2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees Announced

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The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony, featuring live performances and award presentations, returns to Covington’s Madison Theater on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Stay tuned for complete information on the Best New Bands showcase and the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show/party, including performer announcements. Tickets will be available soon for both events.

Visit citybeat.com beginning at noon this Friday to vote for your favorite CEA-nominated artists. (The final three “Critical Achievement Awards” categories are not voted on by the public, but rather the nominating committee.)   Read more

Cincinnati’s latest breakout rock act, Electric Citizen, to play the Woodward Theater On 1/2/2015

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On Friday January 2nd, 2015 Cincinnati’s latest breakout rock act, Electric Citizen, will play the Woodward Theater in Downtown Cincinnati, alongside 2 of the finest bands in the midwest rock scene — Midpoint Music Fest standout, All Them Witches from Nashville, TN and Alive Naturalsound Records favorite, Mount Carmel from Columbus, OH. The show is already creating quite a buzz, and promises to be the best way to break in your 2015.

$5 Bucks, 21+, Doors at 8:00pm, Show starts promptly at 9:00pm Advance tickets can be purchased here at CincyTicket.com | View the Facebook event here woodwardtheater.com Read more

The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees – The 30th Annual Ceremony Returns to Cleveland April 18

Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its Inductees for 2015:

Performer Category:

• The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

• Green Day

• Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

• Lou Reed

• Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

• Bill Withers

Award for Musical Excellence:

• Ringo Starr

Early Influence Award:

• The “5” Royales

“As we mark 30 years of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, we’re proud to honor these artists,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President Joel Peresman. “These Inductees epitomize rock and roll’s impact over the past 50 years and continuing through today.” Read more

Dopapod Announces First Leg of Winter Tour – Coming To The Madison Theater On 2/27/15

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Northeast based, always-touring Dopapod today announces the first performances of 2015 happening up and down the Eastern U.S. in late February through early March, ending with a two night stand at Florida’s AURA Music Festival. Supporting artists joining Dopapod on the variety of dates on the tour include Moon Hooch & Mike Dillon Band. Read more

Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band announce U.S. tour behind ‘So Delicious’ album – In-Store at Shake It Records On 2/20/15

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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
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Shake It Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH
http://www.shakeitrecords.com/

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will begin the North American leg of their new tour on February 25 in Chicago, Ill. The So Delicious tour will reach 50 U.S. markets including theSouth by Southwest (SXSW) music festival before hitting international territories in May and then again next fall. The tour is preceded by a week of in-store appearances at independent record stores around the country. With a reputation for their incendiary live shows, these events are not to be missed. Read more

Seasoned Conductor Makes Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Debut For Annual Classical Roots Concert On 3/20/15

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces acclaimed conductor, composer and pianist Charles Floyd will lead its hugely popular annual Classical Roots concert on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Music Hall. Mr. Floyd will lead the full CSO, along with the Classical Roots Community Mass Choir which is comprised of over 100 singers representing dozens of area churches. While more program details and soloists will be announced at a later date, the multi genre concert will include elements from the classical tradition as well as gospel, R&B and folk music, all celebrating the rich African-American musical heritage and bringing together friends and neighbors for a shared concert experience. Read more

California Guitar Trio Coming to Cincinnati with Guest Bassist Tony Levin Jan. 31

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California Guitar Trio

The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society (GCPAS) will presents the California Guitar Trio with guest bassist Tony Levin to the St. Xavier Performance Center Saturday January 31 at 7:30 PM. The concert is part of a series presented by GCPAS with proceeds supporting tuition assistance programs at Catholic elementary schools.

California Guitar Trio (CGT) is a band of three guitar players founded in 1991. The three—Paul Richards of Salt Lake CityUtahBert Lams of Affligem, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of TokyoJapan—met at a 1987 Guitar Craftcourse, in which Robert Fripp instructed them in the New Standard Tuning (NST). After completing several of Fripp’s Guitar Craft courses, the three toured as part of Robert Fripp and The League of Crafty Guitarists. Read more

Justin Townes Earle Announces Winter 2015 Tour – Performing at The Southgate House Revival On 3/10

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Justin Townes Earle

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Following a successful run of headlining tour dates in the U.S. and the success of his critically-acclaimed-fifth-studio-album, Single Mothers and the announcement of the January 13 release of its companion album Absent Fathers, Justin Townes Earle is pleased to announce a new string of tour dates in February and March next year. Beginning on Feb 16 in Tampa, the tour goes up the East Coast and through the Mid Western states, culminating with a performance on March 14 in St. Louis. For the full itinerary, please see below. Read more

Photos – The Cincy Brass, 12/13/14, Woodward Theater, Cincinnati, OH

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The Cincy Brass

Photos by Scott Preston

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Photos – The Cliftones, 12/13/14, Woodward Theater, Cincinnati, OH

The Cliftones

The Cliftones

Photos by Scott Preston

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