Capital Cities

  • dance
  • rock
  • pop
  • electronic

Who knew an unsigned band that met on Craigslist could do so much? Dual frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian--jingle writers by trade--released an EP as Capital Cities in 2011. Lead single 'Safe and Sound' shot to #2 on Hype Machine, #1 on CMJ's A&R chart and #1 on South American radio with support from Nic Harcourt (KCRW), Julie Pilat (KYSR, iHeartRadio), Aaron Axelsen (KITS, Popscene), Rodney Bingenheimer (KROQ), SiriusXM's Alt Nation and Pandora's SXSW Discovery Den.A string of

Read More


  • Festival
  • News

Forecastle Festival Announces Lineup Additions 

Sturgill Simpson, Phantogram, Spoon, Capital Cities, Tycho, Real Estate, What So Not, K.Flay, Whitney, Classixx and more join LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Cage the Elephant and others for the 15th anniversary of Forecastle Festival. Celebrating 15 years at sea, Forecastle Festival will take...


Who will keep you safe and sound if the sky falls down and you’re six feet underground?  Straight out of LA, the band formed when the chance meeting of the frontmen, Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian met via Craigslist in 2008 and began writing jingles.  After two years of collaborate writing,...

Fitz and The Tantrums Bring the Party 

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are getting their dance shoes ready for the return of soulful Indie Rock act Fitz and The Tantrums, this Wednesday November 14th at Madison Theater in Covington. Along with Capital Cities and Beat Club, Fitz and The Tantrums are going to bring the heat to a town...

#MusicMonday Must Haves :: 10/21 

Each week we do our best to shine some light on a few songs that we feel should be on your radar. All of these songs will be added to our #MusicMonday Must Haves playlist on Spotify, so follow along & click play when you need to find some inspiration!  Haim "The Wire" Fitz and The Tantrums...