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WHY? To Release New Album Prior to Woodward Theater Show 

WHY? Is making their way back to the Queen City to play The Woodward Theater on Thursday, March 16th! WHY? Is releasing their sixth album, Moh Lhean on March 3rd via Joyful Noise. While WHY? Fans will certainly encounter familiar sounds on Moh Lhean – Wolf’s sour-sweet croon, deadpan...

Linear Downfall, Foxy Shazam, WHY? & Us, Today 

Now that I have your attention… Linear Downfall will be playing with an improv group featuring members of Foxy Shazam, WHY? and Us, Today at Maudies on Thursday, April 16th. This will be an astounding show featuring top musicians from acclaimed Cincinnati bands.  Linear Downfall, an...

The Beautiful Struggle is Real for Mike Sarason 

Mike Sarason of The Pinstripes has a new podcast, The Beautiful Struggle.  Tune in to hear Mike interview musicians he admires. In a similar way as Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids) does in his podcast (Nothing to Write Home About), but in more of a Marc Maron (WTF) style, Mike gets to the root of...

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...

Yip Deceiver at Fountain Square for Indie Summer Series 

Making the move – and the moves – to the bigger, airy stage at Fountain Square from the intimate, crowded stage at MOTR (where last I witnessed their hip-shaking shenanigans) will be a welcome change for Athens, Georgia dynamic analog duo, Yip Deceiver. While their sound is brash and poppy...

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...

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

Nominations for the 17th Annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs) were announced today by CityBeat.  Nominees were determined by a committee of dozens of Greater Cincinnati music experts. This year’s list again reflects the talented community of music makers across various genres...

WHY THE MULTIFACETED WHY?? 

Indie rock?  Folk? Hip hop?  Rap?  All can be used to describe the many different styles of this native Cincinnati band comprised of the Wolf brothers, Yoni and Josiah, and McDiarmid.  With their debut album, Elephant Eyelash, Why? began to acquire a fan base who appreciated their grinning...

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...

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...

Catch Why? and Astronautalis tonight at The Taft Theater! 

This evening, The Taft Theater will be playing host to Cincinnati's own WHY?, and they're bringing along some friends - chill-wave act Dream Tiger and indie rapper Astronautalis, who called WHY? "one of the best American bands of the last 10 years." Warming up to him already? If you've been around...