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Here Comes Midpoint!

At the end of this month we will be treated to the Midpoint Music Festival. They’ve just put the schedule up on their site, so I thought I’d share it with you (after the jump of course, we like keeping things clean on the front page). Of course, this schedule will look mightily daunting at first glance, so I’m here to tell you that in the coming weeks I’ll be dutifully and slowly working through the list to handpick some top choices to fill your nights, and to let you know about what some of the changes this year are, all thanks to Citybeats newly minted ownership of the festival. So go ahead, buy the 3-day wristband! There is so much to do each day that even if you only go two, it would still be worth the 15 bucks per day. It’s just a good idea. Go to Midpoint’s website to buy them! And just to remind you, The Mocks, previously talked about on here, are great and are playing at the Aronoff at 9pm on Saturday. Full schedule after the jump! Continue reading

Midpoint Hubbub: I’m gonna start making it…

One of the staples of early fall in Cincinnati is the Midpoint Music Festival. It’s no question that it is always a nice time and a really great way to see a lot of relatively unknown acts from around the country and, often times, the world. Right now, thanks to SXSW, many cities are trying to put these types of city-wide festivals together with varying results. In that light Midpoint is a welcome change. Not concerned with trying to pull as many big name acts as they can, the festival allows a huge amount of bands from all walks of genres to strut their stuff for the weekend. But c’mon, let’s face it, it would be pretty nice to have at least a couple big name headliners! Enter new management! Though who is coming is still leaking out, I thought I’d direct you over to their website to begin wading through the list of who will be preforming. You’ll notice that Robert Pollard’s new band Boston Spaceships is playing, as well as locals Pomegranates, Minnesotan group Mystery Palace and (not yet officially announced) San Francisco-via-Cincinnati act WHY?. It’s already shaping up to be a great festival and will surely jive well with downtown’s new spirit. Continue reading