Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cincinnati's Week in Music

MidPoint's three magical days are done and gone, but there's still plenty of good shows happening around town this week.

Check out these:

Wed, Oct 1 - Alanis Morissette w/ Alexi Murdoch at the Taft Theatre

The only reason I would attend this show would be for the opener, Alexi Murdoch.

This London-born, Scottish-bred, singer-songwriter's first EP, Four Songs, went on to become CD Baby's #1 selling record in history. His rising success is partly due to having songs featured in a number of tv shows and movies, including Garden State, however, it wasn't featured on the official soundtrack. His music recalls the sounds of British folk singers of the 70's such as Nick Drake and John Martyn.

Thu, Oct 2 - Heartless Bastards w/ Langhorne Slim at the Southgate House

Erika Wennerstrom returns to her old home (she's now living in Austin), fresh off the 2008 ACL Festival. She brings with her new bandmates, a new website, and new album in the works. Come out and see the new Heartless Bastards, but make sure to catch opener, Langhorne Slim.

His song "Electric Love" was recently #5 on the Rolling Stone editor's top ten pick list, and he has toured with bands such as Cake, The Avett Brothers, Murder By Death, Violent Femmes, Lucero and Rocky Votolato.

Other Thursday Happenings:

For those who didn't get to check out Souse at MidPoint, you have another chance to see the funky, jamband, 9pm at Rohs Street Cafe.

Fri, Oct 3 - Ryan Adams & the Cardinals at the Taft Theatre

Finally, I'm going to see Ryan Adams. While I've only been a fan for a couple of years, I have quickly fallen in love with his extensive collection of recordings, throughout his career with the Cardinals and even Whiskeytown.

The writing-machine Adams, has been promoting Cardinology, which is due out at the end of October. See what Spin Magazine had to say about the new album, here.

Other Friday Happenings:

If you can't find a ticket for the Ryan Adams show, why not go across the river to the Southgate House? The White Trash Bash will be happening with fourteen bands, horseshoes, grillin' out on the porch and even an awards show for the trashiest outfits.

After hearing about this, I have to say that I'm happy to be going to the Ryan Adams show.

For those who aren't rednecks or into country music, check out the Riverside Rollergirls Benefit at the Gypsy Hut. It's a free show that begins at 10pm with Ghost Monster, Riverside Revival, Team Stray and Behead the Tyrant.

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