FOUNDING FATHERS

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Founding Fathers is a unique blend of synth-rock, new wave, and nu-disco that delivers a high-energy performance of infectious music that guarantees to get people moving.

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NPR Announces 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company have announced the 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest! The winner of the Contest will play a Tiny Desk concert behind the desk at NPR. Then, they'll go on a fully-funded tour of the United States with NPR Music and sponsor, Lagunitas Brewing...

Junior Brown + Maps & Atlases to headline Taste Of OTR 

Junior Brown, Maps & Atlases, and 14 local artists have announced that they will perform the 4th annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27. Taste of OTR is a celebration of the culture of the city, both new and old, right in the center of OTR in the...

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One Day Steady Album Release Party Review 

Influenced by Modest Mouse and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, alternative rock group One Day Steady has really illustrated their best sound with their latest album My Real Problem, a follow up to Cinematic. The band celebrated their album release at the Woodward Theater Friday night along with...

Tiny Desk Showcase at The Southgate House Revival 

On Saturday, June 11th celebrate some of the local musicians who entered NPR's Tiny Desk Contest during this showcase, benefitting 91.7 WVXU!  Those who entered made a video performing one original song behind a desk of their choosing. It could be a work desk, home office or the product of...

Founding Fathers Release Sexxy Magik 

Founding Fathers have once again brought the party. Check out their new video below and get ready to see them live on June 11th at The Southgate House Revival! 

HarvFest II: A Benefit for DJ Harvination 

Those of you who have had the pleasure of attending one of DJ Harvination’s uplifting dance parties know, that Harv spreads the sonic love. She speaks through her music and wants nothing more than to share it with the world. DJ Harv aka DJ Harvination, has...

Laugh it Up Then Rock Out at The Drinkery 

Comedy nights are back at The Drinkery! On Tuesday, February 23rd, Too Drunk Too Loud Comedy Night at The Drinkery will be hosted by Kyle Jefers & Gary Watkins. Headliner Chris Weir will be joined by Ran Barnaclo, Billy Devore, Jacob Wilson, Blake Hammond, and Tony Kordenbrock! In between the...

Last Call for Tiny Desk Concert Contest Submissions 

Today is the LAST day to submit your submission to the Tiny Desk Concert contest! You have until tonight at 11:59pm EST to submit HERE. Remember, this is a contest about the creativity in your music, not the polish of your video. Last year’s winning entry was shot on an iPad!  The...

Rock N’ Revival for a Cure at The Southgate House Revival 

During September 2015, the Forsthoefel brothers in The Grove were shaken by the news that their beloved father, John, was diagnosed with brain cancer. Yes, this has been a scare, but now they are more than ready to give back to those ready to fight and find a cure. The Grove has...

Founding Fathers CD Release with Dark Colour 

Your New Years Eve plans have been cemented as Founding Fathers are releasing their full length L.P. Filthy Animals at The Drinkery! Their friends, Dark Colour will be opening the night of music.  About Founding Fathers:Cuts through the jibber-jabber and get to the heart of the matter....

2016 Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

Want to play a Tiny Desk Concert? NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company are once again holding a contest. The winner gets to perform at Bob Boilen's desk at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.  To enter, make a video performing one original song behind a desk of your choosing. It could be...

Growing Up, Tooth Lures a Fang is Finally Teefin’ 

Cincinnati lo-fi garage rock aficionados Tooth Lures a Fang are set to release their first full-length, Teefin’, on October 3, 2015. Self-recorded, produced, and mixed, the album is the follow-up to their debut EP, Two Floors of Hang, which was also self-everything’d, and included the...

Founding Fathers Release New Video for “Broken Record” 

Founding Fathers, comprised of Matt Chmielewski, Adam Hacker, Chelso Ciotti, and Dustin McClure are ready to blow your mind with their video for “Broken Record”!  Catch them next at The Drinkery with Pravada and Drugstore Audio on Wednesday, July...

Our Weekend Picks :: May 15, 2015 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone...

