Rockingham, The Solo Debut From American Aquarium Front Man BJ Barham To Be Released On 8/19 – Southgate House Revival On 8/29

BJ Barham

BJ Barham

BJ Barham
8/29/16
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 9pm show, Buy Tickets

Nashville, TN – Rockingham, the debut solo album from American Aquarium front man BJ Barham will be released on August 19th. Rockingham is an intensely personal collection of small-town narratives which reflect upon the meaning of home, and the realities of growing up in rural America.

Rockingham was written in a matter of days, while Barham was overseas with American Aquarium, the acclaimed alt-country act he’s fronted for over a decade. The band was less than two hours away from Paris when the terrorist attacks of November 13th, 2015 occurred, causing a flurry of concern from family and friends at home. Barham had an emotional response that prompted him to ponder the people and places who had impacted his life in fundamental ways and the album was born. Read more

Young The Giant’s Album Home of the Strange Out TODAY; No. 1 on iTunes – Madison Theater on 9/24

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant
9/24/16
Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
8pm show, all ages, Buy Tickets

Young The Giant‘s highly anticipated third studio album Home of the Strange is out today via Fueled By Ramen.  The album has already hit No. 1 on iTunes Alternative chart and top 3 overall.  With much of the band being first generation Americans or immigrants themselves, the new album broaches the theme of American and immigrant identity.  As lead singer Sameer Ghadia recently explained to NPR’s Weekend Edition, “I think it’s maybe my narrative as a first-generation American. We have a lot of ties to India and that heritage and the tradition and the philosophy, cultural practices. But then, you know, we grew up here…And so home of the strange, I think, is the place in between those two places.”  You can listen to the entire NPR interview here. Read more

Photos – Dan Varner Band, 8/11/16, Anderson Plaza, Cincinnati, OH

Dan Varner Band

Dan Varner Band

Photos by Scott Preston

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Photos – The Steel Wheels, 8/11/16, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.thesteelwheels.com/

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Midpoint Music Festival Announces Full 2016 Lineup

JJ Grey & MOFRO

JJ Grey & MOFRO

Cincinnati, OH (August 10, 2016) — The full artist lineup for the 16th annual Midpoint Music Festival is now available, featuring more than 75 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts performing at the Cincinnati festival in historic Over-The-Rhine this September. Single day tickets will go on sale this Monday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. Three day passes are still available for purchase now but will no longer be available when single day tickets go on sale. Read more

Chicago Farmer Releases ‘Midwest Side Stories’ Sept 30th – Tour Dates Announced, Southgate House Revival on 10/7

Chicago Farmer

Chicago Farmer

Chicago Farmer with Ian Mathieu & Scott Risner
10/7/16
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 9pm show, Buy Tickets

Chicago Farmer, the moniker Bloomington, Illinois’ Cody Diekhoff performs and writes under, is set to independently release his 7th album, Midwest Side Stories, on September 30, 2016. Midwest Side Storiesis about hope, depression, job loss, meth, skateboards, a divided nation, used cars, the late shift, farms, factories, the destruction of our environment, and still being around to sing about it. The new release contains ten tracks all of which were written by Diekhoff (pronounced dee-cough), with the exception of the John Hartford classic “I’m Still Here.” Read more

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber return to Cincinnati for a two night engagement at MOTR Pub, 9/8 & 9/9

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
9/8 & 9/9/16
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 21+, 10pm

Founded by Village Voice icon Greg “Ionman” Tate and co-led with monster groove bassist Jared Michael Nickerson since 1999, New York City’s Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is a territory band, a neo-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild aspiring to the condition of all that is molten, glacial, racial, spacial, oceanic, mythic, antiphonal and telepathic.  Rolling Stone calls them “a multiracial jam army that freestyles with cool telekinesis between the lustrous menace of Miles Davis’ On The Corner, the slash-and-om of 1970s King Crimson, and Jimi Hendrix’ moonwalk across side three of Electric Ladyland.” Read more

Soul / Garage Rockers DAAP Girls Announce New Album / Share “All my Fault”

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Cincinnati’s soul infused garage rockers DAAP Girls have announced their new album Look Inside Your Love which will be released independently later this year! The band has also shared their bouncy new single “All My Fault.”

Cincinnati’s DAAP Girls are a group that live and die by their tape machines. After the release of their debut Tape Songs, recorded in an old Masonic Lodge on a worn down 8 track machine, the Girls returned to the studio to destroy a couple more reels of tape. The result, Look Inside your Love, is a howling, messed up affair bleeding together garage and r&b, punk and old soul. Read more

Kansas Releases First New Album In 16 Years On 9/23 – Performing at The Taft Theatre on 10/30

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Kansas
10/30/16
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
8pm, Buy Tickets

Kansas is gearing up to head out on their 40th Anniversary Tour for Leftoverture. The tour kicks off in Pittsburgh, PA on September 30th and wraps up in Daytona Beach, FL on Decemeber 1st! A full list of dates can be found below –

“With This Heart”, a brand new song from Kansas is streaming now on Billboard.com. The song is taken from the band’s intensely anticipated new studio album The Prelude Implicit, which will be released on September 23rd, 2016. Fans can stream “With This Heart” now at this link: http://goo.gl/9uYSkM Read more

Gringo Star and Valley Queen Performing at MOTR Pub on 8/31

Gringo Star

Gringo Star

Gringo Star
8/31/16
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
10pm, Free, 21+

Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems; psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti western weirdness. Read more

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