• psychedelic
  • rock
  • shoegaze
  • britpop

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear — you know, the ’90s — when men of valor stared at their footwear and sent sheets of psychedelic buzz-fuckery washing over the faithful with a casual precision and undeniable purpose. Bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Curve and Swervedriver defined the period, but chief among those sonic architects was Ride, a trio of 19-year-olds and an old man of 21 who distinguished themselves in a crowded field of innovators with an almost

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Midpoint Day Two in Review: Ride, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jesus, and more 

Things were already in full swing at the Craft Village in Washington Park when I arrived in the early afternoon. A couple dozen artisans were selling their wares, Moriah Haven had just wrapped up her set, and young artists from the Music Resource Center were performing their own compositions....

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MPMF Preview: Ride 

Ride should’ve filled stadiums. They certainly had the sound to pull it off. The quartet blasted out of the same Oxford, UK music scene as Radiohead on the strength of banshee walls of guitar noise and the endorsement of The Jesus and Mary Chain. Their near-perfect debut LP, Nowhere, predated...

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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...

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MPMF Announces Iron & Wine among others 

Cincinnati CityBeat's Midpoint Music Festival just released a second round of artists including Iron & Wine (check out the first artist announcement here). The festival takes place in various venues in Over The Rhine September 25-27 (FRI-SUN, as opposed to the previous THU-SAT format). Go...

MPMF Announces Initial Artists 

Midpoint Music Festival just posted the first 17 of nearly 125 artists set to perform at this year's festival (September 25-27). A few weeks ago the festival announced that they would switch to a Friday - Sunday format, and that tickets are now available at early bird pricing here! Also, artists...