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Canada’s The Trews Come To MOTR Wed, Aug 13

The Trews

The Trews

The Trews
8/13/2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
21+, 8pm, Free
www.motrpub.com

Produced by Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, The Tragically Hip) and guitarist John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews, The Glorious Sons), The Trews is the band’s maiden release with new label Nettwerk, home to Passenger, Peter Murphy, Boy & Bear, Family of the Yearand more.

The Guardian declares, “They have established themselves as one of this country’s top rock acts, packing venues from coast to coast and cultivating a growing fan base in the U.S, U.K. and Australia.” Of their recent New York show, On Stage Magazine attests, “If you want a night of hard rocking, loud music, you can go see a hundred bands. But if you want it loud, hard rocking, and you’re looking for quality songs and musicianship, go see The Trews.” 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

Bobby Bare Jr.

Bobby Bare Jr.

ME OR THE MOON with BOBBY BARE, JR. 
Friday, August 29, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm
www.motrpub.com

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

Kentucky Knife Fight Performing At MOTR Pub On Aug 15th With The Sweep

Kentucky Knife Fight

Kentucky Knife Fight

Photo by Corey Woodruff

Kentucky Knife Fight
Friday, August 15th
MOTR Pub 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 / (513) 381-6687
with The Sweep
9pm / 21+ / $5

Kentucky Knife Fight kicked off 2014 with a tour that took them across the midwest and midsouth, after a year that saw the band performing at Midpoint Music FestivalTwangfestKDHX Fest (following an impressive showing last year at the KDHX day show at SXSW), with a handpicked slot by BMI to play LouFest (one of only 2 local St. Louis acts in the festival line-up). Kentucky Knife Fight sold out last year’s release show for their sophomore album Hush Hush, which peaked at #2 on the CMJcharts at St. Louis’ radio station, KDHX 88.1 FM, and has had an impressive run at college radio this year. In addition to the recent 3-show run with Old 97′s, the band also accompanied Murder By Death on some tour dates last summer, opened forLucero last August, and spent the winter writing the music for the PBS series “America: From The Ground Up!“, which will air later this year. Read more

Strand Of Oaks Touring In Support Of New Album “Heal,” Comes To MOTR Pub On Thursday, August 14

Strand Of Oaks

Strand Of Oaks

STRAND OF OAKS with CHRISTOPHER DENNY
Thursday, August 14, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up,10pm
www.motrpub.com

From the first bars of HEAL, the exhilarating melodic stomp of ‘Goshen ’97′ puts you right into Tim Showalter’s fervent teenage mindset. We find him in his family’s basement den in Goshen, IN, feeling alienated but even at 15 years old, believing in the alchemy and power of music to heal your troubles. “The record is called HEAL, but it’s not a soft, gentle healing, it’s like scream therapy, a command, because I ripped out my subconscious, looked through it, and saw the worst parts. And that’s how I got better.” HEAL embodies that feeling of catharsis and rebirth, desperation and euphoria, confusion and clarity. It is deeply personal and unwittingly anthemic. Read more

Little Rock, Arkansas soul man Adam Faucett comes to MOTR Pub on Thursday, August 7

Adam Faucett

Adam Faucett

ADAM FAUCETT
Thursday, August 7, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
FREE, 21-and-up, 10pm
www.motrpub.com

“Nothing can prepare you for the sound that comes out of his mouth when he sings—or bellows—his stellar songwriting. It is a soulful power beyond belief.”
-Paste Magazine

Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, and possessing a voice that the Onion A.V. Club warns “knocks your brain into the back of your skull”, Adam Faucett has drawn comparisons from Tim Buckley to Cat Power to Otis Redding.

