Saintseneca Releasing New Record “Such Things” 10/9, Performing at Northside Tavern on 10/23



NPR Music is currently streaming the powerful new album Such Things by acclaimed Ohio based band Saintseneca. The new record constitutes the band’s most cohesive, catchy and accessible output, and a work that solidifies the group’s singer and songwriter Zac Little’s status as one of modern indie music’s most thoughtful and talented artists. NPR writes of the album, “From start to finish, Such Things feels like the product of intense care — every word and sound feels thoughtfully wrought. So how come it also sounds amazing when blared out of car windows? Read more

Cory Branan To Open For Band Of Heathens 10/6 at The Southgate House Revival

Cory Branan

Cory Branan

Photo by Perry Bean

Band of Heathens with Cory Branan
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
Tuesday, October 6
18+ / $15-17 / 7 PM doors

The songs do all the convincing on his new album The No-Hit Wonder. There’s a timeless craftsmanship in these deceptively simple songs about love and home, losses and dreams. Branan’s had his fair share of each since completing his critically acclaimed Bloodshot debut MUTT in 2012, losing several beloved family members, getting married, and having two kids. Read more

Wayne “The Train” Hancock Live at the Southgate House on 10/8

Wayne  "The Train" Hancock

Wayne “The Train” Hancock

Thursday, October 8th
Southgate House – Sanctuary 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
7:30 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Show
Ticket Cost: $12-$15

Produced by Wayne and his longtime producer/collaborator Lloyd Maines (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Dixie Chicks, Joe Ely), Wayne’s latest, Ride further cements Wayne’s life-long calling [“All I want to do is play the Joints ‘til the day I die”] as a modern-day traditionalist through his signature mélange of roadhouse blues, hepcat boogie, rockabilly, and juke joint swing. As Hank III once said, “Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal.” Read more

IRATION is bringing their “Hotting Up Tour” to Cincinnati on Saturday, October 31



Alternative rockers IRATION digitally released their new album HOTTING UP on August 28 and are now gearing up for their fall headlining “Hotting Up Tour” in its support. The outing will be stopping locally in CINCINNATI on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 at BOGARTS with support from The Green and Hours Eastly. Tickets for the entire five-week trek are on sale now; check out for information on ticket prices and VIP Meet & Greet Packages. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces groundbreaking three-year Pelleas Trilogy collaboration with James Darrah


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langrée announce a three-year exploration of Maurice Maeterlinck’s 1893 symbolist play, Pelléas et Mélisande, a collaboration with director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah. This artistic undertaking will utilize groundbreaking visual elements, complementing orchestral works by Schoenberg, Fauré and Debussy, which will be performed by the CSO throughout the upcoming three consecutive seasons. Each work performed will have an accompanying elemental theme: smoke, water and stone. Read more

Firefall at Fairfield Community Arts Center October 17



Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH
October 17
8pm, $25, $30, all ages

For co-founder Jock Bartley, FIREFALL has not only represented an opportunity to make quality music over the course of almost 35 years, but also represents a personal, heartfelt commitment to maintaining the tradition of a contemporary musical genre he and his peers helped create. Shared the past twenty years with band members Steven Weinmeister (vocals, guitar), Sandy Ficca (drums), Bil Hopkins (vocals, bass) and Chris Ball (sax, flute and keyboards), this commitment has successfully carried FIREFALL through three decades of distinctive music. Read more

Photos – Midpoint Music Festival – Day 2, 9/26 – Photos by Rachel Waters

Alanna Royale

Alanna Royale

Photos by Rachel Waters

Photos of The Harlequins, Caspian, Ride, Kinky Love, No/No, Alanna Royale, Sylvan Esso, Diet Cig

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Cincinnati Pops presents Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel Sunday October 4


Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Presented by PNC
Michael Krajewski, conductor, AJ Swearingen, vocalist, Jon Beedle, vocalist
Cincinnati Music Hall
7 p.m. Sunday, October 4
Tickets start at $25 (Kids tickets just $10) and are available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Michael Krajewski, presents a special one-night only event, The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel. The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel will take audiences on a musical journey that began in the 1960’s and continued throughout the decades. The Pops will perform classic Simon & Garfunkel hits such as The Sounds of Silence, Homeward Bound, and Mrs. Robinson, all with rich orchestral textures at Music Hall, Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature vocalists AJ Swearingen and Jon Beedle. Read more

Royal Holland Dodges the Sky Kingdom Again on a String of New Midwest Shows

Royal Holland

Royal Holland

Photo Credit Nikki Murray

Cincinnati, OH – September 25, 2015 -Songwriter Matt Mooney aka Royal Holland is finishing up Vol. 3 of his EP trilogy; scheduled for release Winter 2016,  and he is gigging regionally in support .

“I’ve been in many bands over the years like local favorite Koala Fires, but this is the first time I’ve ever branched out as a solo act.  It began by simply busking with my guitar and writing a lot of songs. I developed some backing tracks that had some dance beat elements to them and was starting to flesh out the tunes in my head. This was the basis for Vol. 1 – The Maze,” Matt shares. Read more

Rah Rah Coming To The Southgate House Revival on 11/11 With Dear Rouge

Rah Rah

Rah Rah

Rah Rah, Dear Rouge
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$8 ADV / $10 DOS; 8 P.M. DOORS / 9 P.M. SHOW
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Though the members of Rah Rah didn’t know it at the time, it was prophetic when they named their 2008 debut full-length Going Steady.In the years since that album’s release, the Regina, SK-bred band has lived up its title with a relentless string of tours, albums and EPs. They’ve earned accolades and built a grassroots following through stunning live shows, all the while carving out a sound that spans uplifting indie rock and earthy folk and occasionally flirts with electronic influences and triumphant group-sung refrains. Read more

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