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Review: Old 97’s, Heartless Bastards A Match Made In Heaven 

There’s nothing too out of the ordinary about seeing Heartless Bastards or Old 97’s. Neither band is a stranger to Cincinnati, what with Heartless Bastards forming here 13 years ago and the 97’s making perennial stops at Southgate House and now its Revival. But they’re also...

Old 97’s and Heartless Bastards Pull a Doubleheader 

It’s pretty tough to put together a good coheadlining tour. The two acts have to be of similar stature in the music world, a difficult balance to strike, and complement each other well enough share a stage (and have their fanbases coexist). But when a promoter nails it, it’s a rare...

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Forecastle Festival Announces Lineup Additions 

Forecastle Festival will take place July 15-17, 2016, at Louisville's Waterfront Park. Over a dozen bands have been added to the three-day music celebration including Cincinnati Favorites, Heartless Bastards. Go Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets HERE! Lineup additions are Ghostland Observatory,...

CincyMusic.com Top Albums of 2015 

The CincyMusic.com Contributors have voted and below is our list of Top National Albums of 2015.  Go follow our CincyMusic.com Top Albums of 2015 Playlist on Spotify HERE! 1 - Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit 2 - Father John Misty - I Love You,...

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MPMF In Review Day One: Purity Ring, Heartless Bastards & More 

By the time I arrived in Washington Park, a sizable crowd had gathered to catch the joint Midpoint kickoff party and album release show with JR JR (formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.). The pillar-ringed bandstand didn’t make for ideal viewing, but the band made the best of it, with co-leader...

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Event Preview: MidPoint Music Festival 

One of the best times of the year, MidPoint Music Festival is upon us! Cincinnati's three-day indie festival, MPMF greets us this year on Fri-Sat-Sun! This is one of the most exciting events in the city for indie rock fans (and us). MPMF has a tendency to expose us to artists that are just about...

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MPMF Releases Full Schedule! 

The entire schedule for Midpoint Music Festival (Including days, venues, and times) has been released at mpmf.com! The full lineup, including headliners Purity Ring, Ride, Iron & Wine, Tune-Yards, Sylvan Esso, and Heartless Bastards can be viewed here. Tickets for the festival, which takes...

Frazier & Chapman weren’t Cincy's only All-Stars 

While the Nation had their eyes on the Queen City this Tuesday and tens of thousands watched a game of all-stars at Great American Ballpark, A local music advocate and friend of CincyMusic.com was filling your ears with the sounds of the city & you probably didn’t even realize it!...

Heartless Bastards on NPR and at The Woodward 

NPR has premiered "Gates of Dawn," the first track from the new highly anticipated Heartless Bastards record, due out June 16 on Partisan. Titled Restless Ones, the album is the band's fifth and was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans)....

Heartless Bastards Announce Two-Nights at The Woodward 

Heartless Bastards return home to Cincinnati for a two-night stand at The Woodward Theater on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26! The Bastards, who recently opened some arena concert dates for Rock music legend Bob Seger, also announced a string of tour dates beginning in June that will bring...

Kenton County Regulators Reunite 

Kenton County Regulators are reuniting for a free, all ages show this Wednesday at The Southgate House Revival! Back in the day, their shows at Rabbit Hash were epic and you could see them playing out all over town. Pickers from all over would come to their shows for a chance to sit in with the...

Heartless Bastards Coming Home for Bunbury 

Bringing Ohio-bred talent to its various stages has been one of Bunbury’s hallmarks since it began in 2012. Since then, local bands such as Bad Veins, Guided by Voices, The National and many others have graced its lineup card. One of the bands carrying on that tradition this year is Heartless...

Elk Creek Play Both Sides of the River 

Elk Creek is an emerging band with two upcoming shows in Cincinnati within one week!  Come get to know this indie blues rock band. Their songs feature the overdriven harmonica solos of Jeremy Brown, guitar from classically trained Brad Smith, and the vocals of Aaron Price. Drummer Travis Estell...

Empire Of The Sun joins Fall Out Boy, Paramore, & The Flaming Lips 

The Bunbury Music Festival has announced that Empire Of The Sun will join Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and The Flaming Lips in headlining the third annual event on the banks of the Ohio River July 11-13. In addition, Cage The Elephant, Dead Sara, and The Black Cadillacs have been added to the already...

Bunbury Music Festival Lineup Released 

Bunbury Music Festival announced today the lineup for its return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yearman’s Cove for three power-packed days of music across six stages on Friday, July 11; Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, 2014! Fall Out BoyParamoreThe Flaming LipsFitz And The...

Pickathon: An Interview with the Founder, a Cincinnati Native 

This summer several music festivals will dot the American landscape. Most notably, Lollapalooza gets underway, this weekend, in the Windy City. But on the west coast, in the ever-progressive outskirts of Portland, Oregon., a Northern Kentucky native is making final preparations for one of the...

#MusicMonday Must Haves :: 7/29 

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!  Walk Off the Earth "Red...

Heartless Bastards at Greaves Concert Hall in August! 

WNKU has just announced they will be hosting the Heartless Bastards for a concert benefitting the public radio station on Sunday, August 4th at Greaves Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.  This will be the second WNKU-produced concert this year.  The station hosted Paul...

CincyMusic Spotlight Podcast is Live! 

Earlier this week we aired our first CincyMusic Spotlight on The Project 100.7 / 106.3 with hosts Venomous Valdez and Joe Long! The podcast for the show can be downloaded here now! The playlist is below: Walk The Moon "Anna Sun"DAAP Girls "Kate"Public "I Need You"Foxy Shazam "I Like It"The Tillers...

Cincinnati Bands Host SXSW Sendoffs This Week! 

The Tristate will be well-represented at next week’s South by Southwest music festival in Austin. In addition to now Texas-based Heartless Bastards, Cincinnati will send Buffalo Killers, The Seedy Seeds, The Ridges, Why? and the Harlequins down to the Silicon Hills. Two tour launch shows will...

Buffalo Killers and Friends at Southgate House Revival tonight! 

Buffalo Killers headline a four band bill at the beautiful Southgate House Revival on February 16th, 2013. Also featured are Haunted Leather (Grand Rapids, MI), Homemade Drugs (Cincinnati), and Children of The Emerald Fire (Cincinnati). The show is a part of the Cincy Psych Fest Freak-Out Series, a...

Heartless Bastards Homecoming Tonight & Tomorrow 

Heartless Bastards treat us to back to back shows at The Southgate House Revival this weekend! The raw rock and roll, blues band played their first show back in 2003 at The Comet. Just a year later, they were signed to Fat Possum Records where they would create three amazing albums. Now with...

Love Letter to Public Radio 

Hundreds of musicians, industry professionals and public radio stations across the country celebrated Public Radio Music Month this April. The month (which appropriately includes Record Store Day) was meant to remind people of the importance of public radio in our lives. PRMM crafted this 'Love...

SXSW Bound 

SXSW is upon us! Time to find some brand new loves and get reacquainted with old loves, band-wise that is. Via SXSW performances in years past, I have discovered Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, and The Airborne Toxic Event. This year, others will be able to discover Cincinnati gems including The Sundresses,...

Midwest By Southwest 

South By Southwest is by far the industry's most important annual gathering. This conference has grown from humble beginnings into an event that industry professionals choose to attend over many long-standing conferences. It is a great honor to be chosen to showcase at SXSW, and eight Cincinnati...