Released to widespread critical praise, Sermon On The Rocks was recently named one of PopMatters’ “80 Best Albums of 2015” with NPR Music including his song “Getting Ready To Get Down” in their “Favorite Songs Of 2015” list, and Paste Magazine naming “Birds of the Meadow” in their “50 Best Songs of 2015” list. The New York Times asserts, “The literary-minded songwriter Josh Ritter…recharges his music on his eighth studio album, Sermon on the Rocks…HarkingRead More
Midpoint Superlatives: The Weekend in Review
By: Nat Tracey-Miller & Zach Moning Best in Show: Bob MouldBob Mould is about to turn 56, but his scorching 40-minute 15-song set blew everyone half that old off the stage. Fronting a power trio rounded out by Jason Narducy (Superchunk/$plit $ingle) and Jon Wurster (Superchunk/The Mountain...
MPMF Preview: Josh Ritter
Even by the standards of his long and successful career, Josh Ritter is having quite the year. He’s toured the globe off of last fall’s eclectic Sermon on the Rocks, his 8th studio album, including a current run of dates with alt-country messiah Jason Isbell, played a high-profile Red...
MPMF Releases Daily Lineup
Midpoint Music Festival has released their daily lineup (below)! This year’s festival will take place the weekend of September 23-25 in Over The Rhine. In all, the event will feature over 60 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming...
MPMF Announces Initial 2016 Artists
Band Of Horses, Future Islands, Wolf Parade, JJ Grey & Mofro, Reggie Watts, Lucero, Frightened Rabbit, Houndmouth, Kamasi Washington, Bob Mould & many more added to MPMF.16! Tickets go on-sale Friday at 10am HERE! In March we announced that MEMI had joined forces with Midpoint Music...
Interview: Josh Ritter’s Rollicking Sermon Hits the Taft
Josh Ritter is ever-restless. His records always seem like a snapshot of a period in his life, delivered in two year increments, changing in sound and mood from one to the next. Last fall, the Brooklyn-via-Idaho songwriter released his eighth album, the rollicking, eclectic Sermon on the Rocks, on...
Our Weekend Picks :: February 21, 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,...