Bobby Bare, Jr. could’ve phoned in a career. He could’ve exploited the fact that he’s the son of iconic Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, was born into Nashville’s Music Row elite, and counted artists like Shel Silverstein as close family friends and George Jones and Tammy Wynette as next door neighbors. Instead, Bobby blazed a path of unique songwriting craftsmanship with a voice that blows through you like an unyielding wind on the desolate prairie. Read more
Bobby Bare Jr. (Bloodshot Records) added to bill for Cincinnati/Chicago’s Me Or The Moon record-release show at MOTR Pub on Friday, August 29
Multi-platinum selling rock band KINGS OF LEON will embark on a major U.S. headlining tour this week in support of their critically acclaimed album Mechanical Bull that will travel through 30 plus cities, beginning in St. Louis, Missouri with headlining sets at Lollapalozza and Made in America festivals.
Consistently ranked as one of the top live bands in the world, Kings of Leon are taking a new approach including new staging, lighting and creative elements that take their arena act to amphitheaters for a more intimate fan-focused experience.
“We have some of the most amazing, supportive fans in the world. So this time around on tour, we want to be close. We want to give them an awesome show, but with a more intimate inclusive feel. We just want to thank them and play for them,” said the band. Read more
MidPoint Music Festival is pleased to announce today a new partnership agreement with Christian Moerlein Brewing Company to be the official beer for 2014. The beloved brewer won’t only serve up their suds, but their Over-the-Rhine brewery will be a festival music venue as well.
The thirteenth-annual MidPoint Music Festival returns to Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine on September 25–27, 2014. The 2014 lineup is being rolled out, with some key acts already revealed, including Washington Park headliners The Afghan Whigs, Chromeo and OK Go. The headline acts at the Moerlein outdoor stage will bePanda Bear on Thursday, Tycho on Friday, and The Raveonettes on Saturday.
“MidPoint is all about enjoying a fantastic experience with live music in the city. Christian Moerlein is excited to add to that with our award winning craft beer and our brewery as a unique venue,” said Greg Hardman, CEO of Christian Moerlein. Read more
The Ville Returning To Clay’s Park Aug 29 – Sept 1 – Featuring ekoostik hookah, Keller Williams, Larry Keel & More
The Ville Music Festival Summer 2014 returns to Clay’s Park Resort in North Lawrence, Ohio this Labor Day Weekend, August 29-30-31. This will mark the fourth time the festival has been held at this amazing venue, complete with wooded camping, grass covered dance area, and a beautiful water park that is suitable for adults and children of all ages. Brought to you by Crazylegs productions, and hosted by Ohio’s own ekoostik hookah, the event is a 3 day music festival featuring live music well into the wee morning hours, and an atmosphere that will please both experienced festival goers and newcomers alike.
The Ville will feature 2 nights of ekoostik hookah, Keller Williams (early bird), Pink Talking Fish (featuring Eric Gould of Particle), Larry Keel (Larry does Jerry), Rumpke Mountain Boys, Blue Moon Soup, Big Leg Emma, Acoustic Hook (members of ekoostik hookah doing a late night early bird acoustic set), Boogie Matrix Mechanism, The Mucklebuck, Derick Howard, The Blurry Pickers, Glostik Willy, Terrapin Moon, Jones for Revival, KR3, Aliver Hall, Smilin’ Joe, KrisB, The Leftovers with Willy Mac and Dead Ahead. Read more
Ohio River Throwdown 9/6/14
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
featuring: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jason Isbell, Trampled By Turtles, Trombone Shortly & Orleans Avenue, Lucero, The Secret Sisters, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Johnnyswim, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, American Aquarium, No BS! Brass Band
11am doors, 12 noon show, Buy Tickets
Just a couple more weeks before Lucero unleash their first-ever live album, Live From Atlanta, out August 12th. We are thrilled to share two songs off the new 32-track album. You can check out recent pieces on “Texas & Tennessee” on Esquire and “I’ll Just Fall” on AV Club.
Live From Atlanta is a massive, career-spanning collection of songs recorded over three nights in Atlanta’s Terminal West. It’s a four-LP greatest hits collection of 32 tunes played the way they were meant to be heard, with all the distinguishing elements you’d hear at Lucero’s live show—horns, pianos, and the trademark instrument of the band’s live sound: whiskey-fueled audience sing-alongs. Read more
Area garage/folk-gospel/soul quintet The Perfect Children is proud to announce the release of their first full-length album, exclusively on cd and digital download. The album was produced by Grammy-winner Brian Olive at Diamonds Studio. Their official album launch and release show is set for Saturday, August 22nd Band, 4163 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, Oh. 45223 at Northside Tavern with The Brian Olive Band.
The Perfect Children have been honing and preparing the songs for the record by being a consistently active live band, playing shows with much fanfare and a palpable electricity that reciprocates between band and audience: ”they have increasingly become one of the more talked about original bands on the greater Cincy club circuit.Working with the originators in the fields of blues, folk, soul and r&b, pure passion and pain drips from every note the band plays, giving them an air of authenticity that can’t be taught or learned” (CityBeat). They have evolved from a humble duo to a full 5-piece band, with triple-threat female harmonies and support vocals. Read more