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Tom Petty’s Last Dance, Saturday February 24th at The Southgate House Revival

On October 2, 2017, the world mourned as the sad news of Tom Petty’s death spread. Local musicians felt this loss deeply, as Petty has been an undeniable force in American music and a noted influence on so many writers. He had just wrapped up his farewell tour playing his final shows only two weeks earlier. Local musicians wanted to come together to celebrate his legacy and impact on our own music and lives.

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Bad Veins Returns

A highly anticipated return happened this Saturday night at the Woodward Theater. Cincinnati’s own Bad Veins played their first show in two and a half years and made it clear that they are back and better than ever.

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Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line Bring New Wave of Americana to SGHR

Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists," says Ann Powers of NPR Music. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners' lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear.

Cabin Fever Music and Arts Festival

Do you have the cabin fever, just aching to get out and rock n roll? We’ve got you covered with the first annual Cabin Fever Music and Arts Festival! Come to Ludlow, KY on February 24th and experience this eclectic urban community and its unique and artistic offerings!

National Women's History Month Festival

The fight for gender equality is important and continues because women continue to need validation of value, vision and voice. On March 3, 2018, AlivenArts will kick off the first ever – National Women’s History Month Festival!

2018 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest

It’s that time of year again! Dust off that desk in the corner and get to work entering the Tiny Desk Contest.

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Mac Sabbath has to be Seen to be Believed

Forget the traditional Valentine’s Day routine of the boring gifts of heart shaped boxes of chocolates and overpriced flowers followed by a dinner and a movie. That’s so lame. Instead do something a little different this year and take your sweetie out for a night out of some awesome live music brought to you by a bunch of crazed fast food mascots.

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Interview: Bad Veins

Bad Veins has been a favorite in the local music scene for years. From the release of their first album, Bad Veins, they’ve taken Cincy by storm and gained national popularity. Fans everywhere fell in love with Bad Veins’ unique sound and stage set up, with just a drummer, Ben, and the beloved Irene (a reel to reel player that gives the band a vintage feel). Touring with bands like Walk the Moon and Two Door Cinema Club, Bad Veins is no stranger to success.

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Review: Hippo Campus

I’m no newbie when it comes to Hippo Campus shows. I saw them a couple of years ago for the first time and was immediately struck by their energy. This was the biggest turnout I’ve seen thus far, only proving the success Hippo Campus has achieved since the release of their first solo album Landmark. Selling out 20th Century Theater, the band has made an impact on Cincinnati and gained quite the following.

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Starset Brings the Transmission of the Message to Bogart’s

Starset is a band hailing from Columbus, OH. Dustin Bates formed the band in 2013. Bates has a master’s in electrical engineering, has done research for the US Air Force, and taught at the International Space University. Starset was formed as part of a public outreach initiative by The Starset Society. The Society's aims were to alert the public about the contents of "the Message" the society obtained from a mysterious signal from space.

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Haunted Summer Stop at MOTR

Haunted Summer consists of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Highland Park duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, Islands, Deafheaven, The Polyphonic Spree, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Geographer, David J of Bauhaus and many more.

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Review: In Plain Sight by Spring Grove

In Plain Sight is the 5-song debut EP by Cincinnati natives Spring Grove. After listening, it’s hard to believe this is the group’s first release. There is some real production value here. This is not the run of the mill album someone tries to sell you outside of a venue after a show. This is the real deal.