Wilder

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Storytellers from Greater Cincinnati with distinct, Kentucky swagger.

Randy Steffen, Kelly Thomas, Zach Rowe, John Schmidt, Kevin Hogle & Chris Alley, are Wilder. 
Wilder hangs its hat on honest and gritty songs about the common man, relying on three part harmonies, crunchy guitars and a great back beat. 

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Old Timers’ Day in Rabbit Hash 

The 38th Annual Old Timers’ Day music festival in Rabbit Hash takes place on Saturday, September 2nd! The festival celebrates the long standing rivertown community that has thrived on the banks of the Ohio since 1831. This festival features local bands, vendors, artists, and general merrymaking.

Randy Steffen Releases Solo Album 

If you know good local music, you already know who Randy Steffen is, having been in The Sleepin’ Dogs and currently in Wilder. Steffen’s solo album, The Pinehurst Motel will be released this Saturday, June 3rd at Camp Springs Tavern. We sat down with Randy Steffen to chat about the new...

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Rock n’ Revival for a Cure at The Southgate House Revival 

The Rock n’ Revival for a Cure at The Southgate House Revival has been a show that has hit close to home for the Forsthoefel brothers.  Saturday, March 4th marks the second annual of the show and with the passing of their father in late January due to Glioblastoma (brain cancer), it will...

Get Stuffed on Local Music at The Southgate House Revival 

On Wednesday, 16 acts on 3 stages, including special guests from Nashville, Joshua Black Wilkins and Cincinnati Native, Lee Rolfes.  This is a great opportunity to check out a diverse slice of the local music scene!  We’ve kept the cover very low, $5 and it’s an all-ages...

Harvest The Arts 

On Saturday, October 8th, head on over to Monmouth Street in Newport for a day to support the arts! This rain or shine event will feature local artists and artisans from the Tristate area vending their artwork and products. In addition to the artists, the event will also feature a few of...

Restore the Store: A Benefit for Rabbit Hash 

On February 13th, the General Store in Rabbit Hash went up in flames. Most us watched the news break on our phones and spent the rest of the evening grief stricken while the news of the destruction unfolded. Kelly Thomas was at The Southgate House Revival that night.  She has performed at the...

Noah Smith Expands his Big Ol Family at tSGHR on Friday 

This Friday night at The Southgate House Revival, prepare yourself for a party with the best of Cincy’s #BigOlFamily. Noah Smith, Jess Lamb, Wilder, and Ky Myle team up for what may very well be the party of 2016 thus far. We caught up with Noah Smith for a preview of what to...

Benefit to Rebuild Rabbit Hash General Store 

This whole house event, at the beautiful Southgate House Revival, put together by local musician and Rabbit Hash lover, Kelly Thomas (Wilder - and the first lady of Cincinnati Music), to bring the local music community together to help raise funds to rebuild the General Store in Rabbit Hash...

Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Kelly Thomas 

Kelly Thomas is the first lady of Cincinnati Music. She spends her days shaping young minds and her nights being a champion of the Cincinnati Music Scene.    Kelly is the founder of the Rivertown Music Club, a board member for Cincinnati Heritage Music Foundation, has been a member of...

Queen City Storytellers and MusicLi at SGHR Sunday 

This Sunday, January 10, The Queen City Storytellers series kicks off 2016 in the beautiful Sanctuary at The Southgate House Revival.  This is an all ages, free event.  Families and children are welcome!  The January round will be preceded by an information session at 3:00 pm, by...

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...

Get Stuffed on Local Music 

Rhinegeist and Second Sight Spirits present “Get Stuffed on Local Music” Wednesday, November 25th at The Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY! If you are looking for some home cooked music, to kick off the holiday season, have we got the show for you!  Local musician, Kelly...

Free Hugs - A Benefit for Oyler School 

Local music community hosts a benefit show for Oyler Music Programs, Sunday, October 25 at The Crows Nest. 12 p.m.-1 a.m. Taking inspiration from Devonte Hart, the young boy who famously held up a sign offering Free Hugs during the unrest resulting from the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri this...

Futurebirds Landing at The Southgate House Revival Tonight 

Athens, Georgia band Futurebirds have just announced their new album Hotel Parties, a follow up to 2013's Baba Yaga. The record hit stores on September 25th and is the first release on the Easy Sound Recording Company label.  Stereogum previously premiered "twentyseven," the first track...

Hockey, Local Music, Beer, Wine, Bourbon, and Moonshine 

Forget tailgating, take part in the ultimate unique pre-game experience! The Cincinnati Cyclones invite you to the Restaurant overlooking the ice at U.S. Bank Arena to watch warm-ups and enjoy a tasting of your favorite beverages! Whether you are a wine connoisseur, a craft beer enthusiast, or a...

Arlo McKinley & Wilder Play Fountain Square Tonight 

Tonight at Fountain Square for the American Roots Series, do not miss two of Cincinnati’s finest bands. Show starts at 7p and it’s Free!  “Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound may be a Cincinnati secret for the time being, but within the music community his name is...

Noah Smith Releases Live Album 

The highly anticipated album, Live at The Southgate House Revival is being released on July 14th via FREE download at Noisetrade.com!  Back on December 5th, Noah Smith invited his #BigOlFamily to The Southgate House Revival for a special live recording. This album is the result of that night....

