Archive for March 2012
Photo by Scott Preston
CINCINNATI (March 29, 2012) – The Bunbury Music Festival today announced its initial slate of performances for the inaugural event to be held July 13-15, 2012 along Cincinnati’s riverfront. In addition to previously announced headliners including Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, Airborne Toxic Event, Manchester Orchestra and Gym Class Heroes, there will be more than 100 live performances on six stages over three days with additional performers to be added.
Friday, July 13
Airborne Toxic Event
Minus the Bear
Ra Ra Riot
Matt Pryor Read more
Photos by Bernice Whiting
The Joy Formidable’s return to Cincinnati at the 20th Century Theater on March 23 was a highly anticipated event, and the London, England based trio did not disappoint. Currently in the middle of a sold out tour that will have them playing at Bonnaroo, drummer Matt Thomas, bassist Rhydian Dafydd along with guitarist and lead singer Ritzy Bryan entered from the side of the 20th Century stage, and launched into a mesmerizing take on “A Heavy Abacus” from their 2011 Atlantic Records album, The Big Roar. The Joy Formidable has built it’s esteemed reputation by word of mouth based on it’s extraordinary live performances, and the positive buzz from their Midpoint Music Festival appearance last fall brought a huge gathering to the Oakley theater on March 23. Ritzy Bryan and Matt Thomas had fun with the crowd, joking about the escalating heat level inside as they bashed through punishing instrumental turns on the punk pop gems, “Cradle” and “Austere.” Dafydd’s fluid bass lines cemented the running thread that tied together the group’s uniquely pounding modern rock on the anthems, “The Greatest Light Is the Greatest Shade” and the hauntingly ethereal “Buoy.” Read more
Hope For Agoldensummer is a family band from the fine town of Athens, GA. For eons they’ve traveled the USA creating rusty, angelic melodies with a slide guitar, banjo, jangly percussion, glockenspiel, and a bowed handsaw, all overlaid with the gorgeous sibling-soul-choir harmonies of Claire & Page Campbell. Read more
Grand Funk Railroad will be performing at the French Lick Springs Resort, 8670 West State Road 56, in French Lick, IN, on April 7, at 7 PM. Admission is $36.25 w/ service charges. The venue phone is 888-836-9360. The web site is http://www.frenchlick.com.
Formed in 1969, Grand Funk was born out of the ashes of Terry Knight & The Pack, another band from Flint, Michigan. Currently the group includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the hit, “We’re An American Band”) and bassist Mel Schacher. Joining Don and Mel are true “ALL-STARS”– Max Carl (38 Special, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, Max Carl and Big Dance), lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (12 years with KISS and credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier), and keyboardist Tim Cashion (Bob Seger and Robert Palmer). Read more
All Good Festival Fourth Round Artist Additions Include Dark Star Orchestra, Larry Keel, Jerry Joseph & More
March 27, 2012 – (Thornville, OH) – Today the All Good Music Festival & Campout released the lineup for its fourth artist announcement.
Continuing the trend of presenting diverse and unique performers, adding to its stacked artist roster ranging from rock, bluegrass, indie, and funk to electronica, hip-hop, collaborative jams, and much more. These bands augment a total of nearly 50 bands taking to the stages July 19-22 at the Legend Valley Concert Venue & Campground located 30 minutes east of Columbus, Ohio:
Dark Star Orchestra
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons
The Devil Makes Three
Corey Harris & The Rasta Blues Experience
The Pimps of Joytime
Red Wanting Blue
Cris Jacobs Band Read more
There are only so many times you can take back that cheating lover or accept excuses from a lazy scrub. It’s easier said than done, but one soul band is taking a stand. The Right Now isn’t going to take it anymore. The Right Now is fed up. And on their second record, The Right Now Gets Over You.
The challenging title is a reality check, but delivered with a smile from singer Stefanie Berecz. “It’s just a representation of the stories in the songs. Nearly every track has a cheating character, or someone who’s had enough of their lover. It’s a mixed bag of empowerment and regret.” Gets Over You continues the “it’s complicated” theme of 2010′s Carry Me Home, although this outing shows Berecz in a darker, seedier role. Read more