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Cinci’s big little music fest

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MidPoint Music Fest continues to expose emerging artists By CC Hutten Photo: Nashville’s Across Tundras will perform at The Drinkery Friday at 10 p.m. For 13 consecutive years, Cincinnatians have waited patiently for the last weekend in September for three days of discovering quality music and local cuisine – and to explore a thriving Cincinnati […]

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The young and the set list

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Pett Crow and Scotty Bratcher at Riff Raff By Katie Christoff Photo: [l-r] Wes Crow, Brandon Pettiford and Julia Crow of Pett Crow will perform at Riff Raff Tavern on Sept. 19   It’s an old adage that if you want to really be good at something, you should start young. This is all too familiar […]

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Jam jazz

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Chris Duarte at Gilly’s By Katie Christoff Photo: Chris Duarte will perform on Sept. 18 at Gilly’s When asked to describe their sound, most musicians will name a genre. Chris Duarte, on the other hand, responds to the question immediately and decisively: “Oh, it’s crazy.” To clarify, he adds, “It’s passionate, punk blues, punk jazz. It’s […]

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Wanted souls, hypnotic eyes and reigning sounds

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Your fall album mash-up By L. Kent Wolgamott and Alan Sculley Photo: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers // Hypnotic Eye // Warner Bros.   Spoon has been off the radar for three years or so, the product of the first real break the group has taken from the recording/tour treadmill. They return on They Want My […]

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Unexpected virtuosity rears its head

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East Coast sax-driven trio Moon Hooch grinds cave music at Oddbody’s By Paul Noah Photo: [l-r] Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler and Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch will perform at Oddbody’s Sept. 12; photo: Shervin Lainez Listen to any Moon Hooch track and you’re instantly insulted by blatantly dissonant timbres and dance-beat-driven two-note chords – yet you’re […]

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CDs when you show up!

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Duderus, Nightbeast and DipSpit CD release party at Canal By Josher Lumpkin Photo: [l-r] Paige Beller, Ben McQuown, Jesse Griffin, Dustie Pitstick and Adam Rohr of Duderus will perform at Canal Public House on Sept. 12; photo: Jessica Pitstick. It’s a dilemma as old as rock shows themselves: you go to see some bands at a […]

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A force to be reckoned with

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Tokyo Police Club in Cincinnati By Alan Sculley Photo: [l-r] Graham Wright, Dave Monks, Josh Hook and Greg Alsop of Tokyo Police Club; photo: Andrew Strapp During the early stages of writing for their new album, Forcefield, the four members of Tokyo Police Club struggled to come up with songs they felt were worthy of […]

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Neck and neck

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Guitarist Mark Kroos wows at Canal Public House By Gary Spencer Photo: Mark Kroos will perform Sept. 5 at Canal Public House Some things have to be seen to be believed. That certainly seems to be the case with North Carolina guitarist Mark Kroos, who has played every style of music from ska to country, […]

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The Big Easy in the Queen City

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Trombone Shorty takes on the Ohio River Throwdown By Alan Sculley Photo: Trombone Shorty and New Orleans Avenue will perform on Sept. 6 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati; photo: Jonathan Mannion There’s no telling how Trombone Shorty’s latest album, Say That to Say This, will be remembered in the future. The CD was released in […]

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Stick to your roots

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Indie and Americana at Lost Creek Music Experience By CC Hutten Photo: Joe Mullins and the Radio ramblers will headline the Lost Creek Music Experience; photo: Alane Anno The Lost Creek Music Experience is everything an avid festivalgoer could ask for: food trucks, locally-brewed beer and almost-famous bands. Except, this festival is only one piece […]

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The Docket: 7/11

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Steal anything At a local auto-parts store, a car radio was shoplifted. The thief suspiciously perused through the aisles and […]

The Docket: 7/4

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By Michelle Strauss Pissed off Just a few weeks ago, someone broke into a local residence. The trespasser-turned-burglar began his raid, […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/27

A game of telephone Last week, on a particularly scorching hot afternoon, a man was driving his ex-girlfriend home. The […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/20

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By Michelle Strauss  Music man In a local apartment complex, alarms went off and alerted the police that a robbery […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/13

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  What a mouthful Believe it or not, in a local residence, a boyfriend kept his girlfriend’s dentures hostage. Earlier […]