Hot For Alice’s Sirens CD Release Party 

Cincinnati Alterna-Pop/Post-Punk tetrad Hot For Alice is hosting a CD release party for their new album Sirens at 9:30pm on Saturday, April 11, at The Southgate House Revival (lounge area) in Newport, KY. The event will also feature local musicians Nick Hill, Royal Holland, Elle Crash, and Founding...

Our Weekend Picks :: March 20, 2015 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone...

Fluffer Debuts New Video in Time for NYE at MOTR 

Still looking for plans for New Year's Eve? Fluffer, Founding Fathers and DJ Sabastooge will be at MOTR Pub!  Fluffer is a heavy dance-rock trio that is evolving into increasingly uncharted territory. Formed 3 winters ago in Bloomington, IN, they quickly made a name for themselves by combining...

Powerhouse Factories ‘Lights Out for the Holidaze’ Party 

Give us your tired, your thirsty, your polar vortex weary. The days are shorter, the weather’s colder but Powerhouse is here to lift your holiday spirits. This year, we’re taking deck the halls to a whole new level, turning the shop into a beacon for the frost bitten. So bundle up in your best...

Our Weekend Picks :: November 14, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

The Alarms at The Drinkery are Telling You to Wake Up 

The Alarms are an independent power pop/psych rock band from Nashville. They are on tour supporting their debut LP Real Tough Love. The Alarms are playing The Drinkery on Friday, with support from Founding Fathers.  We caught up with The Alarms prior to the show! Give us some background on The...

Our Weekend Picks :: September 12, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

Eric + Erica Playing The Drinkery w/Founding Fathers 

Eric + Erica is a duo making music with two voices, an autoharp, a keyboard, and a drum machine. Their songs are pop music at their core, dressed up with the unusual shimmer of autoharp; soulful, reverb-drenched electric piano; and beats that are as strong and simple as they are surprising....

Our Weekend Picks :: March 7, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

Saturn Batteries EP Release at The Drinkery 

Saturn Batteries will be releasing Real Far East, on Friday February 28th at The Drinkery in OTR! Get a free download HERE of one of the new tracks, "It's Not About the Money." Joining the band at the release party will be Founding Fathers and DJ Dirty C.  Get there early and stay all night for...

Our Weekend Picks :: January 3, 2014 

Let's start the new year off right by supporting our local venues and musicians! Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for...

Rocktober Series at Fountain Square 

Fall is upon us but no worries, Fountain Square is still the place to be every Friday! The Rocktober Series is jam packed with your favorite bands. Come rock away the blues of your work week at the square! Every Friday in October, Fountain Square will present live bands and DJs on the P&G Music...

#MusicMonday Must Haves :: 9/30 

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!  RAC, Kele, MNDR "Let Go" Daft Punk,...

Sons of Hippies land at The Comet. 

Florida-based Psych-Space rockers, Sons Of Hippies, take flight on the backs of mythical, winged beasts to bring you Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven, the band’s newest and most ambitious recording to date, on Cleopatra Records. Mixed by legendary Seattle producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, L7) and...

Carnival The Day Away in Washington Park tomorrow! 

Bring your family and friends to Washington Park for the day, it’s free! Carnival games, stilt-walkers, jugglers, magicians, acrobatics, life size connect four, face painting, bouncy slides, live music and much more!  Bands to play Carnival:Gold ShoesThe Happy MaladiesThe PassThe HidersHeavy...

Saturn Batteries tonight at Mayday with State Song! 

The indie band, Saturn Batteries will release their EP, Ever Been in Love tonight. The EP is available for a pay-what-you-want download on their bandcamp page. The single, "You Should Know" is an instant hit. This indie rock, Beatles-esque song will have you hitting your repeat button to hear again...

The Heights Music Festival Preview 

The Heights Music Festival is invading Clifton tonight and tomorrow. The Heights has been a staple music festival within our city since 2009. Local talent from every music genre will be showcased so come out and see what our city has to offer. Not sure how to plan out which bands to see? Get our...

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