The Ridges

  • folk
  • classical
  • indie
  • orchestra
  • indie pop
  • indie rock

Blending indie rock melodies with moody folk sensibility and live improvisation, The Ridges marry haunted acoustic instrumentation with rich vocal harmonies and layered songwriting to create a unique theme of dark romanticism accented by lush orchestral arrangements and energetic live performances.

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Our Weekend Picks :: February 27, 2015 

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...

American Originals: Pops, Folk Artists, Local Bands & Bourbon 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell bring together an all-star cast representing the best of today’s American folk and roots music scene for “American Originals” at Cincinnati’s Music Hall Friday and Saturday, January 23-24 (8 p.m.) and Sunday,...

The Ridges Return To MPMF - Third Time, Still Charming 

It should come as no surprise that Athens, Ohio’s The Ridges are returning to the Queen City for 2014’s MidPoint Music Festival. What has become their home away from home (and may actually be more of a home at this point than Athens is) will welcome them alongside Gardens & Villa,...

The Ridges to Share the Stage with Kishi Bashi 

You know the saying - Fifth time’s a charm. That’s it, right? For The Ridges, though, we think it’s safe to say that the first time actually was. After playing with Kishi Bashi - a violin virtuoso with indie rock leanings who happens to be a favorite of the CincyMusic.com staff, who might be...

Kishi Bashi Will Bring a Smile to Your Face 

Kishi Bashi is a wonderful discovery I made via Bob Boilen on the NPR Program, “All Songs Considered” in 2012. Ever since that episode, I have been in awe of the wonder of Kishi Bashi. After discovering Kishi Bashi, I realized he was everywhere! Commercials for Microsoft, Windows 8, Sony and...

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...

The Ridges Back in Their Second Home for Taste of OTR 

This Saturday, in one of Cincinnati’s most endearing and beloved neighborhoods, you can find food, drink, and music, all in one place. Though smaller than our city’s well-known Taste of Cincinnati, July 26th’s Taste of OTR offers a full day of activities, tasty treats, craft beers, and true...

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...

The Ridges, Shiny and the Spoon & The Mitchells 

Progression is a tricky thing, and something I’ve discussed before. If you’re a band that’s seen any modicum of success, adding the idea of expectations – both internal and external – to what is already a volatile and likely delicate situation can propel or reign in those changes. One...

The Ridges to Perform Original Score to Classic Nosferatu 

On Friday October 25, the Cincinnati Art Museum will host a truly frightening evening filled with music, film, art, and a little bit of booze. From 5pm-9pm, Art After Dark presents IMMORTAL SPIRITS, a Halloween celebration that offers attendees the chance to indulge in some of the holiday’s best...

The Ridges to Play CincyMusic.com's Stage at Mr. Pitiful’s SAT 

The Ridges, who have been in Cincinnati quite a bit these last couple of months – first, opening for national act Ra Ra Riot, then again the following week with Cincinnati’s own Indie Rock upstarts The Yugos – are excited to return to town for MPMF as part of CincyMusic.com’s own showcase...

The Ridges at MOTR 

Athens Indie Folk/Rock collective The Ridges are set to play MOTR Pub’s Final Friday celebration Friday August 30 with Cincinnati Indie darlings and all-around swell guys, The Yugos. This is a decidedly welcome departure from the more… let’s say serious – and older crowd skewing – musical...

Ra Ra Riot, Cayucas, and The Ridges at 20th Century Theater 

A full night of Indie Rock/Pop can be a treacherous thing, as it can go the way of somber and quiet, or bubbly and saccharine. A good night should consist of a clever mixture of the two. It stands to reason, then, that Friday August 23rd at The 20th Century Theater is going to be a great...

Cincinnati Bands Host SXSW Sendoffs This Week! 

The Tristate will be well-represented at next week’s South by Southwest music festival in Austin. In addition to now Texas-based Heartless Bastards, Cincinnati will send Buffalo Killers, The Seedy Seeds, The Ridges, Why? and the Harlequins down to the Silicon Hills. Two tour launch shows will...

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...

MidPoint Indie Summer Lineup 

The lineup for the Indie Summer at Fountain Square series is out! More artists will be announced over the next few weeks, but let's get to it...   June 1: The Bright Light Social Hour; Buffalo Killers; The Kickaways June 8: The Dynamites; Khaira Arby and her Band; The Pinstripes June 15: The Seedy...