Saturday, May 16, 2009

News on MidPoint, Indie Summer & the Weekend Round Up

MidPoint Leaking Artists

More bands have been added, via MidPoint's Twitter page.

Added to the lineup were New York's Rosewood Thieves, an AltCountry/Indie-Folk Rock band who've had hits on television shows Entourage and Grey's Anatomy, as well as having appeared in Verizon's LG Decoy commercial, covering the Turtles "Happy Together."

Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles come from a town just south of Boston. The country, punk rockers got signed thanks to a strong performance at South by Southwest.

You'll find beautiful melodies backed by a solid rock foundation in Iowa singer/songwriter Dick Prall.

21-year old London native, Micachu, gets all electronic and experimental, having studied music composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Check out the local blues/rock trio, The Sundresses, who's longly, anticipated album "Barkingaus" walked away with Album of the Year at last year's CEA's.

These artists join a lineup already including former Drive-By Trucker, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Brooklyn indie-pop, rock band the Subjects, local indie-folk rock band Wussy and D.C.'s soulful, Southern pop-rock band Middle Distance Runner.

Indie Summer Goes Big
Now teamed up with MidPoint and CityBeat, the free concert series happening every Friday night on Fountain Square just got a lot bigger. Aside from a variety of local acts, they're bringing in some bigger names.

Just added was the Brooklyn, experimental rock group, The Fiery Furnaces, who'll be playing the Square on August 7.

Other big shows also include the debut of Mysts of Time, a local band made up of former members of the Cincinnati Suds.

The 30-piece freakshow from Chicago known as Mucca Pazza.

And finally, after years of waiting, local indie sensations, Bad Veins, will be finally releasing the long-awaited full length debut on Dangerbird Records, with a free show on July 17.

Here's what the rest of the schedule's looking like:

May 29
Peter Adams, Fairmount Girls, Iolite

June 5
Lions Rampant, Mysts of Time (debut show, ex-Cincinnati Suds), J. Dorsey Blues Band

June 12
Cari Clara, Cash Flagg, Wake the Bear

June 19
The Hiders, Kim Taylor, The Emeralds

June 26
Mucca Pazza, Culture Queer, The Damn Thing, The Sleeping Sea

July 3
Freekbass, Abiyah, Eagle to Squirrel

July 10
Pomegranates, Bloodsugars, Enlou

July 17
Bad Veins (CD release show), You You're Awesome, Thing One, A Decade to Die For

July 31
Matthew Shelton's Picnic, Nathan Holscher, Messerly & Ewing

Happening Tonight...
CEA Showcase at the Southgate House featuring the Harlequins, Knife the Symphony, Whitney Barricklow Band, Chakras and the Flux Capacitors.

Northside Festival at Northside Tavern. Wonky Tonk kicks things off outside in the garden at 7pm, followed by the Chocolate Horse at 8. Inside, the front room kicks off with State Song at 9, followed by Culture Queer at 10. On the newly, remodeled back room stage, Kim Taylor kicks it off at 9:30, followed by J. Dorsey Blues Band, Caterpillar Tracks and the Lions Rampant.

Covington's Maifest runs this weekend in Mainstrasse. If the weather persists, the streets are sure to be packed. The German influenced festival features German beers, wines, foods, arts, crafts, rides, or just go to catch up with old friends. A number of bands will be playing including Kelly Thomas & the Fabulous Pickups and Kristen Key.

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