BB&T Summer Celebration Announces MORE Entertainment 

Music, beer, Circus Mojo and a Ferris wheel.  That’s just a handful of the events happening in the COV this weekend for the BB&T Summer Celebration.  THURSDAY, JULY 9   Circus Mojo performances 6-8pm Covington Landing 50-foot Ferris wheel, giant fun slide, food...

BB&T Summer Celebration Entertainment Lineup 

Six-Day Celebration Along Covington Riverfront to Feature Live Music on Two Stages!  COV200 is preparing turn up the volume during the upcoming BB&T Summer Celebration, thanks to the almost 30 bands performing for free on the celebration's two stages, July 9-14, along the banks of the...

Cincygroove.com Presents: Bell’s Brewing All-Star Music Fest 

On Friday July 10th Arnold’s is teaming up with Bell’s Brewing and Cincygroove.com to bring 5 straight days of rare beers and some of the best bands that Cincinnati has to offer. Arnold’s will have a total of 12 bands spread out over the five days with headlining gigs from Jake...

Our Weekend Picks :: May 15, 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...

CincyGroove.com Presents: Cincy Folk Festival 

CincyGroove.com is proud to announce the Cincy Folk Festival, Saturday June 27, 2015 at The Southgate House Revival.  This event is also a benefit show for local NPR radio station WNKU.  WNKU is a very important part of the Cincinnati music scene.  They operate as a non-profit and a...

Our Weekend Picks :: May 1, 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...

Wilder: No Shortage of a Great Time 

Wilder is a conglomeration of great talent from other bands, it’s kind of like a super group, well not kind of like…it is. They have come together to create refreshing songs in the vain of country, but with rock, and folky roots as well.  Kelly Thomas has been a staple in the...

Record Store Day 2015 

Record Store Day kicks off this Saturday featuring one of a kind albums, artwork, and performances around the country. RSD began in 2007 with a mission to honor independent record stores worldwide and provide customers with an opportunity to purchase artwork, through various mediums, from their...

Wilder Set to Release Album with a Derby Day Party 

Wilder set to release debut EP with a Derby Day Party at The Southgate House Revival with support from Danny Mecher and The Home Demos, Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound and Mad Anthony! Recently formed, greater Cincinnati Band, Wilder, will be releasing their first EP on Saturday May 2,...

80s' Pop Rocks VI – Benefit for Caracole 

The 80’s Pop Rock’s event promises to be the place to be Saturday April 4, 2015 at The Southgate House Revival! 34 of Cincinnati’s finest original Bands will perform in the Sanctuary throughout the evening with DJ Empirical spinning 80’s records between songs. The fabulous...

Our Weekend Picks :: March 20, 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...

Dead Man String Band, I: a Review and Interview 

Dead Man String Band or DMSB for short is a one man blues, rock and roll, raucous act. The Dead Man is Rob McAllister who has been around for a while as a solo performer, and who has been hard at work honing in on what it is that he wants to do. His first album I (the roman numeral one) is all set...

Our Weekend Picks :: March 13, 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...

Dead Man String Band Releasing Debut Album at tSGHR 

On March 21st, Dead Man String Band will release his anticipated debut album entitled I .An all original concept album with dialogue and a storyline bordering the songs he has created over the past year. This also falls on his 27th birthday, with an open invitation to all to celebrate at The...

Bockfest Celebrates 23 Years Being Unique, Authentic and LOCAL 

Bockfest is first and foremost, a community event. In addition to throwing a great, three day long party, their goal is to celebrate and support our local community. They work to grow Bockfest every year, to increase attendance, to grow the parade, to add events, and to raise more money to spread...

Our Weekend Picks :: February 20, 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...

Jim Casto Releases Bearcoustic Session 

Jim Casto is a singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, deriving much of his musical influence from time spent with songwriters a-like in Northeastern Ohio. Recently he recorded a Bearcoustic Session with Bearcast Media!  Brave the snow and check him out tonight with Wilder at MOTR Pub! The show is...

Our Weekend Picks :: February 13, 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...

Our Weekend Picks :: February 6, 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...

Our Weekend Picks :: January 16, 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...

Our Weekend Picks :: January 9, 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...

Annapalooza: A Benefit for Anna Mouch 

A little over a year ago one of my really great friends Anna Mouch was diagnosed with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma.Non-hodgkin lymphoma, or NHL, or just lymphoma is basically a type of cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system. Lymphocytes...

Lera Lynn at SGHR with Wilder 

Lera Lynn is back to Cincinnati after playing Buckle Up Music Festival this past summer! Local band, Wilder will be opening the show. A perfect pairing for an unforgettable night.  A favorite of Sheryl Crow, Lera has earned praise for her new album The Avenues (out now) from the Wall Street...

Wilder at Southgate House Revival 

The new band Wilder is a bunch of folks meant to play music together. Kelly Thomas, Randy Steffen, Zac Rowe and Chris Alley make up the band. To hear each of them perform is excellent. To hear them all play together is perfection. In my ears, at least.  Wilder is opening for Kate Voegele. Kate has...

Golden Anniversary and Roast for David Rhodes Brown 

If you have ever checked out local music in the Greater Cincinnati area, chances are you have been entertained and often mesmerized by David Rhodes Brown! We are throwing a big ole party and roast to celebrate this hero of the local music scene's 50th year playing music professionally! DRB has...

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