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Interview: Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) 

Tune-Yards has been creating music for almost 10 years and has been a creative writing outlet for Merrill Garbus and her fascinating explorations of rhythm and verse. She spent a few moments out of her busy touring schedule to talk on the phone with me about her writing and collaboration process, and how she approaches her live performance in preparation of their show at the Taft Theatre Ballroom on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

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Midpoint Day 3 in Review: Iron & Wine, Lydia Loveless, and More 

One of my favorite things about Midpoint weekend is how the music echoes through the streets. Even as you’re heading from point A to B, the music from the last stage will follow you for blocks, until they blend with the strains of your next destination and are eventually overtaken. I kicked...

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Event Preview: MidPoint Music Festival 

One of the best times of the year, MidPoint Music Festival is upon us! Cincinnati's three-day indie festival, MPMF greets us this year on Fri-Sat-Sun! This is one of the most exciting events in the city for indie rock fans (and us). MPMF has a tendency to expose us to artists that are just about...

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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...