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John Vaughn (lead vocals/guitar) and Ben Lapps (drums) started writing songs in a basement as a duo before being joined by Matt Alvarado (bass) to form their current lineup, PUBLIC. Using their roots in classic rock and indie-pop, the band released their first EP, Red, in 2012, solidifying a strong fanbase in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Quickly after, the band found themselves on the road supporting acts such as Walk the Moon, Twenty One Pilots, Young the Giant, as well as

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PUBLIC Playing First Hometown Show in Two Years 

Cincinnati-based indie pop/rock band, PUBLIC have been turning heads with their infectious pop melodies, leaving fans thrilled to hear more from the trio. Following the band's popular single "Perfect," which was remixed by Walk the Moon's Eli Maiman, PUBLIC is stepping up their game with an upbeat...

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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...

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PUBLIC is One to See at MPMF 

PUBLIC has gained notoriety through festivals like CMJ, Bunbury, and MPMF, in addition to supporting acts like WALK THE MOON, Twenty One Pilots, Neon Trees, American Authors, and Andy Grammar. PUBLIC also recently had a Daytrotter Session released. This local band is right on the verge of hitting...

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!...

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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...

Nick D’ and the Believers at MOTR on Friday 

Nick D’ and the Believers and Xoe Wise will be at MOTR Pub Friday, June 5th!  Nick D' and the Believers are no strangers to Cincinnati. They played MPMF in 2013, played with PUBLIC at their epic EP release party and released their EP Wanted in February at MOTR Pub with Automagik. This...

And The 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Nominees Are... 

CityBeat has announced the nominees for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards! This year, the organization did things a little differently allowing the public to weigh in on the nominees before deciding on the artists we will all be able to vote for. Remember, not everyone can be nominated. This...

Get to Know Download Band of the Week: PUBLIC 

•PUBLIC• has been on fire this past year! The band has gained notoriety through festivals like CMJ, Bunbury, and MPMF, in addition to supporting acts like WALK THE MOON, Twenty One Pilots, and Neon Trees. Prior to hitting the road with Walk the Moon, they are stopping at Rohs Street Cafe for an...

MPMF.14 Schedule Released 

MidPoint Music Festival has released their full performance schedule for the festival that takes place in downtown Cincinnati, September 25-27, 2014. MidPoint has always been the place to discover new indie music on our own turf, and we are more excited for this year than ever! The festival...

Our Weekend Picks :: July 25, 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,...

Powerhouse Factories 10-Year Anniversary Party
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A total babe, an earth-shattering quake, divine perfection; the number 10 means a lot of things to a lot of people. For Powerhouse, it means a decade spent channeling our passion for music and culture into making rad rock posters and authentically connecting our clients with their audience. From...

OTR 5K and Summer Celebration 

The 8th Annual OTR 5k and Summer Celebration is set for Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10 a.m., which starts and ends in Washington Park. Registration for the 5k is available online through May 14 for $25 and includes timing and a t-shirt. The Summer Celebration is free and open to the public and...

Our Weekend Picks :: May 2, 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,...

MidPoint Indie Summer Series Announced 

Fountain Square just released the lineup for it's MidPoint Indie Summer Series this summer! Yay for free concerts at Fountain Square every Friday night: May 30: Why?, Yip Deceiver, Bad Boxes, Dark ColourJune 6: Wussy, The Tigerlilies, Honey & Houston, The School of RockJune 13: Betty...

PUBLIC Debuts New Track 

The new single “Little Raindrops”  from PUBLIC's upcoming release is being debuted today! Take a good look at the picture below. Pictured are some of PUBLIC's most loyal fans that joined in a secret place for the cover shot. Fans were asked to interpret the band's music visually with their own...

Our Weekend Picks :: February 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,...

#MusicMonday Must Haves :: 9/2 

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 The Moon "I Can Lift A Car"Walk The...

Bunbury Preview: PUBLIC 

PUBLIC are three friends doing what they love to do. PUBLIC were discovered at a high school band challenge surrounded by all their friends on Valentines Day 2012. Since then, PUBLIC have blown up. Playing shows all over town as well as nationally. They have a huge surprise for us at Bunbury,...

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...

We Were Promised Jetpacks invade Fountain Square Friday! 

The Edinburgh, Scotland band, We Were Promised Jetpacks play Friday at Fountain Square for the MidPoint Indie Summer series. This indie, post punk revival band have been on the scene since 2009 when their debut album, These Four Walls dropped. “Quiet Little Voices” is easily one of the best...

Lineup for MPMF Indie Summer Series Announced! 

CityBeat's annual MPMF Indie Summer Series on Fountain Square is looking like a who's who of local music this year with a few favorite nationals sprinkled in! These shows are FREE and take place from 8-11pm every Friday night this summer!  May 31: Pomegranates/Healing Power; The Yugos; The...

Bunbury 2013 to Bring Fun., MGMT, The National, & more 

The Bunbury Music Festival is coming back this summer with three more days of riverfront performances headlined by Fun., MGMT, and The National. Those of us that were in attendance last July have been eagerly awaiting today's announcement of the 2013 lineup. The festival takes place this July 12-14...

Our Weekend Picks :: August 17, 2012 

August is a difficult month to make it out to shows with everyone focused on school starting back up, the summer coming to a close, and finances being drained from vacation. That is absolutely no excuse to stay home. There are a ton of free concerts this weekend! Our picks are below, but you can...

Our Weekend Picks :: August 10, 2012 

It looks like the rain will be out of the area in time for the Cincy Blues Fest at Sawyer Point tonight. Tickets are only $15 ($20 day of) for a single day and $20 ($25 day of) for a two day pass. Our other picks for the weekend are below, but you can make up your own mind by looking at our...

Our Weekend Picks :: July 20, 2012 

It's tough to follow last weekend in Cincinnati, but there is plenty to keep you going! Do yourself a favor and get out of your comfort zone this weekend. Go see a band you haven't seen live yet. Check out our full calendar here, or take our word on one of these... Friday, July 20:MidPoint Indie...

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