The Cliftones

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The Cliftones are an original reggae band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Their unique blend of roots and dance hall rhythms in combination with their 10 member band (including a phenomenal horn section) shakes the rafters and leaves the crowd a sweaty tired mess every time. Their influences range from The Gladiators, The Congos, Lee Perry,Tony Rebel, Buju Banton, Michael Rose,Yellowman, Black Uhuru, Aswad, Bob Marley, Eek A Mouse, Dennis Brown, MAx Romeo, The Hooters and many others.

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Summer is coming to a close and this is your last chance for Reggae Wednesdays on the square this year! Who else would you want to spend tonight with but The Cliftones? Grab your friends and prepare to dance away your work woes.  The Cliftones are a group of musicians, who together, create...

2016 Bad Ass Beer Fest 

Bad Tom Smith Brewing will be hosting the 2016 Bad Ass Beer Fest supporting the local charity, National MS Society, Ohio Valley Chapter  The 2016 Bad Ass Beer Festival will take place on July 15th &16th at the French House, located at the French Park in Cincinnati, OH. The...

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...

The Good People Festival present: Show Your Love 

February 20th & 21st at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky  Rachel DesRochers, the creator of Grateful Grahams and the Northern Kentucky Kitchen Incubator is joining forces once again with Ian Mathieu of Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle to present the next big event...

#MusicMonday Must Haves :: 1/26/15 

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!  In honor of the Cincinnati...

The 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Winners Are... 

Local Cincinnati musicians, stakeholders, and fans gathered at The Madison Theater in Covington last night to celebrate a very solid year of local musicianship. A huge thanks to the folks at CityBeat for continuing to organize this event for our community! The results are below:  View Photos...

And The 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Nominees Are... 

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Our Weekend Picks :: December 12, 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,...

Studio 89 set to be “Hustled” tonight 

Guests of Studio 89 tonight at Northern Kentucky University should be prepared to get “Hustled”.  Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle are performing and they never fail to put on the best show in town.  Buffalo Wabs (aka Matt Wabnitz) spearheads this group, playing guitar and taking most...

Our Thanksgiving Eve Picks 

Want to hit the bar tonight, but don't want to listen to a cover band? A few of your options are below, but you can also view the entire calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Buffalo Killers w/Soledad Brothers @ Northside Tavern [Show Preview / Album Review]Kenton County Regulators...

ThanksgivnRocknEve 2014 at 20th Century Theatre 

20th Century Theatre is once again putting on the hottest party for the biggest party night of the year! Join The Cliftones, The Almighty Get Down and Chris Comer Jazz Explosion for a night of local flavor to support the Oakley Community Emergency Food Pantry!  The Cliftones are a Cincinnati...

Taste of OTR in Washington Park this Weekend 

Tender Mercies, one of Over-the-Rhine’s oldest and most life-changing non-profit organizations, continues the celebration of the tastes, flavors and sounds of Over-the-Rhine at the 2nd Annual Taste of OTR.   The Taste will be held on July 26th from 11am to 11pm in Washington Park. It will...

Tunes and Blooms at Cincinnati Zoo Announces Lineup 

Tunes and Blooms is a big reason why I love Spring in Cincinnati. First, it's at the Cincinnati Zoo...one of my favorite places in the city. Second, they always have amazing bands. Third, it's free. Bring the kids, make it a happy hour destination with co-workers or just come to dance away your...

Our Weekend Picks :: February 28, 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,...

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Winners 

The 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards winners are in!  World Music/Reggae: The Cliftones  Jazz: The Faux Frenchmen Singer/Songwriter: Molly Sullivan Country: Jeremy Pinnell and the 55’s Punk/Pop Punk: The Dopamines Blues: Ricky Nye Indie/Alternative: DAAP Girls Folk/Americana: The...

And the Nominees for the CEA's Are... 

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The Cliftones make their own way! 

The Cliftones are headlining the Thanksgiv’n Rock’n Eve Blowout Wednesday November 27th! Be ready to dance the night away for a good cause. Get $2 off your ticket price at the door with canned goods donation for food drive. This major annual event is not only a great show but a perfect way to...

Get to Know Download Artist of the Week: Heavy Hinges 

Download "Wait Around" by Heavy Hinges for free HERE! What was the inspiration behind "Wait Around"?Our lead singer Maya Banatwala wrote Wait Around after an enthusiastic greeting from her two dogs after a long night at work.   Give us some background on Heavy Hinges… Heavy Hinges began in early...

Fire Breathers, sword Swallowers and local music! 

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The Heights Music Festival Returns This Weekend 

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Tunes & Blooms: Every Thursday in April 

The Cincinnati Zoo presents Tunes & Blooms, a free concert series in the Zoo gardens every Thursday in April! Admission to the Zoo is free after 5pm, and the shows begin at 6pm. Parking is $8. Click Here to check out the full schedule! Why tip-toe through the tulips when you can rock the...

Our Weekend Picks :: February 15, 2013 

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The 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Winners Are... 

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Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation Benefit 

Cincy Groove is proud to bring you a benefit concert for the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation.  The concert is taking place tonight at The Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY.  The lineup for the evening includes The Cliftones, The Cincy Brass, Shoot Out The Lights, The Stories, Kelly...

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MidPoint Indie Summer Lineup 

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