Tag Archives: Pomegranates

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

Cincinnati: On the Up and Up!

Holy awesome, look at that podium! I’ve never seen that!

OK, sorry I got distracted. The news about Cincinnati has been giving me a lot of hope lately. When you make the decision to return somewhere, especially when one reason is you seeing a lot of potential in the place, you like to see news that validates it. From City Beat’s refusal to buckle under CCV‘s pressure to the beginning of downtown’s revitalization and even to the American Screenwriters Association’s decision to set up base here , I’ve been seeing a lot of wonderful things since I’ve been back.

Now, I promise this post won’t be a 500-600 word tome like most of my other ones. I know that my posts can be a little long for the standard Internet attention span. Rather I would just like to direct you guys to a news story, one that reports that I”m not the only one who’s been setting up shop here. Continue reading

Go tomorrow! Koala Fires! Bad Veins! Pomegranates! Free!

So, here’s a thing to do tomorrow. All the info you need is on the flyer, and you ought to be there the whole time. Everything about the line up is good! How can you say no to Corrie’s adorable band mascot. If you aren’t there, you’re a chump.

7 pm – Koala Fires

8pm – Pomegranates

9pm – Bad Veins

See you there!

Love,

John

P.S. I’m first in line once Corrie and Kendall’s adorableness-factory starts churning out those stuffed hits.

P.P.S. Koala Fires also play tonight at Dirty Jack’s.

P.P.P.S. Support things happening downtown.