Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cincinnati's Week in Music

Here's a rundown of what's happening locally, in the world of music:

Monday, March 9
Southgate House
Agent Orange with SS-20 and Liquid Limbs in the ballroom...
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights with Grooveshire in the parlour...
Open Mic Night in the lounge...

Open Mic Night at the Southgate House is known as one of the cities best open mic nights. I've been going on and off since last fall, and there really are some good players there. In my opinion, it'd be nice to see some of them record an album or EP, and get some shows booked, at least locally to start out. You may think open mic nights are just okay at best...but at shows like these, great talent CAN be discovered.

Tuesday, March 10
U.S. Bank Arena
Billy Joel & Elton John

Southgate House
Here We Go Magic with Callers and Peter Adams & the Nocturnal Collective in the parlour...

Here We Go Magic is currently hitting the road hard, where they'll be seeing much of the east coast, as well as the northeast. But the best part for them, may be the five shows they'll be playing at this year's SXSW Festival - the first being a gig with Akron/Family.

Wednesday, March 11
MusicNOW Festival at Memorial Hall
featuring The Books and the Artist-in-Residence, Kronos Quartet

Northside Tavern
Peter Adams with Matthew Shelton's Picnic, Molly Sullivan and Fanatics and Traitors

Thursday, March 12
MusicNOW Festival at Memorial Hall featuring one of the most important musicians in Africa, kora player Toumani Diabate, Karl Jensen, with the Kronos Quartet exploring music from around the world including Africa, India, Greece and the Middle East

Friday, March 13 - Two CD Release Parties, which one do I choose?
Northside Tavern
Wussy CD Release Party with The Fervor

Southgate House
Pomegranates CD Release Party with Headlights, Matthew Shelton's Picnic and Enlou in the ballroom...
Starling Electric with Single File and The Harlequins in the parlour...

Whichever one you choose, you win. Both Wussy and Pomegranates are among the best in the local scene.

Saturday, March 14
Northside Tavern
Coltrane Motion with Culture Queer and You, You're Awesome

Check out my interview from last year's MidPoint Festival with Michael Bond of Coltrane Motion here.

Southgate House
Dexter Romweber Duo with J. Dorsey Blues Band and Lions Rampant in the ballroom...
Davy Jay Sparrow with The Rolle Singers and Magnolia Mountain in the lounge...

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