Called “one of the greatest, most thoughtful lyricists the state has to offer.” (Arkansas Times) Faucett has again pushed the borders of his “part folk, part blues, part elemental rock stomp, part unidentifiable cosmic holler” (Arkansas Democrat Gazette) with the release Blind Water Finds Blind Water, a record of his most arresting and beautiful songs to date. Read more

Nashville rockers Turbo Fruits play MOTR Pub on Wednesday, August 6

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TURBO FRUITS with DISCOUNT GUNS
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
FREE, 21-and-up, 10pm
www.motrpub.com

“Dave, tell ‘em about your wrestling record”

“Three wins, sixteen defeats. Beat the same kid twice. Lost to the state champion in six seconds”

Clearly, the Turbo Fruits are not athletes. They are, however, a rock n roll band and one that could likely take your state rock & roll champion to the mat in less time than it takes to cue up a record. What the Nashville, Tennessee quartet lack in physical adeptness they make up for in wild abandon and unfettered debauchery; in buzzsaw guitars and pummeling, primal rhythms. And they STILL look good in a unitard and head gear. Okay, that might not be true – we haven’t tested that theory yet, there wasn’t quite enough beer, there may never be enough beer – but they are definitely one of the most visceral rock groups in America, as is evidenced on their new album Butter. Read more

Interview with Dawn Landes – Performing at MOTR Pub TONIGHT 6/23

Dawn Landes

Dawn Landes

Interview by Scott Preston

Dawn Landes
with Margaret Darling
June 23, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm
www.motrpub.com

Based in Brooklyn, but raised in Louisville, singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has been writing songs for most of her life, and already has more than a decade of experience as a professional producer and engineer. After leaving NYU where she studied psychology and literature, Landes began honing her production and engineering skills, working at Stratosphere Sound (owned by James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, and Andy Chase), and at Philip Glass’ personal recording studio, before launching Saltlands Studio in Brooklyn with partners Steve Salett and Gary Maurer.

Her new album Bluebird was produced in collaboration with good friend Thomas Bartlett (known for his work with The National, Sharon Van Etten, Rufus Wainwright, Antony and the Johnsons, and many others), and features contributions from Tony Scherr, Rob Moose, and Norah Jones. Read more

The Ben Miller Band brings their “Ozark stomp” back to MOTR Pub on Saturday, July 19

The Ben Miller Band

The Ben Miller Band

The Ben Miller Band
Saturday, July 19, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
FREE, 21-and-up, 10pm
www.motrpub.com

Hailing from Joplin, Missouri, The Ben Miller Band is a one-of-a kind trio that combines the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music. Band members Ben Miller, Scott Leeper, and Doug Dicharry create a unique and modern sound while continuing the tradition of blending together many different musical styles, which has long been a trait of their native Ozarks. Read more

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Coming To MOTR Pub July 14 In Support Of “Dereconstructed”

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
7/14/14
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
10pm, 21+, Free

What awaits you when the needle drops on Dereconstructed, the new album by Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires? Nothing less than pure fucking heaven, that’s what.

Consider the record’s opener, “The Company Man.” It revs up with a riff sleazy enough to clog Rod Stewart’s stomach pump as an incantation that only a Yellowhammer can truly understand is bellowed and then screamed. Before you know it, the joint is hotter than a Birmingham soaking pit while you, the listener, are reminded, lest you forget, don’t ever trust the company man. Read more

Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition Performing at MOTR Pub On 7/7 In Support Of “Dark Night of the Soul”

Jimbo Mathus

Jimbo Mathus

Photo by Scott Preston

Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
July 7, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
21+, 10pm, Free

Few studio albums have had a birth process like Jimbo Mathus’ new release, Dark Night of the Soul. To create his ninth album, the singer-songwriter spent nearly a year going to Dial Back Sound Studio, near his home in Taylor, Mississippi, to work on new tunes. Dial Back Sound, however, isn’t just any conveniently located studio, but one operated by Fat Possum Records’ Bruce Watson, who offered Mathus this extended opportunity to create the follow-up to his highly-regarded Fat Possum debut White Buffalo.

Like having a regular gig at a neighborhood bar, Mathus would drop by the studio every couple of weeks and hash out song ideas with engineer/instrumentalist Bronson Tew. Mathus ended up with around 40 songs and Watson heard them all. “He acted as my editor,” Mathus explains. “I really trust him. He would come in and say, ‘I like this or could we change a little of that?’” Read more

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