Photo Credit Myriam Santos Kayda
20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH
8pm show, Buy Tickets
After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis”, Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Read more
Organizers are announcing their first round of artists for MidPoint Music Festival. Tickets for the fourteenth annual event,September 25–27, are on sale now at MPMF.com.
Ride / Purity Ring / Sylvan Esso / tUnE-yArDs / Zola Jesus
Strand Of Oaks / Cathedrals / Matthew E. White / Pokey LaFarge
Moon Duo / Betty Who / K.Flay / Sarah Jaffe / Bully
Ryley Walker / Beach Slang / Truly
Full schedules, stages and more acts in the lineup will be announced in the months leading up to the festival.
Artists interested in performing can still apply for a showcase spot through May 17 via CloudPressKit.com.
Festival organizers recently announced a shift in operating days, moving from aThursday, Friday, Saturday format to running Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Read more
Photos by Scott Preston
Wilder is also performing at The Cincy Folk Festival, taking place June 27, 2015 at The Southgate House Revival. Proceeds from this event will benefit local NPR radio station WNKU. Lineup includes AJ Ghent Band, Chicago Farmer, Kim Taylor, DAAP Girls , Hickory Robot, Young Heirlooms, Honey and Houston , Mamadrones, Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers, Tracy Walker, Carole Walker, My Brother The Bear, Wilder, The Gabbard Brothers, SOUSE, Bulletville, Daniel Wayne and The Silver Lines. $20, 18+, BUY TICKETS
BoDeans, 500 Miles to Memphis
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
9pm show, 21+, $18 dos
Beloved rock band the BoDeans are back with I Can’t Stop (April 21 / F&A Records), a high-energy, American roots album that carries on what Kurt Neumann and a group of blue-collar kids began three decades ago in the Wisconsin heartland.
“We had a lot of fun making this record,” says Neumann, the band’s driving force who reunited with BoDean’s drummer, the legendary Kenny Aronoff. The band’s core is Kurt, Kenny and multi-instrumentalist Sam Hawksley. “There was no pressure. It was just pure positivity. Kenny and I have been recording together for over 25 years and being able to work with such an incredibly talented drummer is such a gift. He always makes the song better.” Read more
Sonny Knight & The Lakers
Photos by Scott Preston
@ Taft Theatre
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
8:30pm / $11 / All Ages
with The Almighty Get Down
For Sonny Knight and the Lakers, 2014 was equal parts unexpected and deserved. The creation of their debut album, I’m Still Here, nearly 50 years after a young Sonny recorded his first single, began a tidal wave of accomplishments that includes a successful international tour, critical attention from NPR’s World Café and WBEZ’s Sound Opinions, and plenty of love from their hometown of Minneapolis. Sonny Knight and the Lakers are heading to Cincinnati, Ohio for a show at Taft Theatre. Read more
Thursday, July 2nd at 8pm
1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH
Red House Records is proud to announce that songwriter/guitarist CHARLIE PARR has joined its roster. Parr will be releasing a new studio album, Stumpjumper, on April 28, 2015. Long a part of the vibrant Duluth, MN, music scene (Low, Trampled by Turtles), Charlie traveled to North Carolina to record this album with fellow musician Phil Cook (Megafaun, Hiss Golden Messenger). As well as being the first album Charlie has recorded outside of his native Minnesota — he joined Cook and a cast of local players, setting up in an old outbuilding on the “Down Yonder Farm” in rural North Carolina — it’s also the first to feature a full band. Read more