Photos from Northside Rock N' Roll Carnival on July 3-4, 2017, featuring Flesh Mother, Swim Team, mr.phylzzz, Go Go Buffalo, and Kate Wakefield.
Travis Brandner Photography
Photos of Dawg Yawp at The Woodward Theater courtesy of Brittnee Renee
Best New Bands Showcase
Best New Bands Showcase presented by CityBeat. Photos Courtesy of Matt Steffen Photography.
Matt Steffen | Photographer
Lung Begin This Year at Full Speed
Lung will release their first full length album, Bottom of the Barrel, this month at their CD release show prior to performing over 60 shows across the US scheduled for the next 3 months. Formed in spring of 2016, Lung has played in 33 states, performed in national festivals, and has their music...
Cincinnati Submissions for the Tiny Desk Concert Contest
NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company announced the 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest back in December. 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...
Northside Rock N’ Roll Carnival
JULY 1ST, 2ND, 3RD & 4TH! FREE! ALL AGES!Just past the park entrance, the pavilion at Hoffner Park will be transformed into a festive Beer Garden. A step beyond festival goers will emerge into a captivating playground of great original music, Fire Breathers, a carnival side show featuring Sword...
NKY Hates Heroin Benefit at Southgate House Revival
Local musicians Kevin Schmidt and Jeff Albers (from local, touring-bands Ampline and Knife The Symphony, respectively) have teamed up with independent record label Phratry Records / owner Jerry Dirr to organize a benefit concert to raise funds for NKY Hates Heroin.
The event, which takes...
Circuit des Yeux at NSYC Tonight
In addition to writing for CincyMusic.com, I also write record reviews for Tome to the Weather Machine, run by Cincinnati's own Ryan Hall, which covers experimental and small-label music of all kinds. All kinds of wild things come across my radar, but last summer, Ryan sent me something that...
Dead Stars, Kate Wakefield, Young Heirlooms, & Dietrich Jon
Dead Stars (Brooklyn, NY) are joining Kate Wakefield, Young Heirlooms, and Dietrich Jon (Bloomington, IN) at Urban Artifact this Friday!
Dead Stars just released their album Bright Colors, and are en route to SXSW!
"...a record awash in lo-fi riffs and infectious melodies that...
The 2016 Cincinnati Entertainment Award Winners Are In
The 2016 Cincinnati Entertainment Award winners are in! Last night was proof that this music community has a wealth of talent. We want to congratulate all the winners, nominees, and remind everyone that this is a celebration of local music & not a competition.
World Music/Reggae: The...
And The Nominees Are…
The nominees for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards have been announced! The 19th annual CEAS’s will be held on Sunday, January 31st at Madison Theater.
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards is THE event to attend to support our local music community. One night of the year that everyone...
IRONFEST VI is Taking Over The Southgate House Revival
This Friday and Saturday, IRONFEST VI is taking over all three stages at The Southgate House Revival. Friends of “Iron” Mike Davidson have been throwing this festival each year in his honor. Go grab your tickets HERE and check out the schedule below!
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...
IRONFEST VI Lineup Released!
The lineup for IRONFEST VI at The Southgate House Revival November 13 & 14 has been released!
Amplinecougar aceSubsetsDandelion DeathhoneyspidersDraculassmoke signals cover fire the dopaminesscissorkick rituals dc planet New Strange crooked rook Hide cadaver dogs the skulx the story...
Heartless Bastards Leads Third Group of MidPoint Artists
MidPoint organizers announced today a third group of artists, led by hometown favorites Heartless Bastards. Tickets for the fourteenth annual event, September 25–27, are on sale now at MPMF.com. ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF 3-DAY PASSES HERE!
Heartless Bastards, touring in support of their...
Record Store Day 2015
Record Store Day kicks off this Saturday featuring one of a kind albums, artwork, and performances around the country. RSD began in 2007 with a mission to honor independent record stores worldwide and provide customers with an opportunity to purchase artwork, through various mediums, from their...
Best New Bands Showcase at Bogart's Saturday
The 2015 Best New Bands Showcase will feature performances by 10 of Greater Cincinnati’s best local bands including performances by the Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominees for New Artist of the Year. I always enjoy the Best New Band Showcase each year as it has something for everyone....
Seattle Based Tomten to Play The Drinkery
Tomten is a trio from Seattle, Washington. Often described as Baroque or Dream Pop for their prominent use of organ/electric piano/ and analog synthesizers, they share a wide influence from early power-pop to electric folk. Tomten is touring to support the recently released The Farewell Party...
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....