Photos & Reviews by Toby Clark
On a beautiful summer evening along the Ohio River the crowd of around 3,000 file into the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH. to see an icon of rock and roll royalty. As it hit 8:00 the legend wasted no time as the band took the stage with the classic Creedence Clearwater Revival hit Travelin’ Band. The older crowd were on there feet singing every word right along with Fogerty. The band had a quick moment to catch a drink as Fogerty welcomes the crowd and thanks them for coming out to enjoy some great rock and roll. Fogerty told the crowd “Tonight there won’t be much talking so lets get on with it!” As the guitar riff of Green River come through the amps. As the band changed guitars, Fogerty asked did anybody attend Woodstock? he said, “I did, I took in the experience and went home and wrote this song.” As the sounds of “Who’ll Stop The Rain”. Fogerty when on to play hit after hit from the Creedence Clearwater Revival catalog along with his solo hit “Centerfield”. He did play his newest song from the 2013 album Wrote a Song for Everyone called “Mystic Highway”. Fogerty did not disappoint any of the crowd. Read more
Written by Bill Whiting
The Monkees’ return to Cincinnati, Ohio’s PNC Pavilion on June 6 was a breezy, summer walk back into the 1960′s with the chart topping ensemble, and it’s innovative use of film and television. Starting with the filmed intro to it’s groundbreaking television show, the three remaining members (Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith) took the stage to launch into “Last Train to Clarksville” and “Papa Gene’s Blues.” Tork engaged the energized PNC Pavilion crowd with a wild run through the boisterous stomp of “Your Auntie Grizelda.” Dolenz danced effortlessly, and sang the radio friendly numbers, “She” and “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone.” Nesmith added vocal strength, and an anchoring instrumental presence on the popular tunes, “Sweet Young Thing” and “What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round?” as Monkee mania swept through the concert facility. Read more
311 at Riverbend Music Center in 2013
Photo by Scott Preston
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
7:30pm, Buy Tickets
311 just released new album STEREOLITHIC, their 9th consecutive album to debut in the top 10 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Album Chart. The album also entered No. 1 on both the Rock and Indie Charts.
STEREOLITHIC was released via the band’s own 311 Records and distributed by INgrooves, making it 311’s first truly independent release since their early days as an unsigned band in Omaha, Nebraska.
The band celebrated the release with “311 Day,” a 5-hour, 66-song set at the New Orleans Arena. As pointed out by Consequence of Sound, “there’s something about a band playing 60+ songs over five hours that’s worthy of our attention. Aside from Springsteen or Pearl Jam, there aren’t many acts who can claim such a feat.” Read more
Photo by Frank Lanza
Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir is back on the road this summer with his eclectic side project, Ratdog, for their first extensive tour since 2009. The tour will feature support from The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and includes a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30pm.
Tickets for the Cincinnati show, $49.50* General Admission Pit, $42.50* and $30.00* Reserved Pavilion, go on sale to the public beginning 10:00 am on Friday, May 16 at www.Ticketmaster.com,www.PNCPavilion.org, the venue box office and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. *All tickets include parking and are subject to applicable fees. All events rain or shine. Read more
The Monkees (Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork)
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
8pm show, Buy Tickets
On the heels of their 2013 tour, which was both the best attended and reviewed Monkees reunion to date, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork will return to the concert stage this May for a historic fourteen-date tour of the United States. Tickets and VIP packages are now on sale at www.monkees.com.
Tork says he’s “happily looking forward to reuniting with my partners and sharing this tour with friends and fans in more places,” while Dolenz enthuses, “Can’t wait to hang out with Papa Nez and the Torkmiester. Looking forward to great music, great fun and truck-stop chili dogs at 4 a.m.” Nesmith adds: “Happy to be going back out playing the music. Sure we will have fun.”
When four young men were cast in a television show inspired by the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, about a struggling rock band, few could have predicted the impact the Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large, an impact that still reverberates nearly 50 years later. Read more
Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan today announced concert dates for the Sarah McLachlan Shine On Tour 2014. The national tour will kick off on June 20th in Seattle, WA and will make a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Friday, July 11. The tour coincides with McLachlan’s forthcoming new album SHINE ON out May 6th on Verve Records.
Tickets go on sale on to the public beginning at 10:00am on Friday, March14th and can be purchased at
www.Ticketmaster.com, www.PNCPavilion.com, all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
McLachlan has also revealed album artwork for SHINE ON, her first full-length recording of new material in four years. The new album was recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with Sarah’s longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand as well as Bob Rock and Vincent Jones. Read more