ Facebook Page:

Guided By Voices has come to an end. With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run. The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV:

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10 Bands You Really Shouldn’t Miss At Midpoint Music Festival

Most of us know about some of the bands performing at Midpoint this year, The Afghan Whigs, Chromeo, OK GO, Panda Bear.  Instead of telling you something you probably already know, I decided to focus on 10 bands that might fly under your radar.  Be sure to check out all the other great bands at

Bulletville (Cincinnati, OH)

Thursday 9/25 at Mr Pitifuls 9:15pm



MARK UTLEY & BULLETVILLE performs straight-up Country music in the classic style. Originally formed as an offshoot of Magnolia Mountain, the band has now come into its own as a powerhouse live and studio outfit. The band features MM’s Mark Utley, Renee Frye, Jeff Vanover, and Todd Drake, joined by bassist Ken Kimbrell, world-renowned keyboadist Ricky Nye and award-winng pedal steel guitarist John Lang. Bulletville plays a combination of Mark’s original songs augmented by a great selection of classic Country covers by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Gram Parsons, and more.

Bulletville served as the backing band for Mark Utley’s debut solo album, Four Chords and a Lie, released in July 2013. The band has booked studio time at Ultrasuede Studio in November 2014 to record a full-length Bulletville album with The Afghan Whigs’ John Curley producing, to be released in early 2015.

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Reprises One City, One Symphony Initiative With “Heroes”-Themed Program

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Louis Langrée announce the reprisal of the wildly popular One City, One Symphony initiative, designed to bring people together through music. The Orchestra, along with dozens of community partners, will provide opportunities for audiences to connect and discuss music in-depth, leading up to the CSO’s performances on November 14, 15 & 16, 2014 at Music Hall. This year’s program centers around the theme of “Heroes,” culminating with Mahler’s expansive First Symphony, known simply as “Titan.” Also on the program are Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, as well as the Hymne à la justice, written by French composer Albéric Magnard (who became a national hero when he died defending his home and family from German soldiers in World War I).

One City, One Symphony will again feature community listening parties, dozens of community partners and collaborations, educational materials, radio broadcasts and more. Read more

Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour Featuring Master of Ceremonies Dom Flemons, Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége & The Cajun Country Revival, The Tillers, and The Loot Rock Gang – Miami Univ – Middletown 9/16


Showman Pokey LaFarge is pleased to announce the Central Time Tour, a traveling variety musical experience. Performers joining Pokey on tour include “American songster” and founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Dom Flemons, sounds from the Bayou with Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege, and the Cajun Country Revival, Cincinnati’s roots outfit The Tillers, and blues and roots from St. Louis with The Loot Rock Gang. “I’ve always been inspired by the revue tours of the mid-twentieth century. These tours sent a caravan of musicians, often from the same record label, to towns across America – big and small – for an evening of music and dancing.” says Pokey LaFarge. The tour will exhibit the show format of mid-century traveling revue tours and caravans, sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience for fans.

Showgoers are certainly in for an exciting evening, and an education will also be unavoidable for some. LaFarge says, “With the Central Time Tour, I want to broaden the appreciation of what it is that makes the Midwest a special place. I want to turn people on to quality music they wouldn’t likely hear on the radio. I want to celebrate our diverse American traditions, and above all, give the good people of the Midwest no choice but to dance, sing and put their minds at ease when the Central Time Tour comes to town.” Read more

ArtWorks invites you to “Ink Your Love” at MidPoint Music Festival


Fans heading down to MidPoint Music Festival this month will discover a vibrant street fair along 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine. The MidPoint Midway will offer food, interactive fun and music from 5 p.m. to midnightSeptember 25–27, 2014.

MidPoint Midway is organized in partnership by MidPoint and ArtWorks

And thanks to sponsorship from P&G, the block between Vine and Walnut Streets will offer free music throughout the duration of the festival. Along with music, food trucks, and vendors, there is a major art and activities component to the Midway.

ArtWorks officially launches a citywide celebration of love for Cincinnati calledCincyInk. Through a range of interactive art-making experiences attendees can “ink their love” for our city. Read more

Runner of the Woods Performs at Southgate House Revival’s Lounge on Thu 10/16 Featuring Nicolas Beaudoing of the Doc Marshalls

Runner of the Woods

Runner of the Woods

Photo by Bostic Photography

Runner of the Woods Performs at Southgate House Revival’s Lounge on Thu 10/16
Featuring Nicolas Beaudoing of the Doc Marshalls
 4pm doors / 9:30pm show; No Cover; 21+
111 E. 6th St. Newport, KY 41071

Runner of the Woods Debuts First Single “Good Things will Come” From Forthcoming Album“While frontman Nicolas Beaudoing, may not be the household name – well, in some households, at least – as [A.A. Bondy, Anders Parker and Jay Farrar], he’s certainly a talent on par with them.” –Popmatters

Good things will come – and not a moment too soon. For Nick Beaudoing, the front man of Nashville, Tennessee’s Runner of the Woods, much of 2014 was spent in the shadow of a serious family illness. Between visits to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, he stayed busy in the studio. One night while listening to rough mixes of his work on the drive home, he had a gut feeling that things would somehow work out. “I’ve never had the experience of listening to my own music and being cheered up,” Beaudoing says. “It felt like a pat on the back at just the right time.” Read more

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