Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber with Napoleon Maddox 9/17 at MOTR Pub

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: Two Sets: 8PM & 10PM
Venue: MOTR Pub | 1345 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 | (513) 381-6687
Admission: FREE, Ages 21+
Information: http://www.motrpub.com


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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Rhinegeist Brewery announce new LUMENOCITY brew


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Rhinegeist Brewery announce the release of Glow LUMENOCITY Pale Ale, a collaboration brew in celebration of LUMENOCITY 2015.

With the wave of a baton from CSO Music Director Louis Langrée, this single hop Hüell Melon Pale Ale radiates with notes of summer melon and strawberry, perfect for an outdoor evening with friends at the CSO presents LUMENOCITY. This Pale Ale has an ABV of 5.2% with 42 IBU’s. Glow will be available on draft and in 22oz bombers beginning Monday, July 27th at restaurants and bottle shops throughout Cincinnati, Columbus, and Northern Kentucky. It will also be on draft in the LUMENOCITY Village, August 5-9 in Washington Park. Village entry is free and open to the public. Read more

Zero Platoon w/ Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause at Southgate House Revival on 8/6


INFO: http://ticketf.ly/1KTRhah | $12 ADV/$15 DOORS | ALL AGES

Charity organization Zero Platoon is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring a full-US tour this summer, featuring Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause, and Chris Farren. The tour kicks off in Spokane on July 9th and wraps up in Seattle on August 29th. Zero Platoon will have a representative on-site for the majority of the tour before joining up with John Nolan (of Taking Back Sunday) on his solo tour starting on August 19th. For more information or a full list of dates, please see below or visit: www.zeroplatoon.com. Read more

Rosie Flores Performing Tonight 7/23 at The Southgate House Revival

Rosie Flores

Rosie Flores

Photo by Rodney Bursiel

Rosie Flores with The Bar Brawl III
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 8:30pm show, $15 dos

Rosie Flores is one of those musical treasures that lurk beneath the popular “culture” radar and we ignore at our own peril lest they get discouraged and disappear, only to be “discovered” by Sweden or Italy or somewhere. (No offense, we love you Sweden! Ti amiamo Italia!) Then we are left to scratch our heads and say “Hey, why didn’t WE love her first?”  It’s like when we ignored Howlin’ Wolf and then let the Brits sell a watered down version of it back to us in the guise of the Rolling Stones.  It ain’t right. Read more

Willie Watson Announces Additional U.S. Tour Dates; Whispering Beard on 8/28, Madison Live on 10/10

Willie Watson

Willie Watson

Willie Watson is excited to announce additional U.S. tour dates this fall. Willie will be touring across the eastern US, including shows at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall 3 (Sept 26 and 27) and Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle (Sept 29). For the full itinerary, please see below.

To get a taste for what to expect on the upcoming tour, listen and watch this FrontRow video of Willie performing “Mexican Cowboy,” which Amazon just premiered this morning:


Willie spent the final weeks of 2014 touring with Shovels & Rope, following his tour with acoustic-supergroup Dave Rawlings Machine, called “one of the hottest string bands on the planet.” Read more

Ohiolina Music Festival to Feature 11 Musical Performances, Regional Food and Family-Friendly Entertainment On 9/19

Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle

Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle

Ohiolina Music Festival, a celebration of music and culture from Ohio to North Carolina, today announced its 2015 line-up, featuring some of the region’s most beloved musicians and culinary talent. The festival will include 11 performances held on an 85-acre Mount Vernon family farm on September 19.

The 2015 musical line-up will feature Grammy-nominated Americana band Yarn and Nashville-based bluegrass band The Howlin’ Brothers. Yarn has seen their album reach #14 on the AMA chart and has been featured on CNN, CMT and in Rolling Stone. String and bluegrass-based The Howlin’ Brothers’ most recent album was listed by Rolling Stone as one of “26 Albums of 2014 You Probably Didn’t (But Really Should) Hear.” Read more

Family and Friends Performing at Madison Live on 8/18

Family and Friends

Family and Friends

Photo by Chelsea Kornse

Family and Friends
Madison Live, 734 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
all ages, doors 7pm, show 8pm
$10 adv, $12 dos, Buy Tickets

Eclectic indie folk-rock septet Family and Friends will perform at Madison Live on Tuesday, August 18 in support of the July 17th independent release of XOXO, the band’s second EP. Rooted in the vibrant Athens, GA music scene, the group joined together under the mantra of “good music, good people” and has been steadily gaining a loyal following throughout the southeast. Fusing tribal rhythms, featuring two drummers, with infectious, anthemic choruses and dynamic arrangements, a Family and Friends live show feels more like a communal revival with your best friends than a concert.
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Cincy Blues Fest 2015 Performance Schedule – August 7 & 8 at Sawyer Point

Noah Wotherspoon

Noah Wotherspoon

The 23nd edition of the Cincy Blues Fest, produced by the Cincy Blues Society, features four stages of local, regional and national blues acts performing Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 along the Cincinnati riverfront downtown at Sawyer Point.

Admission to the Cincy Blues Fest is $20 on Friday and $20 Saturday, with two-day passes for $35 sold at the gate on Friday. Children 13-18 are $5 each day, children under 12 are free. Tickets are now available at http://2015cincybluesfest.brownpapertickets.com Read more

Cracker Live at The Southgate House Revival 7/29 In Support Of Double Album Berkeley To Bakersfield

Cracker's Johnny Hickman & David Lowery

Cracker’s Johnny Hickman & David Lowery

photo: Bradford Jones

Cracker with Happy Chichester
Southgate Hosue Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$17 ADV / $20 DOS; 7:30 P.M. DOORS / 8 P.M. SHOW
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Cracker have just released their tenth studio effort, entitled Berkeley To Bakersfield, a double-album that finds this uniquely American band traversing two different sides of the California landscape – the northern Bay area and further down-state in Bakersfield.

Despite being less than a five-hour drive from city to city, musically, these two regions couldn’t be further apart from one another. In the late ‘70s and ‘80s a harder-edged style of rock music emerged from the Bay area, while Bakersfield is renowned for its own iconic twangy country music popularized, most famously, by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Yet despite these differences, they are both elements that Cracker’s two cofounders, David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, have embraced to some degree on nearly every one of their studio albums over the last two decades. On Berkeley To Bakersfield, however, instead of integrating these two genres together within one disc, they’ve neatly compartmentalized them onto their own respective regionally-titled LPs.
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Rivertown Brewing Taps New Beer Inspired by The Whiskey Shambles On July 30

The Whiskey Shambles

The Whiskey Shambles

Many blues songs have been inspired (or at least influenced) by alcohol, but it’s rare that a libation has been inspired by a blues band.Rivertown Brewing Company‘s new “Shamble On – Dubbel Barrel Blues,” is a Belgian dubbel fermented with whiskey-infused wood chips, and brewed in honor of Cincinnati’s own award-winning blues quartet, The Whiskey Shambles.

Shamble On will be tapped at 5:30pm at a special event on July 30, 2015, at the Rivertown Brewery taproom, with a performance by The Whiskey Shambles starting at 6:00pm.

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