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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



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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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

Rhino To Release: The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen At 21 – Band Performing at Midpoint Music Festival on 9/26


The Afghan Whigs
Midpoint Music Festival 9/25 – 9/27/14
The Afghan Whigs perform on 9/26

If there is one album fully deserving of a coming of age celebration, it is The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen. Since its original release in October of 1993, Gentlemen’s lore has grown in stature as fans new and old continue to embrace the album. 33 1/3 published a book about the album in 2008 and Stereogum proclaimed just last month, “From its bombastic opening to its understated end, Gentlemen remains a fine example of what exactly independent rock music is capable of accomplishing.”
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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages at MidPoint Music Festival on 9/25

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Midpoint Music Festival 9/25 – 9/27/14
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages perform on 9/25

Dig Thy Savage Soul is a wealth of atomic-powered, sock it to me R&B and rock & roll hoodoo. Barrence, possessing otherworldly pipes that range from a low feral growl rumbling the nether regions to a scream that would make Little Richard blush, belts out originals and crate-diver covers with the formidable and aptly-named Savages. They keep his back with a punk rock grit and blues ferocity that lives in the frets between Chuck Berry and Jack White. Together, Barrence and the Savages lay down a groovy racket that’s so thick and greasy, you need moist towelettes near the hi-fi. Read more

MidPoint and KIND Healthy Snacks offer contest rewarding fans who “Do The KIND Thing”

MidPoint and KIND Healthy Snacks are teaming up to reward fans who “Do The KIND Thing.” Now through September 19, we challenge music lovers to do something to make the world a better place. Collect cans for a food bank, bring a shelter blankets, clean up a park—no act is too big or small.

It’s all part of an effort to promote doing good things in our community while raising awareness for the upcoming MidPoint Music Festival, returning to Downtown and Over-the-RhineSeptember 25–27

Getting involved is easy. Snap a photo of your kind act and share it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtags #mpmf and #kindawesome.

Organizers will be watching, cheering, and rewarding their favorite do-gooders with prizes including VIP passes to MidPoint, 3-day passes to MidPoint and KIND gift packs. Find complete details at www.mpmf.com/festival/do_the_kind_thing Read more

Nashville Band Steelism Performing at Midpoint Music Festival On 9/25, New Album Out 9/16




Photo Credit: Rachel Briggs

Thursday, Sept. 25, 10:30 pm
Mr. Pitiful’s // Midtown Music Festival
1323 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

It’s a short drive from Nashville, TN, to Muscle Shoals, AL: 125 miles, or about two hours if your foot’s on the leaden side, and you’ve left one musical Mecca for another. Thanks to Nashville instrumental duo Steelism, though, that gap is bridged in the time it takes to listen to a track. Comprised of guitarist Jeremy Fetzer, pedal steel player Spencer Cullum and backed by some of Nashville’s finest young musicians, Steelism blends an eclectic array of vintage and modern influences to create instrumental music that truly sounds like nothing else. Read more

Johnny Lewis Dream-Folk Artist Drops New Tracks & Announces Tour Dates – Midpoint Music Festival on 9/25

Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis

Midpoint Music Festival
Cincinnati, OH

Producer-turned-songwriter Johnny Lewis melds a gorgeous fusion of dream-folk, progressive Americana, unique lyrics and electronic ambiance into his self-titled, debut; out Sept 23 on vinyl and digitally. Next week Lewis will perform with his six-piece ensemble at Mercury Lounge in NYC on Monday, September 8th at 7pm.

PopDose recently stated, “You don’t get debut albums as solid as this one” and tracks from the album have begun to make their way online, starting with the shuffle love-story “Familiar Chime“. Earlier this week, Under The Gun Review premiered “Uneasy Love” saying it, “has all the makings of a dream pop genre classic” and this morning Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation debuted the “sway and swagger” of “Little“. Read more

Real Estate To Perform Free Concert On MidPoint Midway

Real Estate

Real Estate

They say excellent real estate is all about location, location, location. If that’s true, music fans will want to get front and center at the free MidPoint Midway Stage presented by P&G, Friday, September 26 at 5 p.m.

Indie rock sensations Real Estate will be making MidPoint Music Festival 2014 all the more memorable with a special happy hour performance.

The MidPoint Music Festival returns to Downtown and Over-the-Rhine on September 25–27. The free MidPoint Midway Stage presented by P&G is set outdoors on 12th Street between Vine and Walnut Streets and will offer live music for people of all ages, as well as food trucks, merchandise, and art installations curated by ArtWorks. Read more

Full Schedule Released for 2014 MidPoint Music Festival

The Afghan Whigs

The Afghan Whigs

The long wait is over. Fans eager to see what artists are playing at MidPoint Music Festival will now find a full schedule online at MPMF.com. Approximately 150 acts from seven countries, 57 cities, and across the tri-state region will perform in Cincinnati USA, September 25–27, 2014.

For weeks now, festival organizers have been leaking some bands and details via social media, but venue and showcase times have been kept under wraps until today. All-access passes are on sale at mpmf.com for what is arguably the best music festival value in the nation. Read more

Bioré Skincare “Ladies First” MidPoint Music Festival Schedule Revealed

In advance of MidPoint Music Festival’s full schedule announcement on Wednesday, August 6, major sponsor Bioré® Skincaretoday proudly highlights exceptional female-led acts performing at this year’s event.

MidPoint Music Festival returns to Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine onSeptember 25–27, 2014. In an effort to shine attention on contributions women play at the thirteenth-annual music showcase, Bioré® Skincare, a Kao USA Inc. beauty care brand, is partnering with organizers for a fourth consecutive year.

The Bioré® Stage, inside of Know Theatre, will once again feature showcases with female-led acts on two stages. Headlining acts include: Read more

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