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Black Friday Beer and Art Show 11/28 at Christian Moerlein Malthouse

The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (BDCURC) and local artists including Jim Effler are joining forces to host the “Black Friday Beer and Art Show” at the Christian Moerlein Malthouse on Friday November 28, 2015 from 6P-10P.

Original art by local artists will be available for purchase, along with delicious Christian Moerlein beer and food by Wienerwurst Mike’s Frankfurtury. Join us for a unique take on “Black Friday” and get your holiday shopping done in one stop for all the beer and art enthusiasts in your life!

On “Final Friday” November 28th from 6P-10P local artists, including Jim Effler, will host a free show of original art. The BDCURC ( and artist/tap room manager Tank Mansfield recruited local artists and photographers to render brewing heritage and neighborhood scenes to raise money for the BDCURC’s development efforts. Read more

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line Release New LP “Wake” On 2/24 – Performing at The Southgate House Revival on 12/4


Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 8:30pm show, $10, Buy Tickets

Nora Jane Struthers will release ‘Wake’ on February 24, 2015, a powerful statement of her own rock-n-roll awakening. Backed by her band The Party Line, the “beguiling…guided by fire” (NPR’s Ann Powers) Struthers mixes pedal steel with robust guitar riffs and her own fearless voice. The 11 original songs on ‘Wake,’ which Struthers self-produced, evoke the realization that she can, as she says, “reconcile my love of both bluegrass and Pearl Jam,” and make sonic magic. NPR Music’s The Record premiered lead track “The Same Road,” praising its “propulsive direction” and saying the song “should make anyone excited to hear the whole [new album].” Listen here:

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Lucero Announce Co-Headline Tour with Ryan Bingham + Fanclub Presale Starts – Taft Theatre On 3/15


Lucero, Ryan Bingham
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
6pm doors, 7pm show, Buy Tickets

Memphis country punk-rockers Lucero are gearing up to co-headline an unforgettable spring tour with Ryan Bingham, kicking off on Feb 17th in Ashville, NC. Catch them live and experience the raw, foot-stompin’ energy the band brings to the stage. Tour dates run through March, and presale tickets will be available this Wednesday here for Fan Club Members. If you want even more reasons to see the band live, be sure to check out their first-ever live album, Live From Atlanta, available now via Liberty & Lament/INgrooves.
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The Grownup Noise to Perform New Album at MOTR Pub On Nov. 20 With Kim Taylor

The Grownup Noise

The Grownup Noise

The Grownup Noise, Kim Taylor
Thursday, November 20, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm

Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2007, Boston’s The Grownup Noise has evolved into a rousing and innovative pop-music outfit, bridging the gap between americana and indie music. With lyrics written by guitarist/songwriter Paul Hansen and arrangements and instrumentation by the band as a whole, The Problem with Living in the Moment (out October 28th) came together easily despite being their most ambitious album to date. Read more

Louis Langrée to conduct CSO in all-Tchaikovsky Thanksgiving weekend program 11/28 – 11/29

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Louis Langrée will round out the Thanksgiving weekend (“Take Back Friday”) at Music Hall with its Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 concerts, an incredible all-Tchaikovsky program featuring the CSO debut of pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Louis Langrée will round out the Thanksgiving weekend (“Take Back Friday”) at Music Hall with its Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 concerts, an incredible all-Tchaikovsky program featuring the CSO debut of pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk. Read more

DAAP Girls Release All Analog Sneak Peak Rehearsal Video for Dec.12 Live Video Show at the Woodward Theater

On Friday, Dec 12th DAAP Girls, who have spent the last several months holed up, buried under tape reels and vacuum tubes, will return to the stage in their beloved Cincinnati Ohio.  Hosted by the glorious new Woodward Theater (1404 Main St) in Over the Rhine and joined by Cincinnati punks Black Planet.

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JJ Grey & Mofro Announce The Release Of Ol’ Glory – Coming March 3rd – Coming To The Taft Theatre on 2/27

JJ Grey & Mofro

JJ Grey & Mofro

JJ Grey & MOFRO, The London Souls
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, $27.50, Buy Tickets

Celebrated soulful ensemble JJ Grey & Mofro will release their newest recording Ol’ Glory on March 3rd.  This album marks their debut on Provogue Records, which is part of the Mascot Label Group.  Ol’ Glory contains 12 new songs that feature the deep, soulful blend of blues, rock, folk, funk, gospel, gritty R&B and personal, Southern-inspired narratives that have become synonymous with JJ Grey & Mofro. A true Southern renaissance man, JJ Grey’s intensely charismatic live performances, combined with the incredible musicianship of Mofro, have connected with audiences all over the world. Their work has been praised by the press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Relix, The Oxford American and many more.

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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Coming To The Taft Theatre On 11/29 With The Tillers

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Photos by Scott Preston

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Tillers
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5t St, Cincinnati, OH
7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show, $20 adv, $25 dos, Buy Tickets

The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band bridges genres and eras with an intensity and effortlessness few contemporary artists possess. And their new album So Delicious elevates the trio’s work to a new level. Produced by Rev. Peyton, So Deliciousdue out February 17, 2015, offers the band’s most diverse collection of songs buoyed by the Rev.’s supercharged six-string virtuosity — a unique style of fingerpicking inspired by his Delta blues heroes, but taken to new, original heights.

The fifth full-length original album by the group — which includes Breezy Peyton on washboard and supporting vocals and Ben Bussell on drums and supporting vocals — is their debut on Yazoo Records, a label known for the historic reissues of blues and other old time American music that are the bedrock inspiration for the Rev.’s sound and approach.      Read more

Swans at the Woodward Theater Tuesday, February 24, 2015 with special guest Xylouris White



Legendary American underground group Swans is coming to the Woodward Theater on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The Woodward is located at 1404 Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio in the historic neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine.

General admission tickets, $20 ADV/$25 DOS (plus applicable fees), are on sale now at and at all CincyTicket outlets. All shows at the Woodward are age-restricted to 21-and-up unless otherwise noted. Read more

Golden Anniversary and Roast for David Rhodes Brown This Sunday 11/16 at The Southgate House Revival

David Rhodes Brown

David Rhodes Brown

If you have ever checked out local music in the Greater Cincinnati area, chances are you have been entertained and often mesmerized by David Rhodes Brown! We are throwing a big ole party and roast to celebrate this hero of the local music scene’s 50th year playing music professionally! DRB has played with The Warsaw Falcons, Big Bill Pickle, Magnolia Mountain, The Star Devils, 500 Miles to Memphis, Browngrass & Wildflowers, The Tammy WhyNots, Kentucky Timbre, just to name a few. He has been a mentor and father-figure to many younger musicians. He and Bobbi Layne Kayser, founded and organized The Browngrass Fest which benefited WNKU 89.7 fm and he’s contributed to countless other benefits, as well. He is an amazing songwriter and an amazing person with a heart as big as his 6 ft 4 inch presence! Please join us to celebrate and good heartedly razz DRB with stories, performances of his songs and an exciting and much anticipated reunion performance by The Warsaw Falcons! Read more

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