Summer is upon us, and with that comes ample opportunities to party and socialize. During the month of July, local show architects Burrito Boys Booking are throwing two white hot showcases in the heart of Northside to show off the local brilliance and a few heavy hitters from elsewhere. Both shows will take place at Northside Tavern as part of an event series dubbed Tavern Takeover. Indie Rock is a big tent, and these shows intend to showcase as much of it as possible.
Friday July 7th will feature two acts from Memphis, including one that originated right here in Cincinnati. Rachel Maxann is an Ohio native and a known quantity in the local music scene. According to her website, Rachel is a “master of musical fusion” that “seamlessly blends the soulful rhythms of blues, the heartfelt melodies of folk, and a dash of vintage Indie rock to create a sound that is uniquely her own.” She will be joined by her Memphis based comrades Everdeens, a femme fronted indie rock outfit that gives off vibes somewhere on a spectrum between Natalie Merchant and The Cure with a powerful groovy undercurrent. Locals include the anthemic, Loren Turner produced hooks of Motel Faces and the reverb driven pop rocke stylings of Beloved Youth.
Saturday July 29th will be anchored by local legends The Yugos. A band of legendary status in the Cincinnati scene, the Cincinnati Entertainment Award winning group is led by brothers Christian and Jordin Goff. The pair have been involved in numerous notable musical projects including Moonbeau and Healing Trapeze, as well as filmmaking with their 2018 effort Dinosaurs in a Mining Facility. With sharp style and seemingly effortless power, The Yugos are widely considered one of the best live bands in the city. They will be joined by one of Northeast Ohio’s best live acts, Akron-based rockers Indré. Led by another pair of siblings, Maddie and Angelo Indré, the group has been active in the region for years and has made a name for themselves for their catchy hooks and commanding presence on stage. They’ved played several festivals all over the state and been featured in multiple publications in their home region, including Cleveland Magazine and the Akron Beacon Journal. This show will be one of the first on their month long national tour, which will take them all the way to California and back. Other locals will include multi-instrumental indie rock whizzes Happy Tuesday and a brand new pop rock outfit getting a lot of buzz called Bear the Moon.
Both shows will cost $10 admission and doors. Shows will begin around 8pm in the backroom of Northside Tavern. 21+ entry. Buttons comemorating the Tavern Takeover will be available for free at the event, first come first served. Both shows will cost $10 admission and doors. Shows will begin around 8pm in the backroom of Northside Tavern. 21+ entry. Buttons comemorating the Tavern Takeover will be available for free at the event, first come first served.
There is also a Spotify Playlist for the event, for those who wish to jam out to these bands before they see them live!