Cincinnati’s two favorite island bands are joining forces to bring the community a one-of-a-kind musical celebration of the holiday season. On Friday, December 16, 2016, at Mr. Pitiful’s in OTR, The SunBurners (SBs) and Queen City Silver Stars (QCCS) will treat concertgoers to a night filled with Christmas music, island vibes, and holiday cheer. Doors open at 6pm ($5 cover, 21+ only), with complimentary holiday snacks served shortly after. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good or two. Band members are delivering all donations to the FreeStore Foodbank of Cincinnati after the show. Get there early to “mix and a-mingle in the jingling beat!” Read more
Held annually on the first week following Memorial Day, at the Bill Monroe Music Park, Bean Blossom, IN, the John Hartford Memorial Festival, “The Most Laid Back Festival in America”, is on a mission to preserve and continue the legacy, music, and ideals of John Hartford; one of America’s most beloved songwriters, performers, and musicians. Read more
Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents announce today that the Dark Star Jubilee returns to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, just 30 minutes east of Columbus, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28.
Featuring three nights of Dark Star Orchestra performing two-set shows each night, other confirmed artists include Greensky Bluegrass, Hot Tuna (electric & acoustic sets), Keller Williams Kwahtro, David Nelson Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeff Mattson & Friends, Like Father Like Son, Owsley County, & Matt Reynolds. Additional artists will be announced in the coming months. Read more
Forecastle Festival Announces Initial 2017 Lineup Including LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza and more
Embarking on its 15th year, the Forecastle Festival will return in 2017 led by celebrated dance rock legends LCD Soundsystem, alt-rock royalty Weezer, and the infectious grooves of electro-pop duo Odesza. The three-day music celebration will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, situated on 85 acres of green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville. Read more
Hurray For The Riff Raff return w/incisive, timely concept album: ‘The Navigator’ March 10 ATO – Woodward Theater on 4/24
Hurray For The Riff Raff, Ron Gallo
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
18+, 8pm show, Buy Tickets
On Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new album ‘The Navigator’ (March 10/ATO Records), Alynda Segarra tells an interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight. It finds a street kid named Navita traversing a perpetually burning city in search of herself. ‘The Navigator’ is a thrilling call to arms that could not come at a more crucial time. It also finds Hurray for the Riff Raff at its own musical intersection, delving deep into the worlds of Latin rhythms, searing rock, and incisive ballads. Read more
Aoife O’Donavan, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Taft Theatre (ballroom), 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets
Following a year of nonstop touring with a trio in support of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, In The Magic Hour, musician/songstress Aoife O’Donovan will perform solo on the 21-city Release The Hounds tour, a night of acoustic music with Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge beginning March 17, 2017, in Cambridge, MA.
Photo by Ryan Moraga
Spirit Animal, Nico Yaryan
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
18+, 7:30pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets
How far would you go to be with the one you love? And what would be enough to tear you apart?
These are the questions that led Nico Yaryan down the long, arduous, but beautiful road that would ultimately lead to his debut album, What a Tease. Rife with both celebrations of and elegies for his star-crossed romance, Tease introduces Yaryan as a new voice, one that has arrived only to deliver an uncomplicated tale of complicated transcontinental love. Read more