Attorney turned Boogie, Blues, & Ragtime musician, Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid will heat up the piano keys at EVENDALE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (10500 Reading Road, Cinci OH) this SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22cd 2015 @ 2:00 p.m., with an ALL AMERICAN program of family piano favorites from the SWING DANCE era of the 20s 30s and 40s!
Ball is joined by Cincinnati’s ‘Best in Blues,’ pianist Ricky Nye for a dueling piano romp on the keys! There will be two hands, 4 hands, and more hands acrobatics, as these two take the rooms for what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of live entertainment!
Today with over 3 million youtube views of his past performance and at home video footage, Ball has truly become a phenomenon, with descriptions of his performances like“Awesome!” “Crushing!” Fantastic!” Read more
Photo by Grant Lee Phillips
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
7pm doors, 8pm show, $20 adv, $25 dos, Buy Tickets
The Man Upstairs sees psychedelic troubadour Robyn Hitchcock uniting with legendary producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, R.E.M.) for one of the most unique outings of his already quite distinctive career. The album – which arrives just one short year after 2013’s acclaimed Love From London – sees the British singer/songwriter musing on mortality, masculinity, and the impossibility of forever via an unexpected intermingling of self-penned originals and “songs I wished I’d written.” Modern standards like The Doors’ “The Crystal Ship” and The Psychedelic Furs’ “The Ghost In You” are reimagined as stark and melancholy folk ballads, and then set to powerful effect alongside haunting new songs like the plaintive “Recalling The Truth.” Hitchcock’s 20th solo studio recording – give or take a few outtake, demo, and rarities compilations – The Man Upstairs is a remarkable portrait of an artist raging quietly against the dying of the proverbial light, even though that light may well be the 9:35 to Winchester coming directly at him. Read more
Photos by Scott Preston
Stuart’s Opera House presents the 11th annual Nelsonville Music Festival on May 28-May 31, 2015 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. The second round of Nelsonville Music Festival announcements include the return of one of rock and roll’s biggest bands to NMF, The Flaming Lips, along with Memphis country punk rockers and cult favorites Lucero, acclaimed garage punk trio Oblivians, and Grammy-nominated folk singer songwriter Greg Brown. Finishing up the second round of announcements are Natural Child, Sarah Neufeld, and Good English. The new round of additions join a lineup that already includes Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Trampled By Turtles, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Moon Hooch, and My Bubba. Many more acts for 2015 are still to be announced so be sure to stay updated! The 11th annual Nelsonville Music Festival will feature 4 days of music featuring over 40 bands on multiple stages all weekend long along with camping, kids activities, local artisan vendors, food, a beer garden, and much more. Weekend passes for all four days are on sale now for $130 (with no fees) and the price will raise from there until the gate price the weekend of the festival. Camping passes and VIP Weekend Passes to the festival are also on sale now. Tickets and more information can be foundnelsonvillefest.org or by calling (740) 753-1924. Read more
Photos by Scott Preston
The Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati with CSO Encore (the volunteer group of young professionals dedicated to introducing new audiences to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) will be hosting their Winter Gathering benefiting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 at Music Hall. Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, will be the emcee of the event, with entertainment provided by Cincy Brass.
The Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which has turned the social roots of their wine-tasting gatherings into a means of helping charities and other nonprofit organizations organize and conduct their own events. Together with CSO Encore, proceeds from the Winter Gathering will benefit the CSO in its mission to seek and share inspiration as Cincinnati’s own and Cincinnati’s ambassador. Read more
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons
photo credit: Eric Petersen
Southgate House Revival, 111 East 6th Street, Newport, KY 41071, (859) 431-2201
Opener: Harlot, Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm
Tickets: $8 adv and $10 d.o.s., http://www.ticketfly.com/event/731065
Whether it’s frontwoman Angela Perley’s gritty energy or the rest of the Howlin’ Moon’s impeccable attention to instrumental detail, there is a unique and wonderful aire to their live performance that has already caught the attention of music fanatics from New Orleans to New York.
There is something magnetic, vulnerable, dangerous, and electric about Angela Perley. Growing up in small town Ohio, Perley spent years as an observant wallflower engrossing herself in poetry, literature, people, and films. Perley’s band features longtime friends Billy Zehnal and Chris Connor on bass and lead guitar and Jeff Martin on drums. Since their incarnation in 2009, the band has released four EPs (Black Cat, Yellow Moon, Fireside, and Nowhere is Now Here) and one album (Hey Kid) on Vital Music USA. Read more
After an amazing New Year’s run that began 2015 with a packed audience in Worcester, MA, Dopapod is exploding out of the gate for the year announcing a lengthy spring tour along with the news of their debut at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Multiple night stands highlight the spring run with weekend-long stints at The Sinclair in Boston April 17 – 19 and April 24, 25 at the Brooklyn Bowl.
All of this exciting news follows the release of the band’s fourth album, Never Odd or Even – out in late 2014. The band’s most fully realized work to date, the new songs embody the energy and cohesion that Dopapod has developed from playing live as well as an increasing comfort and familiarity while in the studio. Read more