Motel Faces

  • Local
  • alternative
  • rock

Founded in 2014, Motel Faces has worked their way through tri-state bar and club circuit. Culminating in a loyal following throughtout the Cincinnati-region. The band is an attitude-fueled, high-energy, motley crew of Cincinnati natives. From its earliest iterations, the band has strived to mix timeless pop-rock sounds with catchy melodies while incorporating the energy of modern rock. In 2022, BlackBird was released and became the bands highest streamed song within the first 2 weeks of its

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Upcoming Shows


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Preview: North By Northside 2204 Goes Big 

Taking place throughout Cincinnati’s Cool Older Brother of a neighborhood we lovingly call Northside, this year’s North By Northside has plotted its takeover of 11 venues this coming Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.

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Taste of Cincinnati Entertainment Lineup 

Immerse yourself in a culinary adventure featuring an array of mouthwatering dishes and craft beers, all set against the backdrop of live entertainment on six stages throughout the event.

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Burritofest Returns for a Third Year 

Cincinnati’s weirdest music festival is going for the hat trick, and its bigger than ever! A real BurTHREEtofest celebration if you will. Mark your calendars for May 9, 10, 11, and 12 and get yourself to The Comet in beautiful Northside!

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Entertainment Lineup 

To zelebrate the return of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati® to 5th Street, festivities will commence one day earlier, feature expanded entertainment and activities, and open one hour earlier on Sunday.

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Michigander, Sundae Drives and Motel Faces at Fountain Square 

This Friday Michigander, Sundae Drives and Motel Faces are taking over Fountain Square for Indie Fridays Powered by CincyMusic!

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Tavern Takeover in Northside 

Summer is upon us, and with that comes ample opportunities to party and socialize. During the month of July, local show architects Burrito Boys Booking are throwing two white hot showcases in the heart of Northside to show off the local brilliance and a few heavy hitters from elsewhere.

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Indie Fridays Powered by CincyMusic 

Your Friday nights just got better with our concert series, Indie Fridays Powered by CincyMusic! Featuring a variety of the best up and coming artists on the Fifth Third Bank Center Stage on Fountain Square.

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Motel Faces Release BlackBird 

Motel Faces released the video for "BlackBird" today!

Spring Grove, Motel Faces and The Elemental at Madison Live 

Spring Grove, Motel Faces and The Elemental plan to get loud at Madison Live on Saturday!

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Spring Music Series at Fountain Square 

Spring has sprung and music is in the air at Fountain Square!

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Fifth & Vine LIVE Returns to Fountain Square 

Head on over to Fountain Square every Friday & Saturday from 7-11p for live music on the Square for Fifth & Vine LIVE!

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Motel Faces Premiere Give it Away 

Tune into CincyMusic LIVE tomorrow at 11:30 am (EST) for the Live premiere of the video for "Give it Away" by Motel Faces!

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Motel Faces Sign to Radio Artifact Live and Set to Release New EP 

Cincinnati based rock ‘n’ rollers, Motel Faces, have signed to Radio Artifact Records and are set to debut a self-titled, four-song EP on Friday, September 25th.

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Introducing Radio Artifact Live 

Radio Artifact, currently serving as Cincinnati’s home for local, regional and national music, has expanded its operations to include a dedicated venue inside of the Urban Artifact brewery named Radio Artifact Live.

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

The Rock n’ Revival for a Cure at The Southgate House Revival has been a show that has hit close to home for the Forsthoefel brothers.  Saturday, March 4th marks the second annual of the show and with the passing of their father in late January due to Glioblastoma (brain cancer), it will...

Our Weekend Picks: February 18 

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...

Coal Train Robbery and Motel Faces Rocking Out Twice This Week 

Coal Train Robbery (CTR) is a four-piece Alt Rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The band, only a year old, is quickly becoming a Cincinnati favorite, and is winning the hearts of Ohio, one city at a time. Their simple riffs, electric stage show, and catchy, viral melodies infect audiences and...

Technicolor Monster Looking for Revival 

If the guys in Technicolor Monster have learned anything over the last year, it’s that staying true to who you are is the only way to real success. After a year filled with an album release, dozens of shows, playing a Warped Tour stop, a music video, and much more, they realized they needed...

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