Guided By Voices Calls It Quits

Guided By Voices

Guided By Voices

From the bands’ Facebook Page:

Guided By Voices has come to an end. With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run. The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV: http://gbv.com

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Photos – Pokey LaFarge, 9/16/14, Miami University, Middletown, OH

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.pokeylafarge.com

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Photos – The Fray, The Mowgli’s, 9/11/14, Horseshoe Casino, Cincinnati, OH

The Fray

The Fray

Photos by Ashley Waldmann

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10 Bands You Really Shouldn’t Miss At Midpoint Music Festival

Most of us know about some of the bands performing at Midpoint this year, The Afghan Whigs, Chromeo, OK GO, Panda Bear.  Instead of telling you something you probably already know, I decided to focus on 10 bands that might fly under your radar.  Be sure to check out all the other great bands at http://www.mpmf.com

Bulletville (Cincinnati, OH)

Thursday 9/25 at Mr Pitifuls 9:15pm

Bulletville

Bulletville

MARK UTLEY & BULLETVILLE performs straight-up Country music in the classic style. Originally formed as an offshoot of Magnolia Mountain, the band has now come into its own as a powerhouse live and studio outfit. The band features MM’s Mark Utley, Renee Frye, Jeff Vanover, and Todd Drake, joined by bassist Ken Kimbrell, world-renowned keyboadist Ricky Nye and award-winng pedal steel guitarist John Lang. Bulletville plays a combination of Mark’s original songs augmented by a great selection of classic Country covers by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Gram Parsons, and more.

Bulletville served as the backing band for Mark Utley’s debut solo album, Four Chords and a Lie, released in July 2013. The band has booked studio time at Ultrasuede Studio in November 2014 to record a full-length Bulletville album with The Afghan Whigs’ John Curley producing, to be released in early 2015.

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Reprises One City, One Symphony Initiative With “Heroes”-Themed Program

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Louis Langrée announce the reprisal of the wildly popular One City, One Symphony initiative, designed to bring people together through music. The Orchestra, along with dozens of community partners, will provide opportunities for audiences to connect and discuss music in-depth, leading up to the CSO’s performances on November 14, 15 & 16, 2014 at Music Hall. This year’s program centers around the theme of “Heroes,” culminating with Mahler’s expansive First Symphony, known simply as “Titan.” Also on the program are Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, as well as the Hymne à la justice, written by French composer Albéric Magnard (who became a national hero when he died defending his home and family from German soldiers in World War I).

One City, One Symphony will again feature community listening parties, dozens of community partners and collaborations, educational materials, radio broadcasts and more. Read more

Photos – Pure Grain, 9/15/14, Studio 89 WNKU, Highland Heights, KY

Pure Grain

Pure Grain

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.puregrainmusic.com/

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Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour Featuring Master of Ceremonies Dom Flemons, Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége & The Cajun Country Revival, The Tillers, and The Loot Rock Gang – Miami Univ – Middletown 9/16

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Showman Pokey LaFarge is pleased to announce the Central Time Tour, a traveling variety musical experience. Performers joining Pokey on tour include “American songster” and founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Dom Flemons, sounds from the Bayou with Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege, and the Cajun Country Revival, Cincinnati’s roots outfit The Tillers, and blues and roots from St. Louis with The Loot Rock Gang. “I’ve always been inspired by the revue tours of the mid-twentieth century. These tours sent a caravan of musicians, often from the same record label, to towns across America – big and small – for an evening of music and dancing.” says Pokey LaFarge. The tour will exhibit the show format of mid-century traveling revue tours and caravans, sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience for fans.

Showgoers are certainly in for an exciting evening, and an education will also be unavoidable for some. LaFarge says, “With the Central Time Tour, I want to broaden the appreciation of what it is that makes the Midwest a special place. I want to turn people on to quality music they wouldn’t likely hear on the radio. I want to celebrate our diverse American traditions, and above all, give the good people of the Midwest no choice but to dance, sing and put their minds at ease when the Central Time Tour comes to town.” Read more

Photos – John Cowan, 9/13/14, Miami University, Hamilton, OH

John Cowan

John Cowan

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.johncowan.com

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ArtWorks invites you to “Ink Your Love” at MidPoint Music Festival

 

Fans heading down to MidPoint Music Festival this month will discover a vibrant street fair along 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine. The MidPoint Midway will offer food, interactive fun and music from 5 p.m. to midnightSeptember 25–27, 2014.

MidPoint Midway is organized in partnership by MidPoint and ArtWorks

And thanks to sponsorship from P&G, the block between Vine and Walnut Streets will offer free music throughout the duration of the festival. Along with music, food trucks, and vendors, there is a major art and activities component to the Midway.

ArtWorks officially launches a citywide celebration of love for Cincinnati calledCincyInk. Through a range of interactive art-making experiences attendees can “ink their love” for our city. Read more

Photos – Hannah Aldridge, 9/12/14, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

Hannah Aldridge

Hannah Aldridge

Photos by Scott Preston

http://hannah-aldridge.com/

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